Tom Brokaw is a journalistic icon whose trusted insights have changed the way we think about the world, Tom Brokaw has traveled the globe to cover elections, summits, political turmoil, war, and major news stories of every description. Join us for Tuesday’s Keynote as he shares his observations on the state of the U.S. and the world—and the people behind the headlines. Read Tom Brokaw's full bio.
Interviewed by Jim Greenwood, President & CEO, BIO
Dr. Eric Topol is the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and author of The Patient Will See You Now, on how smartphones are putting medicine your hands and The Creative Destruction of Medicine, the definitive book on the digital-medicine revolution. He has been named the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States by Modern Healthcare; a “Rock Star of Science” by GQ; and even the “Doctor of the Decade” by Scientific Information. Dr. Topol is widely recognized as the leading authority on digital medicine and its impact on every branch of healthcare.
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. By creating and performing an expansive range of brilliant new music for quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras, tap dance to ballet, Wynton has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.Wynton Marsalis has selflessly donated his time and talent to non-profit organizations throughout the country to raise money to meet the many needs within our society.It is Wynton Marsalis’ commitment to the improvement of life for all people that portrays the best of his character and humanity. See his full bio here.
Marsalis will address the parallels of music and entrepreneurship and the challenges and opportunities of biotech. Corresponding themes include creating new ideas without capital, and the perseverance needed to bring an idea to fruition. He will also address art as a collaborative enterprise and how this can be applied to any organization. Marsalis’s message of entrepreneurship, nurturing ideas from concept to reality and collaboration – as well as the overarching theme of innovation – are concepts that are also woven into each of our professional and personal lives.
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