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About the Authors

    Brady Ranum
    With almost three decades of experience in large-scale IT deployments, Brady brings a unique and valuable skill set to Dizzion. Throughout his career, he has excelled in designing Enterprise Data Centers, customized managed infrastructures, delivering high performance, highly available cloud deployments, custom networks, storage, and highly compliant environments. Brady excels at listening to customers' business problems and matching the right technology to relieve issues, gain productivity and bottom-line value for their companies. He has also built both national and global Sales Engineering teams for multiple technology providers.
    Carsten Puls
    As COO of Dizzion, Carsten is focused on Dizzion operations including service deilvery, solution architecture, customer success, cloud operations and technical support. Carsten has spent over 30 years creating new market categories and building the organizations that power them. Virtualization has been a common thread starting in 1995 with National Instruments, the virtual instrumentation company. At NI, he authored the open PXI standard and founded the organization that grew it to a >$1B market. In 2000, he joined ClearCube and helped drive the creation of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) market. He founded Key Crossing in 2006 to assist other virtualization companies including Teradici (used by VMware and AWS, later acquired by HP), Calista (acquired by Microsoft for RemoteFX) and NComputing, which he joined a year later. At NComputing, he led product to drive over 20 million seats of virtual computing worldwide.
    David Horvath
    David Horvath is a senior solutions architect with Frame. He has been a part of the Frame team for almost five years and prior to that spent 20 years consulting on various information technology projects with the U.S. intelligence community.
    William Wong
    William Wong is the VP of Service Delivery for Dizzion, responsible for service delivery (professional and managed services), solutions architecture, and support. He works actively with customers to transform their business and operations leveraging DaaS in a hybrid and multi-cloud world. Before joining Dizzion as part of the Frame spinout from Nutanix, William was Head of Enterprise Solutions at Frame and following Nutanix's acquisition of Frame in 2018, Director of Solutions Architecture (Frame) at Nutanix. Prior to his work in DaaS, William led the development and adoption of innovative Internet software solutions and services, including Internet-based credit card and check processing and eCommerce platforms. William spent over 30 years at Cancer Commons, NetDeposit, Hewlett-Packard, VeriFone, and multiple Internet, payment, and eCommerce startups in executive management, program management, engineering management, and executive advisory positions. William received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
    Yangzhi Zhao
    Yangzhi 'Z' Zhao is the VP of Product at Dizzion responsible for product management, product marketing, product enablement, and GTM strategy. With over 15 years in the end-user computing (EUC) industry, Z started his career at Citrix. There, within the consulting service organization, he supported hundreds of clients with their Citrix deployments as a Field Architect. After leaving Citrix, Z served as SVP of Business Development at Cloud Nine, a NYC-based consulting firm specializing in EUC. Prior to joining Dizzion in June 2023 (as part of the acquisition and merger with Frame), he was the Director of Product for Frame at Nutanix. An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Z currently lives in the Metro Detroit area with his wife and son.
    Jake Norman
    Jake Norman is a Staff Consultant with Nutanix Professional Services. He has been a part of the Professional Services team for three years and prior to that spent 20+ years in a myriad of different environments focusing on EUC and UX work.
    Stefan Gajic
    Stefan Gajic is a Solutions Architect with Frame who has worked for various global enterprises and IT companies as a system engineer, technical lead, and solutions architect delivering various Information Technology projects mainly focused on multicloud and hybrid environments. Stefan is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer with the ability to properly impart his Azure expert knowledge to others.
    Dan Simmons
    Dan Simmons is a Senior Solutions Architect with Frame who has worked in the public and private sector with an extensive background in VDI. A former Citrix employee in technical support, consulting, and system engineering roles. He started at Nutanix as a federal team resident consultant, supporting Citrix VDI workloads, later transitioning to the Frame Solutions Architect team. Dan is also an 82nd airborne infantry paratrooper and combat veteran. Happy father and husband, WWII history buff, amateur no limit Texas hold em poker player, and comic book geek when time permits.
    Thang Nguyen
    Thang Nguyen is a Senior Security Engineer with Frame. Prior to joining Frame, he worked as a Cyber Security consultant for the US Department of the Treasury.
    Kevin Cooke
    Kevin Cooke is a self-proclaimed EUC nerd and product specialist at Frame Platform, Inc., where he helps organizations reap the transformational benefits of modern desktop architectures. Kevin has also spent some time in the trenches as an IT professional, and as a value-added solution provider, driving virtualization and next-generation data center approaches. Prior to this, he worked as an editor and journalist at a couple of well-known industry publications. Needless to say, he has opinions and isn't afraid to share them.
    Ruben Spruijt
    Ruben Spruijt is an accomplished Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO) specializing in End User Computing (EUC). In this influential role, Ruben contributes to company and product strategy, alliances, analyzes EUC technology trends, provides product and industry insights to fellow (executive) colleagues, and establishes and leads vibrant communities of customers, partners, and ecosystem partners. Ruben is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), NVIDIA GRID Community Advisor, and was in the Citrix Technical Professional (CTP) program and VMware vExpert for many years. He is based in the Netherlands where he lives with his wife and three kids. This tough mudder travels the world spreading tokens of knowledge hidden in stroopwafel from the land of nether. Everywhere he travels, he shares information and sprouts understanding. He frames his experience in End User Computing so that others can learn the root of the technology, and what is most important in life.
    Justin Emilio
    Justin Emilio is a Senior Solutions Architect with Frame.
    Michael Yannotti is customer obsessed, and outcome-driven in all aspects of information technology. With a background that spans over 26 years of delivering stable solutions, he is very enthusiastic about understanding business needs, technical architecture, and creating & implementing best practices. Leading with a "doing it right the first time" mentality, constantly learning cutting-edge technologies, and using out-of-the-box philosophies make him a great asset to work with.
    James Happel is a Systems Engineer with ClearShark. He has been with ClearShark for almost 3 years and prior to that spent 15 years working on various projects with the US Department of Defense.
    Amanda Rhyne
    Jason Thompson
    Jason is a Senior Sales Engineer and Full-stack Software Engineer for Dizzion, working with enterprises and software companies along with Dizzon's robust APIs to deliver delightful end-user experiences. Wielding years of experience with VDI, the Web, a wide variety of APIs and automation, multimedia, and design, Jason has built and contributed to many internal tools and critical aspects of Dizzion. With help and support of his colleagues, Jason's notable contributions include the introduction of installable PWAs (for applications and desktops on any OS), enhancements to authentication and session start behaviors, OS integrations, admin UX, and sizable chunks of Dizzion's public documentation, examples, and code for our most valued customers.
    Dominik Conrad
    Dominik is a Solutions Architect with Frame who has worked as Delivery Consultant on various Information Technology for big international enterprise company's & educational institutions with focused on virtual Hybrid & HCI environments for VDI & EUC.
    Jason Hudson
    Jason Hudson is a Technical Solutions Architect at 10ZiG Technology focused on the creation and improvement of 10ZiG technical content such as videos, blogs, webcasts, and tech-support guides.
    Rich Johnson is a senior solutions engineer with Zscaler Technology. He has spent the past 30 years working in the networking and computer security industry supporting the US Department of Defense.
    Omar Kechrid
    Omar Kechrid is the VP of Business Development for ZeeTim. He leads sales and marketing, building partnerships and alliances, and community outreach. Omar is an EUC industry veteran having spent almost 20 years working with vendors in this space. Omar holds an Information Systems Degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore County , and an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. He has 2 boys, loves to travel, and explore new places, and his biggest passion is playing and coaching soccer.