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Salim Ismail

Salim Ismail

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Salim Ismail is a visionary and entrepreneur of the digital era. He is the founding Executive Director of Singularity University, the prestigious school sponsored by Google and NASA.

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.

Salim Ismail led Brickhouse, Yahoo!’s internal incubator, and was recently named an XPRIZE Foundation Board member. Ismail 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.

ExO Works and its corresponding Network were founded by Salim Ismail to transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking. Their work counts numerous global, Fortune 1000 companies as clients, and  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.

Speaking Topics
Exponential Organizations

As a result of accelerating change, a new breed of businesses is scaling 10 times faster than established organizational structures. Salim Ismail calls these exponential organizations. This talk describes the characteristics and attributes of these organizations and finishes with how to implement these ideas into established companies. 

Disruptive Convergence

Salim Ismail looks at today’s fastest growing technologies and the social impact they will have on our organizational, political, legal, educational, and medical systems. From artificial intelligence to biotech, these disruptive technologies are changing the face of many disparate industries and creating new innovations and opportunities. 

Exponential Finance

Salim Ismail knows the trajectory of fascinating projects that are sure to change our lives and challenge societal norms as we know them. His take on the impact to the financial services sector will have you thinking twice about where to put money and how much is needed for the future.

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Salim talks about how accelerating technologies, crowdfunding, 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.

Exponential Medicine

Ismail tells incredible stories of the research and development he’s seen first-hand and the potential for next-generation disruptive technologies. He weighs the benefits with the sinister side and calls on society to prepare our systems for running the world (legal, political, medical) to meet the realities of the very near future.

How do we fix civilization? Speaker Salim Ismail TEDxToronto
Exponential Organizations | Salim Ismail | Boma Germany Summit 2019
Salim Ismail - Death of Corporations

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