Welcome to DISRUPT Unite.

Bringing EUC professionals together, everywhere.

DISRUPT Unite is the international flagship event of the DISRUPT 2021 Cloud Workspaces Experience program.

Devoted to bringing together a community of over 5000 end-user computing (EUC) professionals, vendors, and thought leaders from across Europe and North America, DISRUPT Unite is one unique day focused on sharing and driving cloud workspaces innovation.

It’s all designed to help you address your and your peoples’ work-from-anywhere challenges, while at the same time freeing you up to deliver back even greater commercial impact to your business or organization — than ever before.

One day. Like no other.

For 2021, DISRUPT Unite runs continuously from 9am Central European Time right through to 5pm Pacific Time with an overlapping ‘happy-hour-come-power-up hour’ at the halfway mark.

Your DISRUPT 2021 registration gives you DISRUPT Unite attendee access everywhere, to suit your local time. See how the DISRUPT Unite agenda works here.

Grow your experience.

With DISRUPT Unite, experience is everything. Catch up with fellow EUC professionals and friends old and new — and share what the last year has revealed: The ups, the downs, what we learned, and your lasting triumphs!

And witness right up-to-the-minute ground-breaking DISRUPT Unite keynotes with insightful, in-depth and interactive breakout sessions and technical bootcamps.

Bring your DISRUPT spirit!

DISRUPT Unite builds on the now legendary DISRUPT EUC event series with much of the familiar ‘DISRUPTive fun’ you’ve come to expect, from raffles, to trivia, passport games, and more.

And there’s that ‘happy-hour-come-power-up hour’ to join, too. So, expect plenty of good times and the chance to raise your profile (and a glass) while refreshing yours, and everyone’s EUC and cloud workspaces experience and community spirit.






What to Expect


Experience is everything

From wherever you are, you’ll see and hear from experienced EUC cloud workspaces leaders, industry analysts, and cloud vendors with up-to-the-minute and pertinent keynotes, in-depth technical workshops, and exclusive bootcamps.

In fact, it’s everything you need to meet any kind of uncertainty, on your own terms. All delivered in a forum that’s fun and engaging.

Unlock your experience

Hear an inspiring keynote address from IGEL CEO Jed Ayres as we all navigate through a continuingly challenging time in our careers, with advice and insight on how to turn it to your professional EUC advantage.

Attend multiple in-depth breakout sessions and exclusive technical bootcamps discussing a range of topics, from how to optimize security on the edge and support sustainable productivity for your entire work-from-home workforces, to the very latest and upcoming cloud workspaces solutions and products.

Experience the future

Learn from leading and disruptive technology partner leaders like Microsoft and Citrix, together with key cloud workspaces and EUC industry watchers and analysts. You’ll also hear from EUC channel partners and their customers with their own unique stories to share how they are using their experience to shape and own the future.

Harness your experience

Gather the technical resources and insights to help you move on fast from surviving, to thriving! Your mission-critical takeaways will include solution briefs, tip sheets, case studies, video interviews, infographics and much, much more. Putting you firmly in your career’s driving seat. So, buckle-up!

Why Attend:
three reasons to register and join us.


1.  Unparalleled insight

Right now, our cloud workspaces are evolving faster than anyone could have dreamt only a year ago. DISRUPT Unite addresses our new need to ‘work everywhere’ cloud workspaces reality and the advances being made every single day, to combat real-world EUC concerns such as data security on the edge, while still ensuring robust, flexible anywhere, anytime user access.

2.  Unlock opportunities to thrive

In just nine months we’ve all moved from supporting ad-hoc end-users needing to work remotely ‘when they see fit’ to enabling entire enterprises to work exclusively from home, just in order to survive.

DISRUPT Unite will show you how you can bank your hard-won EUC cloud workspaces experience to now grow further and thrive.

3.  A uniting experience

There’s nothing like DISRUPT Unite to check in with your c loud workspace peers - sharing insights, practices and most importantly, your own EUC stories. While grabbing valuable time to unwind with them.

Register yourself and colleagues today. And mingle with the coolest, fastest growing international community of EUC and cloud workspaces professionals at DISRUPT Unite.





Agenda


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EMEA Event Agenda

All times listed for the EMEA event agenda are in CET.

10am

Checking in + Expo

Login to the event, check in to the lobby, reunite with your peers, review agenda, get your swag details and ways to win more with IGEL and event sponsors. Join us to kickoff the event!

10:30am

Welcome

Doug Keeley
Master Storyteller, Stories Rule!
Join Doug Keeley, your event host, to kick off the first big event of our new DISRUPT 2021 Cloud Workspaces Experience - DISRUPT UNITE! Following Doug's welcome to the event, IGEL CEO Jed Ayres will deliver the event keynote before continuing with a full agenda including featured conversations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions.
10:40am

Opening Keynote

Jed Ayres
CEO, IGEL

Jed Ayres, IGEL’s Global CEO, is widely recognized for the transformational impact he is making on the end user computing industry, as well as the instrumental role he has played in IGEL’s pivot starting in 2016 from a hardware-centric to a software-first company. As Global CEO, Ayres leads IGEL’s seasoned team of executive leaders as the company works to align with the world’s most prominent cloud providers to transform end user computing by simplifying and securing the cloud-delivery of all needed applications and resources.

10:50am

Panel Discussion: Why we are not talking hardware anymore...

