Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
President and CEO, PayPal
Ideas for Tomorrow: Dan Schulman
Ideas for Tomorrow is an ongoing speaker series that provides a forum for the world’s most distinguished thinkers, speakers and personalities to engage in a dialogue with members of our community.
As President and CEO, Dan Schulman is focused on transforming financial services to make life easier for billions of people around the world. With his deep experience in payments and mobile technology, Dan is leading PayPal to reimagine how people move and manage money, and how merchants and consumers interact and transact.
Dan is the recipient of the 2017 Brennan legacy award, established to honor the Supreme Court justice and his career-long commitment to social justice and “common human dignity”. He was also honored with the 2018 inaugural CFSI Financial Health Visionary Award for his commitment to improving the financial lives of people around the world. The Council for Economic Education named Dan as its 2017 Visionary for promoting economic and financial literacy to create a better informed society. Rutgers University bestowed upon Dan an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Dan also delivered the University’s 252nd anniversary commencement speech.
He has been recognized as one of the top 10 CEOs in the world by Fortune, named one of the top 100 most creative people by Fast Company, and included on the 2017 Recode 100 list of people making the biggest impact on business and technology. He has also been recognized as one of the top 10 most innovative CEOs in banking.
Dan previously served as Group President at American Express. Prior to joining American Express, Dan was President of the Prepaid Group at Sprint Nextel Corporation following its acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., where he led the company as its founding CEO for eight years. Earlier in his career, Dan was President and CEO of Priceline Group, Inc., where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and expansion. He also spent 18 years at AT&T, where he held a series of positions, including President of the Consumer Markets Division.
Dan is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee to promote global financial inclusion. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Future of the Global Financial System taskforce. In addition, Dan is a board member of Autism Speaks. He also serves on the boards of Verizon, International Ltd. and Symantec Corporation, where he is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a Master of Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Dan is an avid mixed martial arts practitioner.
Note: Seating is first-come, first-serve in the amphitheater. No seat-saving. Overflow seating will be available when the amphitheater reaches capacity.
Many thought leaders have participated in the Ideas for Tomorrow speaker series. Previous speakers are listed below along with links to their presentation videos where available.
Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group
Larry J. Merlo
President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health
Kelvin Smith Family Endowed Chair
The Cleveland Orchestra
Steve Case & J.D. Vance
Steve Case: Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC; Co-Founder, America Online; Chairman, The Case Foundation
J.D. Vance: Managing Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Revolution, LLC; Author, Hillbilly Elegy – Revolution, LLC
CEO of Under Armour
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Best-selling author and "America's Historian-in-Chief"
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc.
General Stan McChrystal
Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan; Author of Best-Sellers Team of Teams and My Share of the Task; Co-Founder of the McChrystal Group
Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
Chairman, President and CEO of IBM
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil
Oncologist and Author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene: An Intimate History
Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft
Chief Operating Officer at Facebook
Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab
Frederick W. Smith
Founder and CEO of FedEx Corporation
National Basketball Association Commissioner
Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Play by Play Announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers
CNN Senior Political Analyst; Harvard Kennedy School Professor and Director
New York Times Bestselling Author; Physician and Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California
Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center
Author and Lecturer
Author and Former Moderator of Meet the Press
Admiral Michael Rogers
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Cenpal Security Service
President & CEO, Yahoo
Actress and Author
Jack and Suzy Welch
Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute and Author
Lord Norman Foster
Founder of Foster + Partners, Architect
Author & Journalist, The New York Times
Chief Engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
Former CEO of Google, Current Google's Executive Chairman; Google Advisor
CEO and Walps Annenberg Director
Co-Founder and CEO, Udacity
Dr. Donald Berwick
Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Founding CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
Author and Middle East Expert
Author and Authority on Energy, International Politics and Economics
Creator, Co-Founder, and Executive Chairman of Twitter, Inc.; Co-Founder and CEO of Square, Inc.
Business Leader, Philanthropist
Russian Journalist and Author
John T. Chambers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee
Mayor, City of Sacramento and CEO/Founder, StudentsFirst
Diane von Furstenberg
General Stanley A. McChrystal
Former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan; Former commander of the Premier Military Counter-Terrorism Force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
Dr. Ben S. Bernanke
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve System
General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.)
National Security Advisor
Dr. Atul Gawande
Practicing Surgeon, Accomplished Writer, Teacher and Speaker
Victor L.L. Chu
Chairman of the First Eastern Investment Group
Inventor and Physicist
Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corp.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Dell
H. Lee Scott, Jr.
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart)
General Manager of IDEO
Michael E. Porter
Glen Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School
His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America and Mexico
Philanthropist, Chairman of Milken Institute
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
NBC News Special Correspondent
Glenn D. Lowry
Director of The Museum of Modern Art
Steven A. Burd
CEO of Safeway Inc.
Worldwide Media Leader, Philanthropist and Television Host
J. Craig Venter, PhD
Founder, Chairman and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute
Astronaut and Senator
World-Renowned Architect and Designer
Peter Lewis and Frank Gehry
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corp.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court