Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert, is an independent author, speaker and IT consultant, as well as a founding partner with Concentrated Technology. With nearly 15 years in information technology, Shields has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering and architecture, specializing in Windows, remote application and virtualization technologies. He is a contributing editor and columnist for TechNet Magazine and a regular writer for TechTarget and other publications, and he has authored or contributed to 10 books and countless white papers and webcasts.
Award-winning journalist Heather Clancy specializes in coverage of transformative technology and in translating tech-speak into business benefits. Based in the New York City area, she has more than 20 years’ experience. Heather writes daily commentary for the CBS Interactive sites, ZDNet & SmartPlanet, and her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. She was previously editor at Computer Reseller News, a B2B trade publication covering news and trends about the high-tech channel.
Eric Slack has over more than two decades of experience in high technology, holding technical management and marketing/sales positions in the computer storage, instrumentation, digital imaging and test equipment fields. He's spent much of that time in the data storage industry, with storage hardware manufacturers and as a national storage integrator, designing and implementing open systems storage solutions for companies in the western United States. Eric holds a degree in electrical/computer engineering from the University of Colorado and a degree in marketing from California State University, Humboldt. Eric blogs weekly for SearchStorageChannel.com’s Storage Channel Pipeline and frequently contributes other articles to SearchStorageChannel.com and SearchStorage.com.
Simon Quick has been Editor of MicroScope for 6 years. He Graduated in Politics and Government, before pursuing a career in Journalism, where he took further study and gained a PG Diploma in Newspaper Journalism and an MA is Historical Research. He has been a journalist involved in covering the channel for over 15 years and has witnessed many changes during that time and is in a good position to comment on the channel's continual ability to adapt and survive.