IGEL DISRUPT 2020 in Munich – Meet the EUC Community

If you’re active in the End User Computing space, there are not many events in Europe, where you can meet more EUC community folks in one place. IGEL DISRUPT 2020 is going to take place soon from February 4 – 6 in Munich for the second time, after a very successful last year’s edition at the same venue.

If you’re active in the End User Computing space, there are not many events in Europe, where you can meet more EUC community folks in one place. IGEL DISRUPT 2020 is going to take place soon from February 4 – 6 in Munich for the second time, after a very successful last year’s edition at the same venue.

IGEL DISRUPT is still a quite young conference but it’s growing fast. The inaugural one took place back in 2018 in Bremen, Germany. The upcoming edition in 2020 is the third one hold in Europe, for the second time in Munich again. I had the chance to attend IGEL DISRUPT in Munich last year and it was truly a great event going way beyond a thin client vendor conference.

Jed Ayres (@jedayres), Co-CEO of IGEL Technology told me: “We see this as an industry forum and the bringing the EUC community together is exactly what we are trying to do.”

The big announcement of last year was IGEL launching their new IGEL OS 11, the Linux based universal desktop operating system, a next generation edge OS for cloud workspaces.

The focus of IGEL DISRUPT 2020 is about education and enabling the customers to make their move to a modern workspace, delivered from the on-premises data centers or the cloud. When looking at the agenda there are some very promising sessions from well known and respected EUC professionals and community members listed.

Personally I’m looking forward especially to the sessions and the bootcamp covering one of the hottest topic in the industry: Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop WVD. There’s a four hour pre-show technical bootcamp by Christiaan Brinkhoff (@Brinkhoff_C) and Jim Moyle (@JimMoyle) on Thuesday as well as a keynote by Scott Manchester, the Group Program Manager for WVD and different breakout sessions around the WVD topic. At Microsoft Ignite 2019 it was announced that the Linux-based IGEL OS will support Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop:

IT pros are now able to provide the full Windows Virtual Desktop experience on Linux devices, adding to broad support across platforms that include Windows, iOS, MacOS and HTML5. Support for Linux devices is available now through IGEL, a key hardware partner, and we’ll soon extend this support model through a software development kit (SDK) so that a broader set of partners can innovate at the device layer.

Besides of the WVD topic, there are lots of other interesting sessions on the agenda, presented by fellow community members. This are my not-to-miss sessions:

  • VR in VDI and DaaS – what is possible – Thomas Poppelgaard (@_POPPELGAARD)
  • (v)GPU’s in a Citrix world – Jan Hendrik Meier (@jhmeier) and Ronald Grass (@HDX3DGuy)
  • VDI Like a pro – State of the Union – Christiaan Brinkhoff (@Brinkhoff_C)
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops mit Office 365 – Jan Hendrik Meier (@jhmeier)
  • Succesful Windows servicing – time to make your move! – Simon Binder (@Bindertech)
  • WVD + IGEL end-user experience and protocol comparisons – Benny Tritsch (@drtritsch)
  • The real user experience from a Cloud Workspace – Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk (@Logitblog) and Eltjo van Gulik (@eltjovg)

And of course there is still room to meet, discuss and having a good time – be it at the Wednesday night party or after the sessions at the hotel bar – hope to see you there!

If you’re planning to attend IGEL DISRUPT 2020, consider applying my Promo Code to get a 20% discount when registering on https://disrupteuc.com:

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