IGEL Executive Leadership Team Conversation

Doug Keeley
Master Storyteller, Stories Rule!

Panelists:

  • Matthias Haas, CTO, IGEL
  • Simon Richards, CCO, IGEL
  • Simon Townsend, CMO, IGEL

11:10am

Meet the EUC Disruptors

EUC and cloud services kingpins Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware will share their observations, opportunities, and expectations for cloud-delivered apps, services, and workspaces in 2021 and beyond.

  • Sridhar Mullapudi, EVP Product Management and Product Design, Citrix
  • Kam VedBrat, Group Manager, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft
  • Shikha Mittal, Senior Director of Product Management, VMware
11:45am

Break + Expo

11:55am

Panel Discussion: EUC - Are We Done Yet? 

Simon Townsend
CMO, IGEL

Panelists:

  • Hans Kraaijeveld, Business Mobility Architect, Fondo
  • Sebastian Unser, CEO, Netplans
  • Mathias Kowalkowski, Senior Consultant EUC, SVA
  • Mark Elliott, Practice Lead Modern Workspace, Ultima

12:25pm

Panel Discussion: Transforming Business, Uniting People

Simon Townsend
CMO, IGEL

Panelists:

  • Tony Roberts – System Technical Analyst – Warburtons
  • Bob Mulders – Head of Infrastructure & Network – Vos Logistics
  • René Bigler – Head of IT – Berufsbildungszentrum IDM
  • Erwin Knapen – Workplace Specialist – Statistics Netherlands
12:50pm

Featured Conversation

Doug Keeley gets candid with IGEL's CEO Jed Ayres and discussed EUC trends and transformation happening in 2021 and beyond.

1:05pm-1:35pm

Lunch Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

1:35pm-2:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 101: AWS End User Computing & IGEL

Michael Garza
Business Development Manager, AWS

Realizing the benefits of Amazon WorkSpaces using IGEL OS as your secure endpoint to offer an end-to-end managed End User Computing solution.

Session 102: Can Printing really be Serverless, Touchless, and Zero Trust?


Garrett Helmer 
CMO, PrinterLogic

Eric Johnson
Channel Account Manager, PrinterLogic

Garrett Helmer, CMO of PrinterLogic and Eric Johnson, Global Alliances Manager discuss what's coming to market for PrinterLogic and how they are continuing to innovate and deliver what customers are looking for as the IT ecosystem evolves. Join us for the sequel to IGEL DigitalDisrupt's highest viewed breakout session.

Can Printing really be Serverless, Touchless, and Zero Trust?

Viewers will learn:

  • Why IT professionals are accelerating serverless printing initiatives
  • How printing can be included in zero trust roll outs
  • How to make the printing experience "touchless"

Session 103: Innovations in App Layering

Jason E. Smith
VP of Solutions, Liquidware

Not all application layering solutions are created equal! WhatMatrix's analysis of the leading application layering vendors positions FlexApp as the clear winner. FlexApp is the only solution that continues to innovate and set the bar in application layering. The time savings and simplicity of industry-leading layering, as part of your image management and application strategy, are quickly realized with Liquidware FlexApp.

This session will cover:

  • Why FlexApp surpasses any other layering solution in the industry.
  • Discover the 10+ industry innovations that set FlexApp apart.
  • Learn how major organizations are benefiting from FlexApp in their Citrix, VMware, Microsoft WVD, and Amazon desktop environments.
  • Learn about the new innovations in application layering coming this year.

Session 104: Addressing Endpoint Challenges in 2021

Dan O'Farrell
Sr. Director Product Marketing, IGEL

IGEL OS continues to evolve as the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. Recent advances position IGEL OS as ideal for work from home, securing your endpoints, and offering user experiences that offer even greater fidelity and collaboration.

In this session, you will learn

  • How IGEL OS is ideal for work from home and remote productivity
  • How IGEL OS enables full management and control of remote “off network” endpoints
  • How shared devices (e.g., call centers, kiosks, university labs) can automatically adapt to user needs
  • How IGEL OS can provide full insight and awareness of endpoint interfaces and peripherals

2:00pm-2:05pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

2:05pm-2:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 201: How VMware Horizon Unlocks all of Your Desktop Virtualization Potential

Gabe Knuth
Sr. Product Line Manager, VMware

The world is demanding more out of desktop virtualization than ever before, and with users working from (quite literally) anywhere, workloads need to reside on-premises and in the cloud at the same time–without doubling management responsibilities or hurting the user experience. In this session from EUC-lifer Gabe Knuth, you’ll learn how the hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities of VMware Horizon; unique features like Instant Clones, App Volumes, and Dynamic Environment Manager; and intrinsic security woven into the entire VMware SDDC and Horizon stack combine to ease administration and deliver a top-notch experience to end users, regardless of who installed their WIFI or how many people are also watching Netflix. This 30 minute session will be jam-packed with info, so don’t miss it!

Session 202: A secure digital workspace that keeps users productive and supports your Zero-Trust strategy

Sascha Goeckel
CEO, deviceTRUST

Especially in today's world, it is more important than ever that employees can securely access their digital workplace at any time, from any location, and on any device. However, it is no longer enough to control access based on the user's role alone. The deviceTRUST Contextual Security concept makes it possible to establish the necessary trust to control access to the workspace, applications, and resources.

