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Are you disrupting or being disrupted?
Are you future ready?

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OpenExO is a Global Transformation Ecosystem helping organizations, institutions and people to transform and unlock abundance
Have access to disruptive thinking, exponential technology insights and industry leaders

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by helping clients

Fortune 500 businesses, small and medium sized businesses, cities of one million or more citizens, inspired individuals and community leaders

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transformation services

Exponential Organizations (ExO) Sprints and On-Demand Services in the industry, technology or area of expertise you need

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We kickstart and accelerate your ideas and initiatives with the help of the OpenExO Ecosystem, converting disruptive stress into disruptive opportunity


WHY do I need to transform?

WHY do I need to transform?

HOW can I transform?

HOW can I transform?

ExO Summits inspires, educates and supports; leaders, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs worldwide to get started with transformation journeys.
Transform from a traditional to an exponential operating model by moving away from a scarcity mindset towards one based on abundance.
By understanding and applying the ExO framework to your organization you'll tap into growth by a factor of 10x.
Be the first to learn about upcoming summits or organize a summit yourself

Salim's message is that "If you're not disrupting your own business or industry, then someone else already is."

What Was ExO Works Created to Achieve?

ExO Works was co-founded by Salim Ismail, the founding executive director of Singularity University and current board member of XPRIZE Foundation.
Salim identified a new breed of companies, Exponential Organizations (ExOs) that deliver 10X more impact versus their peers, usually for less cost. He analyzed the shared attributes driving the hyper-growth of these companies and explained their success in his book, Exponential Organizations. Salim travels extensively, sharing a global perspective with business luminaries and heads of state.

The ExO Coaches


Salim Ismail

Thought-leader and best selling author
Founding Executive Director of Singularity University
Co-founder and Chairman of OpenExO


Francisco Palao

Vice-Chairman - OpenExO


Jaroslav Dokupil

CEO - OpenExO


Emilie Syndney-Smith

CEO - ExO Works


Paul Epping

Master Disruptor - OpenExO


Luciana Ledesma

Head ExO Coach


Corina Almagro

CMO - OpenExO


20th April, 2019
ExO Summit Dubai
Led by Salim Ismail

  • 08:00 - 09:00
    Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00
    Opening Remarks & Wakeup Keynote by Salim Ismail
  • 10:00 - 12:00
    Session 1: Core Initiatives
  • 12:00 - 14:00
    Session 2: Edge Initiatives
  • 15:00 - 18:00
    Session 3: Disruptive Business Model Development
  • 18:00 - 19:00
    Award Ceremony & Wrap-up by Salim Ismail

Sessions include Keynote Speeches and Interactive Workshops Lunch & Refreshments are served

19th April, 2019

AM - Special 1-2-1 Meeting
Exclusive to Pre-Approved Delegates Only

  • Dedicated 1 hour with Salim Ismail followed by a 2 hour personalised workshop with an Exper ExO Coach. This activity has an additional cost and offered by appointment only. For further information please call +971 55 229 7000

PM - VIP Dinner Reception
By Invitation Only

  • 19:00 - 22:00 at Raffles Hotel
    Welcome Drinks & Networking
    Networking Dinner Reception

18th April, 2019
OpenExO Launch
Led by Salim Ismail and Industry Leaders

  • 16:30 - 19:30 at Emirates Towers
    Launch of ExO Summit in the Middle East, Book-signing and Fireside chat between Futurist Tariq Querishy and Thought Leader Salim Ismail & followed by Live Debate with Industry Leaders

The OpenExO Ecosystem

The OpenExO Ecosystem is a global transformation playground where 400+ exponential thought leaders, innovation coaches, disruption specialists, startup founders and tech industry gurus gather to solve strategic transformation challenges. We partner with ExO entities, accelerators, incubators, tech companies and technology specialists (artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented & virtual reality, 3D printing, biotechnology, robotics, drones and more).

Dubai ExO Summit Partners & Sponsors

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Strategic Partners

Transformation as a service

ExO Sprint

An ExO Sprint is a 10-week process based on the book Exponential Transformation that helps organizations to evolve their business models from scarcity to abundance while dealing with the immune system. The ExO Sprint has been successfully run in large, medium and small organizations around the world. It is designed to rapidly move your organization’s leadership culture and management thinking forward.

ExO On-Demand

ExO On-Demand is a customized product built around flexible access to our ExO Ecosystem members. Consult technology and industry specialists, enhance your strategic offsite with virtual advisors, incubate your disruptive initiatives with exponentially minded people... these are just a few of the ways we can help you if your organization wants to start or has already started a transformation process.


G-02, DMC Building 5, Dubai Media City, P.O.Box # 502126, Dubai, UAE

Phone: +971 55 229 7000

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