Professor Glenn Wightwick Deputy Vice Chancellor (Innovation & Enterprise), UTS
Professor Glenn Wightwick is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Innovation and Enterprise) at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is responsible for UTS’ innovation, entrepreneurship and external engagement strategies.
Most recently, Professor Wightwick was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) where he led UTS’ research portfolio. Prior to his appointment at UTS in August 2014, Professor Wightwick was Director, IBM Research — Australia and IBM Australia Chief Technologist. He brings global experience from his role at IBM, having led teams in the US and China, worked on IBM’s global technical strategy and established a world-leading research laboratory here in Australia.
Professor Wightwick is recognised as a leader in developing Australia's ICT industrial R&D base and a significant contributor to innovation across the nation. He has a distinguished research track record, not only in terms of publications, but also in patents and commercialisation.
A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Professor Wightwick has also served on the ARC College of Experts and has led national bodies and committees such as the NSW Digital Economy Industry Taskforce.