Featured 2022 Speakers
Author, pianist, motivator, MAVERICK
Jade Simmons is a creator of trans formational experiences designed to activate audiences into becoming the biggest, boldest version of themselves possible. The world-class concert artist has been called a “musical force of nature” (Yamaha Music) with an “uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today” (Seattle Times). Jade is the
CEO of Jade Media Global, a revolutionary live experience and global content distribution company specializing in 360º personal development and strategic transformation
Recently named one of the Best Keynote Speaker s of 2019 and 2020, Jade’ s impact spans a multitude of industries and transcends audience demographics. The world’ s superlative brands and organizations from financial services, biotech, entertainment, education, energy and beyond are bringing Jade in. The born storyteller is also a stellar mindset strategist fluent in the language of high achievers. In her inimitable career as a concert pianist, Jade has remained committed to expanding the boundaries of Classical music and its presentation, and as a result she has revolutionized the concert platform. Today, her notably diver se audiences have come to expect creative projects backed by riveting performances.
Learn to innovate EVERY DAY.
Josh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – personifies innovation, entrepreneurship, and breakthrough disruption. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a
combined value of over $200 million. Josh is a New York Times Bestselling author, and an internationally recognized expert on innovation and applied creativity. His first book, Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity (2011), become one of the most definitive works on the topic of
innovation, and has since been published in 13 languages.
His other two books, The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation (2014), and Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers (2017), have both received critical acclaim and have
pushed the boundaries of business leaders worldwide. Josh is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and/or mentoring over 100 startups. Today he serves as Chairman and
co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, enablement and consulting firm. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times. He is the father of four, a passionate Detroiter, and yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.