Rod Collins C-Suite Network Advisor Since September 2020
Innovation Strategist | Author | Keynote Speaker
Rod Collins is the Chief Innovation Facilitator at Salt Flats, a strategic innovation firm that partners with forward-thinking corporations and leading-edge start-ups to create new businesses and products that sustain growth in digitally transformed markets. Rod is a leading expert on the future of business and a regular blog contributor to Management-Issues.com. He is also the author of Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World, which highlights the innovative tools and practices used by a new breed of business leaders to enable extraordinary performance in a world reshaped by digital disruption.
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.
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.
Rod Collins | Innovation Strategist | Author | Keynote Speaker
"We were so fortunate to have Rod Collins come and give an incredible keynote speech to our membership community at The Investment Institute’s Spring Forum! Our members are senior investment decision makers from endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices, hedge funds, private equity firms, and other asset management firms. The feedback we received was off the charts from our attendees! Rod was by far the highest rated speaker we have EVER had! His dynamic delivery and the way he interacted with the audience was amazing! Rod was so full of energy and the knowledge he brought to our event was like no other speaker. His topic was on “Are you Ready for the Second Wave of the Digital Revolution?” He held a room of 300 people for his one hour keynote and he stayed and interacted with our members for so much of the event. All I can say is in the 25 years I have been writing conferences he is honestly one-of-a-kind and there aren’t many people out there that can speak on this topic as well as he can!
Founder & CEO, The Investment Institute
"Rod’s keynote on the future of management and the new Wiki Management model was a whole new approach for a 40-year-old construction company. Our focus was on growth and the ability to strategically lead a diverse team of people into the new world of a digital revolution. There were some of us who were early adopters and bought in, but we really needed Rod to engage with our broader population of employees. The key message of leading an organization in a fast paced environment and how we need to adapt and collaborate with a broad group of people resonated with our teams. In my role as an HR leader I can see diverse teams coming together from all levels of the organization to solve for issues or brainstorm new ideas. None of this would have taken place before our engagement with Rod and his views as to how leaders need to change in an ever changing world.
Vice President, Human Resources, Leopardo Companies
"Rod Collins is one of the few thought leaders who not only ‘gets’ how the world is changing but, more importantly, what businesses must do to succeed in today’s fast-paced and complex world.
President, The Center for Organizational Design