Patty Hatter is the Vice President and General Manager, Intel Security and Software Group IT & CIO, Intel Security Group, at the Intel corporation in Santa Clara, California.
Patty is a woman with a rare combination of deep technology experience and strong organizational and people skills. Even though she began her career in a very technical organization, she did not pursue the traditional (albeit rare for a woman) career of rising through the technical ranks. Instead, early in her career she addressed the outward-facing aspects of business. Her business acumen, insight and uncanny ability to knit together solutions to complex problems have led her, over the years, to be able to bring unprecedented levels of leadership to the organizations she manages.
Patty is known as a Visionary operations and IT change agent who designs and deploys strategies for global companies that accelerate revenue, market position and profitability. A proficient profit and loss manager and executive leader of sales, partner experience, operations and IT organizations. She drives large scale transformation by developing and implementing creative strategies that boost productivity, speed to new capabilities, employee engagement and customer equity.
Patty has been Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer at McAfee, Vice President of Business Operations at Cisco and Vice President and Client Partner at AT&T – to name a few of her most current executive positions.
She holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Intel was founded and built by inventors, which is why we believe that education, innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship are key to driving economic growth and improving social conditions around the world. We believe young people are the key to future innovation, and a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and math combined with skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and digital literacy are vital for their success. This foundation fosters the crucial talent corporations and startups need to drive their business and contribute to economic development.
Technology integration in all aspects of our lives has made digital literacy essential to a person’s sustained economic self-sufficiency. When working in concert, education and technology can be truly transformative, breaking the cycle of generational poverty and driving catalytic change across the planet.
Education is a fundamental right for everyone, and is the single most powerful tool we have for unlocking economic opportunity and building the foundation for a successful future. Technology plays an increasingly critical role in that equation, improving options for and the quality of education for millions around the world. Over the past decade alone, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion and Intel employees have donated close to 4 million volunteer hours toward improving education in more than 100 countries. We do so for the betterment of the global community and the positive impact on future innovation.
The ubiquity of technology is changing the world we live in at an ever-increasing rate. Innovation is opening up new avenues for learning and economic empowerment for millions around the world. As a result, new industries are emerging, world-changing innovations are being deployed, and new jobs are being created. Today, businesses, and in fact entire industries, can sometimes rise and fall in a relatively short period of time. These changes call corporations such as Intel to empower youth with skills that will prepare them to keep pace with the evolving opportunities. Those willing to lead today’s youth will set themselves apart by helping define how we turn these opportunities into real and lasting progress.
Today’s students will be the innovators of tomorrow, and if our schools and teachers are to adequately prepare them, new instructional approaches, skills, and pedagogies will be needed. Educators are the heart of this process, and Intel is helping to bring these educational tools into the classroom and public learning spaces in order to reach a new generation of diversely talented, creative technologists around the world. We help educators inspire students, support schools in achieving educational excellence, and enable better manageability by administrators. Intel delivers holistic technology solutions – based on experience with more than 300 million students and 12 million teachers in 100 countries – that include hardware, software, content, infrastructure and professional development. Our solutions seamlessly integrate into the classroom and support teachers with professional learning that empowers them to unlock student potential.
Intel strives to ignite imaginations and enable positive change, making people’s lives better and more interesting. Today’s students are the innovators of tomorrow. We’re helping to empower the next generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs by sponsoring competitions and recognizing schools that demonstrate excellence in innovative math and science programs. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) rewards scientific discovery and innovation. At Intel ISEF, awards are based on students’ abilities to tackle challenging scientific questions, use authentic research practices, and create solutions for the problems of tomorrow. Each year, approximately 7 million high school students around the globe develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Only the best and brightest—nearly 1,700 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions—are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math. At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than five million dollars in awards and scholarships.
As a global technology and business leader, we are committed to doing the right things, the right way. We strive to positively impact the world through our actions and the application of technology, and have embedded STEM education into Intel’s vision, objectives, and long term goals. We believe that this integrated approach creates value for Intel as well as our customers and society.
Intel Security’s mission is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. Security today is an essential ingredient in all architectures and on every computing platform. Our “Security Connected” strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence intensely focuses on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect global systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use. The job of today’s IT organization is to stay ahead, with technology enhancements that employ measures for a more secure computing environment for our business. We continue our transformation to better provide the innovation, collaboration, and service offerings that directly support evolving business needs. We do all this with the world-class security measures that have become synonymous with the Intel name.