vExpert: Greg Shields

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    NameGreg Shields
    Location2358 Lafayette St., CO
    United States
    Short DescriptionAuthor Evangelist,
    AffiliationIndependent Consultant
    LinkedIn Profile
    OverviewGreg Shields is Author Evangelist with With over twenty years of IT experience, Greg is one of the world’s leading experts on virtualization, cloud, and systems management technologies. Greg has been a contributing editor and columnist for Microsoft TechNet Magazine, Redmond Magazine, Virtualization Review Magazine, written over a dozen books, as well as a regular contributor to online publications like TechTarget, Windows IT Pro, and He is a highly sought-after and top-ranked speaker for live and recorded events worldwide. Greg has produced hundreds of hours of video training for Pluralsight, CBT Nuggets, TechTarget, the Redmond Media Group, among others. He has served as conference chair for TechMentor Events since 2005. Greg is known for his ability to relate highly technical concepts to audiences at every organizational level, and with an eye towards fulfilling business requirements. Greg has participated in nearly every role in the IT career path: Technician, systems administrator, engineer, solutions architect, technical manager, principal consultant, trainer, and independent technology expert. This wide and deep experience gives Greg a unique perspective on the IT landscape from the view of technology as well as the business decisions that drive its implementation. Greg is particularly skilled in strategic-level consulting having assisted SMBs to enterprises, including: Raytheon Company, Northrup Grumman, University of Illinois, W. L. Gore & Associates, New Belgium Brewing, Children’s Hospital, FlightSafety International, Winter Park Ski Resort, The Denver Post, and others. Greg is a multiple-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP award, VMware vExpert award, and Citrix CTP award.
    Technical CertificationsMultiple-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP award, VMware vExpert award, and Citrix CTP award.
    Publications and Speaking EngagementsNumerous!
    User Groups and Communities
    Expertise and Interests


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