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Renee Patton

Global Director of Education and Healthcare

Global Industry Solutions Group

Renee Patton is the leader of Global Education and Healthcare at Cisco.  In this role, she is responsible for Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for these two industries and manages a team of education and healthcare consultants who help customers realize their visions through the logical placement of technology within schools, colleges, universities, and healthcare institutions.

She has over 25 years of business, management, sales, and marketing experience in both small start-up and large corporate environments, including Siemens. She ran her own marketing consulting firm for over seven years prior to joining Cisco full time.

Prior to moving into US Public Sector, Renee served as Worldwide Industry Marketing Education Lead within Cisco’s Corporate Marketing Organization where she was responsible for developing Cisco’s education messaging platform and driving Cisco’s position in the education market.  Prior to this role, she managed Cisco’s national E-rate Program and served as the lead for US Education Field Marketing.

While studying for her Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford, Renee began teaching high school English and French, coaching cross-country, and moderating the student yearbook and newspaper.  She then spent four years on the Los Gatos-Saratoga JUHS Board of Trustees and was responsible for managing policy and a $20M district budget.

She brings a clear perspective to addressing business issues and an in-depth understanding of the K-12 and Higher Education markets.  She is particularly interested in trends driving the massive shift in education delivery models, new educational approaches, and ways that technology can help to engage learners and prepare teachers.  Renee is a Lions' Club Member and is on the board  of the Los Gatos High School Alumni Association.  She holds a BA degree in English from Santa Clara University and an MA in Education from Stanford University.

 

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October 28, 2016

EDUCATION

EDUCAUSE 2016: Update from the Show

Hello from Anaheim! I’ve had the chance to connect with tons of colleges and universities at EDUCAUSE 2016, and there have been many great breakout sessions. By far, the biggest trend this year is digital everything. Everywhere I look, digital challenges and solutions are front and center. In fact, according to a recent Campus Computing survey, […]

October 27, 2016

EDUCATION

Virtual Courses Are Now Second Nature

With EDUCAUSE in full swing, Cisco is thrilled to announce the launch of a new Digital Education Platform – right from the show floor in Anaheim, California!

March 23, 2016

EDUCATION

Upcoming Webinar: Pennsylvania School uses E-Rate to Deploy Meraki Solution

Schools districts all around the country have been using E-rate funding to spark a digital transformation in their classrooms.

March 10, 2016

EDUCATION

Don’t Wait, Apply for E-rate!

E-Rate applications are due April 29th! If you are unsure what E-Rate can do for you, these Cisco resources help with what you need to know -- now.

February 29, 2016

EDUCATION

Learn How to Lead the Digital Transformation in Higher Education

Have you heard? There’s a digital revolution coming, and it’s going to change higher education as we know it. Colleges and universities are facing societal shifts and changing attitudes towards higher education, but modern technology can help improve both the academic and administrative experience. This digital revolution – and the broader digitization of higher education […]