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Jeff DeGraff

The Sunday Summit General Session
Sunday, April 15
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Innovation and the Future of Healthcare: How to Navigate the Challenges and Opportunities Successfully

ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology

This lecture was established by ASCRS as a forum for expanding and enriching our appreciation of fields of science and medicine outside the field of ophthalmology. It honors those whose curiosity and constant striving for innovation have led them to investigate aspects of medicine and science that broaden, enliven, and inspire.

About

Jeff DeGraff’s creative and direct take on making innovation really happen have made him a world-renowned thought leader and have prompted his clients and colleagues to dub him The Dean of Innovation.

He has advised many of the world’s leading corporations, using the Competing Values Framework that he co-created, on how to grow, change and ultimately move forward to see positive results.

Mr. DeGraff is also well known as an author whose witty and insightful prose have landed him regular columns with The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Management Innovation Exchange. His talent for breaking down the steps needed to innovate effectively also prompted him to write a slew of successful books on innovation including Creativity at Work, Leading Innovation, Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved, and The Enlivened Self: The Art of Growing. Other publications that showcase Jeff’s innovation principles are Business Week, Fortune, USA Today, Training+Development and the Wall Street Journal. He also has video learning modules with Big Think.

For the past 25 years Jeff has also spent his time as a Clinical Professor of Management and Organization for the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross Business school. His energetic personality and practical business experience have made his classes some of the highest rated and hardest to get into at Ross, and he enjoys discussing the changing face of innovation with the next generation.