Speakers
Mark Farrow, B.Comm., M.B.A. - VP, Chief Information Officer - Hamilton Health Sciences

Mark Farrow has held a progressive 25-year career in information technology and management. As Vice President of Information & Communication Technologies and Telecommunications at Hamilton Health Sciences, Mark oversees a $20-million operating budget and a staff of more than 100 members. Read More
Michael Murphy - Area VP, Country Manager - Citrix

Mr. Michael Murphy is the Area Vice President and Country Manager of Citrix Systems Canada Inc., where he is responsible for the overall management of Citrix’s Canadian offices, as well as the company's strategic direction in the Canadian marketplace. Mr. Murphy joined Citrix after spending 16+ years with Symantec Corporation where he held several senior leadership roles in Sales and Systems Engineering. Read More
Michael McKiernan - VP of Business Technology Solutions - Citrix

Michael is responsible for application delivery globally. He manages IT-business alignment, project delivery and vendor performance to enable Citrix build, sell deliver and service Citrix products. Read More
Chalan Aras - VP, General Manager, CloudBridge Networks, Services and Cloud Providers Group - Citrix

Chalan Aras is the leader in the Citrix CloudBridge networks environment, Suppliers Group Services and Citrix Cloud. Aras's experience includes management roles and overall leadership of significant products in leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. Read More
Calvin Hsu - VP Product Marketing, Desktops and Apps - Citrix

Calvin Hsu joined Citrix in 2004 as a product marketing manager. Since then, he's worked on the 1st Platinum launch, XenDesktop, the CSP program, and M&A integration. Read More
Chris Fleck - VP Emerging Solutions - Citrix

Chris Fleck is Vice President of Emerging Solutions at Citrix Systems. Chris started his career at IBM working across multiple engineering and product organizations leading to Business Unit Exec of the IBM Industrial Computer Group. As a pioneer of new technologies, Chris founded an IBM spin-off to commercialize the initial Server Blade products as CEO of OmniCluster Technologies. At Citrix Chris is responsible for Emerging Solutions. As part of the Citrix CTO Council he is also involved with or leading multiple strategic initiatives at the company. Read More
Marco Cipriani - Sales Engineering Director Canada - Citrix

Marco Cipriani is a director of high caliber sales engineers across Canada. He graduated into this position from a leading role as a Principal Sales Engineer and had achieved Certified Integration Architect status with Citrix Systems, Inc. He is a natural leader with excellent interpersonal skills. Read More
Kurt Roemer - Chief Security Strategist - Citrix

As Chief Security Strategist for Citrix Systems, Kurt Roemer leads the security, compliance, risk and privacy strategies for Citrix products. As a member of the Citrix CTO Office, Mr. Roemer drives ideation, innovation and technical direction for products and solutions that advance business productivity while ensuring information governance. Read More
Natalie Lambert - Senior Director Workspace Marketing - Citrix

Natalie Lambert is responsible for the thought leadership efforts and positioning of Citrix as a leader in mobile workspaces as well as the marketing for Citrix Workspace Suite. Prior to this role, she was responsible for marketing Citrix XenMobile and Citrix XenDesktop. Lambert joined Citrix in 2009 after seven years at Forrester Research, where she advised clients on technology investments and best practices surrounding the enterprise computing environment. She holds a degree in computer science from Brandeis University.

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Speakers
Mark Farrow, B.Comm., M.B.A. - VP, Chief Information Officer - Hamilton Health Sciences

Mark Farrow has held a progressive 25-year career in information technology and management. As Vice President of Information & Communication Technologies and Telecommunications at Hamilton Health Sciences, Mark oversees a $20-million operating budget and a staff of more than 100 members. Read More
Michael Murphy - Area VP, Country Manager - Citrix

Mr. Michael Murphy is the Area Vice President and Country Manager of Citrix Systems Canada Inc., where he is responsible for the overall management of Citrix’s Canadian offices, as well as the company's strategic direction in the Canadian marketplace. Mr. Murphy joined Citrix after spending 16+ years with Symantec Corporation where he held several senior leadership roles in Sales and Systems Engineering. Read More
Michael McKiernan - VP of Business Technology Solutions - Citrix

Michael is responsible for application delivery globally. He manages IT-business alignment, project delivery and vendor performance to enable Citrix build, sell deliver and service Citrix products. Read More
Chalan Aras - VP, General Manager, CloudBridge Networks, Services and Cloud Providers Group - Citrix

Chalan Aras is the leader in the Citrix CloudBridge networks environment, Suppliers Group Services and Citrix Cloud. Aras's experience includes management roles and overall leadership of significant products in leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. Read More
Calvin Hsu - VP Product Marketing, Desktops and Apps - Citrix

Calvin Hsu joined Citrix in 2004 as a product marketing manager. Since then, he's worked on the 1st Platinum launch, XenDesktop, the CSP program, and M&A integration. Read More
Chris Fleck - VP Emerging Solutions - Citrix

