Patricia Florissi

Patricia Florissi

Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

Patricia Florissi is a Technical Director at the Office of the CTO at Google Cloud. As a member of the Office of the CTO, Patricia leads collaborative innovation projects with customers, working on disruptive technologies. Patricia specializes in data engineering, federated analytics and federated learning, and analytics of data at large scale, specially machine learning.

Patricia earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University in New York, graduated valedictorian with an M.B.A. 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.

Patricia has a career of more than 24 years in technology. Prior to joining Google, Patricia was VP and Global Chief Technology Officer for Sales at Dell Technologies and held the honorary title of Dell EMC Distinguished Engineer, having been nominated in October 2007.

Patricia is a technology thought leader and innovator, with over 50 patents issued and more than 10 patents pending. Patricia is the creator, author, narrator, and graphical influencer of the educational animated video series Dell EMC Big Ideas (, on emerging technologies and trends. The series accelerates and expands technical thought leadership in Dell EMC using innovative learning methodologies in a fun and easy way. There are over 20 videos in the series, with some videos localized in 10 languages, and with a combined total count of over 700,000 views. Patricia is an active keynote speaker on topics related to Big Data, technology trends and innovation. Patricia delivered a talk at TEDx Springfield in 2013.

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