CIO Names VMware’s Bask Iyer to the CIO Hall of Fame

Bask Iyer Each year, IDG’s names a small group of leaders into its CIO Hall of Fame. These individuals are amongst the worlds-best in aligning IT with business goals, managing relationships from boardrooms to IT back rooms, hiring well and keeping up with technology trends – all while producing results.

Today, named their 2017 inductees, and we’re proud to announce that Bask Iyer, CIO for VMware and Dell, has joined this group of outstanding IT executives and visionaries who have had a significant impact on the IT profession.

We couldn’t agree more. Thousands of VMware employees and customers have been touched by Bask’s work, as well as the team he leads. Bask is a primary driver of VMware’s dedication to a customer-first mindset, which he helps achieve through having VMware’s IT team test-drive key products before they go out to customers, and share the learnings with our customers. He’s also driven the development and adoption of consumer-like mobile experiences with applications that help employees find offices, conduct approvals, and even find available electric car charging stations on campus. He has also championed consumer-like tech support offerings for employees with offerings like Oasis and tech vending machines.

“I’m especially proud, and not surprised, that Bask has been inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “His leadership enables innovation across IT at VMware and Dell, that result in our solutions being more agile. This accelerates the pace of innovation for us and our customers. Bask epitomizes our EPIC2 spirit and leadership.”

Bask, who has been VMware’s CIO since 2015, expanded his CIO role in December 2016 to include Dell. He is responsible for driving Dell and VMware’s digital transformation to accelerate outcomes; deliver world-class experiences; and share the team’s best practices using technologies, services and solutions from both companies.

“We’re fortunate to have such an experienced and well-regarded CIO driving the IT initiatives for both Dell and VMware,” said Howard Elias, president, Dell EMC Services and IT.  “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.”

Congratulations, Bask!