About Brian Madden

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely-independent desktop virtualization expert. He's written several books and thousands of articles about desktop virtualization. His blog site, www.BrianMadden.com, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. Brian is also the creator of BriForum, an independent conference about desktop virtualization, consumerization of IT, and enterprise mobility management. Having been ranked the #1 speaker at both VMworld and Citrix Synergy, Brian flies over 200,000 miles per year for speaking and consulting, has been written about in Wired Magazine, heard on NPR, quoted in The Economist, and featured on podcasts around the world.

Brian Madden has also been a member of the TechTarget Speaker Bureau since its formation in 2012.

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Desktop Virtualization 2014

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BriForum 2015 Hosted by Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth of BrianMadden.com

BriForum is THE independent conference about end-user computing – we live, eat, and breathe at the point where end-users intersect with enterprise IT technology. Over the course of 3-days, and over 40 independent sessions, we talk about everything related to desktop virtualization, VDI, enterprise mobility, BYOD, DaaS and provide a vendor-neutral perspective on maintaining a balance between usability, security and control in today’s virtualized and mobile marketplace.

Check-out the most up-to-date pricing online here or call Jeremy Caci at (617) 431-9701 for more information.

Dates and Locations

Denver, CO


2015 Desktop Virtualization Road Tour: 10 Steps to sucess with VDI Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth

Now that there are storage technologies readily available to solve the performance and cost issues of virtual desktop infrastructures, and improvements in GPU technologies that enable even the highest-end workloads to be virtualized, it’s safe to say that VDI technology has officially become possible, and affordable.  It’s time to focus in on the 10 things you can do to be successful with VDI in 2015!  Join us when the Virtual Desktop Road Tour rolls into your city to get a behind-the-scenes look at real-world VDI implementations, so you can learn from early adopters – and design your environment with a no-fail strategy.

Register today by calling Mike Parisi at (617) 431-9718 or completing our quick online registration form.

Dates and Locations

Boston, MA

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More resources from Brian Madden

Merging of VDI and Consumerization of IT

Our jobs as IT professionals delivering end user computing are pretty complex!

In the old days, we just had to worry about delivering the Windows OS to Windows desktops. The arrival of laptops fifteen years ago changed some of the logistics (we had to learn about new things like modems, RRAS, and VPNs), but at the end of the day our job was still about delivering Windows desktops to users.

Microsoft's Surface Tablet

I guess we have to talk about Microsoft's Surface tablet. There are literally thousands of other articles describing what it is. (BW, NYT, Engadget) So instead of re-hashing that, let's get right into the real conversation that's missing from the big news sites.

The VDI Delusion

You may have noticed that I haven't written much on BrianMadden.com for the past few weeks. That's because I've been putting the final touches on our new book, The VDI Delusion: Why Desktop Virtualization Failed to Live Up to the Hype, and What the Future Enterprise Desktop will Really Look Like. This book was cowritten by Gabe Knuth, Jack Madden, and me.

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