John McIntyre is the Managing Director of the Citrix Startup Accelerator leading the team pioneering open innovation through early stage investments and market validation. John’s career has been characterized by spearheading innovative programs that bring new products to market, develop new markets, and create ecosystems that link entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors internationally.
Prior to joining Citrix, John ran the Enterprise Ireland team chartered with driving market momentum for Irish software, services, and technology companies in the North American marketplace. He co-founded InnerWorkings, a software company that raised over $10 million of venture financing. Earlier in his career, John spent 13 years at Intel Corporation where, in his last position as Director of Business Development, he partnered closely with Intel Capital to fund emerging technology and software companies.
Chief Technologist (and Senior Director Citrix CTO Office)
Dr. Michael Harries is charged with identifying and coaching interesting early stage companies that bring new insights to Citrix related markets. He is a member of the Citrix CTO Office, and works with Citrix leaders on new trends and opportunities. Michael has over 20 years of software leadership, including 10 years as part of the leadership team at Citrix Labs, with a focus on technology strategy and communication.
Prior to joining Citrix, Michael was part of the leadership teams for several Australian software startups, including his own, applying machine learning technologies to various real world domains. He has also been a computer consultant and academic. Michael has a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in Machine Learning from the University of NSW, Australia, and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia.