Eric Lefkofsky is one of America’s celebrated entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder and current CEO of Tempus. Lefkofsky has also helped found five technology startups namely, Groupon, Eco-Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, MediaOcean, and Uptake. Born in September 1969, Lefkofsky grew up in Michigan. He attended the Southfield-Lathrup High School. Later on, he graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan. In 1993, the entrepreneur attained his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
Lefkofsky’s interests have contributed significantly to the community. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Children’s Memorial Hospital, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and World Business Chicago. He has used his experiences and knowledge to teach at several institutions. Lefkofsky is currently a professor at the University of Chicago.
Eric Lefkofsky is also the author of Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation. The book focuses on the movement of businesses in line with advanced technology. He explains critical startups concepts that other businesses can borrow to understand and control the forces of technology.
In spite of his career advancement, Lefkofsky also founded The Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006 with the help of Elizabeth Lefkofsky. The organization aims at enhancing the quality of human life by advancing high-impact programs, initiatives, and medical research for the improvement of community’s health. His philanthropy focuses on children and has helped fund at least 50 organizations.
Tempus is a technological company set up to assist physicians in the treatment of cancer. The company brings critical technology to personalize cancer care by using interactive, analytical, and machine learning platform. They collect an enormous amount of data from the past and current patients that allow these physicians make informed and real-time decisions in treating their patients. Tempus has solved physicians’ problems of cutting through genomic data, molecular, and phenotypic data. The success of Tempus has been made possible by a team of computational biologists, mathematicians, software engineers, and data scientists. They work together to make important decisions. They analyze the data to solve medical problems for the physicians within a short time as opposed to if these physicians were to solve them by themselves. Michigan Center for Translational Pathology has partnered with Tempus to ensure they are at par with technology.
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