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Glenn Wightwick

Director, IBM Research - Australia & Chief Technologist, IBM Australia

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Glenn Wightwick is Director of IBM Research - Australia, Chief Technologist for IBM Australia and an IBM Distinguished Engineer.  He previously led the establishment and growth of the IBM Australia Development Laboratory which is engaged in the development and support of IBM software. 

Glenn has led numerous systems and software development projects, and has undertaken international assignments in the USA and China.  He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, a senior member of the IEEE, and has served a three year term on the Australian Research Council College of Experts. 

In 2010, Glenn was appointed an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and was appointed to the Australian government's Information Technology Industry Innovation Council in 2011.  He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2012 and recently chaired the NSW Government Digital Economy Industry Action Plan.