Healthcare & Biotech Keynotes

"...Members of the team were blown away..."


Director, Office of the President, Kaiser Permanente

Navigate the challenges and opportunities of today's Healthcare & Biotech market with proven innovation frameworks from Healthcare & Biotech keynote speaker Josh Linkner.

Key trends and opportunities that Josh helps Healthcare & Biotech leaders navigate

Josh has deep experience in the healthcare industry. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Corewell Health (21 hospitals, 60,000 team members). He has helped drive innovation at industry-leading healthcare companies such as Cardinal Health, GSK, Medtronic, CVS Health, and Kaiser Permanente. For leaders in the healthcare and biotech space, Josh provides a blueprint for navigating their organizations' specific challenges despite a highly volatile market.

Simplifying Healthcare Delivery

We're witnessing a strategic shift in healthcare strategy, harnessing digital and virtual care technologies to streamline treatment for less critical conditions, thereby optimizing in-person resources for more urgent cases.

This approach not only addresses the complexity and fragmentation in healthcare but also embodies a profound rethinking of the system. It's a move towards a model that prioritizes efficiency and patient-centric care, reflecting a deeper understanding of how innovation, grounded in human needs, can reshape an industry.

Workforce Shortages and Financial Pressures

Financial pressures and workforce shortages in healthcare paint a complex picture. Over 50% of U.S. hospitals are operating at a loss, a startling statistic that calls for innovative financial strategies.

Additionally, the shortage of healthcare workers is a critical issue. Hospitals are increasingly reliant on contract staffing, with contract labor expenses surging by 258% from 2019 to 2022. This scenario is not just about numbers; it's about the intricate balance between maintaining healthcare quality and managing resources effectively.

AI Beyond Diagnostics

In the evolving world of healthcare, AI is emerging as a multifaceted and transformative force.

Far beyond merely streamlining administrative tasks, it is revolutionizing medical diagnosis and treatment with its unparalleled ability to process vast datasets. This revolution extends into personalized care and drug discovery, fundamentally altering how we approach patient treatment. AI's integration into remote patient monitoring and electronic health records (EHRs) is pivotal in detecting diseases early and optimizing treatment plans, significantly improving patient outcomes while reducing costs. This phase in healthcare marks a significant shift, where AI is not just an administrative aid but a crucial component in enhancing the accuracy and efficacy of patient care and treatment.

Personalized Care Through Genomic Medicine

In the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, genomic medicine stands out as a transformative force.

Spearheaded by pioneers like the University of Utah, it's revolutionizing care with treatments tailored to individual genetics, ushering in an era of precision medicine where treatments are as unique as our DNA. This leap forward has identified over 50 genes linked to specific diseases, leading to breakthroughs in cancer care and pharmacogenomics. Notably, rapid genome sequencing in critically ill children highlights its potential for early diagnosis and effective treatment. Beyond mere technological progress, this shift aims to make healthcare personalized, widespread, and fair. As DNA sequencing becomes more affordable, the challenge lies in embedding these innovations into routine care, ensuring equitable access across society.

Wearable Health Tech and Patient-Centered Care

Wearable devices for tracking health metrics are becoming more advanced, providing real-time data to both patients and healthcare providers.

 This trend is moving towards more proactive healthcare management and early intervention. Furthermore, patient-centered care is becoming a priority, with healthcare systems increasingly involving patients in their healthcare decisions for improved satisfaction and health outcomes​​.

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Hi, I'm Josh.

Josh Linkner — a New York Times bestselling author — is a rare blend of business, art, and science.

On the business front, he’s been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which created over 10,000 jobs and sold for a combined value of over $200 million.

He’s the co-founder and Managing Partner of Muditā Venture Partners - an early-stage venture capital firm investing in groundbreaking technologies.

Over the last 30 years, he’s helped over 100 startups launch and scale, creating over $1 billion in investor returns. He’s twice been named the EY Entrepreneur of The Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

He’s also deeply involved in the healthcare & biotech industry. Josh serves on the Board of Trustees of Corewell Health (21 hospitals, 60,000 team members) and has helped drive innovation at industry-leading healthcare companies such as Cardinal Health, GSK, Medtronic, CVS Health, and Kaiser Permanente.

While proud of his business success, his roots are in the dangerous world of jazz music. He’s been playing guitar in smoky jazz clubs for 40 years, studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and has performed over 1000 concerts around the world.

His experiences in both business and music led him to become one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation. Josh is the co-founder and Chairman of Platypus Labs, a global research, training, and consulting firm.

Today, he’s on a mission to help leaders Find A Way™ through creative problem-solving, inventive thinking, and ingenuity.

Keynote Topics
+ Outcomes

Find A WayTM

Every problem can be solved, and every opportunity can be seized. Through a proven innovative framework, you'll discover new paths to explosive growth, competitive advantage, and sustainable results.

Expand organization-wide capability for creative problem-solving and inventive thinking.

Big Little BreakthroughsTM

Instead of high-risk moonshots, the most innovative leaders cultivate a high volume of ‘micro-innovations’ and build a culture of everyday innovation.

Gain the tools to become an everyday innovator.

The Music of Business

What business leaders can learn about agility, collaboration, creativity, and performance under pressure from the mysterious world of jazz.

Inject artistry and agility into your business through an unforgettable, interactive experience.

*Please note this topic requires additional talent + gear.  Accordingly, additional costs apply.

The Innovative Leader

Become an unstoppable force by unlocking your and your team's ingenuity, gaining confidence, and boosting results in times of dramatic uncertainty and disruption.

Elevate your capacity to lead and win in volatile times.

Disciplined DreamingTM

A proven system for driving breakthrough creativity. Learn how to balance raw imagination with business rigor to achieve profound and predictable results.

Boost creativity and rigor simultaneously to achieve better outcomes.

Rethink. Reboot.

The business you’ll be running in five years will be dramatically different than today. Unlock the definitive playbook on reinvention, relevancy, and sustainable success.

Gain the confidence to venture into the unknown and thrive, no matter what the future brings.

Innovation in the Age of AI

A modern framework to unlock sustained profitable growth at the intersection of technology and human creativity.

Josh shows you how the path forward involves integrating human creativity with artificial intelligence to thrive amidst uncertainty, rapid change, and disruption.

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5 Ways Josh Turns Your Event Up To "11"

sparks a mindset

Sparks a mindset & movement.

His authentic, relatable, research-backed content - with real-world case studies and a high-energy delivery - will inspire your audience to uncover and activate new opportunities every day.


Moves your team into action.

Your audience will not only be energized, motivated, and inspired, they’ll become better equipped with specific tools, frameworks, and techniques to drive meaningful results in the months and years ahead.


Handcrafted, not canned.

Josh takes the time to listen deeply before custom-building a keynote experience just for you. This ensures that every minute is on-point, relevant, and targeted to your unique challenges and opportunities.


Real and accessible.

Josh applies Find A Way™ principles in his everyday work as a leader, venture capitalist, musician, and author. Leaders inspired by his keynote often reach out to him for help finding a way in their everyday work.


Impact - 11, Drama - 0.

Coming from a place of humility and service, Josh believes that a great keynote is about the audience, not the speaker. Meeting professionals often call Josh one of the best keynote speakers to work with.