Brian K. Reaves

2018 Speaker

BRIAN K. REAVES is chief diversity and inclusion officer with Dell. In this role, he’s responsible for Dell’s global equality and inclusion initiatives, and partners with leaders and team members across the organization to deepen and advance Dell’s culture of inclusion as a fundamental business imperative. Reaves is an experienced technology executive with a track record of success in advancing diversity and inclusion within the tech industry. Prior to joining Dell, he was an SVP within SAP’s office of the CEO organization. While at SAP, Reaves was the key innovator for two of SAP’s major diversity initiatives: Project Propel, which provided trainings on the latest technologies to a variety of groups, including Minority Service Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and Project Dream. Over the past thirty years, Reaves has held senior executive software development and management roles in a number of industries and technology sectors, including cloud computing, supply chain, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, and utilities. He began his career as a software developer at Xerox Corporation and had the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking technology innovation at locations across the globe. Reaves earned a BS in mathematics and computer science from UCLA and grew up in the South-Central Los Angeles area. @cisco

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