Martin DuursmaCTO Office Chair Citrix Systems, Inc.
Martin Duursma is the CTO Office Chair for Citrix Systems, Inc. and Vice President of Citrix Labs. In this dual capacity, Duursma is tasked with day to day running of the CTO Office which is responsible for cross company technology strategy as well as educating and evangelizing technology directions, trends and standards within Citrix.
In his role as VP Citrix Labs, Duursma is chartered with conceiving and producing creative products, components and technologies crucial to the company's success. His global responsibilities include development groups located in Redmond, WA, and Sydney, Australia which pioneer and review new technologies with a two to three-year horizon. Ultimately, these technologies become part of the Citrix product portfolio. Additionally, he is responsible for external innovation through the Citrix Startup Accelerator program.
Martin has more than 30 years of experience in software development and technology innovation. He joined Citrix in 1997 when his company, Datapac Australasia, was purchased by Citrix and he was named Vice President of its Computer Appliance Products division. At that time, he was the only Citrix executive to be based in Australia. Martin is a member of IEEE.
He is based in Australia but spends a minimum of one month per quarter on the West coast. Martin’s hobbies include auto racing and photography. He is a member of the Copacabana Surf Life Saving Club in New South Wales, Australia.