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Michael Dell

Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer

 

Dell Technologies

December 8 8:30-9:45
Let the Transformation Begin

The next industrial revolution is upon us and businesses are quickly transforming by adopting new technologies which make them digital. Every person and organization now has faster access to innovative goods and services and they expect the same from your company. Learn how whole industries are being disrupted, what future technologies holds for mankind, and why you must let your transformation begin.

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, a unique family of businesses encompassing Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware. Dell Technologies is an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information.

With revenues of $74B and more than 140,000 team members, Dell Technologies is one of the world’s largest IT companies serving the needs of global corporations and governments to small businesses and consumers. The company's unique structure allows innovative, fast-moving startups to co-exist with, and leverage, the global reach and trusted reputation of the large enterprise.

Michael’s story started when he founded Dell with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. Known and admired for his astute business vision and bold moves, Michael took Dell private in 2013, setting the stage to architect the largest technology deal in history with the combination of Dell and EMC in 2016.

In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes.

Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India and is a board member of Catalyst. Michael also served as the United Nations Foundation's first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.

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Howard Elias

President

 

Dell EMC Services and IT

December 8 8:30-9:45
Let the Transformation Begin

The next industrial revolution is upon us and businesses are quickly transforming by adopting new technologies which make them digital. Every person and organization now has faster access to innovative goods and services and they expect the same from your company. Learn how whole industries are being disrupted, what future technologies holds for mankind, and why you must let your transformation begin.

Howard Elias is President, Dell EMC Services and IT, supporting customers across the Client Solutions and Enterprise Solutions Groups. He oversees technology and deployment services, consulting services, global support services, education services, global Centers of Excellence, and the IT organization.

Previously, Elias was President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Global Enterprise Services, responsible for setting the strategy, driving execution, and creating best practices for services that enabled customers' digital transformation and data center modernization.

He led EMC's consulting and technology professional services, operational services, and global customer support organizations, as well as Centers of Excellence, global business services, IT, manufacturing and supply chain operations.

Elias also served as EMC’s lead for the Dell EMC integration, overseeing the value creation and combination of Dell and EMC, and the cross-functional teams that drove all facets of integration planning. Previously, Elias was EMC’s Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Corporate Development, responsible for all marketing, sales enablement, technology alliances, corporate development, and new ventures. Elias was a co-founder and served on the board of managers for the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Company, now part of Dell EMC’s converged platform division.

Elias joined EMC in 2003 from Hewlett-Packard, where he was Senior Vice President of Business Management and Operations for the Enterprise Systems Group. He previously held executive positions at Compaq, Digital, AST Research and Tandy Corporation.

Elias is a director of TEGNA, Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., a media and digital business company. He attended Wayne State University and Lawrence Technological University.

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