Sep 22, 2022 | 2 min read

Motivation and Innovative Technology with Jack King

By: Patrick Emmons

Motivation and Innovative Technology with Jack King

Extended reality has Jack King animated about innovation and the future of technology. As Chief Information Officer at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Jack sees the countless ways that augmented and virtual realities can accelerate learning and opportunities for the 39,000 members of AAOS.

In this episode, Jack discusses motivation, connection, and encouraging employees to be participants in driving change. He speaks on company culture and his approach to communication, including daily huddles. While sharing his excitement over continuing technological innovations, such as haptic feedback, Jack reflects on lessons from his cross-industry career.

  • (2:42) - CIO at AAOS
  • (4:24) - The most important lesson from the C-suite
  • (7:27) - Staying motivated
  • (9:36) - Launching a mobile application
  • (11:07) - Member-driven organizations
  • (13:00) - Daily huddles
  • (14:29) - “Take me out to the ball game” culture
  • (15:38) - Enhanced communication strategy
  • (19:30) - Extended reality

About Our Guest

Jack King is Chief Information Officer at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Previously in his cross-industry career, Jack served as CTO of Broward Health and Northwest Community Healthcare, in addition to numerous IS and IT leadership positions. He held the position of Principal at Impact Advisors and served as the Chief Technology Officer and Acting Secretary of Innovation & Technology for the State of Illinois. Jack earned a BS in Business, Organizational Management from Trinity Christian College and an MBA from Olivet Nazarene University.

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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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