VAI Announces Josh Linkner as Keynote Speaker at VAI Leadership Summit 2017

Keynote to Focus on Driving Growth, Innovation, and Performance

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – July 10, 2017VAI, a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developer, today announced Josh Linkner as its Keynote Speaker at VAI Leadership Summit 2017, taking place at The New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY on October 5, 2017. VAI will host customers across a wide variety of industries from around the world for a day filled with education, sharing, and collaboration.

With an agenda geared toward executives and managers in a leadership role, the VAI Leadership Summit 2017 will take a collaborative networking approach analyzing pressing business issues and the growing presence of technology in the supply chain industry. The Leadership Summit 2017 differs from VAI's User Conferences, which includes training workshops, hands-on-labs, and break-out sessions.

Keynote Speaker, Josh Linkner

As an innovation keynote speaker, New York Times Bestselling Author, successful five-time entrepreneur, venture capitalist, national columnist and well-respected jazz musician, Josh Linkner blends deep, real-world experience with a magnetic stage presence to help people and organizations thrive. His inspiring and actionable keynotes blends energizing and practical; entertaining and result-focused; fun and impactful messages that moves audiences to action by offering substantial and effective approaches to driving better business outcomes.  Combining personal stories, visuals and fool proof business tactics, Josh drives his audience to jumpstart their creative energy and solve challenges in fresh and innovative ways.


  • Five-time tech entrepreneur and hyper-growth CEO
  • Author of four books, including 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 his latest book, Hacking Innovation.
  • Founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring over 100 startups.
  • Professional jazz guitarist
  • Twice named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient.
  • Regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine.
  • Featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN and The New York Times.

To view the VAI Leadership Summit 2017 website, visit: For those interested in following the event on Twitter, please use the hashtag #VAISummitNYC

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Gold Business Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter or “like us” on

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