at Microsoft / Gates Foundation
“John is the foremost authority on Amazon business principles and drawing on these to assist companies and leaders develop their digital strategies and innovative cultures. I have worked with John on many complex strategies and the clarity of his thinking and ability to get others aligned standout amongst advisors.”
“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”.
at AIG / Modjoul
“John Rossman’s advise to me on the Internet of Things and the principles laid out in “The Amazon Way on IoT” has had profound impact on the company I have founded, Modjoul. Modjoul is a smart belt to reduce and manage workplace injuries. John’s a master at practical advise and approaches to deliver innovative solutions.”
at Oklahoma State University
“We invited John to meet and talk to a broad base of business and student leaders. His keynote and Q&A sessions on “becoming digital” were high-energy and extremely relevant to all. If you want to understand Amazon and their leadership principals, there is no one else other than John Rossman”
President and COO, Nationwide Direct and Member Solutions
“As a former Amazon executive, John Rossman provides a unique view into how a digital world may impact companies of all types and sizes. As the Internet of Things (loT) becomes more mainstream, companies need to think differently about how they interact with and provide value to customers in an ever-connected world. John uses his industry knowledge and connections to incorporate real-life examples of how some big name companies are approaching this phenomenon.”
“John is perhaps one of the foremost experts on Amazon and corporate cultures that focus on innovation. His recent book on the Amazon Way is a testament to the core insights John has been able to surface. Recently, John was invited to do a forum at Xerox PARC. We were not only oversubscribed for the forum, but the audience itself gave John and his presentation the highest rank of all the seminars this past year. I highly recommend John as a speaker to all audiences interested in corporate innovation, company cultures, and the impact of emerging technology on new business models.”
Technology Association of Georgia
“It was a privilege to have John Rossman speak at our March 25th, 2015, Georgia Technology Summit. Our Summit is one of the largest tech events in the SE, with over 1,300 attendees participating. This year’s Summit theme was “Disruptive Innovation – The Power to Inspire”. John’s remarks were right on target. Combining key points in his Book, the Amazon Way, with his broader knowledge base, made for a quality presentation. One participant sent me an unsolicited note comparing John’s presentation to a high-level Ted Talk. I would recommend John for speaking opportunities for an event of any size when the topic revolves around innovation and/or disruption. He was also a pleasure to work with, which is a sometimes overlooked aspect when it comes to speaker selection, yet of critical importance.”
at AAA Washington
We needed an expert to speak at our corporate leadership event—someone who was able to speak at length on adopting different corporate cultures and looking at business from a different perspective than our own. While people may not think of Amazon and AAA Washington as having much in common, finding ways to make a business more efficient and keeping the customer in focus is a basis for all organizations. His personal history at Amazon gave us a unique view of an incredibly successful company and what it takes to innovate, lead, and sometimes disrupt the status quo.
COO at Intrinsic, The Credentials Cloud for the On-demand Economy
In planning our annual product organization kickoff, we looked for a speaker who could both inspire and offer practical insights on execution. We were lucky to have John Rossman present to the team. John introduced us to the key leadership principles he observed during his time at Amazon, which are also described in his excellent (and accessible) book, The Amazon Way.
John worked with us to take the principles from his book and make them relevant to our company. His presentation included first-hand accounts on everything from obsessive customer focus to how to organize and measure our teams. His presentation left me re-committed to building a high-performance culture, and left my team with valuable tools to get us there. I highly recommend John for speaking opportunities at your company!
Founder at Baker Advisors
John Rossman is man on a mission to help companies across industry sectors surmount the on-coming tsumani of digital disruption that is fundamentally changing or threatening business models in today’s world. One conversation with John is all it takes to have a “light bulp” moment and be inspired to take action. His book lays out clearly the key lessons he learned from his time at Amazon in succinctly stated leadership principles that have become is signature and foundation for in advising world class clients.
President and CEO at TAG –
Technology Association of Georgia
It was a privilege to have John Rossman speak at our Georgia Technology Summit. Our Summit is one of the largest tech events in the SE, with over 1,300 attendees participating. This year’s Summit theme was “Disruptive Innovation – The Power to Inspire”. John’s remarks were right on target. Combining key points in his Book, the Amazon Way, with his broader knowledge base, made for a quality presentation. One participant sent me an unsolicited note comparing John’s presentation to a high-level Ted Talk. I would recommend John for speaking opportunities for an event of any size when the topic revolves around innovation and/or disruption. He was also a pleasure to work with, which is a sometimes overlooked aspect when it comes to speaker selection, yet of critical importance.