Glenn McKnight


About Me


McKnight, Glenn and Herrara, Alfredo, IEEE Humanitarian Projects: Open Source Technologies and the Poorest Nations, OSBR, Dec. 2010,
McKnight, Glenn and Leibovitch, Evan, Open Source in Canada’s Public Sector, OSBR, March 2008,

Mcknight Glenn and Duncan, Aaran, Social Media and Open Source: Worlds Apart?, OSBR, Oct, 2009,

Mcknight, Glenn , Digital Divide and Accessibility( SLIDESHOW)

McKnight. Glenn E Goverance Study, Rutgers University 2012

Mcknight, Glenn, Internet Fraud Blog, E-CRIME MONITOR

McKnight, Glenn, Coordination of the first Caribbean Open Source/Linux Initiative funded by IDRC Canada

Glenn McKnight BIO

Glenn has been involved in IT and education projects for twenty years starting with appropriate technology development and implementation, skills training and certification with the private sector, public institutions and non profit organizations. He has been co-responsible for developing advanced Linux certifications, Ubuntu, Security exams, co-author of various articles on Open Source, Open Hardware and Free and Free and Open Source Business training manuals and more. He was the Project Manager of Industry Canada`s VolNET program linking non profits and Internet access.

In 2005 , Glenn was part of large delegation of community organizations at WSIS in Geneva. As a Director of the Foundation for Building Sustainable communities the WSIS Award of Excellence was achieved for the WOWEM Project.

His experience and expertise includes systems for student and staff training, staff hiring, performance appraisals, volunteer recruitment and social media creation and implementation through online video and photographic storytelling

Current business project includes INKMEDIA an android tablet and netbook focused on technology solutions for the low income population in the third world. Details at

He is an active member of the ICANN community on the NARALO, NOMCOM and the ICANN ACADEMY committees with a concern on building a stronger, transparent and accountable Internet.

He is an active member of IEEE and member of IEEE PES Community Solutions Initiatives for humanitarian technology challenges with a focus on developing technologies for reliable electricity and data connectivity projects in the developing world and in the spare time he helps develop and maintain an extensive organic heritage community garden initiative to provide food to local food banks

Glenn McKnight, BA, MA in Social Anthropology at York University in Toronto, Ontario Canada

Job Position
IEEE Canada Humanitarian Initiatives Committee


Member for
1 year 30 weeks

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