Pat GelsingerPresident and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products
Pat Gelsinger is President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products. With revenues of $20 billion in 2011 and more than 53,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way.
Gelsinger is responsible for EMC's Information Infrastructure product portfolio, including information storage divisions, as well as Data Computing, Backup and Recovery Systems, RSA Security, Enterprise Solutions, and the office of the Chief Technology Officer. He reports to Joe Tucci, EMC's Chairman and CEO.
At EMC, he has led EMC product engineering and manufacturing divisions through the largest-ever revamp of EMC's industry-leading product portfolio, including the launch of the award-winning VNX family of unified storage platforms, which have gained market share for EMC in the rapidly growing mid-tier and small-business segments. Under Gelsinger's leadership, EMC has grown its Backup and Recovery Systems division into an essential part of EMC's business, combining Avamar and Data Domain to offer next-generation backup solutions designed specifically for new data center architectures. He has also overseen the integration and growth of Isilon scale-out NAS, as well as the introductions of the Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform for big data analytics and server Flash caching technology, EMC VFCache. He also leads EMC's technology partnerships with industry leaders including Intel, SAP, Microsoft, VCE (the Virtual Computing Environment Company, EMC's joint venture with Cisco), and VMware (the EMC majority-owned and publicly-traded market leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure).
Before joining EMC, Gelsinger was Senior Vice President and Co-General Manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, the company's largest business group accounting for more than half of Intel's annual revenue. Under Gelsinger's leadership, that group was responsible for Intel's enterprise products including clients (PC's), Server (Xeon and Itanium), Embedded, Communications, Visualization and Storage products. The group was also responsible for the award-winning Nehalem microarchitecture product development and the resurgence of Intel's dominance in the data center and server space.
Prior to this, he led Intel Labs, which encompasses many of Intel research activities, including leading Corporate Technology Group and Intel Research. As Intel's first chief technology officer (CTO), he managed Intel's longer-term research efforts and helped ensure consistency from Intel's emerging computing, networking, and communications products and technologies.
Gelsinger also led Intel's Desktop Products Group, where he was responsible for its desktop processors, chipsets, and motherboards for consumer and commercial OEM customers as well as many of Intel's technology initiatives and the Intel Developer Forum. He also led the development of the Intel ProShare video conferencing and Internet communications product line. He was general manager of the division responsible for the Pentium Pro, IntelDX2 and Intel486 microprocessor families. He was also architect of the original 80486 and a design engineer on the 80386 and 80286 processor design teams.
He holds six patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications, is a well-known speaker on technology trends, and has received a variety of industry recognition awards. He received an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983, magna cum laude, and a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985. All degrees are in electrical engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2008) and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2008 from William Jessup University.