Welcome to my first rhipe blog. This is an introduction to me, Darren Bennett, and my role here at rhipe. I’m a Citrix subject matter expert within the global Strategy and Enablement team, based in Melbourne.
The Strategy and Enablement team consists of SMEs across our core vendor partnerships that include, among others : Microsoft, VMware, Trend, Red Hat, SoftLayer, Veeam, Acronis, LiveTiles, Datacore, Zimbra, Kemp and Sinefa. Our responsibility is to enable your businesses to strategically deliver efficient, optimal and profitable cloud services.
I joined rhipe in early 2016 after spending over 20 years working with Citrix products and solutions around the world. Historically, my career has been centered around Citrix Solution Advisers (CSAs) along with some global banks and legal firms back in my home town of London.
Some of my more significant achievements include leading a global Citrix migration program for Credit Suisse in London, a greenfield deployment of a Citrix workspace platform across the island of Mauritius, and more recently a highly secure mobile workspace platform in New Zealand for government consumption by 25,000 users.
In between these larger projects I have continued to work on smaller deployments with customers and helped service providers to define, design and deploy mobility solutions.
I joined rhipe because I knew about their success at the forefront of innovative cloud technology. Over the last five or so years in my career, I found myself increasingly interested in enablement and the business aspects of IT so I knew that I would find the work both immensely interesting and challenging.
I now get the best of both worlds as I work with a group of highly skilled and experienced technical specialists and we draw on our experience in the market to help our partners start businesses like those we all worked for.
Getting in Touch
If you have any Citrix or mobility related questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, my details are below. I can help you with product and technical questions, Citrix related services like Desktop as a Service and anything related to mobility.
And if I can’t help you I can find an answer by reaching out to my peers or using my excellent relationship with our mobility vendors.
Thanks for reading my blog!
Darren Bennett, Partner Enablement Specialist (Citrix), rhipe