Speaking and Workshops

Drawing from the Amazon strategies, leadership principles and techniques of Amazon, how will you innovate, develop digital strategies and create a culture of customer obsession?

Speaking Requests

Think Like Amazon™ on Leadership Principles and Being Intentional

How will you lead and create the future?  How does your leadership beliefs and techniques need to evolve?  Drawing from Amazon’s fourteen leadership principles, former Amazon Executive and author John Rossman helps you to understand the power of intentional leadership in the digital era.

Think Like Amazon™ about The Future of Your Industry

What is the future of your industry? It is a question that leaders must ask themselves often. But what are the right questions to ask, what metrics should be used, how is our industry going to be disrupted? All of these questions will be answered.

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, 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 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 organization 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.



Speaking Requests, Contact

Stephen Kirpatrick

Executive Speakers Bureau


or email [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

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Greg Shaw

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.”

Dan Little

at 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”.

Eric Martinez

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.”

Ken Eastman

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”


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The Amazon Way on IoT


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