The Virtual Computing Forum 2012 agenda

1 Jun 2012

What’s happening when at the Virtual Computing Forum 2012.

David Mead, from BBC’s The David Meade Project, will serve as conference host, and attendees are welcome to email their questions throughout the day to help ensure the sessions are as interactive as possible. Questions will be answered as much as possible.

8.30am: Registration and coffee

9.00am: Introduction MC David Meade

9.05am: Keynote – Enabling the Cloud – Business Challenges Today and Predictions for the Future
James E. Stevenson, area vice-president, UK, Ireland and South Africa, Citrix Systems

9.40am: Accelerate Your Business – From Wow to How
Grace O’Rourke Veitch, Ireland country manager, Citrix Systems

9.55am: Microsoft Gold Sponsor Slot – Keynote
Martin Cullen, director SM&P, Microsoft Ireland

10.15am: The optimised desktop with Citrix and Microsoft
Neil Hetherington, partner technical adviser, Microsoft Ireland
Francis O’Haire, technical director, DataSolutions
Graham Frazer, virtualisation sales manager, DataSolutions

10.55am: VDI-in-a-box Session – A simple, affordable VDI solution that allows everyone to enjoy the benefits of a virtual desktop
Nigel Simpson, VDI-in-a-Box programmes manager, EMEA, Citrix Systems

11.25am: Coffee break
During your coffee break, visit the eXpert Bar and speak to the experts that will address your concerns and questions on the areas of consumerisation, cloud and desktop transformation.

11.45am: Customer Case Study – Rehab Group and the National Learning Network
Gary Merrigan, chief information and technology officer, Rehab Group

12.15pm: Dell Wyse Gold Sponsor Slot
David Angwin, VP Field Marketing EMEA, Wyse Technology

12.45pm: Guest Speaker – David Meade, international speaker and entertainer as seen on the BBC’s The David Meade Project

13.05pm: Interactive Q&A panel session

13.15pm: Lunch (Don’t forget to visit our eXpert Bar during your lunch hour)

14.15pm: Aruba Networks Silver Sponsor Slot
Andrew Clarke, channel manager, Aruba Networks

14.45pm: Citrix Cloud Convergence, including live demo
Dan Crowe, cloud and data centre specialist, Citrix Systems

15.05pm: Customer Case Study: ‘Strategic use of Citrix Technologies to Drive Consolidation of Infrastructure Services Within a Global Organisation’
Ronan Murray, infrastructure manager, LeasePlan Infrastructure Services

15.35pm: Open panel Q&A and win an iPad competition

15.45pm: Close, networking, tea and coffee, and open exhibition
This is your last chance to visit our eXpert Bar

Please join us when you are finished in the exhibition area for a complimentary pint of Guinness in the Guinness Gravity Bar.

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