In our session, we demonstrate to you:

  • How to provide a secure, context-aware digital workspace, on-premises and in the cloud.
  • How any endpoint platforms can be integrated without managing the endpoint
  • How deviceTRUST provides contextual security without any additional infrastructure
  • How you can extent your Zero-Trust Strategy with deviceTRUST

Session 203: (How-to) Design Your Digital Workspace for Maximum User Experience and Reliability

Mark Plettenberg
Sr. Product Manager, LoginVSI

With software vendors pushing updates at an ever-increasing rate, maintaining and keeping your endpoints current can quickly become a bottleneck, slowing down your business or, worse, disconnecting your data and applications from all of your end-users.

In this session, Mark Plettenberg will share his view on the importance of (automated) pre-production testing as the only way to provide a reliable and cost-effective service for your users whether they are on-premises, in the cloud, or working from home.

In this session, we will cover

  • Testing the impact of changes on performance before bringing them to production
  • How to guarantee all your applications still work after every change
  • How to make automation work in your favor, instead of automating disaster
  • Testing user experience before going live

Sesion 204: IGEL Roadmap

Christian Werner

Director Product Management, IGEL
Daniela Morgner

Product Manager, IGEL

The IGEL Roadmap session will inform you about some major upcoming improvements and features - for IGEL OS 11, upcoming hardware and our Management Platform UMS. Furthermore you will hear about some strategic implementations and a new way to manage your clients.

2:30pm-02:35 pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

2:35pm-3:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 301: What’s New and How Microsoft WVD Just Keeps Getting Better.

Simon Townsend
CMO, IGEL
Michel Roth
Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt, Microsoft
Tom Hickling
Senior Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt, Microsoft

A Conversation with with Michel Roth, Windows Virtual Desktop Sales Lead EMEA and Tom Hickling, Senior Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt.

Session 302: Disrupt Paper. Print to Physical or Digital, the Choice is Yours.

Patrick Johnson
Sales Director, EMEA, Process Fusion

The global pandemic has accelerated the shift to the hybrid o­ffice. Digital transformation is essential to ensure employee safety and remote workforce productivity. Many organizations are replacing their legacy print infrastructure with a modern, VDI and Citrix-Ready intelligent cloud print management platform to support the digital workspace, enforce secure printing at the office or home for compliance, and enable print to digital capability for process automation.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Simplify secure print management with the modern cloud print platform.
  • Enforce printing security at the office and home.
  • Disrupt paper with print-to-digital automation. 

Session 303: Unlock the Full UC Potential of your IGEL Environment with Solutions from EPOS

Imre Csuri
Strategic Alliances Manager, EPOS

Imre will take you through some of the most common challenges and their implications businesses face in different verticals such as healthcare, finance and government. He will also provide an overview of how the relevant audio solutions from EPOS can help to overcome these challenges thanks to the strong partnership and integration between EPOS and IGEL.

Session 304: IGEL Updates 101

Christian Bermudez
Sr. Solutions Architect, IGEL

Don't know where to start? Starting Smart and Scaling right is our recommendation. Managing IGEL device upgrades in large scale environments can be time consuming. Come take a ride with us on some of the recommendations and options that organizations can implement to help speed up upgrade process!

In this session, we will cover:

  1. Still running IGEL OS10?
  2. Utilizing Internal Resources
    1. Direct UMS Pushes
  3. Utilizing External Resources
    1. Using Microsoft Azure
    2. Using Microsoft IIS
    3. Using Amazon S3

3:00pm-3:05pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

3:05pm-3:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 401: Building a Modern Approach to Securely Deploying and Managing Cloud Workspaces

James Hsu
Director, Global Strategic Alliances & Product Management, Citrix

In this session you will learn how to deploy your modern workspace leveraging the Citrix Cloud while optimizing the end-user experience for multimedia collaboration using IGEL OS to provide a consistent user experience while also maintaining organizational security standards.

Session 402: The Windows Virtual Desktop magic show – Nerdio Manager for WVD

Bas van Kaam
Field CTO EMEA, Nerdio

Setting up, managing, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop environments is no easy task. The learning curve is steep and the feature gap huge. Nerdio takes all of that away. We will save you time, money, and make sure that over 80% of your IT workforce will be able to handle WVD, with ease. Automation, simplicity, and a bit of magic are the key words here!

In only 25 minutes you will learn about:

  • WVD (image) management made easy and efficient 
  • How to save up to 75% on Azure compute and storage costs
  • Onboard existing WVD deployemtns, in minutes
  • A ton of features on the native WVD platform

Session 403: Deploy and Enjoy - How to Plan for Printing in IGEL Projects

Henning Volkmer 
President and CEO, Cortado

Users expect some of their work to be printed to one of the 650 million printers deployed around the world. Preferably exactly one they want to use and all that while being empowered by WVD to work anywhere in the world on a virtual desktop on virtual hardware in virtualized data centers. Using IGEL OS and ezeep is a unique opportunity to “deploy and enjoy” an endpoint with perfect printing when it is needed and where it is needed.

After this presentation, you will:

  • Realize that printing can be a simple, secure and cost effective service for those who need to use it Understand how printing in WVD works
  • Know what to look out for when printing is part of your project
  • Know about the ezeep integration into IGEL OS
  • Consider ezeep Blue for your next WVD project

Session 404: Best Practices in IGEL Deployments

Christian Bermudez 
Sr. Solutions Architect, IGEL

Don't know where to start? Starting Smart and Scaling right is our recommendation. Learn methodology and tools used by Advanced Services to improve the performance of your IGEL infrastructure. With a few basic tips we will have your infrastructure humming and self-maintaining.

