Bill George - BME Distinguished Speaker

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    • Tuesday April 2, 2019 - Wednesday April 3, 2019
      4:00 pm - 5:59 pm
  • Location: Academy of Medicine Lecture Hall at Georgia Tech
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Bill George - BME Distinguished lecture. 

Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic

Talk title: Innovation Leadership in Biomedicine

Time: 4:00pm with reception to follow
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
Location: Academy of Medicine
Speaker: Bill George


Bill George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer, was chief executive officer from 1991-2001, and board chair from 1996-2002.  Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense.

He currently serves as a director of Goldman Sachs. He has served recently on the boards of ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target Corporation, Minnesota’s Destination Medical Center Corporation and the World Economic Forum USA. Bill is currently a trustee of the Mayo Clinic, and has served as board chair for Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and Advamed.

He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012. He has been named one of “Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years” by PBS; “Executive of the Year-2001” by the Academy of Management; and “Director of the Year-2001-02” by the National Association of Corporate Directors.  George is a CNBC Contributor and has made frequent appearances on television and radio.

He received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar, and honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Mayo Medical School, University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College and Bryant University.  


Parking Information:
Please use the Tech Trolley as parking at the Academy of Medicine is limited.

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Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students
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