Jul 26, 2022 | 1 min read

The Importance of Technology Laggards in Innovation

By: Sienna Provvidenza


Late adopters, known as “technology laggards,” are skeptical of emerging technologies and innovation. Typically, they only take part in modern technology if they have to. However, contrary to their name, technology laggards are essential in advancing technology forward.

The Forbes Technology Council interviewed a panel, including Patrick Emmons, Founder and CEO of DragonSpears, to provide insight on why technology laggards are crucial to innovation. Emmons said that laggards exist at every level of the economy, including within silos of an organization. “The laggards are the portion of the organization that makes the `today’ money,” which is necessary so that organizations can “invest in creating `tomorrow’ money,” he added.

Read the full article ‘Technology Laggards’: 14 Important Lessons They Can Teach Tech Leaders.

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About Sienna Provvidenza

Based in Delray Beach, Florida, Sienna Provvidenza is the Marketing Manager at DragonSpears. She graduated in May 2022 from The University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in International Business & Marketing and a Spanish minor. Sienna is responsible for event management, social media, content creation, and campaign management. She is passionate about driving impactful results to bring visions to life.