The Attic: End User Computing

The Attic is a podcast hosted by IGEL CEO Jed Ayres interviewing tech entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders, especially in the world of end user computing [ EUC]. They share the stories of how they got their start in tech, built successful companies and what they learned along the way. We discuss their views on breaking trends such as the intelligent edge, cloud computing, VDI, DaaS, and so much more. Why The Attic? It was in the attic in Bremen, Germany, where IGEL Technology got its start 20 years ago. And a whole host of famous tech companies started in humble places, like attics and garages. With Facebook, it was a dorm room, HP and Amazon started in a garage. And the magic happens each episode of The Attic, so please tune in!

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Thursday Aug 25, 2022

Host Jed Ayres [CEO, IGEL] welcomes our good friend Skip Gumble up to the Attic to discuss the upcoming VMware Explorer conference in SF as well as the latest EUC trends. And we'll take a journey through Skip's origins in tech.   The episode is also available as a video podcast on IGEL's YouTube channel  

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

IGEL CEO Jed Ayres interviews Scott Manchester, a great friend, and a major executive in the EUC space for Microsoft. For nearly 3 decades, Scott has been leading engineering teams, developing consumer and enterprise technologies, and he’s a technical innovator with some 20 patents in the areas of multimedia, networking, and device management. Scott is also an entrepreneur with experience launching 3 successful startups. For Microsoft, between 2012 and 2020, he was the Group Program Manager responsible for launching Microsoft’s AVD-- Azure Virtual Desktop, and since 2020, he’s spearheaded Windows 365. In the episode, Scott discusses his early career working for Paul Allen and Bill Gates and his recent work with cloud-delivered Microsoft services.

Friday Apr 22, 2022

Tarkan Maner is a major entrepreneur and executive in the end-user computing space. He was the president and CEO of Wyse, the cloud computing software company when it was acquired by Dell. Then, he was the chairman and CEO at Nexenta, a global leader in AI and multi-cloud data management and, after that, chief commercial officer at Nutanix. He's an investor via one of the leading open source community venture funds. He's on numerous boards, a frequent speaker and commentator on current business and tech issues. Audio Only Video version:  

Friday Apr 22, 2022

Christiaan Brinkhoff is a major EUC influencer, a blogger, an author, a sought-after public speaker, and most recently, the Principal Product Manager, and Community Lead for Windows 365, probably one of the most interesting products that Microsoft has launched in a long time.  Audio Only Video version:  

Friday Apr 22, 2022

For the past 3 decades, Sanjay Poonen has blazed a trail through tech, ticking the boxes of engineering, product management, sales, marketing and large company management. He’s an industry superstar, particularly adept at driving growth expansions as he did at SAP and most recently, at VMware. When Sanjay recently exited VMware, he let everyone know he has a lot of gas left in his tank and promises big plans for the future. We're really excited to have Sanjay Poonen up to the Attic today to discuss his illustrious career and we can’t wait to get some hints about where this ‘mover and shaker’s next moves might be. Audio Only Video version:  

Friday Apr 22, 2022

Currently, the Chief Development Officer for Tehama, Nabeel Youakim has decades of experience in the End User Computing industry. Prior to joining Tehama, he spent 22 years at Citrix, in executive leadership positions.One of his key contributions was managing the Citrix alliance with Microsoft, including the time when it wasn’t clear if Microsoft was going to squash Citrix, a time when they almost went under. Nabeel had been at Microsoft earlier in his career so, I am very interested to hear how Nabeel’s leadership at Citrix helped them to survive. He’s always a dynamic presence at EUC events – and someone whom we are really looking forward to catching up with. Audio Only Video version:    

Friday Apr 22, 2022

Kevin Goodman is the Director of Product Management for AWS.He started his career as a coder, and now holds many patents.  He's a technical product leader, who is customer obsessed. And at the heart of it, he knows how to solve big, complex technical problems. Along the way, he co-founded and led two venture-backed startups: RTO Software, which was acquired by VMware in 2010 and FSLogix, that Microsoft acquired in 2018. Today, Kevin's joining us up in the attic because he's a pioneer in the EUC space. Audio Only Video Version:  

Friday Apr 22, 2022

Tyler Rohrer has been called a “serial entrepreneur” --  helping to create a number of very successful EUC companies including FOEDUS which he sold to VMware in 2008 and then, after working for VMware for a short time, he co-founded LIQUIDWARE which is a fast growing EUC company focused on optimizing the desktop experience for enterprises across physical, virtual and cloud …what Tyler calls adaptive workspace management solutions. Audio Only Video version:  

Friday Apr 22, 2022

No stranger to many of you in the end user computing space, our guest on episode 2 is the legendary blogger, Brian Madden.  Brian Madden is the Lead Technologist in VMware’s EUC Office of the CTO and prior to joining VMware, he was a very well-known independent EUC expert, a blogger, a founder of, and of course, the BriForum Conference Series. Brian’s been the source of a massive amount of conversation and debate about VDI and DaaS [desktop as a service]. He’s the author of six books and over 2,000 technical articles. Audio Only Video version:  

Friday Apr 22, 2022

On this inaugural episode, IGEL Technology CEO Jed Ayres invites legendary former Citrix CEO, Mark Templeton up into the Attic for a chat about his amazing journey, culminating with the helm at Citrix whose cloud computing and virtualization technology products are used by some 400,000 clients worldwide. Audio Only Video version:  


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