Speakers and Presenters

Conference Chair and Advisory Council

Greg Shields
Greg Shields - TechMentor Conference Chair
MVP, vExpert
Concentrated Technology

Greg is an independent author, speaker, and IT consultant, as well as a Founding Partner with Concentrated Technology. With nearly 15 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 ten books and countless white papers and webcasts. His writing is regularly seen in publications like TechTarget online, e-books from Realtime Publishers, and the UK-based IT EXPERT Magazine. He has also produced numerous video training series for CBT Nuggets.

Advisory Council

Doug Barney
Vice President/Editorial Director, Enterprise Computing Group

Doug Barney has been a technology journalist for nearly 20 years, serving as a writer, news editor and editor in chief. Barney is Vice President/Editorial Director of the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group. In the space of 25 months, Barney launched Redmond Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner, and Redmond Developer News. In late 2006 the Redmond Media Group acquired Fawcette Technical Publications, including Visual Studio magazine. Barney was most recently Editor in Chief of Network Computing, bi-weekly publication with over 220,000 subscribers.

Early in his career, Doug worked as Senior Editor, Microcomputing for Computerworld. While not breaking news about PC software makers such as Lotus and Microsoft, Doug managed the Microcomputing section of the newspaper. One career highlight was the debate that ran in print between Doug and Bill Gates over the future of PC operating systems. From there, Doug became editor in chief of AmigaWorld, a 100,000 circulation newsstand-driven publication. Doug snagged art and editorial contributions from such notable readers as Arthur C. Clarke and Todd Rundgren. Later Doug joined InfoWorld and once again covered PC software. There, Doug was the recipient of the Computer Press Association Award for Breaking News.

More recently Doug served as Executive Editor of News for Network World newspaper where he ran both print and on-line news operations. His very first story for the publication revealed that hate groups were using the Internet to recruit new members and to tie disparate groups together. The story also exposed calls for censorship from certain human rights groups. The piece was followed up by NBC, AP, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and was syndicated nationwide by NBC. Doug has also been a frequent guest on CNN, CNNfn, NECN, and NPR commenting about PC and networking technologies.

Lafe Low

Editor in Chief, TechNet Magazine

Lafe brings 20 years of experience as a writer and editor to the team of TechNet Magazine. Low served in various editorial positions with inCider, PC Games, InfoWorld and Redmond magazines. While working for CIO, he was the 2001 Neal Award winner for best single feature, and served with the 2001 and 2002 ASBPE Magazine of the Year award-winning editorial and design team.


Conference Speakers

Raphael Barini

Chief Solutions Architect, ENow, Inc.

Raphael Barini (Triple MCSE & MCITP, MCT) is the Chief Solutions Architect at ENow, Inc. where he creates and architects new solutions using the latest Microsoft Technologies. Raphael has over 13 years of experience in IT and development, and has worked for enterprise companies in the United States, Brazil, and Chile, with the largest company having over 200,000 users. In 2008 Raphael was awarded the distinction as being named the “Best Technical Microsoft Instructor in the World” from New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. Raphael currently has over 53 Microsoft Certifications including being a charter member for Exchange 2007, 2010, OCS 2007 R2 and Hyper-V. He also regularly speaks at conferences including Microsoft Tech Ed.

J Peter Bruzzese
J. Peter Bruzzese

J. Peter Bruzzese (Triple-MCSE/MCT/MCITP:Messaging) is Co-Founder of ClipTraining, provider of screencast video Learning Management Systems. In addition, Peter works for InfoWorld as their Enterprise Windows column blogger, has a monthly column with Realtime Publishers called 'Exclusively Exchange' (with a corresponding site www.exclusivelyexchange.com), and contributes regularly to Redmond Magazine and WindowsITPro. His latest book is Exchange 2007 How-To (Sams, January 2009) with other titles to his credit over the past 10 years that continue to sell worldwide. He welcomes email at jpb@cliptraining.com or visit his website for both free and subscription based training videos at www.cliptraining.com.