  • Design Considerations - High Availability, Multi-Datacenter, IGEL Cloud Gateway
  • Reference Architecture - Small, Medium and Large Deployments
  • Engineering Standards - UMS Configurations and Deployment tips

3:30pm-3:35pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

3:35pm-4:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 501: Detect & Engage: How to Help Users Overcome Wi-Fi Issues

Ben Murphy
Sr. Director of Product Management, Lakeside Software

More than 1 in 3 remote workers say that weak home internet hurts their productivity. As employees continue to work from home, what can IT do to address this pain point? By monitoring at the endpoint, IT can gain visibility into the remote environment and drastically improve remote digital experience.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Detect low Wi-Fi strength and other network issues
  • Proactively engage with users to provide support
  • Continuously manage and improve the remote work experience

Session 502: Monitor Your IGEL Endpoints NOW

Trentent Tye 
IGEL Integration Engineer, ContolUP

Endpoints that connect to your Citrix, VMware, or WVD environments may be the cause of the “slowness” your users complain about. But how can you be sure? ControlUp's IGEL integration gives unprecedented real-time visibility into the performance of your IGEL endpoints. See which processes are consuming CPU or network traffic, observe the impact between different IGEL OS versions, and lots more.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the ControlUp + IGEL integration in your environments
  • How to test and measure policy changes and review changes over time
  • How to quickly sort and organize your IGEL endpoints by numerous properties, including OS version
  • And more!

Session 503: LG's IGLE-Ready Endpoints

Navid Faryar 
Client Computing Executive, LG

LG’s IGEL-ready Thin Client is a world-class endpoint, operating system and management suite rolled into one. Learn about the role of the combined IGEL and LG solution in the evolving desktop virtualization ecosystem.

Session 504: IGEL UMS Automation Concepts - Making Device Management Easy!

Jason McCallum 
Solutions Architect, IGEL

Tired of manual intervention to manage your devices. Come discuss some advanced concepts with IGEL Advanced Service to go from out of the box device to a production ready device in minutes.

  1. Using Default Directory Rules to improve deployment task
  2. Zero Touch Upgrades
  3. Views to Manage Projects

4:00pm-4:05pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

4:05pm-4:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 601: How IGEL and WVD can help to revolutionise modern application delivery using MSIX App Attach

Patrick Köhler
Modern Workplace Engineer

In this session you will learn how IGEL OS and Windows Virtual Desktop´s modern application delivery feature MSIX App Attach can help to secure and modernize the VDI landscape, while reducing costs due to less Session Hosts being deployed. This session will show how to configure MSIX App Attach for real use cases and how to connect to those provisioned applications using IGEL OS. The session will be 15 minutes slides and the rest full demonstration.

Session 602: Smackdown UX with IGELOS running GPU workloads on HPE Edge with Citrix or VMware

Thomas Poppelgaard 
Technology Evangelist

Learn the latest user experience with IGEL OS + HP T740 running dual 4K GPU workoads with Citrix or VMware Horizon on the latest edge computing platform from HPE more specific the HPE m750 with NVIDIA T4/P1000.

You will learn some of the work that I did for HPE last year (2020) which is Freaking cool and I haven’t showed the user experience with IGELOS, so this is the session, where you will see the insights and the raw performance of IGELOS instead of the native HP ThinOS.

Session 603: Exploring the 'NComputing RPi4 RX420 powered by IGEL'

Fredrik Brattstig
Technology Evangelist, IGEL

Follow me on a journey exploring the brand new NComputing RPi4 and the features of IGEL OS in this collaboration on providing the best in class operating system, using enterprise grade packaged RPi4 endpoint. We will have a look at a few use cases, demanding vGPU sessions and Citrix Workspace Hub.

Session 604: Why Windows isn’t always the right choice at the EDGE

Simon Binder
Digital Workplace Architect and Evangelist

This interview with Simon Binder, Microsoft Endpoint manager MVP, talks about why Windows on the endpoint isn't always the right choice when connecting to Cloud workspaces.

4:30pm

Awards

Hosted by IGEL SVP Channel Balaji Subramanian and IGEL CSO Brad Tompkins

Join us in this general session to recognize the hard work and accomplishments our IGEL Community members, customers, and channel partners have managed to achieve in 2020 despite the restrictions this historic pandemic has imposed on all of us. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate their achievements and thank them for all their contributions to the EUC community.

4:45pm

Happy Hour: Trivia + Raffles + Drinks

Are you an IT Baller? Can you spell VDI? Do you now how to say "hedgehog" in German? Then put those smarts to use and WIN in the The Knowledge Base: IGEL's Online Trivia Game, hosted by DJ_Gersh and KimmyIQ! Turn your EUC know-how into big prizes! Join us for a happy hour where the welcome is warm, drinks are cold, and the questions are hot! Everyone's a winner (provided you get a question correct)!

North America Event Agenda

All times listed for the NA event agenda are in EST.

11am

Checking in + Expo

Login to the event, check in to the lobby, re:connect with your peers, review agenda, get your swag details and ways to win more with IGEL and event sponsors. Join us to kickoff the event!

11:30am

Welcome

Doug Keeley
Master Storyteller, Stories Rule!

