Tempus is a company based on health technology that enables personalized cancer care. The company uses interactive analytical machines and learning platforms that provide genomic sequences and analyzes molecular data to enable physicians to make data-driven decisions in real time. The goal of Tempus is to benefit every patient from the treatment of other before them by providing physicians with tools to collect more data. Erick Lefkofsky is said to be the president of Tempus. He left his role as CEO of Groupon and founded Tempus. Lefkofsky is involved in the day to day operations of the company.
Lefkofsky and his wife Liz have been known for their philanthropic work. They founded Lefkofsky Family Foundation. In November 2016, the foundation donated $1 million to Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. The foundation also donated $1.2 million to the University of Michigan for research. Another notable contribution was $250000 to Weill Cornell Medicine in New York an organization that conducts research for breast cancer. In addition to his philanthropic work, Eric Lefkofsky is a trustee at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. The Lefkofsky family has promised to donate half of its wealth over their lifetime to philanthropy.
Currently, Eric Lefkofsky is operating in the health industry, oncology department. Through the foundation of Tempus, his contribution in the industry will be huge. The company is providing better care to cancer patients through the use of advanced technology. Together with the expertise of doctors in Tempus.com, the company aims to benefit every patient in oncology.
Lefkofsky is the author of Accelerated Disruption, a book that explains the true speed of innovation. According to Lefkofsky, accelerated disruption is the business development movement at the speed of technological advancement. Businesses that survive are those that know how to control the forces of technology. Those that do not understand these forces find themselves displaced out of the market.
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Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied Bachelor of Arts and Science. He also earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at University of Michigan law school. Together with his wife, Lefkofsky contribution to the society has been evident in their support of education. The two give after-school programs to disadvantaged children in chartered school. They support organizations that seek to develop tools for administrators and teachers.