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.
Co-Founder and CEO of ExO Works, Francisco Palao is an award-winning innovator who has inspired and advised organizations around the world to design and implement disruptive innovation strategies for various industries including energy, health, finance, retail, insurance, etc…
Over the past 5 years, Francisco has been working alongside Salim Ismail, author of Exponential Organizations, on innovative projects and tech-startups. In 2015, Francisco joined Salim Ismail as his founding COO of ExO Works in order to transform business globally. Also, Francisco is the co-author of the book “Exponential Transformation (How to Become an Exponential Organization in 10 Weeks)”, focused on helping companies to implement the ExO model step by step.
Previously, Francisco founded several companies including LeanMonitor, a cloud-based platform acquired by Gust.com in 2014. LeanMonitor is aimed at helping large organizations and startups implement lean startup principles and improve their innovation strategies. Francisco also founded Nativoo, an AI-based platform for personalized tourism, acquired by SBTUR in 2012, and IActive, a high-tech company focused on AI, named Cool Vendor by Gartner in 2012.
In addition, Francisco collaborates with leading business schools and universities, such as Singularity University and IE Business School teaching entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation and exponential technologies.
Francisco has been honored with several prestigious international recognitions and was granted the TR35 award by MIT, honoring the Top Innovators under 35.
Francisco Palao holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Granada, and an Executive MBA from the IE Business School. He is also a graduate student of Singularity University and was mentored directly by Steve Blank on Lean Startup Methodologies at Berkley University.