VC, entrepreneur and author Josh Linkner to headline speaking roster for upcoming technology conference
TAMPA, Fla., August 21, 2014 -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading business management platform designed exclusively for technology solution providers, today announced that former ePrize® CEO and Chairman, Josh Linkner will issue the keynote address at IT Nation in Orlando, Florida on November 14, 2014. IT Nation, hosted annually by ConnectWise, is the premier event for solution providers, offering attendees the opportunity to connect with peers, discover new solutions and learn about the best practices that will transform their business.
"Josh's latest book is the perfect manual to helping businesses in the technology services industry understand the vital need to stay flexible in a rapidly changing landscape," said Arnie Bellini, Founder and CEO, ConnectWise. "We're thrilled that attendees of IT Nation will be motivated by the valuable knowledge, insight and inspiration of Josh, as well as our other speakers."
Over the past 10 years, technology professionals have attended IT Nation to learn ground-breaking, proven strategies that bring significant improvements to their businesses. IT Nation provides opportunities to connect, collaborate, and grow with the best minds in the industry. Additional speakers presenting at this year's conference include Arnie Bellini, Founder and CEO of ConnectWise; Bradley Gross, Law Office of Bradley Gross P.A.; Gary Pica, CEO, TrueMethods; and Paul Dippell, Founder and CEO of Service Leadership.
To Josh Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress, and as such, he's spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption.
His journey has been non-traditional at every step: he's a professional jazz guitarist, four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, bestselling author, venture capitalist, and urban reinventor. Today, Josh leads Detroit Venture Partners, helping to rebuild his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, by backing passionate entrepreneurs who can make an impact through their own innovative ideas. He's been involved in the launch and growth of over 100 businesses and raised over $150 million of venture capital.
He is also a thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, creativity, and reinvention. Josh has written two New York Times bestselling books - Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation.
Josh is on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.
Made for companies that sell, service, and support technology, ConnectWise is the #1 business management platform worldwide. Today, more than 90,000 users rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency, and profitability. Leveraging the cloud, the platform fully integrates business-process automation, help desk and customer service, sales, marketing, project management, and business analytics that dramatically streamline a company's operations. ConnectWise also gives its users access to a powerful network of ideas, experts, and solutions. A veteran in the technology services industry, ConnectWise has been the premier business management platform for technology companies for more than 15 years. For more information, visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.