KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Josh Linkner

Full Name

Josh Linkner

Job Title

World-Renowned Innovation Expert

Speaker Bio

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 14 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.

Josh has twice been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. 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.

MARSHBERRY SPEAKERS

Full Name

John Wepler

Job Title

Chairman & CEO

John Wepler

Full Name

Brooke Lugonjic

Job Title

Director, Organic Growth

Brooke Lugonjic

BROKER PANEL:

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BLUE TRACK

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Full Name

Christopher Gagnon

Job Title

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Company

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Full Name

Trevor Baldwin

Job Title

CEO

Company

Baldwin Risk Partners

Ross Dik

Full Name

Ross Dik

Job Title

President

Company

Knight-Dik Insurance Agency, Inc.

ORANGE TRACK

Full Name

Steve Tusa

Job Title

COO

Company

Reseco

Steve Tusa

Full Name

Andrew Appel

Job Title

President

Company

Gregory & Appel Insurance

Andrew Appel

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MARSHBERRY PLATFORM MEMBERS & INVESTORS

BLUE TRACK

Max Smith

Full Name

Max Smith

Job Title

Executive Vice President, Risk Management

Company

TrueNorth Companies

Joanne Szymaszek

Full Name

Joanne Szymaszek

Job Title

President Johnson Insurance Services

Company

Johnson Financial Group

Andrew Ball

Full Name

Andrew Ball

Job Title

Chief Strategy Officer

Company

Henriott Group, Inc.

ORANGE TRACK

Full Name

John Collier III

Job Title

Executive Vice President

Company

Collier Insurance

John Collier

Full Name

Heather Smyrl

Job Title

CEO

Company

Highpoint Insurance Group

Heather Smyrl