Desktop of the Future: Virtualization, Mobility, and BYOD

You are invited to participate in a provocative panel discussion on the Desktop of the Future: Virtualization, Mobility, and BYOD. The panelists will share their  first-hand experience with implementing these technologies and tips on how you can avoid some of the pitfalls as well as benefit from lessons learned. The panelists will discuss technologies that run independent of hardware and enhance user productivity as well as the latest trends on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). In addition, three Local IT Desktop panel participants will share their perspectives on desktop support, Citrix, mobile devices, and dispatching. Don’t miss this informative, interactive, and fun session custom designed for IT professionals!

Scott Meyer, Co-Panelist

Scotts’ primary role as an Enterprise Mobility Architect at Progress Energy has been to define and execute a multi-year Mobility Strategy that is both cost effective and delivers high business value. Over the last few years he has led many mobility initiatives including a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Scott has played a key role in developing the “Desktop of the Future” (DOF) vision. He is a 25 year veteran in IT and has held numerous technical and management positions in industry leading companies including DuPont, Bell & Howell, Revlon and Progress Energy or the new Duke Energy.



Lawton Mikell, Co-Panelist

Lawton has been with Progress Energy for 26 years and is currently the Desktop System Architect responsible for setting the standards for endpoint computing hardware and operating systems. Most recently Lawton helped implement a virtual desktop system for an external Call Center and he assisted with developing the “Desktop of the Future” (DOF) for Duke Energy. Lawton is a 34 year veteran in IT and previously worked for Detroit Diesel Allison as a Reliability Engineer.

Panel Participants – Local IT Desktop Support – Carolinas East, Duke Energy

Shelly Butler – Mobile Devices

Charles Howe – Desktop Dispatching

Edna Kaufman – Citrix

Date:               October 2, 2012

Location:         Duke/Progress Energy Customer Service Center (CSC- Auditorium)

160 Rush Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Time:                9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Doors open at 8.30

Presentation:   Desktop of the Future: Virtualization, Mobility, and BYOD

Access Instructions:  Drive up to the gate and push the red communications button. Notify the guard that you are with the Tri-HDI meeting.  Drive through the gates and park anywhere (except RESEVERED) on the left side of the building.  Parking is free.


Tri-HDI develops quality programs and networking opportunities for all IT professionals. Our programming is designed to target individuals involved in Help Desk, Desktop Support, General Technical Support, Infrastructure Design, Management, Operations, Project Management, Software Development, Customer Service and Business.

This is a must attend dynamic, insightful session about the future of IT–Don’t miss out on this one!


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