Tom Patterson, Unisys

Chief Trust Officer and VP Global Security

Tom Patterson Biography

Tom Patterson is the Unisys Chief Trust Officer and Vice President of the Global Security business. He brings more than 30 years of leading-edge security experience, expertise, and innovation helping commercial and public sector clients tackle some of their most complex security challenges. In his role at Unisys, he leads the development and delivery of advanced security products, consulting and managed services.

Recognized by Trust! Magazine as a 2017​ global thought leader on trust, Tom combines his immersion in all facets of security with his dynamic Silicon Valley approach and executive experience with government organizations and big-four and other companies to improve businesses around the world. Having served as a CSO (MCC), partner (Deloitte), chief eCommerce strategist (IBM), and a founder of a tech startup backed by the Carlyle Group, Tom thrives on delivering real security value that earns client trust and grows businesses.

Prior to this role, Tom has run global security professional services businesses, served on three public boards, provided governance to early stage companies, and has written a book on security (Mapping Security) that, according to Wired’s editor, “speaks directly to businesspeople around the globe” and, according to Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, is “compelling and practical.”

As a global thought leader that is accepted by c-suite and in board executives around the world, Tom has lectured on security at both the Wharton School and Cal Poly, frequently keynotes at corporate and government events, and is a regular guest security analyst for media. He has helped secure projects as diverse as the launches of a space shuttle and aircraft carrier, protected oil rigs, banks and hospitals from terrorists, organized criminals, and foreign intelligence services, as well as protected high profile programs at the United Nations and United Way.