Founding Executive Director at Singularity University
Best-selling author of “Exponential Organizations”. Founder, The Exo Foundation.
Salim Ismail is man who is passionate about business, entrepreneurship, and technology. He is a technology strategist, software engineer, and successful entrepreneur.
Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of “Exponential Organizations”, a sought-after business strategist, and a serial entrepreneur, having founded technology companies including Confabb, PubSub Concepts, and Ångströ, which was acquired by Google in 2010. He led Brickhouse, Yahoo!’s internal incubator, and was recently named an XPRIZE Foundation Board member. Salim is also Founding Executive Director of Singularity University; Chairman of ExO Works; Founder of The ExO Foundation; an Aion Advisory Board member; and General Partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO Venture Fund.
Salim Ismail has spent the last seven years building Singularity University as its founding executive director and current global ambassador. Singularity University is based at NASA Ames, and its goal is to “educate, inspire, and empower a new generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.”
Exponential Organizations reached No. 1 on Amazon’s “Best-Sellers in Business Management,” and was named Frost & Sullivan’s “Growth, Innovation and Leadership Book of the Year.” ExO Works and its corresponding Network were founded to transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking.
Works counts numerous global, Fortune 1000 companies as clients, with more coming on the first quarter of 2018. The Network contains more than 120 certified consultants from 28 countries, speaking 11 different languages.
Recently, Salim Ismail founded The ExO Foundation, a global consultancy dedicated to solving humanity’s most pressing challenges. The ExO Foundation’s mission will be aided by world-changing ideas executed by exponential startups that have been funded by the Rokk3r Fuel ExO investment fund.
Salim Ismail is a prolific speaker, having given more than 100 talks in 2017 to audiences of all sizes in 12 different countries. He has been profiled across a vast array of media outlets, including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED, Vogue, Esquire and the BBC.
Incredibly depressing... first the bees, then the insects, and now the birds... https://t.co/k1jveYgxQF
Very movnig and fitting tribute by @AmandiOnAir for Mayor Maurice Ferre.. certainly one of the best public servan… https://t.co/HH3DtKeBCQ
The Summit in Mexico was a great success. Here is the video created by attendees. Great to hang out with the… https://t.co/BYztqQugko
RT @OpenExO: Great Exponential Day in #MéxicoDF ‘#MTP is BHAG with a social purpose’ and ‘El MTP sale del alma y del corazón’ Thanks to a…
Speaking at #ScaleExO today with Verne Harnish! It has been a fantastic morning already. Great to meet up with the… https://t.co/9zCPDY49fp
RT @OpenExO: .@fpalao been interview by mexican press about the #ExponentialTransformation book in spanish #TransformaciónExponencial http…
Want to build an Exponential Organization? Here's a summary of the first steps to start that journey.... Join me i… https://t.co/5zo8PgkElt
Great (must-read) column by @bradtem on the state of the art of self driving cars. As a Tesla owner, particularly… https://t.co/Rdpbr0wMlG
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“EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS is the most pivotal book in its class. Salim examines the future of organizations and offers readers his insights on the concept of Exponential Organizations, because he himself embodies the strategy, structure, culture, processes, and systems of this new breed of company.”―John Hagel, The Center for the Edge
"EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS should be required reading for anyone interested in the ways exponential technologies are reinventing best practices in business.”―Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google