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Articles by Lisa Koci

Agile Software Development Success is All About the Team

 Lisa Koci  Jun 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Our mission is to help companies adopt new ways of working and approaches to software delivery, while simultaneously embedding culture change through upskilling and empowering their teams. That’s why we’ve written so many articles about team development over the years. Here are some of the highlights and key takeaways to help leaders develop teams that drive innovation and customer value.

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How Chicago Leaders Solve Innovation Talent Challenges

 Lisa Koci  Mar 22, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Acquiring (and retaining) innovative talent remains a hot topic for leaders across the country. In Illinois alone, around 379,000 jobs are currently unfilled — up 56.6 percent from the same period in 2021. During the February Innovative Executives League™ meeting, six members shared their ideas about how to better recruit, develop, and retain top talent. Here are some insights from the discussion.

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DragonSpears Named an Inc. 5000 Midwest Fastest-Growing Company

 Lisa Koci  Mar 15, 2022 9:00:34 AM  0 Comments

Inc. magazine revealed today that DragonSpears, a Chicago-based software excellence consulting firm, is No. 135 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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How Machine Learning is Advancing the Financial Services Industry

 Lisa Koci  Feb 10, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Machine learning (ML) can crunch millions of data sets in the time it takes to withdraw cash from an ATM, making it a powerful tool for the financial services sector. It can detect fraud, automate trades, and complete banking and insurance tasks with minimal human intervention. What’s not to like?

Still, numerous challenges surround machine learning in finance. To help unpack the topic, DragonSpears interviewed Alex Muller, founder of end-to-end machine learning tool SAVVI AI. He shared his expert insights about the current state of this technology in finance and how opportunities to leverage it are beginning to open for smaller companies of all sizes.

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3 Ways Chicago Leaders Can Support Technological Innovation

 Lisa Koci  Feb 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

At one of our recent Innovative Executives League roundtable events, three key players in the Chicago ecosystem discussed making the city more transformative with fresh initiatives and forward-thinking ideas. Thanks to organizations like these, Chicago has the potential to become a global innovation hub. Learn how these organizations and their leaders are overcoming Chicago’s biggest challenges with their passion for supporting innovation and change.

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