Howard Elias is Dell Technologies’ President of Services and Digital, supporting customers across the Client Solutions and Infrastructure Solutions Groups. He oversees technology and deployment services, consulting services, global support services, education services, global Centers of Excellence, the Dell Digital organization and Virtustream.
Previously, Elias was president and chief operating officer of EMC Global Enterprise Services where he was responsible for setting and driving strategy 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 Technologies integration, overseeing the value creation and combination of Dell Technologies and the cross-functional teams that drove all facets of integration planning. Previously, Elias was EMC’s executive vice president of Global Marketing and Corporate Development where he led 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.
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 also chairman of TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., a media and digital business company. He attended Wayne State University and Lawrence Technological University.