Patrick Smith is the Field CTO for EMEA at Pure Storage, a position he has held since May 2018. As a senior technical advisor, he provides crucial input and leadership across engineering, product management, sales, marketing as well as presales. Prior to his time at Pure, Patrick was Head of Core Engineering at Deutsche Bank with responsibility for Server and Storage engineering; which included product evaluation and selection, testing and certification, ownership of strategy and roadmaps and technology governance. He has also run global infrastructure engineering teams at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. In his spare time Patrick is a keen Parkrunner, enjoys listening to music, watching sports and taking surfing trips with his family.