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Glenn Pitchford is an IT director at a small nonprofit. We talked to Glenn at the SpiceWorld 2015 conference in Austin. Glenn talks about mentoring, being a trusted advisor to the business, and living the dream with a career in IT.
Some of Glenn’s advice: Don’t get stuck in technology and understand the business. Being able to look beyond the IT department and the server rack — that’s where you add value.
Glenn was able to stay at the same place with a productive and fruitful career by staying one step ahead of the business with the appropriate technology at the right time — from the very first networks to today.
Glenn was an early member of Spiceworks community, A great article on Glenn at the Spiceworks community site: Dawn of the user, death of the dumb terminal: 36 years in IT with Glenn P
This interview was recorded in an echoey room with a single mic, so the sound quality is a little rough.
Photo: Glenn Pitchford