The Executives' Club Of Chicago

The Executives' Club of Chicago

Chicago's premier membership organization and business forum. For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago’s business leaders.
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Virtual Tour of Fast Radius: Lessons from a Factory of the Future

For years, companies everywhere have broadly understood the need to adapt, innovate, and evolve their manufacturing and supply chain processes to meet the demands of a changing world. The COVID-19 pandemic brought all of these needs to bear, much quicker than we could have anticipated. How can companies use the principles of Industry 4.0 to futureproof their supply chains?

Lou Rassey, CEO of Fast Radius, leads a guided discussion to answer this question. In this presentation, attendees will learn about:

• Real world examples of adaptive manufacturing, design, and fulfillment during the pandemic
• The principles companies can follow to prepare their businesses for the future
• The vision of how software will transform manufacturing
• The operations of a globally-recognized factory, as Rassey leads a virtual tour of Fast Radius

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What’s Next? Two Tech Titans Discuss The Future

Two titans in the internet and technology sphere, Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and Chairman and CEO of Revolution, the D.C.-based investment firm and Eric Lefkofsky, Founder and CEO of Tempus, sit down together to discuss how technology has evolved, the ever-changing role of venture investors and what lies ahead for startups as they redefine commerce, medicine and more.

As the Co-Founder of AOL, Steve Case made the internet integral to every facet of our daily lives. For the past 15 years, Steve has focused on building Revolution, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm that backs entrepreneurs across the country at every stage of their development with Revolution Growth (an investor in Tempus), Revolution Ventures, and the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.

Serial entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky most recently founded Tempus, a leader in artificial intelligence and precision medicine, in 2015. In addition to capital investment in other major tech companies, Eric redefined the consumer-merchant online experience with the launch of, which ultimately became Groupon.

With decades of knowledge, an understanding of the funding needed to fuel technological innovation and an eye toward what is to come, Eric and Steve will provide a unique lens into the future of technology.

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A Conversation with Michael Greenstone

Professor Michael Greenstone runs the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago and also serves as their Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics. A former member of The White House Council of Economic Advisors, he is the nation's foremost expert on the costs of climate change, and he has quietly been building a new market-based solution to it, called Carbon Vault.

On the behalf of corporations and foundations, Carbon Vault buys and holds carbon pollution permits in California, New England and Europe to limit the supply available to polluters. Since these states and regions limit the total number of permits available, every permit they retire into their vault means that one metric ton of pollution is prevented from happening this year.

Carbon Vault also supports removal of carbon emissions through challenge grants to innovators, as well as offering market pricing to anyone who can remove a significant amount of carbon pollution from the atmosphere.

Join us for this Earth Day discussion as one of the nation's foremost experts on climate change explains how business can be a part of the solution.


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The Executives’ Club of Chicago is dedicated to developing the next generation of business leaders.  The Club's leadership development programs are designed to follow business executives through the leadership life cycle from early career development to senior executive level.  Each program is uniquely customized to meet the needs of individual executives.

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The Executives' Club of Chicago is one of the country's premier executive membership development and networking organizations. For more than 100 years, The Club has served as a platform for senior leaders to build relationships, share ideas, develop new business opportunities and participate in world-class programming.