Jun 15, 2023 | 2 min read

Creating an Effective Innovation Culture with Jack King

By: Patrick Emmons

Creating an Effective Innovation Culture with Jack King

Today we’re sharing an insightful presentation from one of our Innovative Executives League Summit speakers, Jack King. At the November summit, Jack spoke to the audience about creating an effective innovation culture and leveraging disruptive technologies through VR and AR.

Jack currently serves as the CIO for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS. He provides vision and leadership to help develop and manage both the application, data, and service portfolios to enable AAOS to be the trusted leader in advancing muscular skeletal health. Prior to AAOS, Jack served as the Chief Technology Officer of Broward Health and the Chief Technology Officer for the state of Illinois.

  • (01:25) – Background of AAOS
  • (02:54) – Supply and demand mismatch in innovative thought
  • (04:09) – Innovation within an established industry
  • (05:22) – Introverts vs extroverts
  • (06:22) – Walks in the woods: earning trust
  • (07:57) – Making it safe to ask questions
  • (08:55) – Move from hierarchy to accountability
  • (10:22) – Alignment & autonomy
  • (11:49) – Flywheel of innovation
  • (12:47) – AAOS Digital Front Door mobile app

If you’re unfamiliar with the Innovative Executives Leagues, it’s an invite-only community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs with a growth mindset and a passion for innovation. It was founded to increase the network of innovation in the Chicagoland area and also on a national scale. If you’re interested in becoming a member, send us a message at LinkedIn or visit our website at www.dragonspears.com/innovative-executives-league.

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About 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.

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