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Glenn Coles LI

Glenn Coles

GM & CIO - Yamaha Motor Corporation


Glenn Coles is a change-oriented executive in leadership for all aspects of Information Technology. He completed studies in Computer Science and Information Technology at University of California, Irvine and National Education College in Anaheim, California. His demonstrated, well rounded experience and proven successes span over three decades in business. He has extensive experience and a career focus in Business transformation through IT, partnerships, leading practices and emerging technologies. As an acknowledgement of Glenn’s contributions and successes in his profession, he was chosen for Computerworld's Premier 100 Technology Leaders Award in 2016.

In his current position of over twelve years, Glenn is the General Manager and CIO for Yamaha Motor Corporation, North America. Starting his career in highly technical positions, Glenn advanced into several IT Leadership positions in Automotive, Healthcare, Technology Start Up, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Service industries. He is an active speaker and holds a seat on several CIO/Executive counsels and advisory boards including the CIO Roundtable at University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business, Center for Digital Transformation. Glenn currently resides in Orange County, California.

Glenn's professional mantra is "be relevant and innovate relentlessly".