CERTIFICATIONS Microsoft MVP and MCSE, VMware vExpert, Citrix CCEA
AREAS OF EXPERTISE Microsoft (Server and Desktop), Citrix, VMware, IT Security, IT Frameworks and Management, Compliance, Exchange, Microsoft System Center (Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager), Hyper-V, VBScript, Windows Deployment, Group Policy
CBT NUGGETS TRAINER SINCE 01/05
"I’ve been working in the IT industry for years, and in that time I’ve seen lots of issues, fixed lots of problems, and watched technology come and go.
"I’m always out and about, attending and presenting at the conferences you know and trust. If you see me at a conference, by all means stop me so we'll get a chance to know one another. Helping people like you makes my training efforts completely worthwhile!"
Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert, and CTP is an independent author, speaker, and IT consultant, as well as a Founding Partner with Concentrated Technology. During his many years in information technology, Greg has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering, and architecture specializing in Microsoft OS, remote application, and virtualization technologies.
Greg is a Contributing Editor and columnist for TechNet Magazine, a former columnist for Redmond Magazine and Virtualization Review Magazine, and has authored or contributed to eleven books and countless white papers and webcasts. His writing is regularly seen in publications like TechTarget online and the UK-based IT EXPERT Magazine. He also serves as the Series Editor for Realtime Publishers, the world’s leading provider of high-quality content for the IT market.
Greg is a highly sought-after and top-ranked speaker for both live and recorded events, and is seen regularly at conferences like TechMentor Events, Microsoft Tech Ed, VMworld, the Microsoft Management Summit, and Windows Connections. Greg has produced hundreds of hours of video training for CBT Nuggets, TechTarget, 1105 Media, and others. He has also served as Conference Chair for 1105 Media’s TechMentor Conference since 2005, determining content and session structure as well as sourcing speaking talent.
In his speaking and writing Greg is well known for his skills in relating highly technical concepts with a drive towards fulfilling business needs. Starting his career as a help desk support technician for a large university, Greg has participated in nearly every role in the IT career path: Technician, systems administrator, engineer, solutions architect, technical manager, principal consultant, and most recently as independent technology expert. This wide and deep experience gives Greg a unique perspective on the IT landscape, both from the view of technology as well as the business decisions that drive its implementation.
Greg has consulted with businesses both large and small, including: Raytheon Company, Northrup Grumman, University of Illinois, New Belgium Brewing, Children’s Hospital, City of Roseburg, Winter Park Ski Resort, The Denver Post, among others.
Greg is a multiple recipient of Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" award with a specialization in Remote Desktop Services as well as VMware’s vExpert award for his contributions to the virtualization community at large, and the Citrix Technology Porfessional (CTP). He is one of the few people in the world to hold all three professional awards simultaneously. Visit Concentrated Technology.