Kate Gregory is the Microsoft Regional Director for Toronto and a founding partner of Gregory Consulting. Based in rural Ontario, Gregory Consulting has been providing consulting and development services throughout North America since 1986, specializing in software development with leading-edge technologies, integration projects, and technology transfer. They also provide training, mentoring, and technical writing services. Kate is the author of over a dozen books including Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 Kick Start. She teaches .NET, XML, UML, and C++ and is in demand as an expert speaker, with numerous cross-Canada tours for Microsoft Canada, and sessions at DevDays, DevTeach, TechEd (USA, Europe, Africa) and VSLive Toronto, among others. Kate is a C++ MVP, a founding sponsor of the Toronto .NET Users Group, the founder of the East of Toronto .NET Users group, a member of the INETA speakers bureau, and a member of adjunct faculty at Trent University in Peterborough.
Kate is in her fourth decade of being paid to program. Her recent programming work is almost exclusively in Visual C++, C#, and Visual Basic.NET, on a variety of projects, for both Enterprise and ISV clients. Since January 2002 she has been Microsoft Regional Director for Toronto and since January 2004 she has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional designation for Visual C++. In June 2005 she won the Regional Director of the year award and in 2011 the MVP of the year award. She maintains strong relationships with the C++ and Windows teams in Redmond.