Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell, has been named as chairman of the Technology CEO Council, the information technology industry’s public-policy advocacy organization comprising CEOs from America’s leading information technology companies. Dell, a long-time member of the group is taking the reins of the group for the second time, having previously served as its chairman from 2001 to 2003. The previous chairman was Samuel J. Palmisano, the chairman and CEO of IBM, who just finished his two-year term.
Besides Dell and Palmisano, the Technology CEO Council includes Steven R. Appleton, Chairman and CEO of Micron Technology; Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions; Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation; Paul S. Otellini, President and CEO of Intel; Michael R. Splinter, Chairman, President and CEO of Applied Materials; and, Joseph M. Tucci, Chairman, President and CEO of EMC Corporation.
Technology CEO Council companies generate $250 billion in annual revenues and employ more than 700,000 workers.
Currently, The Technology CEO Council’s innovation agenda includes, among other things, structural tax reforms, better trade and investment policies, and strategic use of technology in health care, government and energy systems.
Michael Dell: At this time of economic uncertainty and challenges, it’s more important than ever that the business community work closely with elected leaders and policymakers to help our economy grow and prosper and create jobs for Americans.