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Ed Brill

Ed Brill is Director, Product Management - IBM Social Business solutions.


Brill is responsible for the product and market strategy for IBM's messaging, collaboration, communications, and productivity products, including IBM Notes/Domino, IBM SmartCloud Notes, IBM Sametime, IBM Docs, and other related social business solutions. Brill's focus is on extending and growing the success of these solutions through customer engagement, partner ecosystem development, and harnessing the breadth and depth of the IBM organization.


In eighteen years at IBM, Brill has led a variety of sales, marketing, and product-related organizations. As Director for Social Business, Brill has succeeded in elevating IBM's expertise and reputation in brand and product management. He has constantly innovated in both marketplace strategy and product execution.


Previously, during Brill's role as Business Unit Executive - Worldwide Sales, his suite of products posted year-to-year quarterly growth for four years, and gained thousands of new customers. Earlier in his IBM career, Brill lead competitive strategy and held several product management and strategic marketing roles. Brill's technical background includes development of infrastructure deployments through project management and IT architect roles.


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 has served on the advisory boards for Web 2.0 Expo and IDG Mobile Enterprise Next.


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 opinion column on community news  website Patch.com, 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.


To connect with the author online:


Blog: www.edbrill.com, named a “Best Blog for Buyers” by Network World

Twitter: twitter.com/edbrill

Facebook: facebook.com/edbrilldotcom

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/edbrill