Atlanta, a city known for its history and southern charm, is also one of America’s major conference destinations. This year it is home to this Citrix Synergy 2019. With Atlanta’s year-round sunny climate and diverse attractions, Citrix Synergy conference attendees are in for a double treat next week. As for me, I plan to be in Atlanta next week to take part in all the excitement Citrix Synergy brings to town. Several of the technology alliance partners I work with on the Cisco ACI, UCS, Hyperflex, and Network Assurance Engine front will be at this Citrix event. Amidst these synergies, I want to bring to your attention the highlights of this year’s Citrix Synergy 2019.

Citrix CEO, David Henshall, kick starts the event with his visionary keynote on May 21st, at 9 AM. David will focus on Citrix’s vision of powering a better way to work, welcoming customers who reveal the key business outcomes that Citrix solutions enable in their organizations. Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, PJ Hough, will demonstrate the next evolution in Citrix innovation and show how personalized insights and automation will guide employees through their day and help them work smarter.

Along with Citrix CEO, several dignitaries take the stage at Citrix Synergy 2019 this year as super session speakers. Notable among them are former US secretary of state, Madeline Albright, and Author, Adventurer & Cofounder of No Barriers, Erik Weihenmayer.

Citrix Synergy 2019 is particularly special to me, as our joint solutions with Citrix featuring Cisco technologies UCS, Hyperflex, ACI have picked up considerable customer adoption since their market introduction. In particular, Ameritas, Okada Manila, YRC freight, Woolworth, DU and several other prestigious enterprise customers have recently given testimonials on their positive experiences with the ACI-NetScaler joint solution, and I look forward to hearing more of these at the event.

What is top of mind from a Cisco participation standpoint, at Citrix Synergy 2019?

Besides the keynote and speaking sessions, the world of solutions beckons you with a wide range of technology showcase solutions from industry-leading vendors. I want to welcome you to the Cisco booth #302 where action is non-stop. This year we are offering solution demos and mini-theater presentations, featuring HyperFlex for Citrix Cloud,  Cisco ACI and Citrix ADC for Multi Cloud, and Workspace of the future.

In particular, check out our demos featuring different modes of deployment we have introduced with the Cisco ACI- Citrix NetScaler joint solution, and specifically, ask us about the hot-off-the-press “cloud orchestrator mode” at our ACI demo. Read my blog and the solution overview on flexible deployment modes.  Stop by our booth #302 and get a live demo from our experts, and learn how to automate the deployment of NetScaler L4-L7 services using ACI policy framework.  There is never a dull moment at our booth this year. Come and see Cisco UCS, HyperFlex with Citrix desktop virtualization, and Nvidia GPU demos as they offer the latest in technology innovations from Cisco and our partners.

In addition, we will provide you with quick overview presentations at our mini theater, that runs around the clock. These daily presentations by Cisco subject matter experts on ACI-NetScaler, HyperFlex-Citrix, joint solutions will complement the insights you gain via demos. This year we also have our technology partners NVIDIA, NetApp, iGel, AMD, VMware, presenting on joint innovations with Cisco and share how we are pushing the envelope in emerging areas. So, do not miss these sessions if you are constrained for time and need a quick overview.

This year we have special giveaways at our booth #302. All you need is to collect a Challenge Card at our welcome desk for a chance to earn a collectible Cisco T-Shirt and an AR headset prize pack. You could win all of that, if you are prepared to check out one of our demos and theater presentation, and that is simple enough. And that’s not all. Tweet a photo of your Cisco T-shirt with the caption “I got my #CiscoShirt at #CitrixSynergy!”, and qualifying tweets will be entered for a chance to win a Google Home Mini. Two winners will be chosen each day and notified via twitter.

Let’s not forget, it’s not all about work!  Come celebrate the end of the conference with colleagues and new friends at a county fair–themed final night party you won’t want to miss. Enjoy line dancing and trick roping, try your luck at the midway games, and test your skill at a variety of yard games. Relax to the sounds of a 15-piece live band, and get ready to close out your Synergy experience with a party to remember.

Final Night Party
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
GWCC, Building B, Level 1, Hall B4

I look forward to seeing you all in person next week.


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Ravi Balakrishnan

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Datacenter Solutions