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Rod Collins

Digital Strategist, Futurist & Author

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 Rod Collins Biography

For over three decades, Rod Collins has been a catalyst for positive change in building highly collaborative and innovative organizations from the ground up. A leading expert and thought leader on the future of business transformation, Rod’s speeches inspire through their use of storytelling and leading-edge ideas.

Rod keeps a pulse on the developments and shifts in technology to help industry leaders understand how technological innovations will reshape their product models and to use this knowledge to not only improve their current operations but, more importantly, to be leaders rather than victims of digital transformation.

In his dual capacity as the Director of Innovation for Optimity Advisors, a national business innovation consultancy and the Chief Facilitator at Salt Flats, a Chicago-based Innovation House that connects entrepreneurs, startups and corporations, Rod works with forward-thinking business leaders to accelerate the development of new business and product models that set the pace in rapidly changing markets.

With extensive experience in management, sustained financial success and market growth, Rod has questioned the way organizations operate throughout his tenure, driving companies and their people to the understand the why and the how. Under his leadership as the Chief Operating Executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, one of the nation's largest and most successful business alliances, the company experienced its greatest five-year growth period in its 60 year history.

Rod holds a master’s degree in business management from George Washington University and has earned the certificate in the foundations of design thinking from IDEO. He is a highly skilled facilitator and the creator of the Collective Intelligence Workshop, an innovative interactive forum that gathers a diverse group of 30 – 50 participants from all levels and all areas within an organization to think holistically about new and different ways to achieve better results, solve critical business issues, or identify new strategic opportunities. The workshop is a cutting-edge tool for tapping into the extraordinary power of an organization’s collective intelligence to rapidly discover the business insights necessary for solving a company’s most pressing problems.

Much in demand for his insights on the next wave of the digital revolution, Rod has appeared before thousands of people around the world. His keynote talks on how emerging technologies such as blockchain, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence will dramatically transform business, product, and operating models have captivated people from a wide range of companies including IBM, Hitachi, Oracle, Pfizer, Virtual Instruments, the World Health Organization, Comcast, CDW, Info-Tech, CHG Healthcare Services, Datalink, Rio Tinto, Salesforce, Simplivity, Sitecore, Xcentium, and One World Labs.

As an author, Rod is continuously focused on pushing businesses to rethink the way they work, collaborate and remain competitive in today’s marketplace. He is a regular contributor to Management-Issues.com where he writes about how the technology revolution is transforming the business of business, as well as an award winning author on management innovation. His books include Wiki Management, which highlights the innovative tools and practices of a revolutionary new management model, and Leadership in a Wiki World, which illustrates how leaders can leverage the power of collective intelligence to sustain extraordinary performance in rapidly changing markets.

Rod’s most recent research centers around how the exponential growth of the Internet of Things, developments in blockchain technology, and advances in artificial intelligence will merge together into an integrated network that will become the platform for a human-machine symbiosis that enables an extraordinary leap in human intelligence and the transformation of all human institutions.

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Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World

Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World

Leadership in a Wiki World: Leveraging Collective Knowledge To Make the Leap To Extraordinary Performance

Leadership in a Wiki World: Leveraging Collective Knowledge To Make the Leap To Extraordinary Performance

Speaking Topics
  • Are You Ready For the Second Wave of the Digital Revolution?

    In the brief time since the new millennium began, we have experienced the transformative power of the first wave of the Digital Revolution as the Internet has literally changed all the rules for how the world works. Now we find ourselves on the threshold of a second wave that will be fueled by not one, but two engines, resulting in more change in the next decade than we have seen in the past twenty-five years. Discover how the Internet of Things and Blockchain technology will produce new capabilities for improving the quality of life by expanding social collaboration, preventing illness and accidents, spawning new business and product models, generating new ways to create and distribute wealth, and ending the threats of hacking and fraud. Rod Collins shows business leaders how they can ready themselves to leverage the powerful new capabilities of the second wave of the digital revolution to lead organizations that can change as fast as the world around them.

  • The Future of Management Has Already Arrived!

