Systems Engineers - Transforming Industry and Academia

Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenters: Jon McGraw, partner, Vision Pursue and Carl Kirpes, chair, IISE Industry Advisory Board

Creative destruction and disciplined innovation are not foreign concepts to industrial and systems engineers. Transformational change requires a balanced approach to problem solving. In this webinar, learn how a mental skill called mindfulness can unlock higher levels of creativity and innovation. 

Jon McGraw is a principal partner at Vision Pursue, a performance mindset training and technology company. Jon has been actively involved as president of the Jon McGraw Foundation which supports various charitable causes. 

Jon attended Kansas State University with a major in business finance and played collegiate football as a walk-on from 1997 to 2001. He was twice selected as a First Team Academic All American, and was selected by the New York Jets with a second-round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft out of college. He then played for the Detroit Lions for two seasons before playing his final five seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs. Jon retired from the NFL in 2012 and received the Ed Block Courage Award. The award is presented annually to one player from each NFL team who, in the eyes of his teammates, is a source of inspiration and courage. Jon also completed NFL-sponsored business management and entrepreneurship programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School.