Dermot O'Connell


Senior Vice President - Sales (EMEA), Dell Technologies Services

Dermot O’Connell leads Dell Technologies Services Sales across the Europe Middle East and Africa region. Dell Technologies services includes a diverse range of technologies from PC as a Service to Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, with Consulting, Advanced Support, Deployment, Managed and Education Services making up the portfolio.

With over 25-years’ leadership experience in the IT industry, Dermot is responsible for the strategic implementation of the division’s business and go-to-market strategy across the region. Dermot travels extensively to meet customers and partners, understand their business challenges, and identify how his team can best serve as a strong technology partner. As an advocate for entrepreneurs, Dermot has mentored startup companies at events such as the global Web Summit and speaks regularly on the importance of entrepreneurship as the engine for the global economy. He is also an Ambassador for MARC (Many Advocating Real Change), an initiative designed to develop a more inclusive work environment, and a key component of Dell Technologies’ diversity and inclusion strategy.

Dermot joined Dell in 1993 and served in a number of senior sales, technical and enterprise roles before being promoted to General Manager for Dell Ireland, where he successfully led the business to double-digit growth and record market share, despite a challenging economic environment. He also served as EMEA VP and GM for the company’s OEM and IOT Division where he helped grow the business to record levels. He maintains a keen interest in technology and enjoys helping customers to see the art of the possible using leading IT capabilities. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. Dermot lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and four children.