    Conventional management thought assumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to organize the efforts of large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete. As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in world where new technologies have made collaborative networks smarter and faster than top-down hierarchies. Designing organizations to succeed in a time of great change demands a new and very different model for our increasingly hyper-connected world—Wiki Management. Rod Collins shares his research and experience with this revolutionary new management model where leaders are enablers and facilitators rather than bosses, workers are highly engaged in shaping strategic thinking and operational practices, and business processes are designed around what’s most important to customers. Learn how a new breed of innovative business leaders have completely overhauled the ways we build organizations and why, despite being hidden in plain sight, the future of management has already arrived!

  • What Is It Digital Transformation and Why Does It Matter?

    In the next decade, we will experience the rapid emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will allow every person and thing to communicate with each other by connecting the sensors in every machine, business, residence, vehicle—and, yes, every person—within a single comprehensive operating system. As these sensors proliferate, they will accelerate the digital transformation of business as the IoT becomes a platform for highly sophisticated artificial intelligence systems that are able to process the universe of sensor information at the speed of Google searches. Using the technologies of machine learning, the IoT will create a new era in commerce where the potential for new business models will be endless. Rod Collins shows business leaders why digital transformation is the most important game-changing event since the invention of mass production and how they can leverage the innovative and unprecedented capacities of this powerful phenomenon to succeed in a new age of competition.

  • Is Blockchain the Future of IT?

    Blockchain is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Best known as the framework for Bitcoin, this game-changing systems architecture has caught the attention of systems builders who recognize that Blockchain could very well revolutionize the way we build IT systems. Given the recent dramatic increase in security breaches and the gnawing realization that no centralized IT system is hack-proof in a hyper-connected world, the distributed network structure of Blockchain may be the answer for how we may successfully eradicate most hacking and fraud activity. While Blockchain is clearly in its infancy and has many bugs to be worked out as further applications are developed, the network-based architecture of this innovative technology promises to go a long way in making sure activity in the digital world is safe and secure. Rod Collins explains to business leaders how Blockchain works, why it may be the best solution for IT security, and how it can bolster consumer trust in the power of your brand.

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    Booking fees for Rod Collins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rod Collins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rod Collins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rod Collins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rod Collins for your next private or corporate function.
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Rod Collins

Digital Strategist, Futurist & Author

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Rod Collins Biography

For over three decades, Rod Collins has been a catalyst for positive change in building highly collaborative and innovative organizations from the ground up. A leading expert and thought leader on the future of business transformation, Rod’s speeches inspire through their use of storytelling and leading-edge ideas.

Rod keeps a pulse on the developments and shifts in technology to help industry leaders understand how technological innovations will reshape their product models and to use this knowledge to not only improve their current operations but, more importantly, to be leaders rather than victims of digital transformation.

In his dual capacity as the Director of Innovation for Optimity Advisors, a national business innovation consultancy and the Chief Facilitator at Salt Flats, a Chicago-based Innovation House that connects entrepreneurs, startups and corporations, Rod works with forward-thinking business leaders to accelerate the development of new business and product models that set the pace in rapidly changing markets.

With extensive experience in management, sustained financial success and market growth, Rod has questioned the way organizations operate throughout his tenure, driving companies and their people to the understand the why and the how. Under his leadership as the Chief Operating Executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, one of the nation's largest and most successful business alliances, the company experienced its greatest five-year growth period in its 60 year history.

Rod holds a master’s degree in business management from George Washington University and has earned the certificate in the foundations of design thinking from IDEO. He is a highly skilled facilitator and the creator of the Collective Intelligence Workshop, an innovative interactive forum that gathers a diverse group of 30 – 50 participants from all levels and all areas within an organization to think holistically about new and different ways to achieve better results, solve critical business issues, or identify new strategic opportunities. The workshop is a cutting-edge tool for tapping into the extraordinary power of an organization’s collective intelligence to rapidly discover the business insights necessary for solving a company’s most pressing problems.

