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Citrix Synergy Attracts Exciting Industry Thought Leaders to Keynote
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced the Citrix Synergy 2008 keynote speakers and entertainment headliner. Citrix Synergy the all-new industry conference where virtualization, networking and application delivery meet will take place May 20 to May 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Part of the draw for this years event is a lineup of industry luminaries as keynote speakers a whos who of the technology elite. In addition to featuring industry analyst-, customer-, and partner-led sessions, Synergy will kick off with a round of keynote speeches delving into the intersection of IT and business from experts who drive change and innovation in the industry.

The Best Selling Author

Nicholas Carr, the best-selling author of Does IT Matter? and The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, challenges the conventional wisdom about business and technology. The former executive editor of Harvard Business Review, Carr has been called an exceedingly lucid speaker by Computerworld, and his featured keynote at Citrix Synergy promises to spark lively debate.

The Strategist

Count on Bob Muglia, senior vice president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, to offer expert insight into the future direction of information technology, which Microsoft calls Dynamic IT. Muglia oversees a vast pipeline of innovation and is equally comfortable in the business and technical fields. Hell share strategies for making IT a stronger partner to business using tactics he has honed through extensive experience working closely with his teams and Microsoft customers to drive his divisions growth and technology leadership.

The Architect

Vishal Sikka, chief technology officer of SAP AG, leads the companys technology and architecture strategy across its product portfolio and its forward-thinking efforts around emerging technologies. Sikka plays a leading role in the long-term direction of SAPs research efforts and is chartered with mapping SAPs next-generation architecture. Sikka will share his perspective on business agility, adaptable business processes and how virtualization will accelerate innovation in business.

The Visionary

Known for creating fireworks onstage, Mark Templeton is the face of Citrix. As president and CEO, he helped propel Citrix into the business and technology spotlight. Templeton has his finger on the pulse of market trends, and his keynotes offer a compelling look at the cutting-edge technologies that drive customer growth. At Citrix Synergy, Templeton will offer his perspective on what the future holds for application delivery and its potential to impact the way business is conducted.

The Emmy Award-Winning Comedian

Dana Carvey, best known for his flawless impersonations, will headline the closing night party. A repertory member of Saturday Night Live (SNL) for seven seasons, Carvey is best known for his characters the Church Lady, Weekend Updates Grumpy Old Man, and Hans, of the Hans and Franz bodybuilding duo. In addition, Carvey received widespread praise for his uncanny and exaggerated comedic impersonations of political figures such as former president George Bush. Carvey has had a variety of television and movie roles, including a starring role as Garth, Wayne Campbells Excellent Cohost, in Waynes World. In 1993, Carvey won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for SNL.

About Citrix Synergy 2008

Born as a user conference more than 10 years ago, Citrix Synergy has been completely reconceived as the industrys premier event for application delivery. Citrix Synergy is where virtualization, networking and application delivery meet in a three-day mega-conference with a broad industry focus. Attendees get the benefit of four events with one registration: a traditional user conference with the latest on Citrix products; an application delivery expo of breakout tracks, products and solutions; an IT 2.0 business symposium exclusively for C-level professionals; and Geek Speak Live, an un-conference where tech geeks, analysts and bloggers pick the topics and facilitate the sessions. Citrix Synergy will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, from May 20 to May 23, 2008. More information is available at

Published Wednesday, April 09, 2008 4:46 PM by David Marshall
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