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VP, Enterprise Architecture & IT Solution Delivery

Brentwood, TN

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Glenn Allison - NBJ's 2016 40 Under 40 List

Hailing from accounting to technology to everything in between, the men and women in our newest 40 Under 40 class are making big names for themselves in Nashville's business scene.
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Grand opening of the New Microsoft Office in Nashville with Mayor Megan Barry

Grand opening of the new Microsoft office in Nashville with Mayor Megan Barry.
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40 Under 40: Glenn Allison, Tractor Supply Co.

Glenn Allison, 39, is responsible for Tractor Supply Co.’s information technology systems and processes. Prior to Tractor Supply, Glenn held several executive leadership roles at Kellogg Co. and W.W. Grainger.
Nashville Business Journal Link to Story
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Nashville Relocation Guide - WorkIT Nashville

The Nashville economy is growing very rapidly, in part due to low taxes, good standard of living, and a favorable business climate.
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Feature: Tractor Supply Co. avoids growing pains with science

So when it came time for the 1,530-unit chain to prepare itself for a long-term goal of operating 2,500 stores (at growth of 100-120 locations per year), Tractor Supply took a fundamental approach. “Early in 2015, our IT leadership group asked how we could get more efficient to ensure adequate support of scalability and growth,” said Rob Mills, senior VP and CIO of Tractor Supply Co., during an interview with Chain Store Age.
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Tractor Supply Hosts Nashville Hadoop User Group

Tractor Supply hosted the Hadoop user group in Nashville. Strong turnout from technology professionals throughout Nashville.
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TSC Improves Customer Experience with Cloud

Tractor Supply Company, a large rural lifestyle retail store chain in the U.S., migrated the company’s online retail operation to a hybrid cloud solution from IBM. The solution gives customers an easier way to connect, browse and shop for goods and services online.
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Tractor Supply Hosts WiTT Annual Leadership Panel

The Tractor Supply team hosts the Annual Leadership Panel for the Women in Tennessee Technology.
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Tractor Supply leaders hold volunteer day

TSC team members are already one of the highest contributors to the United Way, but giving means more than digging into pockets, said Beth Thompson, TSC Corporate Communications. Throughout July and August, with help from the United Way, team members were provided opportunities to serve up to eight paid work hours volunteering.
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Tractor Supply Company to the Cloud

IBM announced deals with major retailers, including Tractor Supply Company, to move key operations to the cloud and mobilize employees. IBM recently announced a partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC), a large rural retail store chain, to revamp and migrate the company’s online retail operation to the IBM cloud.
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Applying cost-effective, off-premises cloud-based analytics

Cloud computing can serve as a catalyst that helps drive ease of consumption with operating expense (OpEx)–based pricing and low capitalization costs. These key factors allow for a consumption model that grants a real-time experience and also changes business behavior that enables leveraging technology to make strategic, data-driven decisions.
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Facebook Networking @Scale

Building networks that serve millions or even billions of people presents a set of complex, and often unprecedented, engineering challenges. The conversations throughout the day ranged from data center hardware and fabric, to cloud networking and CDNs, to low-latency trading networks and application protocols such as SPDY.
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About

With over 15 years information technology strategy and management experience, my vision is IT services that are more flexible, scalable, and responsive to the needs of the business. Using a transformative approach, I enable high-performing teams to exploit technology as a competitive advantage. My experience includes developing integrated omni-channel infrastructure approaches (e.g. phone, fax, store, online), management of global mission-critical infrastructure at scale, and leading Architecture, Engineering, and IT Support functions.

Areas of expertise:
• Leading change and responding to rapidly changing market conditions through use of innovative technologies that create competitive advantage (e.g. cloud, software defined infrastructure at scale).
• Attracting and retaining top talent, providing opportunities for growth, and building diverse high performing infrastructure teams.
• Designing and deploying an integrated global enterprise infrastructure that helps improve the omni-channel customer experience.
• Delivering improvements to IT service delivery (e.g. lower cost, improved quality, on-time delivery).

I've spoken at various technology events produced by the Nashville Technology Council, CIO Roundtable, Computerworld, Network World, Enterprise Connect, Women in Technology of Tennessee, .NEXT, as well as contributed to NetworkWorld Magazine, Tech.co, Mobile Marketer, BizTech Magazine, and IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub.

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Skills

  • IT Strategy
  • Finance
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Performance Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Data Center
  • Hyperconverged
  • Webscale
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Software as a Service
  • Cloud Networking
  • SDN
  • IoT
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Cloud
  • IT Service Management
  • Change Management
  • Global IT
  • IT Operations
  • IT Transformation