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  • Francisco Palao

    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

    Doctor in
    Artificial Intelligence

    Executive MBA

    Graduate in
    Exponentials Techonologies

    Graduate in
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    History

    • 1999: Starts his work as a voluntary programer for UNESCO
      Enables him to self learn how to develop a website
    • 2001: Co-founds his first startup on the Internet (acquired in 2004)
      At 19, he founded BuscarAmigos.Com, a platform that would be acquired 3 years later
    • 2003: He starts his PhD in Artificial Intelligence
      Hired by a group of investigators to do his PhD before finishing his university degree
    • 2006: He founded IActive
      His second start up based on AI. From which 3 more companies are formed
    • 2010: Co-Founds Nativoo
      Spin-off from IActive where AI is applied for the planning of tourist visits. (acquired in 2012)
    • 2011: Co-Founds Cognocare
      Spin-off from IActive where AI is applied for the optimization and personalization of paediatrics oncology treatments
    • 2012: Co-Founds LeanMonitor
      Launches and leads (as a CEO) an online platform of implementation of innovative methodologies like Lean Startup, Design Thinking, etc. Acquired by Gust 2 years later
    • 2012: Receives the TR35 from MIT
      Awarded by a prestigious university to the 35 under 35 innovators most outstanding in the world
    • 2012: Teaches about Innovation at Singularity University
      Creates the 10 week program of support to the development of entrepreneurs called Lean Startup Development Program.
    • 2015: Co-founds ExO Works
      Launches alongside Salim Ismail and leads as a CEO the consultancy company focused on the implementation of the model Exponential Organizations in companies around the world.
    • 2018: Co-founds OpenExO
      Launches, alongside Salim Ismail and leads as a CEO and Vice-President the certifying platform and global community of experts in the ExO Model.
    • 2018: Writes Exponential Transformation
      A workbook that describes the ExO Sprint, a 10 week process that causes a turning point in the transformation of traditional business to exponential organizations.
    • 2018: Writes Exponential Transformation
      2018: Writes Exponential Transformation
    • 1999: Starts his work as a voluntary programer for UNESCO
      Enables him to self learn how to develop a website
    • 2001: Co-founds his first startup on the Internet (acquired in 2004)
      At 19, he founded BuscarAmigos.Com, a platform that would be acquired 3 years later
    • 2003: He starts his PhD in Artificial Intelligence
      Hired by a group of investigators to do his PhD before finishing his university degree
    • 2006: He founded IActive
      His second start up based on AI. From which 3 more companies are formed
    • 2010: Co-Founds Nativoo
      Spin-off from IActive where AI is applied for the planning of tourist visits. (acquired in 2012)
    • 2011: Co-Founds Cognocare
      Spin-off from IActive where AI is applied for the optimization and personalization of paediatrics oncology treatments
    • 2012: Co-Founds LeanMonitor
      Launches and leads (as a CEO) an online platform of implementation of innovative methodologies like Lean Startup, Design Thinking, etc. Acquired by Gust 2 years later
    • 2012: Receives the TR35 from MIT
      Awarded by a prestigious university to the 35 under 35 innovators most outstanding in the world
    • 2012: Teaches about Innovation at Singularity University
      Creates the 10 week program of support to the development of entrepreneurs called Lean Startup Development Program.
    • 2015: Co-founds ExO Works
      Launches alongside Salim Ismail and leads as a CEO the consultancy company focused on the implementation of the model Exponential Organizations in companies around the world.
    • 2018: Co-founds OpenExO
      Launches, alongside Salim Ismail and leads as a CEO and Vice-President the certifying platform and global community of experts in the ExO Model.
    • 2018: Writes Exponential Transformation
      A workbook that describes the ExO Sprint, a 10 week process that causes a turning point in the transformation of traditional business to exponential organizations.
    • 2020: Writes Transformative Purpose
      A workbook that helps people discover their purpose and give meaning to their projects and life

    "I always thought of Francisco to have a solid, brave and entrepreneurial spirit. You may find in Francisco one of the best-rounded professionals you will ever meet."

    Juan Luis del Álamo

    Repsol, Innovation Director

    "Francisco keeps his vision on the future, but listens to data and feedback from customers to improve products. I always look forward to hearing updates about what Francisco is building next"

    Tristan Kromer

    Innovation Ecosystems & Startups

    "Dr.Palao exceeded our audience's expectation. He was exciting, fun, mind expanding. He left us all waiting more"

    Farzam Afshar

    CEO, Verifacts (USA)