Glyn Meek has been in computer related, high-tech industries for over 38 years.

After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, and two postgraduate degrees in Computer Science from Imperial College in London, he joined British Telecomms and was involved in early design work on computer operating systems. After two years, he joined the British computer company ICL, and in a European based career up through 1980, he was involved in a variety of software projects including a posting at the European Space Agency headquarters in West Germany and Paris and a period with NATO, back in the United Kingdom. He was one of the early software developers on microprocessor based computers during the late 1970s.

He was the project manager in Canada in 1979 running a high-tech implementation project in Winnipeg, and moved to Dallas, Texas in early 1980. The 1980s saw him work extensively in the Healthcare IT industry, where he helped design a number of Hospital Information Systems and Pharmacy Systems, and he formed a company supplying Artificial Intelligence software for Disease Diagnosis to a number of acute care hospital facilities. During this time, he personally developed a software product in 1984 that was nominated as ‘Best New Software Product of the Year’ by Infoworld magazine, helped design the Michigan State Lottery hardware/software system, and through the permanent Under Secretary of Labor, assisted the US Department of Labor in the production of one of the first government HTML-based services for small companies. After a spell working with Mort Meyerson, the former CEO of Perot Systems, he joined Dell Computer Corporation in 1989 as the first CIO, and stayed for 3 years during the early, spectacular growth of Dell. The systems he helped design and implement are still used today as the foundations of Dell’s business systems. Further positions in Austin since that time have included high level strategy consulting for Accenture, and as the VP of Services for Tivoli when he was involved in the IBM purchase of Tivoli and as an IBM VP for a number of years after the acquisition.

After a period as COO of Collective Technologies, where he grew the company from 50 to 600 people, providing Systems Management and general Unix consultants to Fortune 500 companies and Wall Street brokerage firms, he formed a venture-funded startup. He ran TriActive during the dotcom ‘boom’ and raised $25 million to fund the company which is still in existence today and which survived the equally famous dotcom ‘bust’. At the request of the Mayor of Austin and the Texas Governor’s Office, he was the President and CEO of the WCIT2006 (World Congress on Information Technology) organization from early 2005, and was involved in the planning and execution of this prestigious, globally-recognized, biennial congress on behalf of WITSA (World Information Technology Services Alliance). He was personally presented with a Texas Leadership Award by the Governor of Texas, and now that this Congress is completed, he has returned to the commercial world. He is a partner in a small software company (last year, the product he personally designed and wrote, was nominated by Pocket PC Magazine as ‘Best New Business Product of the Year’), is editor-in-chief and chairman of a quarterly magazine and a part-time lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas McCombs Business School. As the chairman of two local software companies, he has been actively involved in the fund-raising, sales, marketing and technical design areas of the organizations. He is currently involved in an international financing deal to raise $650 million to build four jack-up oil rigs in Kazakhstan for drilling off the coast of Turkmenistan in the Caspian Sea, and in a deal to create a company around a revolutionary new type of gas turbine generator.

Additionally, he is a board director and investor in an organization which is developing a 2.5 mile road racing circuit in Austin as the key feature in a commercial Automotive Academy (, and in a number of music and concert promotions in Austin that are heavily tied to the ‘Green’ energy movement.

He has been published in CIO Magazine, is internationally recognized as a speaker on ICT related issues, and consults on a variety of IT projects around the world. He is a board member of two University of Texas groups and is an active board member of the American Diabetes Association, helped organize last year’s ‘Walk for Diabetes’.