Many of my speeches and leadership team and board facilitations are done in confidence. The common themes are on innovation, scale, customer obsession, technology effectiveness, leadership and improving decision making, all based on lessons from Amazon.   I speak on the internet of things and strategies to consider for creating your IoT plan. My goal is to give tools and techniques that can be immediately implemented, which help drive innovation and a customer obsessed culture.

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

  • April 2017 — Northwest Seaport Alliance Keynote

    Back to Seattle!  Great to visit my old home city of Seattle (we moved to San Clemente CA in August, 2016) and be the keynote speaker for the Northwest Seaport Alliance.  The Alliance is the new combined operating entity of the Port of Seattle and Tacoma.  The president of the Alliance followed my keynote and […]

  • March — AIM for Brilliance, Omaha NE

    AIM is an innovative not-for-profit community organization that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent ecosystem through career development and educational programs.  I was the keynote speaker for this great audience and event.

  • March 2017 — San Antonio CFO Forum

    I made my first appearance at the San Antonio CFO forum in 2015, and was fortunate to be invited back a second time to talk about The Internet of Things.  Over 240 local area leaders attended (sell out!).  My Alvarez and Marsal partner Boyd Mulkey helped make this happen.

  • Feb- 2017 OSU Spears School

    I was sponsored by the Oklahoma State Center for Executive and Professional Development, over a 2 day period gave 4 keynote speeches and a number of interviews.  The Spears School of Business did an amazing job of organizing and the attendance was fantastic.  Here’s a few pictures. I did an interview with President of OSU, […]

  • Feb 2017 — Bristlecone PULSE Conference

    John Rossman, an industry leader on Disruptive Innovation and author of ‘The Amazon Way’, is a featured speaker at Bristlecone Pulse 2017. A former Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon, he comes with over two decades of guiding and helping businesses transform their business models—across a wide range of industries including retail, insurance, education, forest […]

  • Feb 2017 — Essendant CORE Live — REVOLUTION

    Honored to be the “revolution” speaker to this audience of 600 Essendant distributors and resellers in Las Vegas  

  • January, 2017 — NATSO

    For the North America Truck Stop Organization annual convention in Savannah, Georgia

  • January, 2017 General Assembly — The Amazon Way on IoT

    In both Irvine campus and Los Angeles campus, I was invited by General Assembly to present to their classes and an invited audience on how the Internet of Things is helping leading companies reinvent the customer experience, improve operations, and build new business models.

  • November 2016 — The Governance Institute

    For The Governance Institute, a leading health care research organization and their clients, I was a keynote for “creating digital disruption”.

  • Informatica — Chicago and New York

    I was a keynote for two events for Informatica in Chicago and New York


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    the amazon way on IoT

    The Amazon Way on IoT