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IGEL Announces Dates for DISRUPT 2019 End User Computing Forum, Silicon Valley

Leading Industry Event on End User Computing, to be Held February 5-7, 2019, Will Showcase How Endpoint Transformation Means Organizations Must “Challenge Everything”

San Francisco, November 29, 2018 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint security and optimization software for the secure enterprise, today announced dates for its second annual DISRUPT End User Computing Forum. The leading industry conference on end user computing (EUC) will be held on February 5-7, 2019 in the heart of Silicon Valley at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose.  Featuring prominent industry speakers sharing insights and trends on today’s EUC transformation, the conference will highlight why today’s organizations need to “challenge everything.”

“Our 2019 DISRUPT EUC event will build on the momentum and success of our first annual DISRUPT event last year held at AMD’s offices in Austin,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO of IGEL North America and Global CMO.“It was then that we recognized just how wide-spread the industry need was for a thought leadership event that focused on endpoint computing. This year, we’ve moved the event to Silicon Valley and we’re addressing some of the hottest trends in the EUC industry as IT organizations look for the insights and best practices that will help them face the monumental changes ahead. If you’re ready to challenge EUC as you know it, you must attend this year’s event.”

Underscoring the DISRUPT 2019 theme, “Challenge Everything,” event presenters will be demonstrating how attendees can overcome the common EUC challenges of complexity and cost. Speakers and sessions lined up for the highly anticipated event will share how organizations can take their EUC environment to new levels of cost efficiency, simplicity and protection.

The event will feature a keynote address by Michelle Bailey, Group Vice President, General Manager and IDC Research Fellow for IDC’s Cloud and Datacenter Services.

“There is a clear shift happening at the endpoint. With key trends including increasing cloud adoption, security concerns and IoT proliferation, compounded by persistent cost sensitivity, end user computing must be transformed,” said Bailey. “During DISRUPT 2019, I will share the key factors contributing to this trend and what organizations must do now to challenge the status quo.”

Additional center-stage speakers include:

  • Dave Lesuer, Senior Manager, Office of the CIO, eBay
  • Douglas Brown, Global Technology Evangelist, IGEL
  • Thomas Poppelgaard, EUC Technology Evangelist, Independent Analyst
  • Stephen DiFranco, IoT Industry Expert, Independent Analyst
  • Eva Helen, Founder and CEO, EQ Inspiration
  • Chantell Comberger, VP Retail, IT Division, CPC
  • Nabeel Youakim, Vice President, Citrix
  • Mike Schumacher, CEO, Lakeside Software
  • Chris Longstaffe, Founder and CEO, Integratis
  • Matthew Friel, Vation Ventures
  • Steven Burke, News Editor, The Channel Company

Attendees of DISRUPT 2019 are also invited to attend a Technical Boot Camp where they can earn their IGEL Certified Engineer (ICE) status as an IGEL cloud architect or IGEL UMS expert. The intensive, one-day training courses offer detailed and hands on training on the IGEL product portfolio; Universal Management Suite configuration; Citrix and VMware configuration; IGEL Cloud Gateway; and troubleshooting scenarios. IGEL partner and distribution sales trainings will also be offered.

The event is hosted by IGEL and sponsored by Nutanix, NVIDIA, AMD, PrinterLogic, Cherry, ControlUp, DeviceTrust, Parallels, Lakeside and Ingram Micro. Register today for early bird pricing at

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IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint security and optimization software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint security and optimization platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit

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