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Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard
Tom Flynn is the Chief Technologist for Thin Clients and Solutions with 22 years of experience in the computing industry. Tom conceived the HP MultiSeat solution for education and small business and is the leading the HP zero client strategy. Tom is the inventor of the Consolidated Client Infrastructure (CCI) which is based on the Blade PC and has numerous patents pending. Tom is currently focusing on the rapidly evolving client virtualization technologies and the impact of those solutions on commercial, healthcare and educational offerings.
Tom is a well rounded technologist and a seasoned executive having held leadership positions in services organization, service provider organization, enterprise servers and storage organization, and the personal systems group. Prior to joining the personal systems group, Tom was the Director, Computing on Demand Solutions within Enterprise Servers and Storage. Tom led the technology team in the Service Provider Business Unit that helped create the Supplier Enablement portfolio. Tom joined Hewlett Packard in January 1995 as a founding member of Enterprise Consulting Services where he held a number of roles including principal consultant and manager of the Enterprise Solutions Centers.
Desktop virtualization has become one of the hot spots for 2010, in part because many of the barriers of the past have been eliminated. Along with the promise of solving the decades old problems of desktop management and support, desktop virtualization is bringing with it a renewed look at thin client (now also zero client) computing. How do server hosted applications and desktops relate to thin client computing and thin/zero client devices? How have these technologies changed/improved to become strong solutions for today's desktop challenges. Where do other technologies like Windows 7, smartphones and iPads fit in? Learn if, why and and how all these technologies should fit into your desktop strategy.