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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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Helping the Next Generation of Startups with Roger Liew

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Mar 4, 2021 6:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Roger Liew has a track record for leading cutting-edge teams. As the fifth employee of Orbitz, Roger led the team that created the original infrastructure powering orbitz.com. In the years since, he has helped lead many companies and has spent a lot of time leading the next generation of startups as a mentor and board member.

On today’s episode of Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Roger talked about what it means to add value to a board, why a first-time board member has a hard time switching gears from operations, and why companies that need to hire from the outside haven’t done enough to develop their leaders. Take a listen to the episode for his insights.

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Enabling Citizen Data Science with Ari Kaplan

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 18, 2021 7:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Analytics can be the difference between winning the World Series and coming in second. Our guest this week, Ari Kaplan, helped usher in the dawn of data science to Major League Baseball. He's now applying those concepts to other industries as the Director of A.I. Strategy with DataRobot.

Ari joined Patrick and Shelli to explain the role of A.I. in analytics, the importance of citizen data scientists, and how data can improve products and efficiency across industries. Take a listen to the episode for more on the up-and-coming applications of data as well as some behind the scenes baseball stories.

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Product Manager Mindset with Dustin Kirkland

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 4, 2021 6:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Product managers are visionaries. They are uniquely able to marry engineering knowledge with customer useability in mind. Dustin Kirkland, Chief Product Officer at Apex Clearing, has been in the product space for more than 20 years. During that time, he has developed a deep knowledge of technical processes paired with a desire to help customers achieve the outcome they want.

Dustin joined Patrick and Shelli to discuss what it takes to develop a product manager mindset, why he wishes he would have stuck with controversial ideas early in his career, and the current landscape of product design in IT. Tune in for his story and wisdom.

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Continuous Learning Programs within the DOD with Nicolas Chaillan

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Nicolas Chaillan is the first-ever Chief Software Officer for the United States’ government at his post with the US Air Force. As an agency tasked with both innovation and national security, the Air Force has its work cut out for it.

In this week’s edition of Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Nicolas shares his thoughts on why employers should give paid time for continuous learning to remain competitive. He explains why we need to think beyond college degrees and offer alternative pathways toward advancement. Take a listen.

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Business Strategy Design with Matt Kelly

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 7, 2021 6:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Innovation starts when all stakeholders are working as a cohesive unit and have identified a common mission. Matt Kelly, a partner and Business Designer at Do Tank, is our guest this week. Matt believes that to be successful, a company needs to spend time doing business modeling that allows them to increase efficiency and ensure they are targeting the right customer demographics.

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