March 3, 2019 · Cancer, Doctor

Erick Lesfkofsky is an American billionaire who co-founded Tempus. He is also the current CEO of Tempus. He was raised in a Jewish family and attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors. To further the studies he went to University of Michigan Law School where he graduated in 1993.

Erick Lesfkofsky also participates in philanthropic activities. Together with his wife, Liz they established Lesfkofsky family foundation in 2006. It is a private charity organization that strives to improve the lives of children through high impact initiatives. Since its formation, it has funded more than fifty organizations.

Erick is also concerned about the interests of the community, and this had made him serve on different boards that are community oriented. He serves in many boards of directors including the children memorial hospital and the world business Chicago.

Erick Lesfkofsky is also a professor at the University of Chicago. He is also the author of Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation. In his book, he talks about how great business ideas are born in people’s minds, but people end up not working on their plans.

According to Erick Lesfkofsky, this is because they fail to realize how they can use technology to bring their ideas to life. His book describes how business can use technology advancements to survive and thrive in a competitive business environment. The book also explains the trends that make many companies decline.

Tempus is a technology company that enables doctors to give cancer patients personalized care by using interactive analytical and machine learning platform. According to Erick, he got the idea to start the company when he witnessed the treatment process of a family member.

The process made him search for a way to use technology to help in the fight against cancer. Tempus strives at fighting cancer by equipping doctors all the knowledge they need using molecular and clinical data. According to Erick Lesfkofsky, the future of less cancer diagnosis lies in data-driven health care. He also stated that Tempus was concentrating its time and resources in data collection.

About Eric Lefkofsky: www.artnews.com/top200/liz-and-eric-lefkofsky/

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