Citrix Desktop and Application Virtualization Podcast with Citrix CTO Harry Labana – Episode 138
In episode 138, Douglas Brown interviews Harry Labana, CTO at Citrix. Harry is responsible for the Citrix desktop and application virtualization solutions. Doug and Harry discuss Citrix’s desktop virtualization strategy, solutions, futures, and much more for products such as XenApp, XenDesktop, XenClient, and XenVault. This is a must listen for anyone interested in the desktop virtualization market!
About Harry Labana
Harry Labana joined Citrix in July 2009 as vice president and chief technology officer for Citrix desktop and application virtualization. He is a member of the leadership team that charts the technological direction and product roadmap of Citrix’s $1 billion flagship product line. As CTO, he is also responsible for helping to communicate the strategic direction of the company’s desktop virtualization solutions to internal and external audiences. As part of the Citrix Office of the CTO, Harry collaborates with other Citrix CTOs to drive the company’s overall technology direction and product strategy and advises the executive management team.
Prior to joining Citrix, Labana was at Goldman Sachs for nine years and was most recently a vice president in the Technology division, leading the global engineering and architecture efforts for desktop and application virtualization. Labana also worked closely with the Office of the CIO to advise clients, internal bankers and research analysts on trends and investment opportunities as well as leading software entrepreneurs and established leaders on strategy and to influence their respective roadmaps.
Harry Labana has 14 years experience in numerous infrastructure, architecture, project management and software development roles in financial services firms, such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers, and he was a Citrix customer for many years.
Harry holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic systems engineering with honors from the University of Manchester (UK).