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Josh Linkner Announced as Keynote Speaker
January 12th 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, the leader in live entertainment ticketing, marketing, fundraising and analytics solutions, today announced entrepreneur and author Josh Linkner will deliver a general session keynote address at its annual PACnet community conference. The conference will be held Feb. 12-15, 2017 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, Calif. 

Josh Linkner is a true visionary. He is a four-time tech entrepreneur and hyper-growth CEO, driving a combined exit value of more than $200 million. Having started his career as a jazz guitarist, Linkner personifies creativity and disruptive innovation, pursuing opportunity at every turn. He is the author of two New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation; as well as the founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring more than 100 startups.

“I am looking forward to sharing the importance of harnessing the spirit of creative disruption with PACnet community,” said Linkner. “The live event and ticketing business is an exciting industry full of opportunity for creativity, innovation, and reinvention.”

His entrepreneurial drive has led to Linkner’s recognition twice as the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” and as President Barack Obama’s “Champion of Change” Award recipient.  Linkner is a multi-generational Detroiter and is passionate about playing a role in the revitalization of the city.

“Josh is a true innovator, tirelessly driving change and growth,” said Dave Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. “His diverse experiences and views on disruptive progress will inspire the PACnet ’17 community.”