Join Doug Keeley, your event host, to kick off the first big event of our new DISRUPT 2021 Cloud Workspaces Experience - DISRUPT UNITE! Following Doug's welcome to the event, IGEL CEO Jed Ayres will deliver the event keynote before continuing with a full agenda including featured conversations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions
11:40am

Opening Keynote

Jed Ayres
CEO, IGEL

Jed Ayres, IGEL’s Global CEO, is widely recognized for the transformational impact he is making on the end user computing industry, as well as the instrumental role he has played in IGEL’s pivot starting in 2016 from a hardware-centric to a software-first company. As Global CEO, Ayres leads IGEL’s seasoned team of executive leaders as the company works to align with the world’s most prominent cloud providers to transform end user computing by simplifying and securing the cloud-delivery of all needed applications and resources.

11:50am

Panel Discussion: Why we are not talking hardware anymore...

IGEL Executive Leadership Team Conversation

Doug Keeley
Master Storyteller, Stories Rule!

Panelists:

  • Matthias Haas, CTO, IGEL
  • Brad Tompkins, CSO, IGEL
  • Simon Townsend, CMO, IGEL

12:10pm

Meet the EUC Disruptors

EUC and cloud services kingpins Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware will share their observations, opportunities, and expectations for cloud-delivered apps, services, and workspaces in 2021 and beyond.

  • Sridhar Mullapudi, EVP Product Management and Product Design, Citrix
  • Kam VedBrat, Group Manager, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft
  • Shikha Mittal, Senior Director of Product Management, VMware

12:45pm

Break + Expo

12:55pm

Panel Discussion: Transforming Business, Uniting People

Doug Keeley

Master Storyteller, Stories Rule!

Panelists:

  • Chris McMasters, CIO, City of Corona
  • Kyle Edgeworth, Deputy Chief Information Officer, City of Corona
  • David Faynor, IT Business Manager, Pittsburgh Mercy
  • Andrew Kisak, Clinical Solutions Architect, Pittsburgh Mercy

1:25pm

Panel Discussion: EUC - Are we done yet?

Doug Keeley

Master Storyteller, Stories Rule!

Panelists:

  • Al Solorzano, VP End User Computing
  • Esther Barthel, Solutions Architect
  • Pete Downing, Senior Technologist
  • Ruben Spruijt, Senior Technologist

1:50pm

Featured Conversation

Doug Keeley gets candid with IGEL's CEO Jed Ayres and discussed EUC trends and transformation happening in 2021 and beyond.

2:05pm-2:35pm

Lunch Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

2:35pm-3:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 101: AWS End User Computing & IGEL

Michael Garza
Business Development Manager, AWS

Realizing the benefits of Amazon WorkSpaces using IGEL OS as your secure endpoint to offer an end-to-end managed End User Computing solution.

Session 102: Can Printing really be Serverless, Touchless, and Zero Trust?


Garrett Helmer 
CMO, PrinterLogic

Eric Johnson
Channel Account Manager, PrinterLogic

Garrett Helmer, CMO of PrinterLogic and Eric Johnson, Global Alliances Manager discuss what's coming to market for PrinterLogic and how they are continuing to innovate and deliver what customers are looking for as the IT ecosystem evolves. Join us for the sequel to IGEL DigitalDisrupt's highest viewed breakout session.

Can Printing really be Serverless, Touchless, and Zero Trust?

Viewers will learn:

  • Why IT professionals are accelerating serverless printing initiatives
  • How printing can be included in zero trust roll outs
  • How to make the printing experience "touchless"

Session 103: Innovations in App Layering

Jason E. Smith
VP of Solutions, Liquidware

Not all application layering solutions are created equal! WhatMatrix's analysis of the leading application layering vendors positions FlexApp as the clear winner. FlexApp is the only solution that continues to innovate and set the bar in application layering. The time savings and simplicity of industry-leading layering, as part of your image management and application strategy, are quickly realized with Liquidware FlexApp.

This session will cover

  • Why FlexApp surpasses any other layering solution in the industry.
  • Discover the 10+ industry innovations that set FlexApp apart.
  • Learn how major organizations are benefiting from FlexApp in their Citrix, VMware, Microsoft WVD, and Amazon desktop environments.
  • Learn about the new innovations in application layering coming this year.

Session 104: Addressing Endpoint Challenges in 2021

Dan O'Farrell
Sr. Director Product Marketing, IGEL

IGEL OS continues to evolve as the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. Recent advances position IGEL OS as ideal for work from home, securing your endpoints, and offering user experiences that offer even greater fidelity and collaboration.

In this session, you will learn

  • How IGEL OS is ideal for work from home and remote productivity
  • How IGEL OS enables full management and control of remote “off network” endpoints
  • How shared devices (e.g., call centers, kiosks, university labs) can automatically adapt to user needs
  • How IGEL OS can provide full insight and awareness of endpoint interfaces and peripherals

3:00pm-3:05pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

3:05pm-3:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 201: How VMware Horizon Unlocks all of Your Desktop Virtualization Potential

Gabe Knuth
Sr. Product Line Manager, VMware

The world is demanding more out of desktop virtualization than ever before, and with users working from (quite literally) anywhere, workloads need to reside on-premises and in the cloud at the same time–without doubling management responsibilities or hurting the user experience. In this session from EUC-lifer Gabe Knuth, you’ll learn how the hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities of VMware Horizon; unique features like Instant Clones, App Volumes, and Dynamic Environment Manager; and intrinsic security woven into the entire VMware SDDC and Horizon stack combine to ease administration and deliver a top-notch experience to end users, regardless of who installed their WIFI or how many people are also watching Netflix. This 30 minute session will be jam-packed with info, so don’t miss it!

