11:00 – 3:00 pm EST 8:00 – 12 pm PST 5:00 – 9:00 pm CET
What to Expect
Thought-provoking EUC experts
Login VSI Summit 2021 (previously known as the VDI Performance Summit) is back for a fifth event of networking and learning together. Join from anywhere around the world for this event devoted to bringing together IT professionals and inspiring keynote speakers, including Brian Madden of VMware, Christiaan Brinkhoff of Microsoft, and Ruben Spruijt of Nutanix, and many others.
Prepare for a day of business and technical breakout sessions and EUC enthusiasts covering what you need to advance your knowledge in today’s digital workspace, end-user computing, and application and desktop performance.
Your registration gives you access to the entire event with opportunities to watch sessions live or on-demand, chat with experts and session speakers, interact with sponsors, and network throughout the day.
What to Expect:
Thought-provoking speakers and leading EUC experts from around the world
Inspiring, business-focused sessions on the future of digital workspace
Education from Experts – tips & tricks on how to improve desktop and application performance
Get in touch with leading vendors and find out how their solutions can benefit your business
Opening Keynote: Charlie and the Testing Factory
What a year it's been; join Blair and Mark as they welcome you to this year's VDI summit. They'll announce a revolutionary new way to measure user experience, get you up to date on the latest roadmaps and research we've done, and share their vision on what testing will look like for 2022 and beyond. This will be a fast pace, fun, and very educational opening of the event. "You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of… until it is tested."
Blair Parkhill & Mark Plettenberg
Keynote - EUC Testing: No Longer an Afterthought
How deploying a testing factory improves the digital workspace experience. With the rate of change to the desktop image accelerating to near continuous, automation has been a lifeline for the EUC Engineer. But automation without testing is simply a way to get to a disaster faster. This conversation will focus on the need to build up an automated testing capability to match the scale and velocity of changes that are being deployed thereby allowing the EUC Engineer to focus only on those changes that fail to pass, rather than trying to find the needle in the haystack.
How deploying a testing factory improves the digital workspace experience
Fireside chat with Mark Bowker & Richard Scannell
Keynote - The Future of VDI
We all know VDI got a “boost” due to the pandemic, but is that a one-time thing, or permanent? And what about this whole “future of work” and hybrid working? Is that better for VDI or worse? Since everything this week is about VDI performance, it’s worth taking a look at how VDI will evolve over the next few years, and how it will fit into the broader EUC landscape moving forward.
VDI Like A Pro – EUC Market Trends & Predictions
VDI Like a PRO is an authority when it comes to independent market research in the End User Computing (EUC) space. Founders Ruben Spruijt and Christiaan Brinkhoff will be teaming up for a special session at the Login VSI Summit and give you an insider view of the EUC industry and recent market trends and developments. The guys will be talking Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), public cloud, single session and multi-session Operating Systems, and the key EUC initiatives for 2022 and beyond.
Ruben Spruijt & Christiaan Brinkhoff
Feedback: The Unsung Hero of IT
In the fast moving and ever-changing world of IT we often don’t take the time to learn. Feedback on IT systems is an essential but often overlooked part of any process. In this session we'll discuss why gaining feedback is becoming more important and how to embed feedback in any change management process for the digital workspace.
Sizing Azure Virtual Desktop and Selecting the Perfect Instance
We'll discover the knowledge worker capacity of our AVD solutions with a given, consistent end-user experience and performance. Performance expert and AVD sizing guru Blair Parkhill and Pieter Wigleven from the AVD Product Team will be hosting a groundbreaking session on Azure Virtual Desktop. They will explain how they have been able to continuously improve the performance of AVD with Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session. Learn sizing and performance-related information, including FSLogix on Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session and a sneak preview of Login VSI's latest Task, Office, and Knowledge Worker profiles. Lastly, Blair will show you some clever testing automation and ways to find the perfect Azure instance for your remote workforce.
Blair Parkhill & Pieter Wigleven
The Role of EUX in Digital Transformation
As businesses seek to get back to the strategic roadmaps that are core to their business, a new aspect of End-User/Employee experience will be key to that success. Michael Kent – CTO for Login VSI will discuss the role of EUX in digital transformation, and how companies can ensure their digital transformation projects are a success.
Windows 11: What to Expect, How to Prepare, and First Results
Windows 11 is coming and while it's not final, there are some things you can already do to prepare. Join Hilko and Mark as they share best practices, results of preliminary testing, and geek out on Windows 11, VMware OSOT, Server 2022, Windows 10, automation, and the true love of every performance engineer: anti-virus.
Hilko Lantinga & Mark Plettenberg
Stay tuned for updated sessions as we are finalizing the agenda!
Senior Analyst Mark Bowker analyzes what it takes to support the modern, mobile workforce via digital workspaces. Leveraging 20+ years of IT industry experience, Mark researches the delivery, management, and experience of digital workspaces through both IT and end-user lenses.
Fascinated by the transformation in workforce behavior brought about by digital workspaces and how businesses are embracing mobility-enabled workflows and processes, Mark’s research spans from alternative desktop, application, and data delivery strategies to digital workspaces management technology and mobility’s impact on IT and business.
Brian Madden is a distinguished technologist in VMware’s EUC Office of the CTO. Prior to joining VMware, he was known world-wide as an independent EUC expert and founder of BrianMadden.com, the BriForum conference series, and author of six books and over 2000 articles and blog posts.
