Howard Elias is president of Dell Services and Digital, supporting customers across the Client Solutions and Infrastructure
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 and 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 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.