Much in demand for his insights on the next wave of the digital revolution, Rod has appeared before thousands of people around the world. His keynote talks on how emerging technologies such as blockchain, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence will dramatically transform business, product, and operating models have captivated people from a wide range of companies including IBM, Hitachi, Oracle, Pfizer, Virtual Instruments, the World Health Organization, Comcast, CDW, Info-Tech, CHG Healthcare Services, Datalink, Rio Tinto, Salesforce, Simplivity, Sitecore, Xcentium, and One World Labs.

As an author, Rod is continuously focused on pushing businesses to rethink the way they work, collaborate and remain competitive in today’s marketplace. He is a regular contributor to Management-Issues.com where he writes about how the technology revolution is transforming the business of business, as well as an award winning author on management innovation. His books include Wiki Management, which highlights the innovative tools and practices of a revolutionary new management model, and Leadership in a Wiki World, which illustrates how leaders can leverage the power of collective intelligence to sustain extraordinary performance in rapidly changing markets.

Rod’s most recent research centers around how the exponential growth of the Internet of Things, developments in blockchain technology, and advances in artificial intelligence will merge together into an integrated network that will become the platform for a human-machine symbiosis that enables an extraordinary leap in human intelligence and the transformation of all human institutions.

Rod Collins Videos

  • Rod Collins Wiki Management Book
  • Rod Collins on Wiki Management
    Rod Collins on Wiki Management, a revolutionary new model for a rapidly changing and collaborative world.

Rod Collins Books

Rod Collins Speaking Topics

  • Are You Ready For the Second Wave of the Digital Revolution?

    In the brief time since the new millennium began, we have experienced the transformative power of the first wave of the Digital Revolution as the Internet has literally changed all the rules for how the world works. Now we find ourselves on the threshold of a second wave that will be fueled by not one, but two engines, resulting in more change in the next decade than we have seen in the past twenty-five years. Discover how the Internet of Things and Blockchain technology will produce new capabilities for improving the quality of life by expanding social collaboration, preventing illness and accidents, spawning new business and product models, generating new ways to create and distribute wealth, and ending the threats of hacking and fraud. Rod Collins shows business leaders how they can ready themselves to leverage the powerful new capabilities of the second wave of the digital revolution to lead organizations that can change as fast as the world around them.

  • The Future of Management Has Already Arrived!

    Conventional management thought assumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to organize the efforts of large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete. As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in world where new technologies have made collaborative networks smarter and faster than top-down hierarchies. Designing organizations to succeed in a time of great change demands a new and very different model for our increasingly hyper-connected world—Wiki Management. Rod Collins shares his research and experience with this revolutionary new management model where leaders are enablers and facilitators rather than bosses, workers are highly engaged in shaping strategic thinking and operational practices, and business processes are designed around what’s most important to customers. Learn how a new breed of innovative business leaders have completely overhauled the ways we build organizations and why, despite being hidden in plain sight, the future of management has already arrived!

  • What Is It Digital Transformation and Why Does It Matter?

    In the next decade, we will experience the rapid emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will allow every person and thing to communicate with each other by connecting the sensors in every machine, business, residence, vehicle—and, yes, every person—within a single comprehensive operating system. As these sensors proliferate, they will accelerate the digital transformation of business as the IoT becomes a platform for highly sophisticated artificial intelligence systems that are able to process the universe of sensor information at the speed of Google searches. Using the technologies of machine learning, the IoT will create a new era in commerce where the potential for new business models will be endless. Rod Collins shows business leaders why digital transformation is the most important game-changing event since the invention of mass production and how they can leverage the innovative and unprecedented capacities of this powerful phenomenon to succeed in a new age of competition.

  • Is Blockchain the Future of IT?

