Date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Ideas for Tomorrow: Mindy Grossman
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.Register Now
Mindy Grossman has served as a director and President and CEO of Weight Watchers since July 2017. Grossman has more than 38 years of experience in building and transforming consumer brands.
Prior to joining Weight Watchers, she served as Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. and was a member of its Board of Directors since August 2008.
She is credited with transforming HSN into a lifestyle network offering an exciting array of products, personalities and experiences designed to engage, inform and entertain.
Grossman is a director of Bloomin' Brands, Inc. and Fanatics, Inc., and is Vice Chairman for UNICEF USA.
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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.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Rent the Runway
Event has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon.
Monday, December 17, 2018
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CEO of Under Armour
In the sweltering Mid-Atlantic summer heat of 1995, Kevin Plank helped lead his teammates through grueling two-a-day workouts as special teams captain for the University of Maryland football program. Tired of changing his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts over and over again throughout the day, he was inspired to create a better kind of T-shirt—one that could wick sweat and keep athletes cool, dry, and light.
Upon graduating from Maryland in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Plank started to turn his idea into a reality and, as a result, began redefining the way athletes dress. That year, he went on a mission to find the perfect fabric—performance synthetics—and combined it with an athlete’s perfect fit—compression. What started out as one tight shirt ultimately led to the launch of Under Armour as the high-performance answer to the sweat drenched cotton dilemma.
With 22 years of outfitting athletes with the world’s most innovative performance apparel, footwear, and equipment, Plank oversees a global company of 14,000 employees with total revenues of $5 Billion. Under Armour products are sold globally and are worn by athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.
True to his vision Plank and Under Armour are committed to inspiring you with performance solution you never knew you needed, but can’t imagine living without…and they are just getting started.
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.
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