Leadership and Tactics for Creating Digital Disruption


Date Thursday October 16th 2014
Time 5:00-6:30pm (5:00-6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30)
Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC

PARC Forum

Leveraging the leadership principles of Amazon.com, understand the perspective, culture, and tactics which leaders can borrow to evaluate and execute in the times of disruption.  Mr. Rossman launched and scaled the third party selling business at Amazon (over 40% of all orders today) and managed the enterprise services business at Amazon.  Since Amazon, Mr. Rossman has been advising companies across multiple industries including technology, social sector, retail and B2B services on disruptive business models and leadership to make them happen.  This presentation will leave open plenty of time for open discussion.  His recent book, “The Amazon Way:  14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company” is noted for its practical insider understanding that is helpful for all leaders.

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Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Author of The Amazon Way:  14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company

John is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting. He specializes in multi-channel strategy, technology strategy and platform enablement in multiple industries including retail, service and public sector clients. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Rossman was Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com, responsible for the development of the Merchants @ program, one of the largest B2B networks with thousands of sellers offering products in numerous categories. John is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company, and is renowned expert on digital disruption and assisting his clients build and execute new business models. 

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