Story image

In pics: Citrix Summit 2017 puts on a winning show

12 Jan 17

More than 4000 Citrix staff, partners and vendors have gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California this week, bringing together representatives across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Asia and even the small nation of Mauritius.

President and CEO Kirill Tatarinov has been at the forefront of both the opening keynotes and delivering some of the company's biggest announcements. Executive VP Worldwide Sales and Services Carlos Sartorius also educated the enthusiastic crowd about the company's developments, and Craig Stilwell put an emphasis on the need to simplify the company's partner programs.

Other major announcements include the vital relationship Citrix has with Microsoft and how that will help push momentum through Azure and the public cloud space, enabling channel partners to better service their markets.

Citrix also purchased application layering specialists Unidesk, which has also created excitement amongst attendees this week.

"Winning together" has also been a key message throughout the summit, as Citrix representatives engaged in heavy discussions with partners and vendors. The event also included a solutions expo, demo sandboxes, learning labs and training sessions.

The APAC contingent was strong and included APJ vice president Stanimira Koleva, APJ partner Pankaj Narayan and ANZ channel manager Belinda Jurisic, as well as representatives from Dicker Data, Thomas Duryea, Cloud DC, Oobe, Dienst Consulting. Stay tuned for more coverage on how the local partners found the summit.

Fujitsu New Zealand also scooped in the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners for its work in helping to rebuild governmental agency Statistics New Zealand after the Wellington earthquake in November 2016.

Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
IDC: Aussie spending on IT Services to hit $23.5B by 2023
the project-oriented market which is predicted to achieve the highest CAGR through to 2023; though no market is expected to decline
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.