Ed is Vice President of Global Business Development at G51, a thought leadership group that helps accelerate the speed of innovation and collaboration for corporations, startups and universities. Ed has over 20 years of high-tech executive experience in product development, marketing, sales and operations for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.
He has served as VP of Solutions Marketing at SUN (now Oracle) as well as President of Parrot, a French wireless innovator of drones (UAVs) and smartphone accessories. Ed was also Global Marketing Director at Motorola for the 1st generation RAZR platform and has worked with seven high-tech startups from seed stage through IPO and acquisitions.
He is a member of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) and serves on the Board of Advisors for SXSWedu and several Edtech, Mobiletech and SaaS startups. As a contributor to various media, he tracks mobile tech trends and has co-authored Samsung 3.0: Talent, Technology and Timing. Ed holds a BSEE from MIT and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.