Paul Maritz is Chief Strategist of EMC Corporation. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
As Chief Strategist, Maritz drives EMC's technology strategy with a particular focus on Big Data and the next generation of cloud-oriented applications. He is also responsible for M&A, strategic investments and emerging technologies.
Maritz joined EMC in 2012 from VMware, where he was CEO. During his four year tenure as CEO, VMware transformed from a technology leader in virtualization to a category leader in cloud computing. Maritz remains a member of VMware’s board of directors.
Prior to joining VMware, Maritz was President of the Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division at EMC after the company’s February 2008 acquisition of Pi, where he was the Founder and CEO. Before founding Pi, Maritz spent 14 years working at Microsoft, where he served as a member of the five-person Executive Committee that managed the overall company, with his responsibility being the product development and marketing of the Windows Client and Server product lines. Prior to Microsoft, he spent five years working at Intel.
Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and educated in South Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town.
Maritz also serves on the Board of the Grameen Foundation, and has an interest in the use of technology in the developing world.
- 07/08/08 -techcrunch.com