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Rob McShinsky
Robert McShinsky (MCSE, MCP, MCTS) has been working in technology for over 13 years focusing on server management and systems architecture design and is currently employed as a Sr. Systems Engineer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is also a regular contributor and member of the Server Virtualization Advisory Board at SearchServerVirtualization. His most notable skills are in the area of server virtualization since 2004. Robert has been the development architect working closely with Microsoft as an early adopter and ongoing participant in TAP/RDP programs of Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). This has included video and written case studies, acting as a customer reference, and speaking with industry analysts and vendors about Hyper-V and multiple System Center products. Robert has been the lead in migrating 65% (450+) Windows servers at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center using Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Hyper-V R1/R2/R2 SP1 virtualization platforms. Robert is also the technical lead and architect of the Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Other skills include management of Red Hat Directory Servers, various Linux operating systems, Citrix/Terminal Services, and Windows desktop deployment scenarios. In addition, he is a Microsoft MVP (Virtual Machine), blogs at, tweets at (@VirtuallyAware) and speaks at various technical events about experiences and giving tips on virtualization and management solutions. Specialties: • Microsoft Hyper-V R1/R2/R2 SP1 • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and VSMT • Microsoft System Center Products (SCVMM, SCDPM, SCOM) • Active Directory Services • Red Hat Directory Services
Todd Smith IISales Engineer Manager for New EnglandCitrix
Todd is the New England Manager for SEs at Citrix.  Todd has spoken at several of our events and is quite popular.
Tim MackeyOpen Source Evangelist and XenServer Community ManagerCitrix
Tim Mackey is a community manager and evangelist for XenServer within the Citrix Open Source Business Office and is focused on server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2006, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution. In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the XenServer self-service virtualization components. Since that time, he has held various roles within the XenServer team, and speaks regularly on topics related to the design of large scale virtual environments.
Jerry SheaSr Virtualization EngineerCitrix
Jerry Shea has worked in the IT industry for over 35 years, and has been working with Citrix products since 1996 filling such roles as Citrix Administrator, Engineer, Architect and consultant. Joining Citrix at the beginning of 2007 Jerry is currently a Senior Virtualization Engineer delivering the vision of Citrix Delivery Clouds. Prior to working for Citrix Jerry worked for Compaq and then HP where he was responsible for developing collateral on integrating Citrix and HP products. Jerry ran the New England Citrix User Group for over 12 years, until handing over the role as president.
Bill WilderDevPartners
I am an independent Cloud Consultant focused on helping
individuals and companies succeed in the cloud using Windows Azure.
I am not representing any vendor.
Kevin GoodmanFounder and CEOFsLogix
A veteran in the software industry for over twenty years, Goodman has had successful management roles in a number of private and publicly held high-tech companies including RTO Software, VMware and DCA.
Goodman is the author of two books published by M&T Publishing – Windows NT: A Developer’s Guide, and Building Windows 95 Applications, and has been a frequent contributor to several computer industry magazines. Goodman has also been awarded four patents.
George SymonsChief Executive OfficerGridStore

George Symons, Chief Executive Officer
George Symons brings over 20 years of storage experience to Gridstore as a member of its board of directors and CEO. Mr. Symons previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at Nexsan, resulting in its acquisition by Imation. Prior to Nexsan he held executive roles in storage companies including Xiotech Corporation (COO), EvoStor (CEO), Yosemite Technologies (CEO), EMC (CTO for Information Management), and Legato (CTO, VP of Development and Product Management). He has also held senior roles at FullTime Software, Software Research, PROCASE Corporation, and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Symons has bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Management Science from UCSD, and an MBA from UCLA.
Kelly MurphyFounder and Chief Technology OfficerGridStore
Kelly Murphy, Founder and Chief Technology Officer As a serial entrepreneur with a track record of bringing disruptive technologies to market, Kelly Murphy brings 15 years CEO experience with disruptive venture backed software companies. In 1998, almost a decade before the cloud became popular, Murphy founded Marrakech, the first software company that offered on-demand procurement and supply chain systems to over 30,000 trading partners including some of the world’s largest retailers, consumer food producers, packaging companies and utilities. After selling Marrakech in 2007, he turned his sights onto what was his largest obstacle in growing his previous business — storage. In 2009, Murphy founded Gridstore — a pioneer of software-defined storage that is set to disrupt the traditional storage industry. Currently, he serves on Gridstore’s Board of Directors and is also the Chief Technology Officer. Originally from Canada, Murphy obtained his BS in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University, played Division I hockey and was the seventh pick of the New York Islanders in the 1984 entry draft. - See more at:
Jamil MneimnehKaspersky Labs

