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.
In the last 5 years, Francisco Palao has been working together with Salim Ismail, author of “Exponential Organizations”, on innovative projects and technology startups. In 2015 he was co-founder and CEO of Exo Works (2016-19), a consultancy focused on the implementation of the Exponential Organizations model in companies around the world. In addition, he was co-founder, vice president and CEO of OpenExo (2019), a global transformation ecosystem that connects world-class professionals with organizations, institutions and individuals who want to transform through cutting-edge methodologies and unlock abundance for themselves and for The humanity.
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.
He 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), a practical guide for anyone to find their purpose in life, their pole star or internal compass that will guide their path and their decisions.
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 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.