Meet MVP Adam Favreau, Associate Director, HR Technology at Boston Scientific

  • 6 November 2023
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Meet MVP Adam Favreau, Associate Director, HR Technology at Boston Scientific
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You’ve seen them quite often around the Pathfinder-verse, heard them speak at events or virtual meetings, maybe even dialogued with them in a forum thread—they’re our Most Valuable Pathfinders! They are the spark keeping the Pathfinder Community ablaze, so it was about time we took a beat to really get to know each one of our MVPs better and share their unique stories with you!

So without further ado, let’s get to know...
 

 

Adam Favreau

 

The Basics

  • Years of Automation Experience: 8 years
  • Current Company: Boston Scientific
  • Official Title: Associate Director, HR Technology

But this is how Adam would actually describe what he does: I manage the HR technology team at Boston Scientific. That could be anything from overseeing our core Human Resource Platform, along with any other technologies that integrate with it.

  • Biggest Professional Achievement to date: There’s not necessarily one bot he’s worked on that has achieved more than another, but reflecting on some of his bots’ successes from a true ROI perspective, he’s proud of several bots that have generated over $1 million in savings over time.

 

Five Fun Facts

 

  • His birthday is July 9
  • His choice superpower would be the ability to fly
  • His favorite TV show is White Collar (he’s a self-proclaimed crime junkie)
  • An adventurous pursuit he has underway is hiking all 48 4,000-footer mountains in New Hampshire. 12 down, 36 to go!
  • The next time he travels, outside of his honeymoon that’s upcoming in October 2023, he’d like to get back to Costa Rica

 

Expertise / Specializations

Adam has the trifecta of experience in what we would consider our three core areas of automation: technical skills, leadership, and business acumen. When he started in automation, he worked as a business analyst before progressing to a developer role (he was a pioneer for citizen developers, you might say). Finally, Adam landed in a people leader function where he currently is today. As he continues to move forward in a leadership-centric role, he says he still likes to stay connected to the developer side and make time to dig into some code every now and then.

If he had one piece of advice for someone new to automation it would be:
 

“Start small. Don’t go after the biggest fish. Get your feet wet and then go from there.”

 

Adam in the Community

Adam likes to connect with like-minded people in the intelligent automation space online through LinkedIn. When it comes to getting involved with the automation community in person, he participates in the gamut of Automation Anywhere events—from presenting at Imagine, speaking on Automation Anywhere webinars, attending the East coast user group calls, and more. His active participation is so valued by our Pathfinder community!

A lot of Adam’s day-to-day job as a people leader also naturally involves coaching and mentoring employees. Whether that’s teaching them how to code and best practices around writing code, or how to evaluate automation opportunities from a business perspective, he takes the time to make sure he’s providing tools and resources necessary to set people up for success.
 

What’s Next for Adam

Adam’s focus for his career growth is to continue to improve himself as a people manager, as well as to continue to stay on the pulse of new trends in tech. Today that means being up to date on generative AI, and tomorrow or next month it could be something completely new!



Thank you, Adam, for letting us all get to know you better. And thank you for your continued contributions to our Pathfinder Community!


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