Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, will take Michigan’s Center Stage on Thursday, June 1 at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference.
Isaacson will share how the accumulation of small advances and larger imaginative leaps by entrepreneurs and inventors have all played a role in today’s disruptive and innovative society. He will also discuss the importance of collaboration in regards to two of the Conference pillars, winning the race in connected technology and increasing economic opportunity in Michigan.
An accomplished author and journalist, Isaacson has written best-selling biographies on historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger and Steve Jobs. His 2011 biography of Steve Jobs was also the inspiration for the 2015 blockbuster film. In past roles, he was the chairman and CEO of CNN and also the editor of TIME magazine.