The summer conference season is getting started, and next this is going to be a busy one for me and Gabe. We’re looking forward to catching up with everybody during these shows—come say hello!
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I’ll be at the ET6 Exchange conference in Arizona, from Sunday, May 21, through about noon on Monday, May 22. ET6 is the descendant of M6, one of the most concentrated collections of mobility experts and leaders that I’ve ever heard of. This is my first time at the show, and I’m very excited and honored to be taking part as a member of the advisory board.
I’ll be taking part in a fireside chat, along with Kevin Kiley, of VMware, during the opening sessions on Sunday afternoon.
Citrix Synergy 2017
Always highly-anticipated, Gabe and I will be at Synergy in Orlando from Tuesday, May 23, through Thursday, May 25. Synergy doesn’t really need an introduction, but for some of Gabe’s latest thoughts on the business side, see Thoughts on Citrix's potential sale: 2017 Edition. This time it feels different and Citrix is poised to be more aggressive as rivalry with VMware heats up.
As usual, we’ll be live-blogging the keynotes. They’re both on Tuesday, May 23. The “vision” keynote will run from 9:00am EDT to 10:30am EDT, and the technology keynote will run from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. These days, we actually use Google Docs as our live blogging platform, and yes, it actually works quite well. Find us on Twitter (@GabeKnuth | @JackMadden) or come back to BrianMadden.com on the day of the show for the live blog link.
We’ll produce and post an analysis podcast sometime Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Again, come back here or follow us on Twitter for the details.
Gabe will be presenting a Meet the Experts session on Wednesday, May 24, from 4:00 to 4:30pm, in Theatre II in Synergy Park. He’s covering application management—so if you need to get up to speed on the landscape now that Citrix has acquired Unidesk, this is the place to find out.
TechTarget is again sponsoring the Best of Synergy Awards, where we find and award the best new products at the show. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25, from 12:45 to 1:30pm in the Best of Synergy Awards Stage in the Solutions Expo. If you entered your products in the running, be sure to come to see if you’ve won and accept your award. Citrix CMO Tim Minahan will join Gabe and me in presenting the awards.
I’ll be presenting my own Meet the Experts session on Thursday, May 25, from 2:45 to 3:15 pm, in Theater II in Synergy Park. My topic is mobile threat defense. For three years, I wrote articles saying that the role of mobile threat defense was still undefined in the larger enterprise mobility world (in 2014, 2015, and 2016). Now that’s finally changing. Come to this session to find out what it’s all about, what it does, and where it fits.
Last, but not least, Gabe will attending E2EVC Orlando from Friday, May 26 to Saturday, May 27.