AppSense, provider of user virtualization technology, recently announced it has appointed Harry Labana as vice president and chief technology officer. Labana brings more than 16 years experience in a wide-range of technology roles including infrastructure, software development, architecture and project management.
Labana joins AppSense from partner Citrix, where he was vice president and chief technology officer for the Citrix Desktop Division.
AppSense and Citrix have a decade-long partnership, which has taken their joint virtualization solutions into some of the largest desktop environments in the world.
AppSense currently counts more than 4,000 customers and 350 reseller partners worldwide.
“I am very excited to join AppSense at a critical period in its development, as the market opportunity and potential for user virtualization is growing exponentially,” said Labana. “It has been an honor to work with the team at Citrix, and I view my new role at AppSense as an opportunity to further strengthen and extend the partnership between the two companies”.
During his time at Citrix, Labana was part of the leadership team responsible for driving the company’s overall technology and product strategy. In his role, he evangelized the strategic vision of the company’s desktop virtualization solutions to both internal and external audiences.
Prior to joining the company, Labana led global engineering and architecture for desktop and application virtualization at Goldman Sachs.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic systems engineering with honors from the University of Manchester.