Why back to school resets my focus to saving time

As the summer comes to a close, our Nuance interns graduate, and my kids head back to school, I’m reminded again at how fast time goes. Back to school always re-sets my focus back to saving time and how I can work more efficiently, so I get to spend even more of it with my wife and kids.
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This summer, we had more than 30 interns from universities across the country working throughout the company, in departments from Research and Development, Finance, Marketing, Professional Services, Information Technology, and Sales Operations.

Our interns spent twelve weeks with us. They had an opportunity to contribute to our teams, participate in “lunch and learns,” volunteer, and hear from our executive team as a part of an ongoing speaker series. Last week, they presented their final projects, and we also celebrated their graduation. It was thrilling to watch how much information they absorbed and thank them for their hard work as they head back at school.

I always re-set my focus as the back to school timeframe begins, and my kids get ready to return to school. I, like many parents, start to think about the best way to map out my work week. Finding time becomes even more critical when it comes to setting aside enough of it for homework, sports, and the many demands that come along with a new school year.

While the end of the summer is always rife with that little bit of regret, back to school also portends new beginnings. This year, I plan to make the most of my time so that I can enjoy as much as I can with my wife and kids.

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Mark Geremia

About Mark Geremia

Mark Geremia is Vice President and General Manager for Dragon Professional and Consumer and oversees the product and marketing strategy for Nuance's Dragon speech recognition and documentation workflow portfolio. Mark has held various leadership roles within the Dragon business over the last decade, and with his team continues to expand Dragon's reach across enterprise, legal and law enforcement markets, transforming productivity and documentation accuracy for professional individuals and large organizations. Prior to joining Nuance in 2005, Mark held key marketing management positions at both large and small technology companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Bentley College.