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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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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.
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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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NTC DC-Flyin Meeting in Washington D.C.

Nashville Technology Council members visited Washington D.C. for meetings regarding workforce development, rural broadband, and technology investment growth in Tennessee
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Governor Haslam Meeting with Leadership Brentwood

Governor Haslam shares perspectives on education and Tennessee's ability to lead the nation in making college affordable to the states citizens
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Juniper Global Town Hall Meeting

Presentation in Juniper global town hall on Tractor Supply's implementation of multi-cloud technology
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Gartner Presentation on Multi-Cloud

Tractor Supply recognized at #GartnerIO for innovation with enterprise multi-cloud capabilities. Over 1,600+ Retail stores and growing! Thanks @mbushong @amitdhir75 @JuniperNetworks @PwC for the opportunity to participate in today’s panel discussion on #Cloud. @NRFnews #Retailpic.twitter.com/apJbMpXXZg.
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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 over 1,700 retail stores in 49 states and annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion.

He and his team are responsible for the technology strategy required to support company growth to 2,500 stores and over $10 billion in sales.

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

Prior to Tractor Supply, Glenn worked previously at Kellogg Company, where he was responsible for global architecture and engineering in over 180 countries. Prior to Kellogg’s, Glenn held several leadership roles at W.W. Grainger, one of the largest eCommerce retailers 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 is currently a member of the Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Williamson County, member of the Leadership Brentwood Alumni Board with the Williamson Chamber of Commerce, and was recently named to the “40 Under 40” list by the Nashville Business Journal for his work with technology innovation. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Williamson County Schools Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center and the Board of Directors for the Nashville Technology Council.

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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