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VP, Architecture, Governance, & Innovation Labs

Brentwood, TN

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CIO.com honors the CIO 100 winners and Hall of Fame inductees

Every year, we look forward to honoring the CIO 100 winners. It's our Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup playoffs rolled into one, but the 2017 installment of our awards program is especially exciting for us as we celebrate 30 years of recognizing IT innovation and business leadership. We've included the list on honorees below but we'll be featuring the winners in greater detail on CIO.com and in our digital magazine on August 14.
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Glenn Allison - NBJ's 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 New Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

Students enrolled in the new entrepreneurship program in Williamson County Schools gazed in awe at the soaring ceilings and modern environment of the new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center on Thursday, during its grand opening. Prospective entrepreneur Max Muoto, a senior at Ravenwood High School, who is interested in technology, said it's not common for high school students to get an opportunity like this – to become a real entrepreneur and start a business.
The Tennessean Link to Story
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Innovation of the Year Award - Columbia State & Tractor Supply

Click here to learn more about the League's Innovation of the Year Awards and how your Board or Alliance member institution can participate. Suzanne Boyer, Erin Byrd, Riley Clark, Myra Dennis, Monica Herbert, Kailey Hubbard, Jen Lara. Darcy Briggs, Lisa Matye Edwards Chris McKellips, Edward Nance, Kayce O’Brien.
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Columbia State, Tractor Supply continue capstone program partnership

“At Tractor Supply, we strongly value workforce development and the ability to provide learning opportunities for students,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, chief technology, digital commerce and strategy officer. “We are excited to be able to extend this passion by partnering with Columbia State to provide local students with hands-on learning opportunities in retail and technology.”.
Williamson Herald Link to Story
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Rotarians volunteer to ring bell during Red Kettle Challenge

Volunteers from the Brentwood Morning Rotary were on duty Saturday morning at the Salvation Army kettle in front of the Sam’s Club at 3070 Mallory Lane, Franklin. They were supporting the Salvation Army through the Red Kettle Challenge, and still are accepting donations for the charity. “Glenn Allison of Tractor Supply got the club excited to ring the bell,” Club member Mark Cleveland said.
Brentwood Home Page Link to Story
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Columbia State & Tractor Supply Develop Joint Capstone Course

Columbia State’s Jarod Teague is one of two students participating in a pilot capstone program at Tractor Supply this summer. Tractor Supply Company is continuing its investment in workforce development with a newly-formed partnership with Columbia State Community College’s Williamson County campus.
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Google Hackathon at Tractor Supply

Middle Tennessee students participate in Google Hackathon at Tractor Supply and work with innovative Artificial Intelligence technologies
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Tractor Supply & CostCo beat Amazon on customer experience

Tractor Supply continues to place prominently in ForeSee's research, as it did last year for a study focused on customers' online experience.
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Tractor Supply Expands Partnership with WiTT

There are a some big dollars signs attached to scholarships for aspiring female technologists this year, and they are being funded by some prominent Nashville companies such as Tractor Supply. Women in Technology of Tennessee, an organization designed to promote women in technology, is set to award more than $50,000 in tuition money to women interested in the field.
Atlanta Business Chronicle Link to Story
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Leadership Brentwood team project benefits FiftyForward Martin Center

Leadership Brentwood gathered at Brentwood’s FiftyForward Martin Center to unveil their class project: two brand-new, park-quality benches for center members to enjoy.
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Tractor Supply Company Expands Scholarship Program With Women in Technology Tennessee

WiTT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new possibilities for women to advance and succeed in technology careers. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our partnership with WiTT and working with Columbia State’s talented team.”. The scholarship program was established in 2017 by WiTT in coordination with Tractor Supply to support passionate female students in the CIS field.
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About

Glenn Allison currently serves as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, Governance, & Innovation Labs for Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer with nearly 1,800 retail stores in 49 states and annual revenues of approximately $8 billion. He and his team are responsible for implementing a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective technology architecture to support company growth to 2,500 stores.

Since joining Tractor Supply Company in 2015, Glenn’s responsibilities have included leadership of multiple technology functions, including Enterprise Architecture, Innovation Labs, Infrastructure Engineering, Network Services, IT Quality Assurance, and IT Solution Delivery & Governance.

Prior to Tractor Supply, Glenn worked previously at Kellogg Company, where he led global architecture and engineering functions to support supply chain modernization using IoT technologies. Prior to Kellogg’s, Glenn held several leadership roles at W.W. Grainger, one of the largest eCommerce retailer in the United States.

Glenn received his MBA from the University of Chicago and Master of Science in Information Technology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Williamson County Schools Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, Board of Directors for the Nashville Technology Council, Retail Advisory Board for Northwestern University, Alumni Board for the Williamson Chamber of Commerce, Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Williamson County, and member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGuard chapter in Middle Tennessee. For his work with Emerging Tech and Agriculture, he was recently named to the “40 Under 40” list by the Nashville Business Journal and is a lifetime member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization.

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Skills

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