Glynn Bird

Before joining IBM Cloud Data Services, Glynn served as the Head of IT and Development for Central Index, creating a white-label frontend for a NoSQL business directory (using PHP, Node.js, MySQL, Redis, Cloudant, and Redshift). His experience includes writing CRM systems, "find my nearest" indexes, e-commerce platforms, and a phone tracking app. He also built a transport route-planning system in Java. Glynn got his start in Research and Development for the steel industry, creating control and instrumentation systems. Outside work, Glynn enjoys guitars, football, crosswords, and Victorian fiction.

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