Mike Danseglio
Mike Danseglio

Mike Danseglio has worked in the IT field for more than 18 years. Starting at the bottom allowed Mike to build experience in all aspects of the computer industry. He is an award-winning author, public speaker, and instructor on a variety of technology topics including security, virtualization, computer hardware, and OS operation and deployment. His security work has included protecting militaries, government agencies, and private industry around the world.

Mike holds numerous certifications and credentials but doesn't clutter up his bio that way. He is based in Redmond, Washington, a mere stone's throw from Microsoft's main campus.

Sean Deuby

Senior Analyst with Platform Vision LLC

Sean Deuby, a Senior Analyst with Platform Vision LLC, has 25 years' experience in enterprise IT. He spent over a decade running Texas Instruments' IBM VM systems - the first virtualized operating system - then helped design, deploy, and support TI’s first Windows NT 3.5 worldwide infrastructure. He also spent 10 years with Intel Corporation, where he was the design engineer of the core directory services team and one of the architects of Intel's corporate Active Directory forest. As a writer, Sean wrote one of the first Windows 2000 books that focused on explaining its Active Directory, and he has been a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine since 1997. Sean is a regular and highly rated speaker at Tech Ed and Windows Connections conferences, and has presented in locations from Norway to Indonesia. Microsoft has awarded Sean the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) distinction for directory services every year since 2004.

Dan Holme

Microsoft MVP Intelliem

A graduate of Yale University and Thunderbird, Dan has spent 15 years as a consultant and trainer, delivering solutions to tens of thousands of IT professionals from the most prestigious organizations and corporations around the world. Dan’s company, Intelliem, is a boutique consulting and training firm with a Fortune-caliber clientele and deep expertise and experience in Windows, Active Directory, and SharePoint. From his base in beautiful Maui, Dan travels around the globe supporting customers and delivering Microsoft technologies training. Dan is also a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SharePoint Pro Connections magazines, and a Microsoft MVP (Windows Server Directory Services, 2007, and SharePoint Server, 2008-2010). Dan most recent two books with Microsoft—the Windows Administration Resource Kit and the training kit for the 70-640 MCTS exam—are at the top of the bestseller list of Windows books. This year, Dan’s work stretches from Stockholm to Sydney, including time in Vancouver where he built SharePoint solutions to support the broadcast of the 2010 winter Olympics as the Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Olympics, a role he played last year in Beijing and previously in Torino. www.intelliem.com

Don Jones
Don Jones
Microsoft MVP

Don Jones has more than a decade of professional experience in the IT industry. He's the author of more than 30 IT books, including Windows PowerShell: TFM; VBScript, WMI, and ADSI Unleashed; Managing Windows with VBScript and WMI; and many more. He's a top-rated and in-demand speaker at conferences such as Microsoft TechEd and TechMentor, and writes the monthly Windows PowerShell column for Microsoft TechNet Magazine. Don is a multiple-year recipient of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professional" (MVP) Award with a specialization in Windows PowerShell. Don's broad IT experience includes work in the financial, telecommunications, software, manufacturing, consulting, training, and retail industries and he's one of the rare IT professionals who can not only "cross the line" between administration and software development, but also between IT workers and IT management.

Bruce Mackenzie-Low
Master Consultant, Hewlett-Packard

Bruce Mackenzie-Low, MCSE, is a master consultant at HP providing 3rd level worldwide support on Microsoft Windows based products specializing in Clusters and Crash Dump Analysis. With over 25 years of computing experience at Digital, Compaq and HP, Bruce is a well known resource for troubleshooting highly complex problems involving clusters, storage, networking and internals. He has taught extensively throughout his career always leaving his audience energized with his enthusiasm for technology.

Mark Minasi
Mark Minasi
IT Consultant, Author, Speaker
MR & D

Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, popular technology columnist, commentator, keynote speaker, and IT consultant. Mark's written over a thousand computer columns and several dozen best-selling technical books, explaining operating system and networking planning, installation, maintenance and repair to crowds from two to two thousand. An independent voice hailed as "Favorite Technical Author" by CertCities four times out of four, Mark takes even the most technical topics, filters out the hype and explains them in plain English.

Mark is probably best known for his Mastering Windows Server and Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide books, both of which have seen more than 12 editions and sold over a million copies.

