February 21 2013
Ed Brill is Director, Mobile Enterprise Marketing at IBM. Brill is responsible for IBM MobileFirst, the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for enterprise mobility -- "the business of mobile". Brill and his team drive demand and market execution for products such as IBM Worklight, along with responsibility for the market management of IBM's entire portfolio of mobile software and services.
Brill recently authored the IBM Press book Opting In: Lessons in Social Business, an Amazon bestseller endorsed by industry analysts, social media pundits, and software executives.
Prior to his current role, Brill was Director, Product Line Management, for IBM Social Business software. Brill was responsible for the product and market strategy for IBM's messaging, collaboration, communications, and productivity products, including IBM Notes and Domino.
Committed to understanding the global marketplace, Brill has visited IBM customers in over forty countries, and is a frequent speaker at IBM and industry events worldwide. Brill is well known for direct contributions to social media and virtual communities. Brill authors a weblog at www.edbrill.com, and is prominent on public social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
In nineteen years at IBM, Brill has led a variety of sales, marketing, and product-related organizations. As Director for Social Business, Brill has posted several years of innovation in brand and product management. During Brill's earlier role as product sales executive, his suite of products posted year-to-year quarterly growth for four years, and gained thousands of new customers. Brill's IBM career also included leadership of competitive strategy, along with several product management and strategic marketing roles. Brill's technical background includes project management and IT architect roles.
Outside of IBM, Brill is an active Chicago community member. As a 25-year resident of Highland Park, Illinois, USA, Brill authors "Highlands and Ravines", a regular Patch.com opinion column, and previously wrote for the Chicago Tribune's TribLocal.
Brill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Indiana University, with a minor in political science.
Last updated: February 21, 2013