Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD

Monday, October 30, 2017
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Oncologist and Author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene: An Intimate History

Ideas for Tomorrow - Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD

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Dr. Mukherjee's laboratory seeks to understand the biology of normal and malignant blood development, with a focus on understanding malignant and pre-malignant blood diseases such as Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). He has had a long interest in the role of the bone microenvironment, and showed that alterations in the microenvironment can initiate MDS. The laboratory was also responsible for identifying skeletal stem cells (called Osteochondroreticular or OCR cells) and is currently studying how these stem cells can regenerate bone and cartilage after injury, and how they function during bone metastasis. Another interest involves studying mutations in RNA splicing factors, such as SF3B1 and SRSF2, that are found in MDS and AML.

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD is a Rhodes Scholar, graduating from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mukherjee was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for his book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which has been described as “an elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal, into the long history of an insidious disease.” His latest book, The Gene: An Intimate History, is on many best seller lists, including The New York Times Notable Books, and is a Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year. It lists as one of Bill Gates’ 5 Must-Reads for 2016.

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Overflow seating will be available when the amphitheater reaches capacity.

Upcoming Speakers

Upcoming Speakers

Ginni Rometty: Ideas for Tomorrow | Cleveland Clinc

Ginni Rometty

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Chairman, President and CEO of IBM

Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy.

Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.

Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and the board of overseers and board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company that leverages the power of innovation, data and expertise to improve business and society.

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Note: Seating is first-come, first-serve in the amphitheater. No seat-saving.
Overflow seating will be available when the amphitheater reaches capacity.

Speaker Archives

Speaker Archives

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.

Satya Nadella
Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft

Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer at Facebook

Angela Duckworth
Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab

Frederick W. Smith
Founder and CEO of FedEx Corporation

Adam Silver
National Basketball Association Commissioner

Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Fred McLeod
Play by Play Announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers

David Gergen
CNN Senior Political Analyst; Harvard Kennedy School Professor and Director

David Agus
New York Times Bestselling Author; Physician and Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California

Jim Free
Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center

Jim Colins
Author and Lecturer

David Gregory
Author and Former Moderator of Meet the Press

Admiral Michael Rogers
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Cenpal Security Service

Marissa Mayer
President & CEO, Yahoo

Candice Bergen
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

Thomas Friedman
Author & Journalist, The New York Times

Gentry Lee
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

Michael Govan
CEO and Walps Annenberg Director

Sebastian Thrun
Co-Founder and CEO, Udacity

Dr. Donald Berwick
Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Founding CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Mark Tercek
President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Arianna Huffington
Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Karim Sadjadpour
Author and Middle East Expert

Daniel Yergin
Author and Authority on Energy, International Politics and Economics

Jack Dorsey
Creator, Co-Founder, and Executive Chairman of Twitter, Inc.; Co-Founder and CEO of Square, Inc.

Warren Buffet
Business Leader, Philanthropist

Vladimir Pozner
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
Fashion Designer

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

Dean Kamen
Inventor and Physicist

Craig Mundie
Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corp.

Michael Dell
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)

Tom Kelley
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

Mike Milken
Philanthropist, Chairman of Milken Institute

Doris Kearns Goodwin
World-Renowned Historian

Stephen Kappes
Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Tom Brokaw
NBC News Special Correspondent

Glenn D. Lowry
Director of The Museum of Modern Art

Steven A. Burd
CEO of Safeway Inc.

Oprah Winfrey
Worldwide Media Leader, Philanthropist and Television Host

J. Craig Venter, PhD
Founder, Chairman and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute

John Glenn
Astronaut and Senator

William McDonough
World-Renowned Architect and Designer

Peter Lewis and Frank Gehry
Architects

Anne Mulcahy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corp.

Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court