Bask Iyer Named to CIO Hall of Fame

On May 1, 2017, Dell and VMware CIO, Bask Iyer, was named a 2017 inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame by IDG’s CIO. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of outstanding IT executives and visionaries who have had a significant impact on the IT profession.


We are fortunate to have such an experienced and well regarded CIO driving the IT initiatives for both Dell and VMware. Like our customers, Dell relies on our IT organization to innovate and digitally transform how we run our business and serve customers globally. Bask not only has a proven track record of success, but also has the best and brightest practitioners comprising the Dell and VMware IT organizations to help him execute our IT vision.

Bask will accept his award at the CIO Hall of Fame awards ceremony held on August 6, 2017 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during the CIO 100 Symposium. In the meantime, to learn more about Bask and this terrific honor, click here:

Meet CIO Hall of Famer Bask Iyer [Direct2Dell Blog]

You can find Bask’s recognition over at CIO Celebrates Technology Innovation with 2017 CIO 100 & CIO Hall of Fame Award Winners

About the Author: Howard Elias

Howard Elias is president of Services and Digital at Dell Technologies, overseeing global support, deployment, consulting, education and managed services, the IT organization and Virtustream. He also co-leads Dell Technologies Select, an elite sales team focused on serving some of Dell Technologies’ largest customers. Howard is responsible for setting and driving strategy to enable and accelerate the mission-critical business transformations of customers and Dell’s own global operations. Previously, he held various leadership positions at EMC, including president and chief operating officer of Global Enterprise Services. In 2016, he was tapped to be EMC’s lead for the Dell and EMC integration, overseeing the value creation and combination of the largest technology merger in history. Howard joined EMC in 2003 from Hewlett-Packard where he was senior vice president of Business Management and Operations for the Enterprise Systems Group. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, he held executive positions at Compaq, Digital, AST Research and Tandy Corporation. Howard was a co-founder and served on the board of managers for the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Company. He currently serves as chairman of TEGNA Inc., a media and digital business company, and is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. He attended Wayne State University and Lawrence Technological University.