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Considerations for Building a Successful Desktop Virtualization Pilot Program


Desktop virtualization is a radical new way of doing things. Therefore it’s important to get things right from the start. Many organizations have found success in initially implementing a desktop virtualization pilot program prior to a live rollout. In this video presentation, the experts will discuss the differences among a proof of concept, a trial and a pilot desktop virtualization program.  In addition, they’ll explain the reasons why a desktop virtualization pilot program is key to defining the success of an actual implantation.


Brian Madden Desktop virtualization expert and blogger

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, supertechnical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert. He has written several books and over 1,000 articles about desktop and application virtualization. Madden's blog,, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry.

Juan Vega Marketing Director, Desktop Virtualization Solutions, Dell

Juan Vega has been with Dell since 1998 and played a crucial role in the creation and launch of the Vostro SMB Brand.  He has also managed the $15B OptiPlex planning organization and performed a leading role in Dell’s technical workstation business, developing the group’s graphics strategy and earning a US patent.  He is currently driving the creation of Dell’s Desktop Virtualization Solutions group, focusing on delivering world-class VDI solutions as a part of Dell’s broader desktop virtualization strategy.

Before joining Dell, Mr. Vega's diverse professional experience encompassed the advertising, graphic design, and software industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.

Richard Nockels Intel Client Marketing Manager

Rich, after having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mechanical Engineering in 1989, has spent his career with both Motorola and Intel. In his ten years at Intel, he has focused primarily on marketing efforts around the business PC segment. These efforts include the creation of marketing messages for Intel's vPro technology and streamed computing strategies, supporting end customer sales engagements, and training Intel’s field sales teams on the wide variety of Intel products supporting the business PC market place. 

28 Apr 2011

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