About Us

Our Mission

ADAK Digital Inc is committed to helping our clients harness value from the ongoing Digital Revolution by refining the enormous and continuously growing reservoirs of data into useful and actionable knowledge.

The ADAK Digital Inc brings together a team with extensive experience in Condition Based and Predictive Maintenance, Industrial IoT, AI/ML, NLP, Healthcare, Cloud-based Operations, and Media.

Digital Transformation
Michelle Patrick, C. E. O.
Michelle Patrick,

Michelleis an entrepreneurial technologist who has researched and developed digital technology solutions for over two decades.

Even while serving as a US Navy Corpsman, Michelle was developing digital technology solutions to streamline health information tracking for which she received command-level awards.

She has developed medical sensor technologies with NASA, UH, and Georgia Tech, designed marine automation systems for General Electric (GE), and spent the past decade implementing Digital Transformations and Cloud Migration for over a dozen organizations, some of which resulted in reducing operational expenses by over 25%.

Currently, Michelle is the Founder and CEO of ADAK Digital. She holds a both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Outside of work, Michelle is vice-chair of the Communications Society and the Consulting Society of IEEE/GBS, Project co-lead for the JSC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and continues to assist in coordinating the program she founded to help students learn more about engineering, Engineers in Real Life.

Kotesh Rao, CTO
Kotesh Rao,

Kotesh is the Chief Technology Officer at ADAK Digital. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering software and analytics, and digital product creation, design and development. He has held various leadership positions in General Electric (GE) and retired as the Digital Engineering leader of GE Power, responsible for technology vision, product strategy, and development. His expertise includes big data systems, information fusion, product platform engineering for improved reliability and availability, and mobile technologies.

Kotesh holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and a M.S.E.E. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Kotesh is the recipient of 9 patents.

Kotesh is an avid runner, having run a marathon on all 7 continents including Antartica in 2019. He participates in ultra marathons and currently on schedule to complete a marathon in every state of the US.

Matthew Krueger, COO
Matthew Krueger,

Matthew is a seasoned business leader with a proven track record of leading process and digital transformations. Matthew’s experience includes over 20 years at General Electric (GE) where he spent the last 10 years managing departments developing analytic and software technologies to improve performance of thousands of GE gas turbines and gas engines operating worldwide. Matthew’s hands-on equipment maintenance experience, Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications, and operations management experience, give him an uncanny ability to implement digital technology that delivers real, agile, and sustainable value for an organization. Currently, Matthew is a small business entrepreneur and serves as Chief Operating Officer for ADAK Digital.

Matthew has presented at multiple technology conferences including delivering a Key-Note at the 2016 IEEE Prognostics and Health Management Conference. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Emory University, a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Matthew wasn’t born in Texas, but got there as fast as he could. Matthew continues to follow Chicago sports teams, trace his family ancestry, and be a family man.

Eric Patrick, VP Multimedia
Eric Patrick,
VP Multi Media

Eric began working in Studio Arts in the late 1980s, received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1997, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his film work in 2006.

His independent work has been shown at over 200 locals all over the world, and won numerous awards at many,including awards at The Black Maria Film Festival, The Humboldt International Film Festival, Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid, South by Southwest Film Festival, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona.

As his personal work combines animation, live action, photographic effects, sound collage and performance to create experimental narratives, he is well versed in all aspects of multimedia creation.

He has received over 100 grants from institutions such as the NIH and Chicago Digital Film Fund.