Tech & Entrepreneurship Keynotes

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Innovate for the future with keynotes that spark everday creativity, agility & resilience from entrepreneur speaker Josh Linkner.

Key trends and opportunities that Josh helps Tech & Entrepreneurship leaders navigate

From writing code on an Atari 800 in the early 80s to becoming a prolific tech innovator over the last 30+ years, Josh has a deep understanding of technology and its implications for business. He’s advised, collaborated with, and helped lead transformation efforts for some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Oracle, SAP, AT&T, Intel, and HP. Josh offers a seasoned perspective on the challenges facing tech companies of all sizes.

AI Trust, Risk, and Security Management (AI TRiSM)

Exploring the terrain where AI intersects with trust, risk, and security unveils a complex web of ethical and operational considerations.

The journey towards integrating AI in our systems is not just about leveraging its capabilities but also about navigating the intricacies of trustworthiness and security. This process is foundational to creating AI systems that are not only innovative but also secure and reliable.

Workforce Shortages and Financial Pressures

The narrative around sustainable technology transcends the conventional discourse on environmental responsibility, venturing into the realm of strategic foresight and resilience.

 Embracing technologies that are sustainable signals a profound commitment to crafting a future where innovation coexists with ecological stewardship. This approach is emblematic of a broader vision that seeks to harmonize technological advancement with sustainability.

AI-Augmented Development

The augmentation of development processes with AI signifies a paradigm shift towards more inventive and efficient problem-solving methodologies.

 By integrating AI, the art of development is not only accelerated but is also enriched, offering novel avenues to tackle complex challenges. This synergy between human ingenuity and artificial intelligence heralds a new era of creativity and productivity in software development.

Intelligent Applications

The advent of intelligent applications marks a pivotal evolution in our interaction with digital platforms, ushering in a more personalized and adaptive user experience.

  These applications, powered by AI, are redefining the boundaries of technology's role in our lives, offering solutions that are not just reactive but anticipatory. This transformation enhances the user experience, making it more intuitive and engaging.

Machine Customers

The concept of machines as customers introduces a fascinating dimension to the digital marketplace, where transactions are not limited to human actors.

This development reflects a broader shift in the digital ecosystem, highlighting the autonomous capabilities of systems to make purchase decisions. It's a glimpse into a future where the boundaries between technology and commerce blur, paving the way for innovative business models and interactions.

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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.

From writing code on an Atari 800 in the early 80’s to becoming a prolific tech innovator over the last 30+ years, Josh has a deep understanding of technology and its implications on business.  He’s advised, collaborated with, and helped lead transformation efforts for some of the largest tech companies in the world including Cicso, Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Oracle, SAP, and AT&T, Intel, and HP.

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.