Pat Joyce


Patrick Joyce
Vice President, IT
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Pat is responsible for all strategies, operations and execution related to security and privacy, including IT/cybersecurity, physical and travel security, the product/device security program and data privacy.  Within Global IT, Pat is also responsible for process teams supporting Master Data Management, IT Quality Management and Legal/Compliance.

Pat joined Medtronic in 2005 to build the corporate IT audit function, providing audit and consulting services for Medtronic’s global business units and IT organizations.  In subsequent roles, he had responsibility for leading Medtronic’s Global IT Program & Portfolio Management Office, as well as Medtronic’s Global Physical Security organization and many of the IT Process Teams.

Prior to joining Medtronic, Pat served in leadership and management roles at Carlson Companies, United Health, Methodist Hospital/Park Nicollet Medical Center, and several regional IT consulting and services firms.  Earlier in his career, he served as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer with assignments both domestically and overseas.

Pat obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and graduate degree from Troy University. He is active in community and international service through Rotary International and also serves on several local non-profit and professional association boards, including the Minnesota High Tech Association.