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Michael Dell Named Chairman of Technology Leadership Group

Technology CEO Council Advocates U.S. Competitiveness Through High-Tech Leadership

Published Monday, October 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 Chief Executive Officers from America's leading information technology companies. Dell is taking the reins of the group for the second time, having previously served as its chairman from 2001 to 2003. 

Dell is a long-time member of the group, which was created in 1989 to advance policies to promote innovation and U.S. competitiveness through technology leadership. The CEOs regularly visit Washington D.C. to meet with policymakers about issues of importance to the high-tech industry. The group of CEOs met this week with leaders in Washington to discuss the economic challenges facing the country and the role technology and the high-tech industry can play in helping solve them.

“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,” said Dell, who begins a two-year term as chairman. The previous chairman was Samuel J. Palmisano, the Chairman and CEO of IBM.

Besides Dell and Palmisano, the Technology CEO Council includes Steven R. Appleton, Chairman and CEO of Micron Technology, Inc.; Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions, Inc.; Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation; Paul S. Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation; Michael R. Splinter, Chairman, President and CEO of Applied Materials, Inc.; 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:

  • Structural tax reforms that encourage investment and growth in America and enable U.S. companies to best compete around the world;
  • Trade and investment policies that expand U.S. innovators’ access to global markets and level the playing fields on which American workers and companies compete around the world;
  • Strategic use of technology to increase productivity, improve quality and decrease costs in health care, government and energy systems.
  • Robust efforts to enhance America’s human capital through education reforms, high-skilled immigration reform and lifelong learning / reskilling systems.

For more information about TCC and its agenda, please go to