1991-Present: Principal Consultant, Ed Bride Associates,
Founder. Marketing and editorial consultancy, specializing in high-tech
(principally software infrastructure and security) firms that emphasize
1981-1991: Sentry Publishing Co., Inc., Westborough, Mass.
Founding editor of Software Magazine. Senior Vice President and
executive editor, with these additional responsibilities:
- Editorial Director for The IBM Business Partner, Sentry's monthly
newsletter for vendors with a business relationship with IBM;
- PR: planning and executing Sentry's public relations program.
1978-1981: Hewlett-Packard Co., Fort Collins, Colorado
Publications Manager, Desktop Computer Division. Established HP's first
divisional PR capability, in its largest operation, a business unit for
1969-1978: CW Communications, Inc., Framingham, MA
Vice President, Editorial Services, Computerworld. Starting as a
junior staff writer, at age 31 became the weekly newspaper's youngest Editor.
Oversaw company’s move into conferences.
Reverting to the days as a writer,
this August, 2011 article
appears in IEEE's Computer magazine on the 30th
anniversary of the IBM Personal Computer. The article portrays why –and how—
it was software that made the IBM PC the industry standard.
for 2004 Software History Center conference and reunion of PC software
Authored and/or edited the following:
* five Software Industry Business Practices reports, published by
the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Mass Technology Leadership Council), under contract to PriceWaterhouse Coopers;
* a 10-year history of the Massachusetts software industry, on the occasion
of the 10th anniversary of the Massachusetts Software Council
(now the Mass Technology Leadership Council).