Chris Fleck is Vice President of Emerging Solutions at Citrix Systems. Chris started his career at IBM working across multiple engineering and product organizations leading to Business Unit Exec of the IBM Industrial Computer Group. As a pioneer of new technologies, Chris founded an IBM spin-off to commercialize the initial Server Blade products as CEO of OmniCluster Technologies. At Citrix Chris is responsible for Emerging Solutions. As part of the Citrix CTO Council he is also involved with or leading multiple strategic initiatives at the company. Read More
Marco Cipriani - Sales Engineering Director Canada - Citrix

Marco Cipriani is a director of high caliber sales engineers across Canada. He graduated into this position from a leading role as a Principal Sales Engineer and had achieved Certified Integration Architect status with Citrix Systems, Inc. He is a natural leader with excellent interpersonal skills. Read More
Kurt Roemer - Chief Security Strategist - Citrix

As Chief Security Strategist for Citrix Systems, Kurt Roemer leads the security, compliance, risk and privacy strategies for Citrix products. As a member of the Citrix CTO Office, Mr. Roemer drives ideation, innovation and technical direction for products and solutions that advance business productivity while ensuring information governance. Read More
Natalie Lambert - Senior Director Workspace Marketing - Citrix

Natalie Lambert is responsible for the thought leadership efforts and positioning of Citrix as a leader in mobile workspaces as well as the marketing for Citrix Workspace Suite. Prior to this role, she was responsible for marketing Citrix XenMobile and Citrix XenDesktop. Lambert joined Citrix in 2009 after seven years at Forrester Research, where she advised clients on technology investments and best practices surrounding the enterprise computing environment. She holds a degree in computer science from Brandeis University.

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Mark Farrow, B.Comm., M.B.A. - VP, Chief Information Officer - Hamilton Health Sciences

Mark Farrow has held a progressive 25-year career in information technology and management. As Vice President of Information & Communication Technologies and Telecommunications at Hamilton Health Sciences, Mark oversees a $20-million operating budget and a staff of more than 100 members. His portfolio includes Information and Communication Technologies, Clinical and Medical Informatics, Bio-medical Technologies and Enterprise Risk Management oversight. Mark has led the process of integrating Hamilton Health Sciences’ six hospitals and cancer centre into a common integrated system and infrastructure. He has also been involved with numerous projects at the regional and provincial levels, including the electronic health records initiative, and provides services to four other hospitals and the LHIN (Local Health Integration Network).

Mark was recently named 2011 Health Care Chief Security Office of the Year, as awarded by the Editors of SC Canada Magazine at the SC Canada Congress Data Security Conference and Expo.

Formerly, Mark was the director of information systems at The Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario where he implemented the systems from the ground up, culminating in one of the first fully electronic patient records utilizing integrated hospital information systems and document imaging technologies.

Mark has written numerous articles on hospital information systems, RFID (radio-frequency identification) and the electronic health record, and speaks at conferences across North America.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and an MBA in Information Management, both from McMaster University.
Kurt Roemer - Chief Security Strategist - Citrix

As Chief Security Strategist for Citrix Systems, Kurt Roemer leads the security, compliance, risk and privacy strategies for Citrix products. As a member of the Citrix CTO Office, Mr. Roemer drives ideation, innovation and technical direction for products and solutions that advance business productivity while ensuring information governance. An information services veteran with more than 20 years experience, Mr. Roemer's credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation, he served as Commissioner for the US public-sector CLOUD2 initiative, and he led efforts to develop the PCI Security Standards Council Virtualization Guidance Information Supplement for the payment card industry while serving on the Board of Advisors. Mr. Roemer regularly contributes his expertise on security-related topics in global online, print and broadcast media.
Chalan Aras - VP, General Manager, CloudBridge Networks, Services and Cloud Providers Group - Citrix

Chalan Aras is the leader in the Citrix CloudBridge networks environment, Suppliers Group Services and Citrix Cloud. Aras' experience includes management roles and overall leadership of significant products in leading technology companies in Silicon Valley.

Aras joined Citrix after working at Cisco, where he led the Enterprise Mobility (Wi-Fi) as Vice President of Marketing for the Business Unit Wireless Networks. Prior to joining Cisco, Aras was General Manager and Vice President of Product Management for the division of Solutions Polycom voice communications, and Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Ditech Networks, a provider of VoIP conveyor mobile platforms exchange. He held other senior marketing roles in various ventures of voice and video networks, and began his career at IBM.
Natalie Lambert - Senior Director Workspace Marketing - Citrix

Natalie Lambert is senior director of workspace services marketing at Citrix responsible for the company's thought leadership efforts and positioning of Citrix as a leader in mobile workspaces. Lambert also helps drive the company's marketing efforts for multi-product solutions, including Citrix Workspace Suite. Prior to this role, she was responsible for product marketing for Citrix XenMobile, which included product messaging, social media and thought leadership. Before that, Lambert ran the go-to-market strategy for Citrix XenDesktop where she was instrumental in driving web based programs, sales enablement and key alliances to ensure broad understanding of desktop virtualization.

