In this dynamic episode of ControlUp Community Radio, host Douglas Brown engages with Andrew Wood, a seasoned EUC industry expert who recently embarked on a new journey as a Product Manager at ControlUp. Their conversation, rich with laughter and insights, delves into a broad spectrum of topics, highlighting Andrew’s extensive experience and the evolving landscape of end-user computing (EUC).
Key Discussion Points:
- Career Shift: Andrew Wood’s decision to transition from Amazon to ControlUp explores the motivations and aspirations behind the move.
- EUC, DaaS, and VDI Outlook: Delving into the future of EUC, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and on-premises solutions, examining current trends and predictions.
- Impact of COVID-19: An in-depth look at how the pandemic revolutionized workplace technology, mainly focusing on the surge in deploying laptops and remote work solutions.
- Industry Dynamics: Analyzing the implications of Cloud Software Group’s divestiture of VMware EUC and its broader impact on the EUC industry.
- Andrew’s Vision at ControlUp: Unpacking Andrew’s priorities and strategic goals as a ControlUp Product Manager and his approach to driving innovation.
- Digital Employee Experience (DEX): Understanding the role and significance of DEX in today’s digital workspace environment.
- Additional Insights: The episode also features a variety of other engaging topics and insights, shedding light on the rapidly evolving world of EUC.
Join us for a compelling episode with valuable perspectives from two industry veterans. Whether you’re an IT professional, a business leader, or simply keen on the latest digital workspace technologies, this episode is not to be missed.
About Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood is a Product Manager at ControlUp focusing on monitoring and automation with VDI and DaaS. He has over 25 years of experience delivering end-user compute/desktop solutions. Before joining ControlUp, he was the World Wide EUC Tech Lead at Amazon Web Services. As well as presenting at AWS Re:Invent, AWS Summits, Citrix Synergy, E2EVC, and user community events, Andrew regularly comments and interacts on social media on topics such as desktop virtualization technologies, amongst other things.
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About Douglas A. Brown
Douglas Brown is the VP of Community at ControlUp, where he plays a pivotal role in invigorating the company’s customer and partner base. His responsibilities include cultivating and expanding the ControlUp Community.
As VP of Community at IGEL, Douglas Brown grew their community to 9,000 members with 330,000 messages, led the VIP Program with 45 experts, managed Technical Publications, and was the Global Technology Evangelist.
With 25+ years in virtualization and cloud computing, Doug Brown founded DABCC, Inc., a pioneering and top-visited EUC website.
Doug was honored as Citrix’s SE of the Year in 2002, received the Microsoft MVP award from 2005 to 2016, and earned the Citrix CTP and VMware vEXPERT titles. A regular speaker at industry events, he has been an active author for two decades.
Mr. Brown was awarded a US Patent relating to “social content management,” US#8903912.
Mr. Brown hosted the #1-rated EUC podcast show, DABCC Radio.
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