Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of Groupon where he was working as the Chief Executive Officer. He stopped serving for the company when he decided to concentrate on a start company by the name Tempus. Tempus is a health technology company which was started with the aim of improving cancer treatment. It is expected to improvise the latest technology with artificial intelligence so as to help doctors and other physicians to make real-time decisions while treating cancer patients. The machines used will provide each patient’s genetic code and other molecular data, and the doctors will use this information in comparison with other patient’s data to cure a particular patient.
The gathered genomic data will be analyzed using exclusive algorithms so as to provide the physician with the data he requires to prepare a personalized program for each patient. Eric Lefkofsky believes that the medical industry needs a massive database combined with artificial intelligence so as to give the best treatment to the patients. He says that Tempus is a vital project that will help the industry to implement the latest technology in health and use of medicines in a more productive way. The company is currently dealing with lung, pancreatic as well as breast cancer treatment but is looking forward to focusing on other types of cancer as well.
Apart from being the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Tempus and Groupon companies, Eric Lefkofsky is also a co-founder of Lightbank together with his partner Brad Keywell. Lightbank is a corporation that deals with disruptive technologies investment. He is also active in charitable activities through Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a charitable trust that he and his wife Liz started in 2006. The foundation has majored in areas such as health, education, technology, art, and human rights among others. They have donated towards all these areas through the foundation greatly and especially the health sector where they have funded numerous medical researchers.
Eric Lefkofsky is the author of the book accelerated disruption which describes how great business with excellent ideas fails to deliver their goods. He says they fail because they have overlooked the fact that technology is one of the most significant inputs in any business. A business that has embraced technology has more chances of attaining development and growth at a very high speed. He points out that people should also select their industry diligently and apart from investing in innovation and technology, they should also ensure they get the best out of their employees.