Glenn is an Independent consultant and past President and CEO of TRLabs, Canada's leading research consortium in telecommunications and information technology, internationally recognized as a leading model for industry-university-government collaboration. TRLabs is a key component of Canada's science and technology infrastructure, contributing innovative technologies and highly trained personnel to the nation. Glenn has received prestigious national and regional science and technology awards, including the Canadian Synergy Award presented by the Conference Board of Canada and NSERC for best practice of university-industry partnerships and the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to the science and technology community. Glenn is the recipient of the Hewlett-Packard Forum Award presented in recognition of his leadership and initiative in furthering industry-university co-operation and the Canadian IWAY Award for Public Leadership honoring his work in the development of Canada's information highway.
Prior to joining TRLabs, Glenn's career included executive responsibilities with Imperial Oil and Nortel. At Imperial Oil, his duties covered such diverse areas as marketing research, product management, public affairs, financial operations, business development, and environmental protection. At Nortel, he managed public relations and corporate advertising for their Canadian, Caribbean and Latin American operations. He also spent a term on an executive loan assignment with the Government of Canada
Glenn has a strong personal commitment to furthering the capabilities of the Canadian educational system and to actively participating in organizations supporting the infrastructure of Canadian society. He is currently chair of the board of the Canadian Corporate-Higher Education Forum and chair of the Advisory Committee to the Government of Alberta on Information and Communications Technology Business Growth. He serves on the boards of the Communications Research Center, the Alberta Science and Research Authority, and the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority. He also chairs the Business Advisory Board for the Science and Technology MBA program at Queen's University and is a Colleague of Grant MacEwan Community College. He is a past director and chairman of the board of the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE). At the University of Alberta he has served as the Stollery Executive in Residence as part of the Engineering Management Program and has been a member of advisory committees to departments and faculties.
He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A., both from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.