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AMD, Cisco, Dell, Intel, VMware CEOs On Toughest 2023 Challenges

Mark Haranas

Here’s what CEOs Chuck Robbins, Lisa Su, Pat Gelsinger, Raghu Raghuram and Michael Dell say about their toughest customer challenges in 2023 and their strategy to help.

Some of the biggest tech industry CEOs in the world expect an uncertain economy in 2023 and are banking on new financial models and innovation, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to meet the biggest challenges their customers will face this year.

“Technology has never been more central to the world, and we are at the center of the technology ecosystem. It is exhilarating,” said Michael Dell, Dell Technologies founder and CEO, in CRN’s 2023 CEO Outlook special report.

CRN asked the CEOs from AMD, Cisco, Dell, Intel and VMware what they saw as the toughest challenges facing customers in 2023 and how they plan to help, as well as where their largest investment areas will be this year.

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Uncertain 2023 Economy

All five CEOs: Cisco’s Chuck Robbins, AMD’s Lisa Su, Intel’s Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s Raghu Raghuram and Michael Dell; acknowledged that customers are facing an uncertain economy on a global scale. As millions of their customers face an uncertain macroeconomy in 2023—whether due to inflation, a potential recession or geopolitical concerns—these CEOs see massive opportunities for the IT industry to help customers transform.

“With the many technology trends coming to the forefront, there is massive opportunity ahead and it’s ours to capture,” said Cisco CEO Robbins. “Technology will continue to be an integral part of our lives and our customers’ strategies, and our teams remain focused on building the technology we know will be needed to power an inclusive future for all.”

Here are the responses from tech CEOs Lisa Su, Chuck Robbins, Michael Dell, Raghu Raghuram and Pat Gelsinger to the question, ‘What do you see as the toughest challenges facing customers in 2023?’

 

 
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Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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