Greg Shields is an independent author, speaker, and IT consultant, as well as a Partner and Principal Technologist with Concentrated Technology. With 15 years in information technology, Greg has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering, and architecture specializing in Microsoft OS, remote application, systems management, and virtualization technologies.
Greg is a Contributing Editor and columnist for TechNet Magazine and Redmond Magazine, as well as a former columnist for Virtualization Review Magazine. He 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. His live and recorded sessions consistently receive top scoring with both technical and non-technical audiences. 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.
Greg is well known for his ability to relate highly technical concepts with a focus on fulfilling business needs. 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 continues to consult with businesses both large and small, including: Raytheon Company, Northrup Grumman, University of Illinois, New Belgium Brewing, Children’s Hospital, FlightSafety International, City of Roseburg, Winter Park Ski Resort, The Denver Post, and others.
Greg is a multiple-year 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.