JOSH LINKNER – TOP IT AND SOFTWARE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Selecting the perfect keynote speaker for your upcoming IT event is an important decision. Tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth leader, venture investor, and bestselling author Josh Linkner will bring your event to life with his extensive experience and unique perspective in technology, software, Internet, mobile apps, social media, big data, managed services and the Internet of Things.
Josh Linkner is a five-time tech entrepreneur, and has been an IT leader throughout his career. His first company, founded in 1990, was a VAR / IT reseller. In building this and his second company, founded in 1994, he gained real-world experience in channel sales, distribution, hardware, networking, software, and services. He next founded a ground-breaking Internet company in 1995, developing websites, intranets, e-commerce solutions, and web consulting. The firm was sold to a publicly-traded IT consulting company in 1999, the same year Josh founded his fourth tech company. As the sole founder and eleven-year CEO of ePrize, he hired thousands of technology professionals, built cutting-edge software to power seventy-four of the top one hundred brands, and changed the face of digital marketing. In 2010, he founded Detroit Venture Partners, an early-state venture capital fund investing exclusively in IT companies. For the last twenty-five years, Linkner has been at the forefront of technology and has a deep understanding of the industry.
Linkner has delivered keynotes and/or consulted with many leading IT, software, networking, and technology companies including: Cisco, IBM, TechData, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Symantec, eBay, Microsoft, Google, Intuit, Intel, and SAP.
An active leader in the field with experience in building tech companies, making IT investments, and speaking to / advising the top brands in the industry, Linkner brings deep industry experience combined with extensive research in the field. Having worked with some of the top IT companies in the world, he has unique perspective, and understands the full value-chain – from managed services to big data, from SaaS to mobile solutions, from hardware to sensors, from the cloud to devices.
THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY JOSH IS THE PERFECT FIT
With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience. Audiences will relate to Josh’s substance and depth.
Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
8. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE
As a five-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 won’t 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 storytelling — 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 CRAFTED
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 will make 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.