JOSH LINKNER – TOP R&D KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Innovation is the single most important ingredient for sustainable success, and it’s fueled by research and development. Relying on previous breakthroughs is a surefire path to obsolescence, while the best organizations invest in ongoing R&D to drive forward progress. Selecting the ideal keynote speaker for your upcoming R&D event will pay dividends for years to come, when you audience is both inspired and empowered. A proven innovation leader and CEO for over two decades, Josh Linkner will help you drive meaningful outcomes with his extensive experience and unique perspective in creativity, innovation, and organizational transformation.

Josh Linkner has the depth and experience to not only fire up your team, but also to drive real results through his experience as a bestselling author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, jazz musician and CEO. He has been at the heard of game-shifting innovations, including launching four disruptive tech companies himself. Linkner is the perfect fit for your upcoming research and development event, since he is a globally recognized expert in innovation and applied creativity. As a venture capitalist, he’s been at the cutting-edge of innovative inventions and has a front row seat to witness new entrepreneurs working to disrupt the old guard.

Josh Linkner is the author of two New York Times bestsellers on innovation, R&D, and invention: The Road to Reinvention – how to drive disruption and accelerate transformation, and Disciplined Dreaming – a proven system to drive breakthrough creativity. Josh has been published extensively on cutting-edge approaches to R&D and innovation. Here are a few of his notable articles in the field:

INC: 7 Steps to a Culture of Innovation

FORBES: 8 Ways to Undermine Yourself As A Leader

INC: 11 Leadership Lessons from Jazz Musicians

FORBES: When to Pivot: 7 Signs Your Company Is Dying

DETROIT FREE PRESS: 5 Leadership Lessons From the Beatles

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: How Innovation Eats Strategy For Breakfast

POWERFUL OUTCOMES

Motivating your R&D team is only half the battle. Getting fired up is great, but you’ll also want your keynote speaker to share practical tools, strategies, and approaches to drive meaningful results. Here are some outcomes Josh has delivered to help R&D leaders:

  • Challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom
  • Build courage to foster responsible risk taking
  • Leverage the innovation process to all aspects of leadership and culture
  • Develop “everyday creativity” to attack business problems of all sizes
  • Deploy innovation to reimagine processes, drive efficiency, and improve operation
  • Uncover fresh R&D approaches for reinvention and growth

With extensive, personal, and direct experience as a proven innovation leader, there is no better choice for a keynote for you upcoming event. Linkner’s deep knowledge of leadership trends and best practices, combined with real-world experience as a veteran CEO, makes him the ideal keynote speaker for your group.

“A JOURNEY THAT WILL LEAD TO BETTER IDEAS AND BREAKTHROUGH THINKING.”

– BILL FORD, JR., EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

“AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! THANK YOU JOSH, YOU NAILED YOUR MESSAGE AND NICELY INCORPORATED OUR COMPANY INTO YOUR TALK.”

— GREGORY F. MOLINAR, PH.D., MEDTRONIC

“ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE THINKERS ON THE PLANET.”

— NICK MORGAN, PH.D., PRESIDENT, PUBLIC WORDS

“I AGAIN WANT TO TELL YOU HOW INSPIRING YOUR WORDS WERE. YOUR PASSION WAS ABSOLUTELY MAGNETIC.”

— STU SHINSKE, GANNETT

The Top 10 Reasons Josh is the Perfect Keynote Speaker for Your R&D event

  • 10. Relatable – With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience. He’s also authored two NY Times Bestsellers on the topic of innovation and the creative process.
  • 9. Engaging – Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
  • 8. Unique Perspective – As a four-time tech entrepreneur, professional-level jazz musician, venture capitalist, and rebuilder of his hometown of Detroit, Josh brings a fresh and compelling perspective.
  • 7. Real Takeaway Value – Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can be immediately applied to real-world challenges.
  • 6. High Energy / Inspiring – Josh’s enthusiasm consistently inspires audiences. Guests will depart fired up, energized, and ready to reach new heights.
  • 5. Visually Stunning – You wont see bullet point lists or text-heavy screens with Josh. Instead, audiences are dazzled with high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, memorable props, and gorgeous visual transitions.
  • 4. Captivating Stories – Concepts are delivered through rich story telling — not boring professorial directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly entertaining experience.
  • 3. Zero Drama – No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. Instead, Josh is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step.
  • 2. Custom – Instead of a ‘canned’ speech, Josh takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.
  • 1. High Impact – Josh makes every minute count. Your audience will be moved and inspired while gaining practical tools to improve their performance. He will do whatever it takes to ensure your event is a roaring success.