|In this position, Brill and his team are responsible for the product and market strategy for the Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino product family--market-leading collaborative software, LotusLive Notes, Lotus Symphony, Lotus Protector, and other related Lotus-branded software solutions. Brill's focus is on growing and continuing IBM's success in messaging and collaboration solutions, through working with customers, business partners, and IBM sales, marketing, and product development organizations. |
In his sixteen-year career at IBM, Ed Brill has held a variety of sales, marketing, and product-related leadership roles. Prior to his current position, Ed was Director, Product Management, Notes and Domino Products. In that role, Brill's responsibilities included the market launches of Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5 and 8.5.1, the introduction of Alloy by IBM and SAP, the release of Lotus Symphony 1.3, and the release of LotusLive Notes, an IBM cloud offering for messaging and collaboration. Before returning to product management, Brill was Business Unit Executive, Worldwide Sales for Lotus Notes and Domino. During Brill's time as the product sales executive, the Lotus Notes/Domino business posted year-to-year quarterly revenue growth for four years, and gained thousands of new customers. Earlier in his IBM career, Brill managed Lotus competitive strategy, guiding Lotus software offerings to market-leading positions and anticipating future market trends. Ed was also the lead offerings manager for Lotus enterprise messaging solutions and managed product marketing for Lotus Notes and Lotus iNotes. Ed has also held key leadership roles in Lotus strategic marketing and product management organizations, contributing to the development and release of Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino R5. Ed's technical background also includes four years as a Chicago-based Lotus systems engineer, where he contributed to building some of the largest and most successful Lotus Notes and Domino customers worldwide.
A frequent speaker at IBM and industry events worldwide, Ed is well known for direct contributions to the many Lotus software-focused social media and virtual communities. Committed to understanding the global marketplace, Ed has visited Lotus software customers in over 30 countries. Ed also authors a weblog on collaboration at www.edbrill.com, widely recognized for its reach into the Lotus software community and beyond.
Ed's technical background includes more than twenty years in the messaging field, including ground-breaking work with SMTP and the Internet in the late 1980's, and deployment of a large Lotus messaging environment at U.S. Robotics in Illinois.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University.