In this engaging second episode, Douglas Brown sits down with the iconic Mark Templeton, former CEO of Citrix and currently the Chairman of the Board at WorkSpot. Douglas and Mark embark on a journey through the evolution of virtual workplaces, discussing the visionary steps Citrix took under Mark’s leadership and how these innovations have shaped the industry.
Key Topics and Questions:
- Citrix’s Beginnings (1995)
- The Microsoft-Citrix deal (1997)
- Introduction of Seamless Windows (1999)
- The Virtual Workplace video (2001)
- Progress in the industry (2001-2020)
- The Impact of COVID on IT Strategies
- How industry developments such as Microsoft AVD, CloudPC, and Citrix / VMware acquisitions will shape the future of EUC and beyond
- The Nirvana Phone Concept
- Much more
Join us in this insightful episode as we explore virtual workspaces’ past, present, and future with Mark Templeton, a true pioneer in the field. Tune in for a deep dive into the technological milestones and forward-thinking concepts that have shaped today’s digital workspace landscape!
- Apple Knowledge Navigator Video (1987)
- Citrix Virtual Workspace Video (2001)
- Learn more about WorkSpot
- Learn more about ControlUp
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About Mark Templeton
Mark Templeton has served as an independent director of Workspot since September, 2020 after serving on the company’s Advisory Board for several years. Templeton is the former president and chief executive officer of Citrix Systems where he shaped the company for over 20 years, propelling Citrix as one of the world’s largest enterprise computing and software-as-a-service companies. Citrix transformed from a $15 million organization with one product, one customer segment, and one go-to-market path, into a global organization with annual revenues of over $3 billion and 100 million users worldwide.
Mr. Templeton also serves as an independent director on several private company boards and at Arista Networks [ANET] and Health Catalyst [HCAT]. He earned his bachelor’s degree in product design from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
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.
Contact with Mr. Brown on LinkedIn.
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