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Salim Ismail

Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations

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; Board member of Rokk3r Inc.; an Aion Advisory Board member; and General Partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO Venture Fund.

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 organisations 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 and the BBC.

Salim consults on innovation & growth and believes “If you are not disrupting your business or industry, someone else is.”  Salim shares jaw-dropping insight on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow 10 times faster than their peers. He turns cutting edge ideas into thriving startups and applies leading-edge thinking to invigorate industries.

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Disruptive Convergence

Salim describes major breakthroughs occurring in a series of accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, biotech, sensors, neuroscience, medicine, and even energy.
He describes the implications of these breakthroughs on both society and business, and will give a perspective on their impact tailored to each specific audience.

Exponential Organisations

As a result of accelerating change, a new breed of businesses is scaling ten times faster than established
organisational structures. Salim calls these exponential organisations. The talk describes the characteristics and attributes of these organisations, and finishes with how to implement these ideas into established companies.

Future of Entrepreneurship

The confluence of new developments makes today the best time ever to be an entrepreneur. Salim talks about how accelerating technologies, crowd funding, incubators, fablabs, and cloud computing have made it faster, better, and cheaper to be an entrepreneur. This talk also covers the steps needed to create entrepreneurial ecosystems and start-up communities in different regions.

Future of Democracy

The information age and the resulting transparency is causing enormous stress for governments around the world. However, major opportunity exists in leveraging new technologies to transform major government activities such as regulatory frameworks, information management, intellectual property, and public services.

Future of Education

From his vantage point at Singularity University, Salim is at the forefront of the transformation occurring in education. He talks through the structural changes occurring in the education space and how governments and regions can chart a future for education systems.

Your General Session received rave reviews. Clearly, you ade a memorable impact in the hearts and minds of all who
attended. You have been given a special gift, called to a vibrant vision, and we are grateful you shared it with all of us.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Your presentation was incredibly valuable to our group and we couldn’t have hoped for a more powerful kick-off to our meeting. The content you shared was uniquely insightful and thought provoking. The passion with which you presented energised and inspired our team. Everyone is still talking about it and looking to share what they heard with others in our organisation. You certainly had a big impact!"

Mars, Incorporated

WOW! This presentation was phenom. The ability of this speaker to capture this mixed group and bring his intellect to a point we could all relate it to our areas......amazing

Children's Hospital Association

I have found ExO to be extremely valuable. I've made it required reading for senior management and we are implementing many of its principles.



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    £50K +

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    £50K +

  • US:

    £50K +

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £50K +

Travels From

  • Canada



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