Local Motors CEO & Co-founder John B. Roger, Jr. To Keynote Day 2 Of UnleashWD

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John B. Roger, Jr. , who goes by Jay, is a visionary leader and innovator who will inspire business leaders to change the rules. Growing up as the grandson of the owner of Indian Motorcycle and having served as a U.S. Marine, this unique perspective fueled the Local Motors model that engages people around the world to make vehicle innovation real.

John B. Rogers, Jr.

In this age of disruption, distributors have to think differently, and I don’t know anyone better than Jay Rogers to get distributors to look at their business in a different light,

UnleashWD proudly announces that CEO and Co-founder of Local Motors, John B. Roger, Jr. will serve as keynote speaker during the second day of the Innovation Summit on October 30, 2014.

Rogers has built an innovative and disruptive business model at Local Motors. Often called the harbinger of the third industrial revolution, Local Motors brings ideas to market quickly by tapping into a global community of enthusiasts, hobbyist innovators and professionals.

“In this age of disruption, distributors have to think differently, and I don’t know anyone better than Jay Rogers to get distributors to look at their business in a different light,” Dirk Beveridge, UnleashWD Founder said. “It’s been said that the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. Because of Jay’s vision, Local Motors is leveraging technology and leading people today in a way, that all distributors will be doing so in the very near future.”

Local Motors was founded in 2007 and operates a global network of microfactories. where innovators create amazing products and consumers go to marvel and shop. Rogers and the Local Motors team pioneered the online design and hardware co-creation market by making available low-cost professional tools, efficient small-scale manufacturing capabilities, and go-to-market strategies that empower hobbyist innovators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) alike.

During his UnleashWD keynote presentation, Rogers will demonstrate how clarity of vision paired with strong culture lead to magnetic value propositions and market-leading business models to discover both new markets and new value. He identified that traditional car companies had lost the ability to innovate based on what people want and will demonstrate his new business approach that is starting to percolate into the thinking of more established companies.

About UnleashWD
Founded in 2012, UnleashWD is the first and only conference dedicated to bringing innovation to the wholesale distribution industry. The summit gathers once a year. Visit http://www.Unleashwd.com for updates on the summit and other resources such as webinars, eBooks, and other valuable information on how to innovate.

About the founder
Dirk Beveridge noticed that innovation was bypassing distributors and founded UnleashWD in 2012 to set a bold new agenda for the over 300,000 distributors in North America.

His new book INNOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead In Disruptive Times
will be published on September 15, 2014, by the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence.

As one of the country’s most outstanding speakers, Beveridge delivers a new voice, a new energy, and a new outlook.

He is available for press interviews, corporate speaking, and consulting. To contact Beveridge, call 847-381-7797 or email info(at)unleashwd(dot)com.

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