November 13-17, 2019
Palm Springs, California

Brad Keywell

Founder & CEO, Uptake Technologies, and EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019


Brad Keywell is a founder or cofounder of seven technology companies, a venture capital investor, a curator of cultural and innovation platforms, and a philanthropist. He is the Founder & CEO of Uptake Technologies, an industrial AI software company using predictive analytics to increase productivity, reliability, safety and cybersecurity for global industry. Brad was named the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019, the highest global honor in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program.

In addition to Uptake, Brad is a cofounder of Tempus, a leader in the field of data-driven precision medicine; Groupon and Echo Global Logistics, both NASDAQ-listed; and MediaOcean and Drivin, both sold. He is a managing partner of the venture capital firm Lightbank and on the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential.

Brad is the Founder and Chairman of Chicago Ideas, one of the world’s largest innovation and ideas gatherings; the Founder and Curator of wndr museum, an immersive art and technology experience; and the Chairman of Future Founders, a nonprofit providing entrepreneurship education to underserved students throughout Chicagoland. Brad and his wife, Kim, signed The Giving Pledge in 2016, committing to give the majority of their wealth to charitable causes.

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