My keynote speaches are on leadership, digital disruption, innovation, customer obession, supply chain and creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation.  I also speak on the Internet of Things and how technology is transforming business.  Many of the keynote speeches are company leadership team and board facilitations and are done in confidence. My goal is to give strategies, tools and techniques that are immediately used to fuel innovation and a customer obsessed culture.

For speaking requests, please contact:
Stephen Kirkpatrick
Executive Speakers Bureau
[email protected]

John is dynamite! His business experience combined with his creative energy kept an audience of 250 V & C-level executives on the edges of their seat at our recent Smarter Services Symposium. Beyond John’s stage presence, John carries himself with a quiet confidence; which he should. His confidence is a result of his deep experience having helped launch Amazon on its path to market leadership. I strongly recommend organizations considering embarking on a Digital Transformation to engage with John. He is a true visionary!! — John Carroll, CEO of The Service Council

  • December — Large Financial Services Investment Organization — Encore Keynote!

    This large and very successful financial services organization is going through an agile process implementation and working hard at building their future digital models. I presented to the executive team in September and was invited back to present to the core implementation teams in December.  Thanks for having me!

  • Outlook Leadership Conference

    At this conference for convience store executives, located in beautiful Scottsdale Arizona, Mitch Morrison facilititated a conversation with Babs Ryan of Thoughtworks and myself.  The notion of realizing that if “convenience” is your value proposition as a retailer, Amazon is a competitor was a key take-away.

  • November — Indiana Hospital Association Annual Meeting; Closing Keynote

    Closing keynote speaker for the Indiana Hosptical Association Annual meeting.

  • October — Viteos

    At Carnegie Hall in New York City, Viteos sponsored a day of thought leadership with hedge fund operators.  Feedback included this unsolicitated quote “Great speak tonight – loved it…Learned more in 30 min than at NYU-Stern”  

  • October — Project 44

    A great event in Chicago for the supply chain platform technology company project44.  Heres a link to the event agenda HERE

  • September 2017 — JP Morgan Chase

    The JP Morgan Chase technology and operations leadership team had a annual planning meeting in New Jersey with 300 leaders from their organization.

  • September — Service Council

    I did the keynote to the Service Council conference in Chicago.  Here was the feedback from John Carroll, CEO and founder of the Service Council “John is dynamite! His business experience combined with his creative energy kept an audience of 250 V & C-level executives on the edges of their seat at our recent Smarter […]

  • August 2017 — Clearlink

    Spoke at the beautiful Montage Resort in Deer Valley, Utah to Clearlink corporation.

  • August — 2017: Newport News Ship Builder

    Presented “Disruption, Internet of Things, & Innovations — The Amazon Way” at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.  Had the opportunity to go on an amazing tour of the shipyard.  Newport News Shipbuilding is the builder of nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two manufacturers for nuclear submarines.

  • July 2017 — Houston Based Food Distributor

    For an A&M client, I delivered 4 keynotes in 2 days.  I was exhausted!  Great time with the Sysco team. Client quote — “Very refreshing, very appropriate, very inspirational, very helpful……very thankful“


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