Howard Elias is President, Dell Services, Digital and IT, 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 IT organization, Dell Commerce Services, and Virtustream.
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.