Lambert joined Citrix in 2009 after seven years at Forrester Research, where she was the leading expert on desktop virtualization, desktop management and desktop security. In that role, she advised clients on technology investments and best practices surrounding the enterprise computing environment. Lambert has been widely quoted in the press, including outlets such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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Marco Cipriani - Sales Engineering Director Canada - Citrix

Marco Cipriani is a director of high caliber sales engineers across Canada. He graduated into this position from a leading role as a Principal Sales Engineer and had achieved Certified Integration Architect status with Citrix Systems, Inc. He is a natural leader with excellent interpersonal skills. With a keen sense of technology futures and strong business savvy, he provides intelligent strategy for business executives, presents to IT Analysts and at conference events. He has orchestrated success with a community of System Integrators and Value-add Resellers. He is recognized with numerous leadership awards and currently holds the esteemed Sales Engineer of the Year for the Americas.

Cipriani joined Citrix in 2004 and has been the go-to person for leading and managing sales engineers and channel activities in Canada. He has been active in their growth from a $500 million organization with one core product to a multi-billion dollar diversified powerhouse with leading products in five segments; App and Desktop Virtualization, Cloud Networking, Enterprise Mobility, Public Clouds, and Web Collaboration. He was instrumental in the adoption of various technologies by Canada’s largest government, finance, telecom, manufacturing, retail, education, and healthcare organizations. Today, Citrix solutions and products enable mobile workstyles for millions of people every day worldwide. Citrix services more than 330,000 organizations with over 10,000 business partners in 100 countries.

Marco is formally educated in Business and Telecommunications. His passion regarding customer success, improved efficiency, and helping execute positive business impact from technology is well proven with the plethora of organizations he has assisted.
Michael Murphy - Area VP, Country Manager - Citrix

Mr. Michael Murphy is the Area Vice President and Country Manager of Citrix Systems Canada Inc., where he is responsible for the overall management of Citrix’s Canadian offices, as well as the company's strategic direction in the Canadian marketplace. Mr. Murphy joined Citrix after spending 16+ years with Symantec Corporation where he held several senior leadership roles in Sales and Systems Engineering. Prior to Symantec, he held various technical positions responsible for Information Security within the Canadian Federal Government.

Mr. Murphy studied economics at Carleton University in Ottawa and has completed extensive Information Technology training and certification. Considered one of Canada's leading experts in Internet security, Mr. Murphy's mandate is to educate Canadian organizations and consumers on best practices for the protection against security breaches.
Michael McKiernan - VP of Business Technology Solutions - Citrix

Michael is responsible for application delivery globally. He manages IT-business alignment, project delivery and vendor performance to enable Citrix build, sell deliver and service Citrix products.

Michael joined Citrix in 2006 as Director IT Strategy, PMO & Operations. In 2008 as Managing Director WorldWide Procurement he created and ran the enterprisewide procurement function responsible for global indirect sourcing, purchasing, category management, contract negotiation & administration and vendor management. In 2010 as VP of IT Infrastructure & Service Delivery Michael was responsible for Citrix's global network, data centers, information security, business continuity, service desk and running Citrix on beta Citrix products.

Michael has over 20 years of IT experience in high tech and financial services industries. Prior to joining Citrix, Michael worked for McKinsey & Company’s business technology consulting practice out of Montreal, Goldman Sachs’ institutional sales trading IT group in New York, Andersen Consulting systems integration practice in London.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.
Calvin Hsu - VP Product Marketing, Desktops and Apps - Citrix

Calvin Hsu joined Citrix in 2004 as a product marketing manager. Since then, He's worked on the 1st Platinum launch, XenDesktop, the CSP program, and M&A integration.

"I love that Citrix offers terrific opportunities to engage in startup-like projects. My wife, Kim (marketing professor) and I have 2 boys, Connor (13) and Max (9). I am a closet heavy metal fan and most nights can be found in my home studio playing electric guitar. Very loudly."
Chris Fleck - VP Emerging Technologies - Citrix

Chris Fleck is Vice President of Emerging Solutions at Citrix Systems. Chris started his career at IBM working across multiple engineering and product organizations leading to Business Unit Exec of the IBM Industrial Computer Group. As a pioneer of new technologies, Chris founded an IBM spin-off to commercialize the initial Server Blade products as CEO of OmniCluster Technologies. At Citrix Chris is responsible for Emerging Solutions. As part of the Citrix CTO Council he is also involved with or leading multiple strategic initiatives at the company.