patrick-consorti-picture-2014Patrick Consorti global experience in building and growing worldwide service sales and delivery operations was first acquired as a field and corporate service executive at HP (Tandem Computers) and Cisco and subsequently with technology SME’s and startup companies as an investor and advisor. Since 2013 Patrick helped the development of European organizations in Silicon Valley, successively the Paris Region where he created an Open Innovation Club and launch a Corporate Accelerator Program and currently with EIT Digital, the leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organization driving Europe’s digital transformation. At EIT Digital Silicon Valley Hub, Patrick focuses on US EU Industry Relations and Access-To-Market for European growth-stage digital companies.

Patrick lived and worked in Silicon Valley for half of his professional life and enjoyed working in Europe and Asia which he regularly visits. He received an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Curriculum Vitae

EU-US Industry Partnerships at EIT Digital US – Silicon Valley Hub in San Francisco

November 2015 – Present

European open innovation across Europe’s top 130 corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes focused on partnerships to accelerate digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. Innovation Centers in Berlin, Eindhoven, London, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, Budapest, Madrid. Satellites in Munich, Sofia-Antipolis, Rennes, Milan. HQ in Brussels.

President at C & A Inc.

April 2012 – Present

Market development, funding and growth strategy advisory, implementation services to foreign technology companies relocating in the Bay Area or expanding internationally. .

U.S. Partner at Sales Force Europe

November 2012 – Present

Sales outsourcing in Europe for U.S. based companies

Board Member at Amysta

December 2012 – Present

Usage & Cost Control for Private and Hybrid Cloud
Amysta provides metering, rating, billing and capacity analytics capabilities supporting IT department efforts to reduce their operating expenses

Board Member at Alliance Française Silicon Valley Chapter

June 2013 – Present

The Alliance Française is the official center of French Language and Culture in Silicon Valley. It is one of 1,085 Alliances that have been established in 138 countries around the world.

Advisor at French Tech Hub

October 2012 – November 2015

French Tech Hub serves as the U.S. Hub for entrepreneurial French companies providing custom-tailored services to help clients in market strategy, launch and expansion.

Open Innovation Director Paris Region International Mission Enterprise (PRIME)

April 2013 – August 2015

PRIME accelerates technology partnerships between innovative companies, research institutes and universities in the Paris Region with US firms seeking to strengthen their global R&D capabilities, intellectual property portfolios, and networks of highly skilled scientists and technology experts. Open Innovation Club

EVP – Market Development at Avisé Partners

January 2010 – March 2012

Focused missions with innovative technology companies for expansion in European/US market and CIO of large European companies seeking access to innovative US technologies.

BCGP consulting at Blue Coat Systems

June 2009 – September 2009

Service sales optimization, complex technology refresh program

Director Worldwide Sales Operations / Director Services at IBM (Blade Network Technologies)

March 2007 – January 2009

Managing Director at BCGP, LLC

March 2001 – March 2007 (6 years 1 month)
BCGP, LLC is affiliated to The York Group since 2003 and is specialized in implementing cross border

expansion for technology companies.

VP, US West Coast at The York Group

January 2003 – April 2006

Director, Global Service Management at Cisco Systems

October 1995 – March 2001

International Finance Director at Hewlett-Packard (Tandem Computers)

June 1984 – September 1995