    Blockchain is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Best known as the framework for Bitcoin, this game-changing systems architecture has caught the attention of systems builders who recognize that Blockchain could very well revolutionize the way we build IT systems. Given the recent dramatic increase in security breaches and the gnawing realization that no centralized IT system is hack-proof in a hyper-connected world, the distributed network structure of Blockchain may be the answer for how we may successfully eradicate most hacking and fraud activity. While Blockchain is clearly in its infancy and has many bugs to be worked out as further applications are developed, the network-based architecture of this innovative technology promises to go a long way in making sure activity in the digital world is safe and secure. Rod Collins explains to business leaders how Blockchain works, why it may be the best solution for IT security, and how it can bolster consumer trust in the power of your brand.

FAQs on booking Rod Collins

  • How to book Rod Collins?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rod Collins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rod Collins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rod Collins or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rod Collins?

    Booking fees for Rod Collins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rod Collins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rod Collins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rod Collins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rod Collins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rod Collins or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rod Collins or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rod Collins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rod Collins for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rod Collins generally travels from San Antonio, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Nour, Troy Hazard, Keisha Owens, Robert Johansen and Richard Scase. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rod Collins for an upcoming event.

Rod Collins Speaker Videos

  • Rod Collins Wiki Management Book
    Rod Collins on Wiki Management
    Rod Collins on Wiki Management, a revolutionary new model for a rapidly changing and collaborative world.

Rod Collins Speaking Topics

  • Are You Ready For the Second Wave of the Digital Revolution?

    In the brief time since the new millennium began, we have experienced the transformative power of the first wave of the Digital Revolution as the Internet has literally changed all the rules for how the world works. Now we find ourselves on the threshold of a second wave that will be fueled by not one, but two engines, resulting in more change in the next decade than we have seen in the past twenty-five years. Discover how the Internet of Things and Blockchain technology will produce new capabilities for improving the quality of life by expanding social collaboration, preventing illness and accidents, spawning new business and product models, generating new ways to create and distribute wealth, and ending the threats of hacking and fraud. Rod Collins shows business leaders how they can ready themselves to leverage the powerful new capabilities of the second wave of the digital revolution to lead organizations that can change as fast as the world around them.

  • The Future of Management Has Already Arrived!

    Conventional management thought assumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to organize the efforts of large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete. As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in world where new technologies have made collaborative networks smarter and faster than top-down hierarchies. Designing organizations to succeed in a time of great change demands a new and very different model for our increasingly hyper-connected world—Wiki Management. Rod Collins shares his research and experience with this revolutionary new management model where leaders are enablers and facilitators rather than bosses, workers are highly engaged in shaping strategic thinking and operational practices, and business processes are designed around what’s most important to customers. Learn how a new breed of innovative business leaders have completely overhauled the ways we build organizations and why, despite being hidden in plain sight, the future of management has already arrived!

  • What Is It Digital Transformation and Why Does It Matter?

    In the next decade, we will experience the rapid emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will allow every person and thing to communicate with each other by connecting the sensors in every machine, business, residence, vehicle—and, yes, every person—within a single comprehensive operating system. As these sensors proliferate, they will accelerate the digital transformation of business as the IoT becomes a platform for highly sophisticated artificial intelligence systems that are able to process the universe of sensor information at the speed of Google searches. Using the technologies of machine learning, the IoT will create a new era in commerce where the potential for new business models will be endless. Rod Collins shows business leaders why digital transformation is the most important game-changing event since the invention of mass production and how they can leverage the innovative and unprecedented capacities of this powerful phenomenon to succeed in a new age of competition.

  • Is Blockchain the Future of IT?

    Blockchain is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Best known as the framework for Bitcoin, this game-changing systems architecture has caught the attention of systems builders who recognize that Blockchain could very well revolutionize the way we build IT systems. Given the recent dramatic increase in security breaches and the gnawing realization that no centralized IT system is hack-proof in a hyper-connected world, the distributed network structure of Blockchain may be the answer for how we may successfully eradicate most hacking and fraud activity. While Blockchain is clearly in its infancy and has many bugs to be worked out as further applications are developed, the network-based architecture of this innovative technology promises to go a long way in making sure activity in the digital world is safe and secure. Rod Collins explains to business leaders how Blockchain works, why it may be the best solution for IT security, and how it can bolster consumer trust in the power of your brand.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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