Jamil Mneimneh is an SE for Kaspersky Labs, providing him with a wealth of real-world implementation experiences  around virtualization and security.
A Systems Engineer with Kaspersky lab. He has worked in the IT Security field in Atlanta, GA for nearly a decade, most of it has been spent evaluating performance of UTM, NIPS, and NextGen Firewalls from within an Agile engineering organization.
Andrey PozhoginSenior B2B Product Marketing ManagerKaspersky Labs
Andrey Pozhogin is Senior B2B Product Marketing Manager for Kaspersky Lab North America. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of business product launches including scheduling, accountability and product delivery excellence. In his 4-year tenure at Kaspersky, Andrey has held a variety of positions at Kaspersky in Moscow and the US including Marketing Manager and Launch Manager for both consumer and corporate products.
Tyler RohrerLiquidware Labs
Tyler Rohrer co-founded Liquidware Labs after leaving a key role within VMware's Enterprise Desktop Team. Previously, he was a partner at FOEDUS, which was acquired by VMware. Tyler heads up the Strategic Alliance program and is engaged in managing the company's relationships with major platform and storage partners.
Matt BoyajianLiquidware Labs
Matt Boyajian joined Liquidware Labs with over 13 years of experience on the desktop team for one of the nation's largest utility providers where he managed the virtualization initiative by leveraging Liquidware Labs' solutions. Liquidware Labs was pleased to introduce Matt as Sr. Solutions Architect in early 2011.
Dan StoltsIT Pro Evangelist / IT Pro Community Lead North EastMicrosoft
Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!
Mathjis GatesApp-V TeamMicrosoft
Matthijs Gates is the Lead Program Manager on Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). Matthijs has worked on App-V since 2008. Prior to this role, he worked for many years as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft on several technologies including operating systems, networking, multimedia, and television support. Matthijs holds numerous software patents.
Matthijs currently lives outside Boston with his wife and two children.
Rachel ZhuSr. Reference ArchitectNetApp
Photo: Rachel Zhu
Rachel Zhu is a virtualization architect at NetApp. She designs and implements virtualization solutions and drives integration between storage and virtualization platforms. She authors many virtualization best practice and deployment technical papers for NetApp Solutions. Before joining NetApp, she was a senior software engineer for Nortel and HP Canada. Rachel received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Jiao Tong University medical school in China and a Master Degree of Computer Science from North Carolina State University in US.
Jackk MaddenBloggerTech Target

Photo of Jack Madden with his phones

Jack Madden covers everything related to enterprise mobility management at, a TechTarget website devoted to desktop virtualization, the consumerization of IT, and enterprise mobility. Jack has written hundreds of articles and spoken at BriForum, Citrix Synergy, VMworld, and other events throughout the US and Europe. He is the author of “Enterprise Mobility Management: Everything you need to know about MDM, MAM, & BYOD” and co-author of “The VDI Delusion.”

Tim ManganKahunaTMurgent Technologies
President of Virtualization Group Boston. Tim Mangan is the Founder of TMurgent Technologies LLP. Prior to launching TMurgent, Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision. Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank. At one point he was the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consortium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim speaks at many conferences and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional" for Virtualization and by Citrix as a "Citrix Technology Professional".