COVID-19 has generated a massive level of attention that requires quick action using creative solutions that can be implemented globally in a fast way.

We believe in the power of people to change the world, so we are launching a non-for-profit and online initiative to put together amazing doers from all around the globe to overcome this challenge.

Also, we want to demonstrate that we can (and will) overcome many other challenges together in the future!


Global ExO Workshop

Inspired by the way that Exponential Organizations (ExO), such as Google, Airbnb or Netflix, run their organizations to scale in an exponential way, we will use ExO Methodologies in order to come up with highly scalable ExO initiatives.

On March 19th, we will run a 24-hour Global ExO Workshop with people (ExO Participants) all around the world in order to generate ExO Initiatives against the COVID-19 that could have a massive impact in a short period of time.

Also, we will leverage the power of Exponential Technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things and 3D Printing, in order to use the latest progress of humanity for our own benefit.

After the Global ExO Workshop, the resulting ExO initiatives will be in an idea stage but may be developed and launched afterward with the support of our collaborators. Actually, the idea is not only thinking but also doing and making a real impact!


The Process


From March 12th

to March 15th

You can be part of this Global ExO Workshop against COVID-19 and make a positive impact in the world! We expect entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptive thinkers from all around the world joining as ExO Participant, but actually everybody can be an ExO Participant!


From March 17th

to March 18th

On March 17th, ExO Participants receive confirmation of selection, further instructions and a training pack on the COVID-19 and ExO Methodologies (training, if needed, may take around.2 hours of videos and lectures)

The Global ExO Workshop

March 19th

ExO Participants work with their teams during 150 minutes using an online system in order to generate awesome ExO Initiatives as follows:

  • ExO Initiative definition: Teams will spend 60 minutes together in order to define one ExO Initiative.

  • Feedback: Teams will present the ExO Initiative to certified ExO Coaches and will receive feedback for 20 minutes.

  • ExO Initiative improvement: Teams will spend 60 minutes improving their initiative and preparing it for the final presentation.

  • Final presentations: Teams will present their initiative for 10 minutes in order to receive final feedback and eventually be selected as one of the winning ExO Initiatives.


From March 12th

to March 15th

ExO Initiatives will be promoted broadly and may find sponsors to be developed and implemented as fast as possible.

Application Process CLOSED

You can be part of this Global ExO Workshop against COVID-19 and make a positive impact in the world! We expect entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptive thinkers from all around the world joining as ExO Participant, but actually everybody can be an ExO Participant!

As an ExO Participants you don’t need to have any special healthcare oor innovation experience, you just need to have great ideas (as you have!). Also, ExO Participants will receive free training and a set of tools in order to be able to use all these elements in a simple way. Actually, ExO Participants will benefit from this amazing experience learning new innovation methodologies and ways of thinking!

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Organizers, Coaches and Disruptors

Francisco Palao

Francisco Palao (Spain) Organizer & ExO Coach

Carlo Bellini

Carlo Bellini (Australia) Healthcare Advisor

Corina Almagro

Corina Almagro (Chile) ExO Coach

Dr Clarence Tan

Dr Clarence Tan (Australia) ExO Coach & Disruptor

Sahar Albaharna

Sahar Albaharna (Bahrain) ExO Coach

Frank Fitzpatrick

Frank Fitzpatrick (USA) Disruptoor

Matthias Schneider

Matthias Schneider (Belgium) ExO Coach

Augusto Fazioli

Augusto Fazioli (Italy) ExO Coach

Soledad Llorente

Soledad Llorente (Spain) ExO Coach

Suman Samal

Suman Samal (India) ExO Coach

Ben Clayton

Ben Clayton (Canada) ExO Coach

Andrea Castelli

Andrea Castelli (Mexico) ExO Coach

KristinaMaria Troiano-Gutierrez

KristinaMaria Troiano-Gutierrez (USA) ExO Coach

Lance Peppler

Lance Peppler (South Africa) ExO Coach

Jose Luis Cordeiro

Jose Luis Cordeiro (Venezuela) Disruptor

Beatriz Marcos

Beatriz Marcos (Spain) ExO Coach

Paul Epping

Paul Epping (United Arab Emirates) ExO Coach

Karina Besprosvan

Karina Besprosvan (USA) ExO Coach

Crystal To

Crystal To (Vietnam) Disruptor

Miguel Angel Rojas

Miguel Angel Rojas (Spain) ExO Coach

Daniel Villela

Daniel Plotrino (Brazil) ExO Coach

Gerardo Cepeda

Gerardo Cepeda (Spain) ExO Coach

Mayank Pandya

Mayank Pandya (India) Disruptor

Luciana Ledesma

Luciana Ledesma (Argentina) ExO Coach

Gabriel Campillo

Gabriel Campillo (Spain) Disruptor

Michael Friebe

Michael Friebe (Germany) Disruptor

Javier Brea

Javier Brea (Spain) Disruptor

Sanjay Bhana

Sanjay Bhana (India) ExO Coach

Ann Reilly

Ann Reilly (USA) ExO Coach

Francesc Saldana

Francesc Saldana (Spain) Disruptor

Simon Nopp

Simon Nopp (Austria) Disruptor

Dea Franko

Dea Franko (Hungary) ExO Coach

Peter Kristof

Peter Kristof (Hungary) ExO Coach

Cesar Castro

Cesar Castro (USA) ExO Coach

Diana Stafie

Diana Stafie (Romania) ExO Coach


This is a not-for-profit initiative funded and launched by Francisco Palao in collaboration with Dr Carlo Bellini and other international healthcare/innovation specialists and the OpenExO global community.

Francisco is a recognized global entrepreneur who created the ExO Sprint methodology and the ExO Workshop. He did his PhD in Artificial Intelligence focused on building advance decision support systems for healthcare and crisis management.

Dr Carlo Bellini is an international expert at the intersection of healthcare, strategy, and innovation. He is a medical doctor who works with multi-national companies, governments, and startups on leadership, innovation, and exponential technologies.

Both Francisco and Carlo was going to run some international keynotes in March 2020, but those were canceled because of COVID-19. So, instead, they decided to spend their time helping the world with this issue.

We are not looking to have an online event full of famous speakers, we just want doers and people from all around the world thinking on awesome ideas to make it happen.

As soon as Specialists, ExO Coaches, Disruptors and Participants are selected, we will update this section of the website publishing a list of all the people joining this initiative to help with COVID-19, stay tuned!