We are in the early stages of the 4th industrial revolution. With the emergence of exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Drones, Genomics, Clean Energy etc., this new industrial revolution will hugely impact society, organizations and individuals alike; and its consequences will not only be greater than in previous industrial revolutions, they will be felt faster than ever before.
Francisco Palao inspires and helps organizations around the world with their digital transformation process where the principal aim is to turn their business into a new Exponential Organization. From his extensive experience, Francisco has developed a selection of key innovative and disruptive methodologies which are recognized by a large number of professionals and businesses throughout the world.
Francisco Palao has been honored with several prestigious international recognitions and was granted the TR35 award by MIT, honoring the Top Innovators under 35.
Currently, Francisco Palao is the creator and founder of the Purpose Alliance, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower extraordinary people to create the future and generate exponential solutions that have a positive impact on the world. In addition, he is the creator of Purpose Launchpad, an agile framework focused on guiding entrepreneurs and organizations to innovate properly and get the right mindset.
Previously, he was the founder of several companies, including LeanMonitor, a cloud-based platform acquired by Gust.com in 2014, which aims to help large organizations and startups implement startup principles and improve their innovation strategies. He also founded Nativoo, an artificial intelligence-based platform for personalized tourism, acquired by SBTUR in 2012, and IActive, a high-tech company focused on artificial intelligence.
Francisco Palao is co-author with Salim Ismail of the book “Exponential Transformation”, where he presents a step-by-step guide for any organization that wants to anticipate the disruption of the industry and take advantage of the opportunities that exponential technologies present. He is also the author of “Massive Transformative Purpose” (2020) and «Positive Impact», where he exposes the mentality that we need to adopt to improve the world and our business projects, whether they are startups or large organizations.
Francisco Palao collaborates with leading business schools and universities, such as Singularity University and IE Business School, teaching entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation, and exponential technologies.
Doctor in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Granada and an Executive MBA from IE Business School. He is also a Singularity University graduate student and was mentored directly by Steve Blank on Lean Startup Methodologies at Berkeley University.
We invited Francisco Palao – ExO.works CEO – to introduce the logistics team to the development of new disruptive technologies (Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, 3D printing…). A 90 minutes of impactful and inspiring speech based on exponential organizations! The extensive experience of Francisco in the High Tech sector combined with his involvement with Singularity University really makes the difference with many real-life and right-spotted innovations applicable to our sector. A best-in-class awake session that we are still benefitting from.