Session 202: Monitor Your IGEL Endpoints NOW

Trentent Tye 
IGEL Integration Engineer, ContolUP

Endpoints that connect to your Citrix, VMware, or WVD environments may be the cause of the “slowness” your users complain about. But how can you be sure? ControlUp's IGEL integration gives unprecedented real-time visibility into the performance of your IGEL endpoints. See which processes are consuming CPU or network traffic, observe the impact between different IGEL OS versions, and lots more.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the ControlUp + IGEL integration in your environments
  • How to test and measure policy changes and review changes over time
  • How to quickly sort and organize your IGEL endpoints by numerous properties, including OS version
  • And more!

Session 203: A secure digital workspace that keeps users productive and supports your Zero-Trust strategy

Sascha Goeckel
CEO, deviceTRUST

Especially in today's world, it is more important than ever that employees can securely access their digital workplace at any time, from any location, and on any device. However, it is no longer enough to control access based on the user's role alone. The deviceTRUST Contextual Security concept makes it possible to establish the necessary trust to control access to the workspace, applications, and resources.

In our session, we demonstrate to you:

  • How to provide a secure, context-aware digital workspace, on-premises and in the cloud.
  • How any endpoint platforms can be integrated without managing the endpoint
  • How deviceTRUST provides contextual security without any additional infrastructure
  • How you can extent your Zero-Trust Strategy with deviceTRUST

Sesion 204: IGEL Updates 101

Christian Bermudez
Sr. Solutions Architect, IGEL

Don't know where to start? Starting Smart and Scaling right is our recommendation. Managing IGEL device upgrades in large scale environments can be time consuming. Come take a ride with us on some of the recommendations and options that organizations can implement to help speed up upgrade process!

In this session, we will cover:

  1. Still running IGEL OS10?
  2. Utilizing Internal Resources
    1. Direct UMS Pushes
  3. Utilizing External Resources
    1. Using Microsoft Azure
    2. Using Microsoft IIS
    3. Using Amazon S3

3:30pm-3:35pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

3:35pm-4:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 301: What’s New and How Microsoft WVD Just Keeps Getting Better.

Simon Townsend
CMO, IGEL
Michel Roth
Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt, Microsoft
Tom Hickling
Senior Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt, Microsoft

A Conversation with with Michel Roth, Windows Virtual Desktop Sales Lead EMEA and Tom Hickling, Senior Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt.

Session 302: (How-to) Design Your Digital Workspace for Maximum User Experience and Reliability

Mark Plettenberg
Sr. Product Manager, LoginVSI

With software vendors pushing updates at an ever-increasing rate, maintaining and keeping your endpoints current can quickly become a bottleneck, slowing down your business or, worse, disconnecting your data and applications from all of your end-users.

In this session, Mark Plettenberg will share his view on the importance of (automated) pre-production testing as the only way to provide a reliable and cost-effective service for your users whether they are on-premises, in the cloud, or working from home.

In this session, we will cover

  • Testing the impact of changes on performance before bringing them to production
  • How to guarantee all your applications still work after every change
  • How to make automation work in your favor, instead of automating disaster
  • Testing user experience before going live

Session 303: Disrupt Paper. Print to Physical or Digital, the Choice is Yours.

Marisol Lopez
Sales Director, North America, Process Fusion

The global pandemic has accelerated the shift to the hybrid o­ffice. Digital transformation is essential to ensure employee safety and remote workforce productivity. Many organizations are replacing their legacy print infrastructure with a modern, VDI and Citrix-Ready intelligent cloud print management platform to support the digital workspace, enforce secure printing at the office or home for compliance, and enable print to digital capability for process automation.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Simplify secure print management with the modern cloud print platform.
  • Enforce printing security at the office and home.
  • Disrupt paper with print-to-digital automation. 

Session 304: Best Practices in IGEL Deployments

Christian Bermudez 
Sr. Solutions Architect, IGEL

Don't know where to start? Starting Smart and Scaling right is our recommendation. Learn methodology and tools used by Advanced Services to improve the performance of your IGEL infrastructure. With a few basic tips we will have your infrastructure humming and self-maintaining.

  • Design Considerations - High Availability, Multi-Datacenter, IGEL Cloud Gateway
  • Reference Architecture - Small, Medium and Large Deployments
  • Engineering Standards - UMS Configurations and Deployment tips

4:00pm-4:05pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

4:05pm-4:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 401: Building a Modern Approach to Securely Deploying and Managing Cloud Workspaces

James Hsu
Director, Global Strategic Alliances & Product Management, Citrix

In this session you will learn how to deploy your modern workspace leveraging the Citrix Cloud while optimizing the end-user experience for multimedia collaboration using IGEL OS to provide a consistent user experience while also maintaining organizational security standards.

Session 402: Deploy and Enjoy - How to Plan for Printing in IGEL Projects

Henning Volkmer 
President and CEO, Cortado

Users expect some of their work to be printed to one of the 650 million printers deployed around the world. Preferably exactly one they want to use and all that while being empowered by WVD to work anywhere in the world on a virtual desktop on virtual hardware in virtualized data centers. Using IGEL OS and ezeep is a unique opportunity to “deploy and enjoy” an endpoint with perfect printing when it is needed and where it is needed.

