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Random, Personal Stuff...
Glenn M. Miller, committed evangelical disciple of Jesus Christ for the last40 years of my life, research/writer/speaker, IT business executive, father of three gifted, delightful, over-stimulated, people--all seeking, questioning, open-minded, authentic people [one lives in California, one lives in heaven, and one lives in Colorado]. Amateur philosopher, theologian, mild MaiTai-er, extreme empathetic, serious but passionate about the deep issues of life/existence.
Favorite joke: "Did you hear the one about the X (fill in your own membership ethnic group/school affiliation/occupation) who said he would give his right arm to be ambidextrous?" (I also laugh a lot in my minscule spare time.)
Job: I am a researcher/writer/consultant/speaker (on senior IT executive issues) for Macquarie Equipment Finance -- and was recently acting CFO for a communications infrastructure firm back in San Jose CA.
Favorite music genres (but I only listen to music less than an hour a week-I cannot think and listen at the same time, and I think-in-place a lot): Ambient (e.g., Torch Song, William Orbit, Binary Park), hard blues (howlin wolf, stevie ray vaughn, old Hendrix/Clapton blues licks etc.), new age ethereal jazz (Atmospheres, Ciani--the Velocity of Love makes me think about dancing around His throne), other jazz-related (Koop, Martina-Topley Bird, Zero7, Norah Jones, Frou Frou, Cassandra Wilson, Eden Brent). Stronger, darker secular artists I like are Kidney Thieves, Recoil, BucketHead, QueenAdreena and Crow/Resident Evil/Underworld soundtracks. Also, I have fallen into heart-step with a couple of deep-reaching grace-dances: River God (Nicole Nordeman), I Believe in You (Joy Williams), Hide My Soul (Avalon), After All-Rayford's Song (Bob Carlisle). I like the former Christian rock band GSmegaphone (especially "Out of my Mind"...smile). And, of course, Iona's "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" always makes me 'shut up and sit down and cover my mouth'... and Jonathan Elias' The Prayer Cycle: Movement V - Grace reduces me to a weeping, worshiping mass of grace-melted heart-shards.
Avocation: Aggressive Christian service--individual and social . I try to help people find answers to tough questions that shred their souls. It's a peace-maker role sorta.
Favorite movies: Chariots of Fire, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (forgive me, Chiun, I didnt pick the title!), All that Jazz, Quest for the Holy Grail, Kung Fu Hustle, MirrorMask, Polish Vampire in Burbank, Buckaroo Bonzai, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Groundhog Day, The Professional, Wolf, Enchanted, most spoofs/Christopher Guest mockumentaries, Kung Fu movies with the impossible, gravity-defying moves; serious anime (e.g., Blood the Last Vampire, Samurai Champloo, Akira, Vampire Hunter D2000, Cowboy BeBop), Predator/Terminator movies, and all vampire/werewolf flix.
Past/current Memberships: Philosophy of Science Association, Society of Biblical Literature, Evangelical Philosophical Society and Evangelical Theological Society, ISPE. . Always learning, growing, challenging my assumptions. I keep current memberships in SCF, EPS and ETS.
Favorite reading material: Besides the technical journals in philosophy and theology, I read the 'popular stuff' on particle physics, mathematics, social psychology, and cosmogony. Between work projects and tank projects (when all the brain cells have gone camping for R&R), I read vampire, werewolf, and The Destroyer series paperbacks--I have probably read well over 400-500 of these in recent years (including ALL the 170+ Destroyer series). [I actually wrote a plot outline for a v-book and w-book, "illustrating" aspects of a Christian anthropology, but I don't have the writing skills/time/imagination to develop them--so far.] Formative works? the L'Abri works, The Singer Trilogy, The Beggar King, Lewis, Tolkien...I will never forget the servant heart of Samwise, who a hero himself, begged Elrond to be able to serve his master Frodo at the table at Rivendell...would we all had hearts in tune with Philippians 2.5-11...
