Marcel Venema

Architect, consultant and trainer

Marcel Venema is an architect, consultant and trainer for various VDI / SBC and Workspace Management solutions. His main areas of work are writing functional technical designs, implementing and migrating infrastructures and training students. Marcel has a sixteen year old daughter and lives in Lelystad, the Netherlands. His hobbies are cooking, electronic gadgets and building a Porsche 356 Speedster.



In an architect / technical project lead role Marcel is responsible for writing functional and technical designs. He has a focus on VDI infrastructures, user workspace and IT orchestration / automation. Marcel is a Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization (CCE-V) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional. He is awarded as a RES Software (Ivanti) Valuable Professional (RSVP) since 2009.



Marcel has a broad and deep knowledge of VDI and UEM solutions and is asked for various projects in several project roles. His consultancy work duties varies from sequencing/packaging App-V applications to troubleshooting performance problems on RES ONE Workspace. Typical projects involved are from 300 to 30.000 seats, several locations and involves products like VMWare vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp, RES ONE Workspace, AppSense UEM, Microsoft System Center and RES ONE Automation/Identity Director. See Marcel’s resume for a list of projects he has worked on.



Marcel has more than 10 years training experience and has certifications of Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and RES Certified Trainer (RCT). During his training courses, he emphasizes his real-world experiences and examples. Most common courses are Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Ivanti User Workspace Manager, Ivanti Automation, Ivanti Identity Director and Microsoft App-V packaging. See the training page for course information.




Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI)
Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA)
Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEE)
Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization (CCP-V)
Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V)
RES Software
RES Software Valuable Professional (RSVP)
RES Software Certified Professional (RSCP)
RES Certified Trainer (RCT)
RES Automation Manager 2016
RES Workspace Manager 2016

More certifications on request.
Technical Lead UMCG, Groningen
10-2017 - current. Responsible for the design and implementation of a Proof of Confidence for the new digital Windows 10 powered workstations for the hospital. Technologies used: Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.15, Ivanti User Workspace Manager, Ivanti Automation.
Automation Architect/Consultant Claranet, Son
06-2017 - current. Responsible for the design and implementation of the automation environment to automate their customer infrastructure. Build unlimited XenApp customer environments with a single click. Technologies used: Ivanti Automation.
Architect/Consultant ServicePunt71, Leiden
07-2017 - 11-2017. Responsible for the upgrade plan and design of their Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm for 2.000 users. Technologies used: Citrix XenApp 7.15, Ivanti User Workspace Manager, Ivanti Automation.
Workspace Consultant SSC-ICT, Den Haag
05-2016 - 06-2017. Responsible for the design and implementation of DWR-Next, the VDI Windows 10 workspace for 20.000 government servants. Technologies used: Microsoft Windows 10, Citrix XenDesktop, RESONE Workspace, RESONE Automation, RESONE Service Store.
Architect/Consultant AMC, Amsterdam
05-2015 - 05-2016. Redesigning Virtual Desktop. Technologies used: Microsoft Windows 7, Citrix XenDesktop, VMWare vSphere, Immidio FlexProfiles.
Architect/Consultant VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
05-2014 - 05-2015. Design and implementation of Citrix XenApp environment for Epic HyperSpace EPD. Technologies used: Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2, Citrix XenApp, VMWare vSphere, Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Architect/Consultant Universitair Medisch Centrum, Utrecht
05-2013 - 04-2014. Design and develop a desktop for traditional workstations, notebooks and a Citrix XenApp environment. Technologies used: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft App-V, RES Workspace Manager.
Architect/Consultant Sumitomo, Wolfsburg
12-2012 - 11-2013. Architecting/Implementing a Proof of Concept for RES Automation Manager / RES Workspace Manager. Train system administrators to deploy RES Automation Manager to 15 locations ands 4000 workstations. Create RES-AM RunBooks for bare-metal workstation installation and configuration.
Technical Lead House of Representatives, The Hague
04-2011 - 07-2012. Design and develop a VDI infrastructure based on Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenDesktop and RES Workspace Manager.

For more projects see my resume. Resume on request.