Citrix Systems is one of America’s mainstream software companies. It offers a wide array of IT Powered Services that mainly include Server, Networking, SaaS, Cloud Solutions, Application and Desktop Virtualization. The company plans to kick off 2020 with a bang by hosting the Citrix Summit.

All You Need to Know About Citrix Summit 2020

Historically, the summit has been a landmark event that gathers companies, vendors, cloud and IT professionals at a single platform. This event gives industry stakeholders a firsthand chance to interact directly with one of the leading service providers of the cloud computing landscape.

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Venue and Date

The Citrix Summit will span over 3 days, starting from Monday, January 13th and concluding on Wednesday, January 15th 2020. The venue for this esteemed event will be Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida. The serenity of this venue and the hustle of this event is sure to create a unique environment for attendees.

Venue and Date

Citrix Summit Certification Center

As Citrix Solutions are widely prevalent in the market, there is always a steady demand for certified Citrix professionals. The remuneration of a certified virtualization associate is ranked among the top 15 highest paid qualifications in the IT industry.

One of the major highlights of Citrix Summit is that registered participants can attempt various Citrix Certification exams for free and save up to $300. Both virtualization and networking certification exams will be offered at the upcoming event.

The exams for virtualization certification will be available for three levels namely Associate, Professional and Expert. Similarly, networking certification exams have been segregated into four levels; ranging from Professional, Expert and two Associate level exams.

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Keynote Speakers

Throughout the three days of the Citrix Summit, participants will be able to avail themselves of rich insights by top level executives of the IT industry. The bulk of keynotes will be delivered by the top level management of Citrix, alongside a few other industry specialists.

1st Day Keynote

The opening keynotes will focus around the vision and strategy roadmap of Citrix in the specific context of its wide array of products and services.

S/No.NamePositionCompany
1.David HenshallPresident and CEOCitrix
2.Mark FerrerEVP and Chief Revenue OfficerCitrix
3.Andrea CanavanVP Worldwide Sales and ServicesCitrix
4.Hector LimaSVP, Worldwide Customer SuccessCitrix
5.Bronwyn HastingsSVP, Worldwide Channel SalesCitrix
6.Chris HallGlobal VP of ITKemet Electronics

2nd Day Keynote

The second day keynotes will be technical in nature. Participants will be given live demos of ready to sell Citrix products and how they will serve the needs of existing and prospective customers.

S/No.NamePositionCompany
1.Tim MinahanEVP and Chief Marketing OfficerCitrix
2.PJ HoughEVP and Chief Product OfficerCitrix
3.Donna KimmelEVP and Chief People OfficerCitrix
4.Carey Lohrenz1st Female F-14 Fighter PilotUS Navy
5.Brad AndersonCorporate VPMS Exp and Devices Group

3rd Day Keynote

The closing day keynotes will mark the return of top Citrix Executives with a sketch of the upcoming year and the overall industry outlook. Participants should expect rich insights about what’s to come next.

S/No.NamePositionCompany
1.David HenshallPresident and CEOCitrix
2.Mark FerrerEVP and Chief Revenue OfficerCitrix
3.Bronwyn HastingsSVP, Worldwide Channel SalesCitrix
4.Sherif SeddickSVP, Sales and Services, EMEACitrix
5.Colin BrookesSVP, Sales and Services, APJCitrix
6.Tom EacobacciSVP, Sales and Services, AmericasCitrix

Tech Clinics

Hone your technical skills and clarify basic concepts about virtualization and networking from subject experts. These tech clinics will be conducted in an informal environment and participants can also interact first hand with the experts in Q&A sessions.

Self-Paced Learning Labs

If interactive sessions are too overwhelming, participants can also avail state of the art learning labs. The other great feature is that no prior scheduling is required. However, participants will have to bring their own Windows or Mac laptops along with power cords etc.

Marketing Track

It is comprised of interactive sessions designed exclusively for the Citrix Partner marketing professionals. They will feature the latest marketing trends, tactics and strategies. These sessions are meant to fully equip partner professionals to effectively push Citrix products and solutions in diverse markets across the globe.

Marketing Track Expert Speakers

The following top sales and marketing executives, mostly from Citrix, will be delivering featured sessions on the latest promotion strategies.

S/No.NamePositionCompany
1.Tim MinahanEVP Business Strategy & CMOCitrix
2.Barry CowanVP Brand ExperienceCitrix
3.Tricia AtchisonDir, Worldwide Partner EnablementCitrix
4.Liz FullerSr.Director, Alliance MarketingCitrix
5.Diane KalmanowiczVP Digital and Demand MarketingCitrix
6.Ryan MacinnisDirector of MarketingNotarize
7.Jenny MagicContent Strategist-
8.Michael GerentineSr.Consultant – IPED ConsultingThe Channel Company
9.Jade SurretteSVP & GM – Partner Demand ServicesThe Channel Company

How to Register for Citrix Summit

You can register for the event online by visiting the official Citrix Summit website. You can also register on behalf of others, but a unique email address will be required for each individual registration. In addition to your personal and contact details, the particulars of your hotel reservation will also be required at the time of registration.

Guest Passes

This facility is also available for attendees who do not want to pay for a full conference pass. Guest passes are available for $150 per head, but access to conference sessions and meals will not be allowed. You must be 21 years or older to purchase this pass.

Pricing for Citrix Summit

S/No.ParticularsFull Conference
(Valid for all Sessions)
Marketing Track
(Limited Access Onsite)
1.Alumni Rate*$795$295
2.Non-Alumni Regular Rate$895$295

*Alumni rate is applicable only to Citrix authorized partner companies, who have previously attended at least one such summit between 2017 and 2019.

Why Attend Citrix Summit 2020

Regardless of whether you are an IT or sales and marketing professional, Citrix Summit will surely enrich your experience and deliver new insights in virtualization, networking and promotion of Citrix based solutions. The event will also help you identify potential deployment areas of these solutions in your organization.

Such interactive events open up new horizons for both professionals and organizations. The Citrix Summit should prove fruitful for adding value to companies and further optimizing business processes. This in turn will enhance efficiency and customer satisfaction.