Dr. Benny Tritsch

I am a technology evangelist, IT system architect and market analyst with  focus on virtualization solutions based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. I have many years of experience in IT research, Windows system tools development, remote graphics benchmarking and large-scale desktop virtualization. In September 2015, I started my own consultancy business under the label. I work closely with partner companies such as Lakeside Software, IT-Visions GmbH, Sense GmbH, RDS Gurus and FSLogix.

September 2013 to August 2015: 2-year tenure as CTO of the start-up bluecue consulting, a spin-off of Acocon in Bielefeld, Germany, I was responsible for shaping the company’s technology strategy, defining future consulting and service products, and sharing knowledge with customers, staff and community fellows.

January 2011 to August 2013: Technical Director of independent software vendor AppSense. In this role I was responsible for the company’s user virtualization strategy in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). This position also allowed me to contribute to the AppSense Office of CTO and the international desktop virtualization community. (In 2016, AppSense was acquired by LANdesk. Today, the AppSense product line is part of Ivanti)

Mid 2008 to December 2010: Chief Technology Officer at Immidio, a spin-off of Login Consultants and independent software vendor located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Immidio provided point solutions to help organizations solve challenges encountered with virtualization technologies in Microsoft Windows environments. (In 2015, Immidio was acquired by VMware)

In February 2007 I joined Login Consultants, a leading IT infrastructure consulting firm in the field of access, virtualization and deployment headquartered in the Netherlands and with subsidiaries in the USA, in Germany and in Belgium. In my role as Vice President Research and Development I helped Login Consultants to grow its strategic partnerships, analyze new market opportunities and develop new products on an international level.

October 2002 to January 2007: Executive Director and Chief System Architect at visionapp GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. In this position I was responsible for market analysis and development of complementary products for Windows Terminal Servers and Web Servers. The company visionapp was founded in 2002 when the Dresdner Bank Terminal Server project starship and the German Terminal Server system integrator asp4you were merged. (In 2011, visionapp was acquired by ASG)

Prior to visionapp, from July 2001 to October 2002, I was Director Software Development and New Technologies for the Group Technologies AG business unit asp4you in Karlsruhe, Germany. Under my leadership the system integrator asp4you started with the development of products derived from large Windows Terminal Server projects. This resulted in joint development work together with the internal members of the starship project team at Dresdner Bank. At that time, starship was one of the most spectacular Windows Terminal Server projects in Europe, including 250 Windows Terminal Servers with 140 published applications for 5,500 international users.

Prior to that, from 1999 to 2001, I held the position of a Technical Director at GTS-GRAL in Rossdorf, Germany. Leading 40 highly skilled systems engineers in the US and in Europe, I was responsible for international consulting, system integration, and customer support in the field of server-based computing solutions for enterprises.

From 1991 to 1998: Research roles at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany. For four years I was Windows developer (C, C++) and project leader in a international computer graphics research team. Later, after I had received an equivalent to a PhD in Computer Science in 1996, I was a system administrator group leader until the end of 1998. In this position I was responsible for the introduction and the administration of more than 400 Windows NT PCs at the Fraunhofer Institute and its affiliated research institutes in Germany, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Concurrently, I was also leading a test and development laboratory for Windows NT in heterogeneous networks, which was supported by Microsoft. The goal of this laboratory was to work out enterprise solutions based on Windows NT, Active Server Pages, Windows Terminal Servers and Citrix MetaFrame.

Previously, I had received an equivalent to a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University in Freiburg, Germany, after finishing my thesis at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Over the last 20+ years, I conducted hundreds of presentations in Europe, in the United States and in Australia, published several technical articles, and wrote five books in German language; three of them were about Windows Terminal Servers. In December 2003, my Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services book was published in English language by Microsoft Press. Later this book was also translated into Russian.

When I am not in “Virtualization Mode”, I enjoy the time I share with my wife and my two sons.

University Degrees

I hold an equivalent to a PhD in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University in Darmstadt (Germany), an equivalent to a Master of Science in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) from the University in Freiburg (Germany) and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University in Freiburg (Germany).