FRANCISCO PALAO, PhD


AWARD WINNING INNOVATOR AND SPEAKER

Helping organizations to transform

FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

 

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WHY FRANCISCO?

IT IS HAPPENING NOW

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.

PURPOSE

Francisco’s purpose is to transform organizations and society in harmony with the 4th Industrial Revolution.

After finishing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence and successfully launching a number of startups (some acquired), Francisco understood very quickly that innovation and transformation are not only about technology, but even more so about using the right innovation models to properly apply technology, building new business models and types of organizations that provide better value to society.

EXPERIENCE

Extensive experience building new types of organizations and business models leveraging exponential technologies. 

 Builds and advises organizations around the world about how to implement the right disruptive innovation strategy, helping them navigate and execute disruption in their industries, instead of being disrupted by others.

PURPOSE

GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION OF ORGANIZATIONS

Francisco and Salim Ismail (the author of the best-selling book Exponential Organizations) co-founded ExO Works to pursue their purpose:

Francisco has experience working with organizations across the globe.

Recognized and awarded by prestigious institutions around the world.

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SPEAKING

Francisco is a regular speaker at public conferences and private company events, where he shares his experience, knowledge and passion.

FRANCISCO’S SPEECH TOPICS INCLUDE

TESTIMONIALS

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..

Abel López

Executive Vice President of Logistics at Inditex (Spain).

“ Dr. Palao exceeded our audience’s expectation. He was exciting, fun, mind expanding. He left us all wanting more.“

Farzam Afshar

CEO at Verifacts (USA)

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TRANSFORM BOOK

How to Become an Exponential Organization in 10 Weeks

Francisco is also actively contributing to the state of the art on organizational transformation, and was asked by Salim Ismail to write the prologue in the Spanish version of his bestseller “Exponential Organizations”.

Now, Francisco is working with Salim Ismail on a new book called “Transform”. Since the best-selling book “Exponential Organizations: WHY new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it)”, organizations all around the world are trying to implement the ExO model. ExO is considered the new innovation model allowing organizations to adapt themselves for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and “Transform” will show them how.

 

About the book

During the last few years, we have experienced an evolution of innovation methodologies into transformation models. Blue Ocean Strategy and Design Thinking taught us how to do product innovation, Lean Startup and Customer Development showed us how to do business model innovation and Exponential Organizations is the new model that helps us to transform organizations for the 4th industrial revolution.

This new book, “Transform” describes HOW to implement the ExO model by following a proven process called the ExO Sprint -using specific tools like the ExO Canvas.

 

 

Transform-book

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RESOURCES

SOMETHING IS HAPPENING TO THE WORLD

Understanding the implications of the 4th industrial revolution and how to navigate it is key in order to success as both an organization or an individual. Here there is some curated resources to help you along the way…

 

What tools can I use?

ExO Canvas

Defining the foundations of your Exponential Organization to transform the industry.

Create your ExO canvas

Business Model Canvas

Designing your innovative Business Model.

Business Model Book

Exponential Quotient

Find out how ready is your current organisation for the industry disruption.

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BIO

FRANCISCO PALAO, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO of ExO Works, 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 “Transform (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 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.

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