Francisco Palao



Francisco Palao speaker, conferencias, exponential transformation

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.

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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 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.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Exponential Organizations.

Massive Transformative Purpose.

Rising with the Millenials.

New models of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Disruptive Technologies.


Everyone needs to give direction to their lives and orientate their professional and personal development in the way that makes them feel alive.
This book offers a practical guide to enable any person to find their purpose in life, their north star or internal compass that will guide their path and decisions. The workbook consists of nine steps enabling the individual to connect with themselves and define their MTP.

In addition, the book presents a tool, MTP Canvas, that will help them through the process and allow them not only to define all the elements of their purpose but also to communicate the message to others in the best way possible.

This book is currently in Spanish. If you wish to translate it to your own language.



The ExO Sprint playbook to evolve your organization and change the world for the better
Today’s top business challenge is how to adapt to accelerating technological change. The convergence of new exponentially advancing technologies is blurring the lines between physical, digital and biological realms. The results are a complete uprooting of industries the world over.

The bestselling book Exponential Organizations by globally recognized technology strategist Salim Ismail explained the emergence of a new kind of organization—the Exponential Organization—that thrives in the face of industry disruption and achieves its own exponential growth.

Now, Exponential Transformation presents a step-by-step guide for any organization that wants to stay ahead of industry disruption and leverage the opportunities presented by exponential technologies.

The authors worked with leading organizations around the world to help them apply Exponential Organization principles. The result is a 10-week process called the ExO Sprint, which speeds transformation while blocking the natural immune system response that organizations must overcome to successfully transform themselves.

Exponential Transformation explains how any existing traditional business can transform itself into an Exponential Organization.


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