IoT pioneer 1248 appoints new chief marketing officer

Gordon Ellis-Brown joins from Unilever with the task of driving the company’s international marketing operation

IoT pioneer 1248 appoints new chief marketing officer

Gordon Ellis-Brown has been appointed chief marketing and creative officer at UK Internet of Things (IoT) pioneer 1248 (, to drive its international marketing operation following the launch of the company’s new DevicePilot flagship product earlier this month. DevicePilot is an ‘-as-a-Service’ solution to continuously monitor and manage connected devices in the IoT ecosystem at large scale.

Ellis-Brown joins 1248 from Unilever and has over 25 years’ marketing experience with large multinational companies as well as small and medium sized businesses. He has worked for major brands including 20th Century Fox International, Carphone Warehouse and RedCat, who represent Harrods, L’Oréal and Harvey Nichols. Initially starting his career in the B2B sector working for Inmac Corporation in Silicon Valley, Ellis-Brown later returned to the UK to move into direct marketing and FMCG.

"With a very successful launch of DevicePilot at Arm TechCon, it is an exciting time to be joining the 1248 team, which has a proven track record in developing and taking to market technology to connect and manage products at scale,” said Ellis-Brown.

“As the IoT moves from hype to reality and with internet connected products growing at 25% per year, automatic asset management, monitoring and lifetime support becomes an essential component of the IoT ecosystem.”

“DevicePilot’s application is universal, from smart energy to smart homes and cities to transport systems, as well as industrial monitoring and control,” said Pilgrim Beart, CEO at 1248. “With his marketing and creative experience, Gordon will play a key role in harnessing the opportunities presented by the fast moving IoT market across sectors and geographies by targeting key stakeholders responsible for deploying and managing IoT applications at scale.”

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