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Patricia Florissi

Vice President, Global CTO for Sales & Distinguished Engineer
Dell EMC

Patricia Florissi is Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sales. As Global CTO for Sales, Patricia helps define mid and long term technology strategy. She holds the honorary title of EMC Distinguished Engineer. Patricia is the creator, author, narrator, and graphical influencer of the educational video series Dell EMC Big Ideas on emerging technologies and trends. She also serves as a board member in many universities including Data Science Graduate Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York, graduated valedictorian with an MBA at the Stern Business School in New York University, and has a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil.