Mr Glenn Archer

Bachelor of Science (ANU), MBA Exec (AGSM)
Honorary Associate Professor in the Practice of Computing
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics

Areas of expertise

  • Information Systems 0806
  • Communications Technologies 1005
  • Innovation And Technology Management 150307
  • Business Information Management (Incl. Records, Knowledge And Information Management, And Intelligence) 150301
  • Artificial Intelligence 4602
  • Cybersecurity And Privacy 4604

Research interests

Digital and Smart Government

Emerging Technologies - Implications and Application for Government (especially in the context of their impact on society, the economy and productivity)

Evolving Cyber Security threats and mitigations


Glenn joined the Australian Public Service (APS) in the late 70s and after a few years moved from Security related roles into IT.  Following several promotions hr left the Public Service in 1989 to work for Apple - in engineering and sales roles.  After more than eight years at Apple, he moved to manage a mid-sized consulting firm for a year and then joined Cisco Systems as a Channel and Account Executive. 

In 2002 Glenn re-joined the Federal Public Service as an SES officer in Centrelink and went on to hold Senior Executive and CIO roles in major Federal government agencies, culminating in his appointment as Federal Government CIO and head of the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) in late 2012.   After resigning from the service in early 2014, he took up the role of Research Vice President for Public Sector at Gartner where he focused on Digital Government - publishing research in this field and supporting government and industry CIOs across the world. Glenn left Gartner in December 2015 and since then has been undertaking private research in Digital Government, working with academia, supporting a range of technology events and providing consulting & advisory services to the public sector and industry. During 2016/17 he worked with an Australian cyber security company and from 2017 to 2019 held a position as Visiting Fellow at the ANU’s Research School of Management. In 2020 he was appointed as “Independent Technical Expert” by NSW Government to support a major national IT-enabled change program.

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