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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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Two Decades in Chicago’s Finance & Fintech Ecosystem with Randy Rivera

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jun 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In this episode of the Innovation and the Digital Enterprise podcast, Randy Rivera stops by to chat with Pat & Shelli. Randy is a long time financial executive, entrepreneur and innovator in the emerging Fintech ecosystem. Randy gives his insights into the Chicago ecosystem, first as an executive then as an entrepreneur with keen advisors, the company he founded in 2018.

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Combining Cutting Edge Technology & Civic Innovation with Adam Hecktman

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  May 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Hosts Shelli Nelson and Patrick Emmons are joined today by Adam Hecktman, long time civic technology executive at Microsoft. Adam shares how the role of technology in communities has evolved throughout the years. We discuss the social impact of technology, efficient government and the challenge of keeping talent in Chicago.

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How DragonSpears is Advocating for AI and Machine Learning

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  May 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The Chicago-based Illinois Technology Association (ITA) recently announced the formation of a new AI council. Their mission is to advance programming, investment, and policy for AI technology. Patrick Emmons, owner of DragonSpears, is pleased to participate as a member of the AI Council Advisory Board to help guide ITA’s policies and advocacy related to AI and Machine Learning.

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Trust, Teams and Giving Back with Christian Anschuetz, UL’s Chief Digital Officer

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Apr 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In this second installment of our podcast, “Innovation and the Digital Enterprise” Shelli and Pat welcome Christian Anschuetz to talk about his role as UL’s Chief Digital Officer, having courage in the face of uncertainty and the criticality of trust in all relationships. UL is a global independent safety science company.

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[Podcast] Roman Dumiak: Creating a Culture of Innovation in IT

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 5 Comments

On DragonSpears first installment of “Innovation and the Digital Enterprise” Shelli and Pat welcome Roman Dumiak to talk about how technology affects collaborative efforts in anything from programming to E-sports to smart speakers.

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