Author: Karen Tegan Padir

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Karen Tegan Padir is the president of the Application Development and Deployment Business Unit at Progress, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Pead. Padir, a 20-year software industry veteran, is responsible for the strategy and growth of Progress application development assets including Telerik, Modulus, Rollbase and the Pacific Platform.

  • Happy Mother’s Day – to Mothers, (and Their Children)

    Whether you are a man or a woman, you probably owe a lot to your mother. Mothers can be an incredibly formative presence. My own mother was a math teacher and encouraged me every step of the way – leading almost directly to the career path I have chosen. Today, as a mother myself, I can only hope...
    May 09, 2014
  • Boston Strong

    Here in Boston, as we come up on the one year anniversary of the terror bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured 264, there’s a lot of talk about what went wrong and what to do to forestall or prevent such tragedies in the future. And there’s a lot of talk about being Boston...
    April 15, 2014
  • Olympic Musing

    After all kinds of handwringing over social and political attitudes in Russia – and handwringing, too, about the state of the billions of dollars in new facilities at Sochi, the Winter Olympics are finally underway. I’m hoping that the more dire concerns related to facilities and security prove...
    February 19, 2014
  • IT Should do More Than Just “Get Over It”

    The latest batch of data breaches at Target and Neiman-Marcus have raised a crescendo of concern in the media and among individuals that is certainly justified but sometimes a little off base. In particular, there’s confusion over the distinction between online privacy and online security. Some of...
    February 11, 2014
  • Seeing the Future

    As Mark Twain once noted, you should ‘plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life.’  At Progress we have always looked ahead, and lately what we have been seeing and preparing for is platform-as-a-service. We aren’t alone. In fact, Gartner recently...
    February 03, 2014