Glenn Edens

Glenn Edens

With an extensive background as a researcher, entrepreneur, corporate strategist and consultant in telecommunications, entertainment and information technology, Glenn Edens directs Sun's Communications, Media, and Entertainment business as well as research and development at Sun Labs.

In 1979, Edens co-founded Grid Systems Corporation, the company that developed the first laptop computer. In 1985, Glenn founded WaveFrame Corporation, which developed the first all-digital audio workstations for the motion picture, television and recording industries. WaveFrame received an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in for its pioneering work in digital audio.

From 1992-1998, Edens was at Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto, managing research and the transfer of technology into Vulcan Venture's portfolio companies. As president of AT&T Strategic Ventures (1998-2001), Glenn also served as VP of Broadband Technology for AT&T Laboratories. From May 2001 to September 2002, Glenn served as vice president, Chief Strategic Technology, for Hewlett-Packard. He has also held positions at NBI, Apple Computer, National Semiconductor and Xerox Corporation.

Edens is a member of ACM, IEEE and the Audio Engineering society. He has served on several boards of directors for non-profits and public corporations, most recently F5 Networks and ZeroOne, the art and technology network.