Bob Patterson is a certified master IT architect and chief strategist at HPE, where he focuses on enterprise data, analytics, and the internet of things. As a member of HPE’s strategic solutions architecture (SSA) team, Bob works with customers, industries, account teams, partners, and HPE product and services teams to drive opportunities, activities, and initiatives around data analytics and business intelligence. Previously, Bob spent 20 years as a systems engineer, consultant, IT specialist, and certified senior IT architect at IBM, where he was responsible for the design, development, and implementation of global solutions for IBM customers. He was also a member of the IBM Global Technology Services Architecture Board responsible for designing reference architectures for server consolidation and virtualization, infrastructure interoperability, and cloud computing. Bob currently guest lectures for the School of Engineering at Robert Morris University and volunteers for several nonprofit organizations. He has two patents in cloud implementation. Bob holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MS degrees in computer information systems and telecommunications from the University of Denver; he also holds professional certifications in ITIL and HPE’s ExpertOne Planning and Design of Business Critical Systems.
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