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Patrick Emmons

Patrick Emmons
If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support. [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

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Drawing Top Talent with a Global Mentality with Dick Burke

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Over the course of the last 48 months, the H-1B visa program has been greatly diminished, largely by executive order. This program allows foreign students who study in the United States a path to a green card. Dick Burke is the CEO of Envoy Global, a tech leader specializing in immigration services. 

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Collaborative Design & Software-First Organizations with Scott Prugh

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Changing the culture of an organization is not something that happens overnight. Collaborative design and cross-functional teams can take years to get right. So how do you make the changes necessary to get everyone on the same page? According to Scott Prugh, Chief Architect and SVP of Software Engineering at CSG, using mistakes and miscommunications as a learning tool is key.

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Innovation in Slow Moving Industries with Andrew Watts

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Sep 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Lawyers and law firms have to handle a massive amount of documentation. Because of antiquated laws and fear of change, the legal industry has traditionally been slow to adapt to digitalization and cloud tools. That is rapidly changing in the era of COVID-19.

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Finding Flow in Software Development with Mik Kersten

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Sep 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

When managers and executives don’t fully understand the technical constraints of a project, it can lead to a frustrated engineering team. Dr. Mik Kersten has a way around this issue: the flow framework.

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Making an In-person Customer Experience Digital with Nag Vaidyanathan

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Nag Vaidyanathan is the EVP and CTO for OneMain Financial. Nag’s organization is over a century old, but when the pandemic hit, the company had to accelerate the pace of its digital offerings.

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