fnMentoring: Michael Harries, Citrix Systems

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fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require yourThe Home Winemaker’s Inner Circlefnmentoring-with-lak-ananth-hewlett-packard1″ target=”_blank”> RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured guest will be:

Name: Michael Harries

Michael Harries, Chief Technologist, Citrix Startup Accelerator, Citrix Systems

Bio: Dr Michael Harries drives technology strategy for the Citrix Startup Accelerator. In this role he selects, seed funds and coaches early stage startups creating the future of Mobile Workstyle and Cloud. He is also a long standing member of the Citrix CTO Office and Citrix Labs leadership team.

Prior to joining Citrix, Dr Harries was on the leadership team of several startups; was a computer consultant; lectured in computer science; and more. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of NSW and a Bachelor of Economics from University of Sydney.

The Citrix Startup Accelerator invests in early-stage enterprise and infrastructure startupsglobally. Investment themes include cloud services, enterprise mobility, and collaboration technologies. We’re looking for companies outside the focus of Citrix product groups today. In addition to capital, the companies accepted are offered an office in Silicon Valley and acceleration via enterprise customer development.

Citrix Systems transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion.

fnMentoring is on Wednesday, October 31st beginning at 10:30 am. RSVP here to participate in this event.

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