Pamela P. Chandor, Global Sales Director, Web Experience Software, IBM Software Group.
Ms. Chandor is responsible for the global sales of the IBM WebSphere Portal and Lotus Social Software product segments for IBM. This business, which helps IBM's clients to deliver Exceptional Web Experiences, generates $450M in revenue to IBM annually, and represents some of the fastest growing and most profitable segments of IBM's software business. Her team consists of more than 450 sales specialists who interface with existing and prospective IBM customers to grow IBM's revenue and share in the middleware market, while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. Previously Ms. Chandor held IBM sales and management positions in the Americas, West and Central U.S. Regions.
Ms. Chandor holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She and her family reside in Barrington, Illinois.
Uffe Sorensen, Social Business & Collaboration Director, IBM Collaboration Solutions, Software Group – Europe, Middle-East & Africa
Uffe is engaged in transforming the IBM and Lotus collaboration business in Europe, Middle-East and Africa into the Social Business platform of the future. Uffe has held various management positions in the IBM Software Group since it's inception, and joined the Lotus organization in 1996 after IBM's acquisition of Lotus Development Corporation. Uffe served as the Chief Technology Officer for Lotus software in the European (EMEA) organization and, subsequently, Uffe lead the Lotus Technical Sales in the region. In 2006, Uffe became the sales leader for collaboration solutions in Northeast Europe, and from 2009 for the growth markets in Central/Eastern Europe, Middle-East and Africa. Since January 2011, Uffe leads Social Business and Collaboration for EMEA.
Uffe joined IBM in 1970 and have worked in various technical and managerial positions in both development, marketing and sales - including developing and publishing several SW product offerings for IBM. Uffe maintains a strong interest in software for people and all aspects of collaboration and socializing – now focused on social software impact on business collaboration. Uffe is a 1976 graduate from the Danish Technical University as Master of Science in High Power Electrical Engineering. Uffe and his wife Jannie live in Copenhagen with Lulu & Mario (their cats).
Ed Brill, Director, Lotus Software, IBM Software Group
Ed Brill is Director, Messaging and Collaboration, IBM Lotus software. 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.
Phil Buckellew Vice President, IBM Social Business and Collaboration Solutions Tiger Team
Phil Buckellew has spent 12 years in the IT industry and is currently the Vice President of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions Evangelism for IBM. He is responsible for managing a worldwide team of the leading evangelists and consultants that are focused on helping clients understand IBM's vision for Social Business. Phil regularly meets with clients on how they can transform to include social capabilities throughout their business.
Phil has held many leadership roles in IBM across a wide number of functional and product areas including Systems Management, Security and Collaboration. In his last assignment, Phil led the worldwide engineering team responsible for building IBM's products in the Unified Communications space including Sametime and LotusLive. Prior to IBM, Phil worked in brand management in the consumer products industry, having begun his career with Procter and Gamble.