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Hear from New York Times Bestseller Josh Linkner at AIAG Quality Summit

The 2016 Quality Summit, "Surviving and Thriving Through Industry Transformation," will be focused on helping organizations — from global OEM's, to mega-sized system suppliers, to smaller parts suppliers, materials, and service providers — adapt their systems and prepare their personnel to not only survive, but thrive and excel during the transformation of the automotive industry.

Whether the transformation is due to disruptive product technologies, such as adaptive driving systems enabling the autonomous vehicle, attaining critical mass amongst OEMs and suppliers to finally make the shift from 2D drawings to 3D model based enterprise, or adapting to increased oversight and heightened regulatory requirements for field issue management, or a pending revision of the industry's quality management system standard, there is no doubt that the automotive industry is facing a tidal wave of transformative forces.

Josh Linkner - who started his career as a jazz guitarist - personifies creativity, entrepreneurship, and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million.

This year's keynote speaker is Josh Linkner.

Josh 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. He is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring more than 100 startups.

Josh has twice been named the Ernst & Young 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. Magazine. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar. For more information, visit JoshLinkner.com


September 29 - 30, 2016

Program Begins:

8:30 AM

Program Ends:

5:30 PM


Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

Register Now
to make sure you’re ready to Survive and Thrive!