Graphics Virtualization Summit

Virtualization experts – All in one place

The Graphics Virtualization Summit at GTC 2014 brought together leading virtualization experts from around the world. The event provided a unique chance to discover best practices, network with peers, build new business relationships and advance the state of graphics-accelerated virtualization.

What attendees learned:

  • What the current key market trends are and how they affect your organization
  • Where NVIDIA GRID™ systems are in use today and how they actually work
  • How graphics-enabled VDI solutions can be installed today in your organization

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Ruben Spruijt is CTO of PQR and focuses primarily on enterprise mobility, virtualisation and cloud management.. He is actively involved in determining PQR's vision and strategy. Ruben is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), VMware vExpert and is also the only European with these three virtualisation awards. With his expertise, he is able to give customers sound advice, motivate his colleagues and write blogs, articles and opinion pieces on a regular basis. Through his presentations in several national and international congresses, Ruben shares his thoughts and knowledge on application and desktop delivery, and on virtualisation solutions.
Derek Thorslund
Benny Tritsch is a virtualization technology expert, IT system architect, technical communicator and market analyst., He serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Bluecue Consulting in Germany and is a frequent speaker at leading international industry events. Benny has been awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for RDS every year since 2004 and he is a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) since 2006.
Brendan Hickey
Shawn Bass, an independent consultant based in the Chicago area, is a "Citrix Technology Professional" and a "Microsoft Most Valuable Professional". He's been working with Citrix technologies since the WinView product days, and today, most of his clients are Fortune 500 companies (primarily in the financial services and insurance markets).
Gil Rosen
Oran Davis is the Managing Director, Engineering Tools and Collaboration at Applied Materials. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Oran held positions in systems engineering, CAD development and operations. Oran graduated from Haifa Technion Israel with a Bsc in Computer Engineering and received his Msc in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University. .
Franck Diard
Jeff Retey is a PLM Specialist at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. , Jeff has been involved in both large and small scale projects and implementations of technology for the Business Solutions department for the last 7 years. Recently those projects included a Large Data Analytics, 3D Immersive CAVE, Desktop replacement strategy and voice/gesture/eye tracking integrations. Jeff has a long history of working with hardware and deploying innovative solutions. In his free time, he enjoys collecting and racing cars as well as exploring the great outdoors.
Didier Contis
John Meza is the Performance Engineering team lead at ESRI. , In 2008 I started the team that is reponsible for performance and scalability testing of the ESRI ArcGIS product suite in multiple environments. Prior to starting this team in 2008 I was a consultant in the Professional Services division of ESRI specializing in performance and scalability analysis, investigation and presentations. Earlier at ESRI I was a Developer Technology Evangelist, and also a Support Analyst for Enterprise GeoDatabase technologies.
John Meza
Kenneth Fingerlos is a Solutions Architect for Lewan Technology. , He's been consulting around server and desktop virtualization for over five years; working with customers in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Education, Software Development, Energy, Architecture and Civil Engineering. Kenneth currently works for a VMware Premier and Citrix Platinum partner in Denver Colorado.
Kenneth Fingerlos
Steve Greenberg is the founder of Thin Client Computing, a leading technical consulting group based on Scottsdale, AZ. , A pioneer/innovator in deployments of Virtual Desktops and Applications, he has been active in remote/virtual computing since the early 90's. Recent Clients include American Express, Cox Communications, Mayo Clinic, ASU and University of Phoenix.
Steve Greenberg
Gunnar Berger is a Research Director for the Gartner for Technical Professionals, Cloud and Virtualization Strategies team. , He covers server and client virtualization and private/public delivered desktops (DaaS). Mr. Berger spends considerable time with end-user organizations, advising them on architecture and best practices for both server virtualization and desktop transformation initiatives. Mr. Berger has worked with client virtualization technologies since 1999 and is recognized as a thought leader in the end-user computing space. Mr. Berger has spent the majority of his career as a specialized consultant focused in what is now called end-user computing. He specializes in desktop virtualization, which includes DaaS, storage, networking, server, personalization, virtualization and GPU virtualization technologies.
Gunnar Berger

Attendees included:

Consultants/Systems Integrators
Data Architects
Enterprise Architect
General Managers
IT Managers
IT Directors
Senior SW Engineers/Managers
Solution Architect
Systems Engineers