After this presentation, you will:

  • Realize that printing can be a simple, secure and cost effective service for those who need to use it Understand how printing in WVD works
  • Know what to look out for when printing is part of your project
  • Know about the ezeep integration into IGEL OS
  • Consider ezeep Blue for your next WVD project

Session 403: The Windows Virtual Desktop magic show – Nerdio Manager for WVD

Bas van Kaam
Field CTO EMEA, Nerdio

Setting up, managing, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop environments is no easy task. The learning curve is steep and the feature gap huge. Nerdio takes all of that away. We will save you time, money, and make sure that over 80% of your IT workforce will be able to handle WVD, with ease. Automation, simplicity, and a bit of magic are the key words here!

In only 25 minutes you will learn about:

  • WVD (image) management made easy and efficient 
  • How to save up to 75% on Azure compute and storage costs
  • Onboard existing WVD deployemtns, in minutes
  • A ton of features on the native WVD platform

Session 404: IGEL UMS Automation Concepts - Making Device Management Easy!

Jason McCallum 
Solutions Architect, IGEL

Tired of manual intervention to manage your devices. Come discuss some advanced concepts with IGEL Advanced Service to go from out of the box device to a production ready device in minutes.

  1. Using Default Directory Rules to improve deployment task
  2. Zero Touch Upgrades
  3. Views to Manage Projects

4:30pm-04:35pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

04:35pm-5:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 501: Unlock the Full UC Potential of your IGEL Environment with Solutions from EPOS

Imre Csuri
Strategic Alliances Manager, EPOS

Imre will take you through some of the most common challenges and their implications businesses face in different verticals such as healthcare, finance and government. He will also provide an overview of how the relevant audio solutions from EPOS can help to overcome these challenges thanks to the strong partnership and integration between EPOS and IGEL.

Session 502: Detect & Engage: How to Help Users Overcome Wi-Fi Issues

Ben Murphy
Sr. Director of Product Management, Lakeside Software

More than 1 in 3 remote workers say that weak home internet hurts their productivity. As employees continue to work from home, what can IT do to address this pain point? By monitoring at the endpoint, IT can gain visibility into the remote environment and drastically improve remote digital experience.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Detect low Wi-Fi strength and other network issues
  • Proactively engage with users to provide support
  • Continuously manage and improve the remote work experience

Session 503: LG's IGLE-Ready Endpoints

Navid Faryar 
Client Computing Executive, LG

LG’s IGEL-ready Thin Client is a world-class endpoint, operating system and management suite rolled into one. Learn about the role of the combined IGEL and LG solution in the evolving desktop virtualization ecosystem.

Session 504: IGEL Ready: What it means and Why it matters!

Divya  Saggar
Sr. Manager, IGEL Ready

In this session, learn about the IGEL Ready Program - the fastest growing ecosystem of cutting-edge technologies trusted with IGEL OS. Get your questions answered to - How IGEL Ready can empower you to make informed decisions on evaluating hardware, software and applications integrated with IGEL OS.

  • Discover IGEL Ready Showcase, an all-new online portfolio of validated partner solutions now available to you.
  • How you can experience the ecosystem of cutting-edge IGEL solutions offered by our ever growing, best-in class technology partners.

5:00pm-5:05pm

Break + Expo

Continue networking and learning by joining your fellow attendees in the expo area by visiting sponsor virtual booths.

5:05pm-5:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Session 601: IGEL Roadmap

Christian Werner

Director Product Management, IGEL
Daniela Morgner

Product Manager, IGEL

The IGEL Roadmap session will inform you about some major upcoming improvements and features - for IGEL OS 11, upcoming hardware and our Management Platform UMS. Furthermore you will hear about some strategic implementations and a new way to manage your clients.

Session 602: Smackdown UX with IGELOS running GPU workloads on HPE Edge with Citrix or VMware

Thomas Poppelgaard 
Technology Evangelist

Learn the latest user experience with IGEL OS + HP T740 running dual 4K GPU workoads with Citrix or VMware Horizon on the latest edge computing platform from HPE more specific the HPE m750 with NVIDIA T4/P1000.

You will learn some of the work that I did for HPE last year (2020) which is Freaking cool and I haven’t showed the user experience with IGELOS, so this is the session, where you will see the insights and the raw performance of IGELOS instead of the native HP ThinOS.

Session 603: Exploring the 'NComputing RPi4 RX420 powered by IGEL'

Fredrik Brattstig
Technology Evangelist, IGEL

Follow me on a journey exploring the brand new NComputing RPi4 and the features of IGEL OS in this collaboration on providing the best in class operating system, using enterprise grade packaged RPi4 endpoint. We will have a look at a few use cases, demanding vGPU sessions and Citrix Workspace Hub.

Session 604: Why Windows isn’t always the right choice at the EDGE

Simon Binder
Digital Workplace Architect and Evangelist, IGEL

This interview with Simon Binder, Microsoft Endpoint manager MVP, talks about why Windows on the endpoint isn't always the right choice when connecting to Cloud workspaces.