Christiaan works as a Principal Program Manager and Community Lead on the Cloud Managed Desktops Engineering team at Microsoft, bringing his expertise to help customers imagine new virtualization experiences. A former Global Black Belt and Senior Technical Specialist for Windows Virtual Desktop, Christiaan joined Microsoft in 2018 as part of the FSLogix acquisition. In his role at Microsoft, he will bring Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) closer together, drive community efforts around virtualization to empower Microsoft customers in leveraging new cloud virtualization scenarios. He also co-leads the #VDILIKEAPRO – state of the union survey, is the founder of the Microsoft meets Community: Windows Virtual Desktop event (aka.ms/wvdevent2021) and is the founder and co-host of the new technical-driven video podcast show called Desktops in the Cloud.
Ruben Spruijt is Sr. Technologist at Nutanix, former CTO at Frame, and a well-regarded author, speaker, market analyst, technologist. An all-around End User Computing geek. He contributes to Nutanix product development and analyzes EUC technology trends that impacted the current and future of work. Ruben is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), NVIDIA GRID Community Advisor, and was in the Citrix CTP program from 2008-2017 and VMware vExpert from 2008-2018. Ruben (co)founded several independent industry bodies such as Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC), VDI Like A Pro, Team Remote Graphics Experts (TeamRGE), WhatMatrix, AppVirtGURU wrote and co-authoring multiple disruptive research papers. Ruben has presented more than 450 sessions at national and international events such as BriForum, Citrix iForum Japan, Citrix Synergy, Gartner Catalyst, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft TechEd, NVIDIA GTC, and VMworld.
Hilko Lantinga is an End-User Computing Architect in VMware Technical Marketing, with a focus on 3D, Horizon Windows Desktops & RDSH, Linux and Applications. Previously he was a Senior Consultant in VMware Professional Services, leading large-scale EUC deployments in EMEA and has 18 years of experience in end-user computing. Get in touch with Hilko and follow him on Twitter @HilkoLantinga.
Pieter Wigleven is a Sr. Program Manager in the Windows Virtual Desktop product group, responsible for all operating systems, including Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session. In the past 12 at Microsoft years, he has held several roles including Windows Technical Solution Professional, EMS Blackbelt Technical Solution Professional and Premier Field Engineering. Pieter has visited over 300 different customers across the EMEA region and is well known in the Windows and Mobility field. Outside of work Pieter likes to hike, play field hockey or brew beer with friends.
Perparim Bislimi has over 15 years of experience in IT service delivery, hands-on experience in various disciplines ranging from support to consultancy training. Perparim also holds years of experience as a lead engineer/Solution Architect for large enterprises. He is responsible for helping our prospects and customers get value from Login Enterprise, answering technical questions, and presenting our solutions.
Blair Parkhill joined Login VSI in the summer of 2015 as director of products. Blair has been a marketing leader, avid architect and supporter of customer-focused technology solutions and technical marketing since the late 1990s. Residing in tiny homes located in the mountains of Colorado and jungles of Costa Rica, he tries to spend as much time as he can traveling, playing music, exploring the jungle, walking on beaches, and hiking in the mountains – when he’s not playing with the product, geeking out with the latest tech, presenting, testing or blogging.
Mark Plettenberg is Senior Product Manager at Login VSI. Operating in the center between Sales, Product Development, Marketing, and last but not least: Research. Due to this research, Mark is regularly invited to speak at leading industry events such as E2EVC, VMworld, Citrix Synergy and share his vision on End User Computing, User Experience, and application & desktop performance. Mark is a Citrix CTP, VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP and co-author of the annual ‘VDI Like A Pro – EUC State of the Union’, the biggest community driven market research in EUC.
Having spent the first decade of his career on the buy-side of IT at Motorola, Richard Scannell has since been in early-stage technology companies for over 20 years. As co-founder of GlassHouse Technologies, an IT Services company, SVP Sales, and later CEO of RiverMeadow, a Cloud migration software company, and most recently in his role as GM for North America at Login VSI. Richard’s passion is in working with Customers to drive mutual success, helping them solve the critical business issues they face while working with his team to push the company to the next level. He once raised $1M in capital from the guy sitting beside him in a bar. Irish by birth, Richard is a naturalized US citizen residing in Boston.
Eric-Jan van Leeuwen, founder and CEO of Login International Group is an experienced leader and has worked in the end-user computing market (focusing on VDI) for over 20 years. Companies founded in the group are software company Immidio (acquired by VMware in 2015) and Login Consultants, an international consultancy firm (acquired by Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom). Currently, Login VSI BV and Login VSI Inc. Previous to his role, he held senior sales roles at QFace ICT Dienstverleners, ASG de Veer, and K&DJ. He has a B.S. in Commercial Economics from Hogeschool InHolland.
Michael Kent, CTO at Login VSI, has an extensive background in the technology field and is an experienced architect and technology manager in software as a service. He has an outstanding balance between business and technology and is skilled at addressing a mix of tactical and strategic solutions to address short- and long-term business goals. Michael’s Product Management and Product Launch experience working with multiple teams to deliver compelling offerings to a target market and maintaining products through the product lifecycle.
We hosted our first VDI Performance Summit in Amsterdam in 2019, followed by a virtual event. Both events surpassed our expectations, and we did a repeat of both live and virtual the following year.
You can view highlights from last year’s event here.