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Patrick Tam

Director, Corporate Planning & COO


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Patrick K. Tam leads corporate planning at Cisco. This encompasses 3-year strategic corporate planning, identification of corporate priorities, funding of multi-year investments, and annual planning. Patrick is also an executive sponsor of the 2000+ member Early-In-Career Employee Resource Organization (ERO) at Cisco, focused attracting, developing, and retaining new grad employees. A 14-year Cisco veteran, Patrick has served in many leadership roles and has diverse experiences across the company: 3 years in Corporate, 4 years in Services, 3 years in supply chain, and 4 years in management/strategy consulting. Most recently, Patrick was Director of Global Business Operations for Cisco Technical Services, a $6.5B business unit. In this capacity, Patrick served as the operations leader and Chief of Staff, oversaw operational planning, led strategic investment portfolio management and change management teams. Prior to this, Patrick led worldwide planning for Services, as well as founded the portfolio management office (PMO) and managed $240M of strategic investments.