5:30pm

Awards 

Hosted by IGEL SVP Channel Balaji Subramanian and IGEL CSO Brad Tompkins

Join us in this general session to recognize the hard work and accomplishments our IGEL Community members, customers, and channel partners have managed to achieve in 2020 despite the restrictions this historic pandemic has imposed on all of us. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate their achievements and thank them for all their contributions to the EUC community.

5:45pm

Happy Hour: Trivia + Raffles + Drinks

Carl Gersh aka DJ_Gersh

Sr. Marketing Director, IGEL
Kim Nicola aka KimmyIQ!

Sr. Manager, IGEL

Are you an IT Baller? Can you spell VDI? Do you now how to say "hedgehog" in German? Then put those smarts to use and WIN in the The Knowledge Base: IGEL's Online Trivia Game, hosted by DJ_Gersh and KimmyIQ! Turn your EUC know-how into big prizes! Join us for a happy hour where the welcome is warm, drinks are cold, and the questions are hot! Everyone's a winner (provided you get a question correct)!

Speakers



Jed Ayres
CEO
IGEL


Matthias Haas
CTO
IGEL


Simon Townsend
CMO
IGEL


Shikha Mittal
Senior Director of Product Management
VMware


Kam VedBrat
General Manager, Windows Virtual Desktop
Microsoft


Christiaan Brinkhoff
Principal PM and Community Lead
Microsoft


Sridhar Mullapudi
EVP, Product Management & Product Design
Citrix


Calvin Hsu
Vice President Product Management
Citrix



James Hsu
Director, Global Strategic Alliances & Product Management
Citrix



Navid Faryar
End-User Cloud/Client Computing Executive - East
LG



Gabe Knuth
Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager
VMware


Bas van Kaam
Field CTO EMEA
Nerdio





Mark Plettenberg
Sr. Product Manager
LoginVSI



Jason E. Smith
VP of Solutions
Liquidware



Doug Keely
Master Storyteller
Stories Rule!


Sascha Goeckel
CEO
deviceTRUST



Chris McMasters
CIO
City of Corona



Kyle Edgeworth
Deputy Chief Information Officer
City of Corona



David Faynor
IT Business Manager
Pittsburgh Mercy


Andrew Kisak
Clinical Solutions Architect
Pittsburgh Mercy




Michel Roth
Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt
Microsoft


Tom Hickling
Sr. Windows Virtual Desktop Global Black Belt
Microsoft


Simon Binder
Digital Workplace Architect and Evangelist



Esther Bartel
Solutions Architect




Al Solorzano
Technology Evangelist

 


Ruben Spruijt
Sr. Technology Evangelist




Pete Downing
Technology Evangelist



Bob Mulders
Head of Corporate Infrastructure and Network
Vos Logistics


Imre Csuri
Strategic Alliance Manager
EPOS



Erwin Knapen
Workplace Specialist
Statistics Netherlands



Hans Kraaijeveld
Business Mobility Architect
Fondo


Mark Elliott
Practice Lead Modern Workspace
Ultima



Mathias Kowalkowski
Senior Consultant EUC
SVA



Rene Bigler
Head of Information Technology
IDM



Sebastian Unser
CEO
Netplans



Thomas Poppelgaard
Technology Evangelist





Henning Volkmer
President and CEO
Cortado




Marisol Lopez
Sales Director for the Americas
Process Fusion




Patrick Johnson
Sales Director, EMEA
Process Fusion



Ben Murphy
Sr. Director of Product Management
Lakeside Software




Christian Bermudez
Sr. Solutions Architect
IGEL




Jason McCallum
Solutions Architect
IGEL





Christian Werner
Director Product Management
IGEL




Daniela Morgner
Product Manager
IGEL





Fredrik Brattstig
EMEA Technology Evangelist
IGEL





Dan O’Farrell
Sr. Director Product Marketing
IGEL





Divya Saggar
Sr. Manager, IGEL Ready
IGEL





Carl Gersh
Sr. Marketing Director
IGEL






Kim Nicola
Sr. Marketing Manager
IGEL


Sponsors

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DISRUPT Cloud Workspaces Experience FAQs

It’s a one-day hybrid event designed for the times we’re working through today. Previously known as DISRUPT EUC, DISRUPT Unite is the flagship event of a new DISRUPT 2021 Cloud Workspaces Experience program created to offer you more, right throughout the year.

It’s an always-on year-round program of activity created to help grow your end-user computing experience, insight, and skills within the fast-accelerating, transformative world of cloud workspaces.

DISRUPT Unite is the flagship international EUC event. Then there’s DISRUPT Enlight that gives EUC professionals a series of informal digital events to share their cloud workspaces experience directly with you. Finally, there’s DISRUPT Empower, a series of digital showcases that present the very latest game-changing EUC technology.

DISRUPT Unite is an international hybrid event designed to unite EUC professionals everywhere in Europe and North America. It’ll kick off with opening morning keynotes, sessions, and breakouts through the day for attendees joining on European time. Their day culminates with a ‘happy hour’ that overlaps with the opening of a ‘power-up hour’ ahead of morning keynotes and sessions for attendees joining in North America.
Absolutely nothing! This Virtual Event is completely FREE for you.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the event.
Send an email to tech@vfairs.com for any technical assistance.
We recommend Chrome and Firefox.
Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.
Attendees who attend a general session, four (4) breakout sessions and visit all virtual booths qualify to receive a beer glass.
Go to www.igel.com/download to download a free trial version of IGEL OS.