Education: BS, MS in Computer Science // BA, ThM in theology // one year+ toward a Ph.D. in philosophy (never to finish).
Main Research interests: Biblical/ANE
intertextuality, Pseudepigrapha, theological method, the suffering of
God, writing/literature in the ANE.
Ministries I pray for (and support when
I have some discretionary shekels):
[I get to pray for tons more, but generally don't get to give to any more than the above few...sigh]
A couple more, special to my heart, are:
Recreational interests: tennis (rotor-cuff killed that), hiking (knees killed that), pop-up books, reading (but all I do with my discretionary time is the ThinkTank, and dabble in music making ...technology can overcome lack of talent/smile... I use Avid's Protools, Propellerhead's Reason/Record, FL Studio, and most of the tools from IK Multimedia, Native Instruments, Antares, Korg, EastWest, SpectraSonics, etc....
The Business Backgrounder...
Glenn M. Miller
Currently, Mr. Miller is VP of Strategic Advisory Services for Macquarie Equipment Finance, with Macquarie Capital, headquartered in Sydney AU. He travels extensively, advising IT executives on trends and issues in IT management and technology. [Recent presentation, Oct08, Univ of British Columbia, 118MB, Windows Video only]
From 1999 through 2002, Mr. Miller was a freelance researcher/writer/consultant/speaker (on senior IT executive issues), and produced video-based training material for the Information Technology executive.
Glenn Miller previously was Vice President of Strategy and Research for Entex Information Services.. He was responsible for strategic planning and research, and for developing specific strategies around IT management issues.
Prior to this, Mr. Miller served as Vice President, Advanced Client Services. ACS was formed from the integration of the Client Services Group (technology consulting) and the Advanced Management Services Group (management and infrastructure consulting). He was primarily responsible for strategic planning and development, and directing the company's management and technology consulting functions.
After the merger of JWP and Businessland, Glenn Miller assumed the role of Vice President, Advanced Management Services . He was responsible for strategic infrastructure research and developing high-end value-added programs for large customers. He directed the company's strategic consulting function and led research studies on technology and infrastructure costs issues
He was formally Director of Business Development for the company. He was responsible for domestic business planning and development, including acquisitions, new business startups, market research and competitive strategy. He also worked closely with senior management on marketing strategy and operating performance monitoring.
Before that, Mr. Miller was Director of Strategic Planning for the company. He worked closely with senior management on the strategic direction and planning for the company; assessed the strategic importance of new products, and reviewed technological developments to determine their impact on office automation. Additionally, he assumed turnaround responsibility for the IT organization, and implemented a number of management and cultural changes within it. He also conducted executive briefings and provided consulting services to Businessland customers around the world. In 1986, Mr. Miller began his career at Businessland as a CPU product manager responsible for the marketing and positioning of IBM, COMPAQ, and Wyse microcomputers.
Prior to joining Businessland, Mr. Miller was marketing consultant for AmeriSource, specializing in high-end systems such as local area networks, PC-host communications and multi-user systems. In 1982, he founded the Catalyst Group, a consulting firm with offices in Dallas and Shreveport, which offered advanced consulting in the areas of local area networks and custom software. Before opening his own business, he was MIS Director for Computer Business Services, a service bureau in Dallas, Texas. While there, he developed a marketing division to sell microcomputer-based solutions.
Between 1979 and 1981, he was project leader for systems development, at Dataplace, Inc. specializing in systems and applications software development. From 1976 to 1979, Mr. Miller was a senior programmer analyst at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Dallas, and from 1974 to 1976 he was a senior programmer analyst at the University of Miami medical school where he performed statistical programming and consulting.
His first job following graduation was as a systems analyst for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He began his programming employment as a college student in 1969, utilizing Fortran II on an IBM 360/40.
Mr. Miller obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Mississippi State University in 1972 and 1973 respectively. For his Master's Thesis, he wrote a special-purpose operating system for the Univac 1106 mainframe. He earned his CDP (Certified Data Processor) from the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP) in 1987.