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John Rossman

An expert on digital disruption and assisting his clients to build and execute new business models

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  • Former Amazon Executive
  • Expert on Digital Disruption, Innovation & IoT
  • Author of book series “The Amazon Way”

John Rossman is sought-after keynote speaker, former Amazon executive, and business strategist. Rossman is most known for launching and scaling the Amazon Marketplace, which Jeff Bezos called “one of his magical businesses”, accounting for over 50% of all Amazon units sold and shipped. Rossman also served as Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com under CEO Jeff Bezos, where he managed worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Marks and Spencer, and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Since leaving Amazon, he has advised clients across most industry verticals on innovation, digital strategy, and culture as Managing Partner of Rossman Partners. Offering guidance through the maze of challenges and options, Rossman is adept at finding the business strategy for businesses of all sizes. His approach helps audiences tackle the technology, business and internal challenges in innovating with the internet of things and their digital business strategy.

John Rossman is the author of Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader, published by McGraw Hill. In Think Like Amazon, Rossman sets forth a playbook, or system of beliefs and approaches, for how Amazon gets results and thinks about their business. He is also the author of The Amazon Way book series, including The Amazon Way on IoT : 10 Lessons Every Leader Should Learn from Amazon’s Internet of Things Strategy. Rossman has delivered keynotes to all types of businesses, associations, healthcare, and government. Each of his keynotes is full of thought-provoking principles and tactics and will leave each participant will practical takeaways to put into practice.

Think Like Amazon about — Artificial Intelligence

How might artificial intelligence and machine learning impact your industry and business model? What are the indicators that it’s already underway? How do we make innovation a vital part of how we operate? How do we get started? In this speech, Rossman will outline how AI is already impacting businesses, best practices on the management of innovation in the enterprise, the “actions of no regrets” we should all take in preparation and leave the audience with practical actions to take to create your AI-driven business.

Think Like Amazon about — Strategy and Corporate Culture

Amazon is a fierce competitor, a systematic innovator and creating a dramatic change in many industries. How does Amazon think about and create the playbook of strategy, operational excellence, and innovation? What can you learn from them and apply them into your business? In John Rossman’s signature leadership keynote, he will reveal and unpack the secrets of Amazon’s unparalleled growth and how the company’s culture has driven innovation and growth. From Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader, audiences are leaning forward, taking notes and inspired with strategies and tools to innovate and lead.

Think Like Amazon about- Innovation

Leaders at Amazon expect and require innovation and invention from their teams. They are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere. Amazon has a thrilling power to innovate that few other companies have matched. But how does Amazon continue to innovate and outperform the competition? Through a systematic approach and a deep understanding of what it means to be digital, Amazon has created a culture and system that continues to outperform everyone else. Former Amazon executive turned digital strategy consultant John Rossman will leverage ideas from his book “Think Like Amazon” to show how all companies and organizations are capable of innovating at the same level as Amazon.

The Amazon Way™ on IOT

From John Rossman’s book The Amazon Way™: 10 Lessons Every Leader Should Learn from Amazon’s IoT Strategy, the former Amazon executive unpacks how connected devices will transform industries and businesses, and what leaders should do to take advantage. Rossman will look at how connected devices will revolutionize how business is done and change the marketplace. This speech will give leaders from all types of businesses a blueprint on how to leverage connected devices for the future of their business.

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He was engaging and interesting (and relevant) to our team. Over 300 people opted to attend and stuck around till the end. Both Chat and Q&A submissions were nice and lively for one of these things (in my experience). The leaders (myself included) received a few text messages, emails, etc. thanking us and complimenting the session.
Life Insurance Council
We heard excellent feedback about your presentation for the remainder of the week. We’ll continue to promote your services – and we may have you back again next year. There’s more than enough material for another presentation. Thanks again for being so responsive to the needs of our audience.
Deloitte
I thought your talk was incredibly insightful and effective; I found myself referencing a lot of it while working with their teams. The overall structure— the juxtaposition of principles and how they are put into practice—is great. And the depth of practical knowledge was greater than in most other speakers’ talks (comparing propositional knowledge—“knowing that” v practical knowledge “knowing how”). As a speaker, you’re high energy and wholly credible, so I thought it was fantastic.
Nordstrom
“John Rossman helped our technology organization in many ways including giving a keynote about what being digital meant, and several tools and strategies to develop this throughout our organization. The speech resonated with the team and discussion continued far after. If you’re thinking about building your digital strategy and capabilities, John will give you unique and actionable insights”.
ISM
“It was an excellent keynote. We will be mining the content for hours and hours.”
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