His humorous, provocative and yet informative style makes him a favorite of audiences around the world. Mark's firm, MR&D, is based in Virginia's Tidewater area.

Jeremy Moskowitz

Jeremy Moskowitz

Chief Propeller-Head, Group Policy MVP
Moskowitz, Inc. and GPAnswers.com

Jeremy Moskowitz a Group Policy MVP and is the Chief Propeller-Head for Moskowitz, inc. and GPanswers.com. He is one of less than a dozen Microsoft MVPs in Group Policy. Since becoming one of the world's first MCSEs, he has performed Active Directory, and Group Policy planning and implementations for some of the nation’s largest organizations. His latest books are Group Policy Fundamentals, Security, and Troubleshooting and Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Group Policy, SoftGrid, and Microsoft Deployment and Management Tools. Learn more about the books and Jeremy's Group Policy Master Class training www.GPanswers.com (ranked as one of "The 20 most useful Microsoft sites for IT professionals" by ComputerWorld magazine).

Daniel Nerenberg

Founder and Principal Consultant, InfraOp Inc.

Daniel Nerenberg MCT, MCITP, MCSE, is a consultant, trainer, and speaker. Based in Montreal, but helping companies around the world. Daniel is passionate about using technology to solve people’s and companies’ modern challenges. He is at his best when he can help organizations realize the full potential of information technology. Daniel has had the honor of receiving the Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional award for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Daniel is also a member of the Microsoft Springboard Technical Expert Panel (STEP), a forum moderator for the Windows 7 beta forums, an author and contributor to multiple whitepapers and courseware for leading technology companies such as Intel and Microsoft, content manager and writer for the LazyAdmin.com (www.thelazyadmin.com), founder and principle consultant of InfraOp Inc, and a co-founder and past president of the Montreal IT pro user group. (www.mitpro.ca). Daniel has written and consulted on the topics of Windows Deployment, Application virtualization, Desktop Virtualization and Windows infrastructure.

Justin Rodino
Consultant, Speaker, Author

Justin Rodino, MVP, MCT, CCNA, has specialized in deployment as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer for over 20 years. Justin’s expertise has been sought by mom-and-pop shops with less than 10 computers to Fortune 500 companies with 25,000+ desktops, in order to help streamline their complex deployment projects. His career began speaking as a guest lecturer at Purdue University, he was a keynote and returning speaker at Altiris ManageFusion, and most recently has spoken at various Microsoft TechEd conferences around the world. As well as specializing in deployment, Justin writes books on various Microsoft technologies including Office and Windows Home Server. Justin enjoys sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for technology by speaking at community events, blogging on various technical topics and helping others make sense of complex issues by explaining them in plain English. Through analogies and humor his presentations are both informative and enjoyable for all.

Bruce Rougeau
Bruce Rougeau

Bruce Rougeau, MCSE, MCP+I, MCT, Citrix Certified MetaFrame Administrator, has been working in data processing for over 25 years. Bruce began his career as a developer and has focused his past 13 years in computing infrastructure ranging from mainframes to terminal servers. Currently Bruce leads a team of engineers that support a manufacturing facility. Bruce has spoken at TechMentor since 2000 focusing on Terminal Services and the administration skills. Teaching is the best job Bruce has ever had and he brings a lot of knowledge, experience, and excitement to each session.

Alan Sugano

President, ADS Consulting Group

Alan is the President of ADS Consulting Group, Inc. (ADS). Founded in 1991, ADS specializes in Networking, Server Virtualization, Workstation Virtualization, Application Virtualization, Security, Exchange, Custom Programming, Web Development, SharePoint and SQL Server Development. Alan has given talks on Virtualization, Storage, Network Audits/Security, Troubleshooting, Server Selection, Network Documentation, Network Management, Network Design and Topologies, SQL Databases, and Disaster Recovery. He speaks twice a year at the WinConnections Conferences (http://www.winconnections.com/default.asp) sponsored by Windows IT Pro Magazine. Alan is a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro and has articles published in the magazine several times a year. He wrote a book titled the Real-World Network Troubleshooting Manual, which is a practical guide to network troubleshooting. Alan has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Connected System Developer from 2004 to 2008. For more information on Alan you can visit http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=alan+sugano.