Patrick believes that somewhere in the world's data is the cure for cancer, we just have to get the right people close to that data to find the cure. His pursuit for his passion began at a young age in New Orleans Louisiana on a Commodore 64, and further refined in Philadelphia at Drexel University. After graduating in 1993, his dream took further shape while riding the Internet explosion at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Following his tenure at another data company he helped build, he co-founded The Archer Group in Philadelphia in order to understand how a user interface could provide a better window to insight. He found it fascinating to see how people interacted with data.
In 2012, believing that he had learned enough, he sold the company, packed his family into a U-Haul, and made the cross country journey to San Francisco. He believed that a chef has to live in New York City - and he needed to live at ground zero to understand where the world of data was going. A chance experience with the data teams from Twitter, Facebook, and Google took him around the world to present how people were making uses of social and open data. He learned a ton and met some of the most fascinating people who are changing and saving lives.
In 2016, Patrick returned to the State of Delaware to put his final dream into place. Convincing a few friends he met along the way, Patrick pursued his final life dream: Develop a team of scientists, technologists, and data storytellers under one roof to do one thing: leverage data to make the world a better place.