Corporate transformation coach   ·     Award-winning keynote speaker   ·     Proven entrepreneur

Helping Companies to Grow Exponentially

Emilie Sydney-Smith is CEO of ExO Works, helping large companies like Visa, HP, P&G and BHP to emulate the world’s fastest growing companies.


She draws from her track record in helping build a startup to a $300 million valuation over 2 years.  She also spent a decade in private equity, evaluating the growth potential of around 100 business opportunities per annum.  That gave her a deep understanding of the patterns that make a business likely to thrive or fail.


Emilie is a consistently highly-rated keynote speaker, panelist and workshop leader.  Since the start of 2019, she has spoken for clients and at conferences in Bahrain, Bangkok, Boston, Budapest, Cape Town, Dallas, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Paris, Perth, Sao Paolo, Silicon Valley, and Sydney.

We are entering the era of the highest wealth creation and destruction the world has ever seen.  18 emerging technologies will transform our everyday lives and each create trillion dollar new industries.  Yet most existing companies are simply iterating on their existing core products and services, many of which will soon be obsolete.


ExO Works is the only company that has created billions of dollars of return on investment for large corporations... by helping them graduate beyond incremental innovation on yesterday’s businesses, to implementing a genuine 4th Industrial Revolution transformation.  


ExO Works was Founded by Chairman, Salim Ismail.  He determined the shared attributes between the world’s fastest growing companies and shared them in Exponential Organizations, one of the best-selling business books ever published.  He was the Founding CEO of Singularity University and has presented the ExO methodology to many of the world’s top business and leaders and Heads of State.


ExO Works coaches the clients’ own people to improve their current businesses with innovations that are tenfold (10X) better than the status quo and to create the new profit centers of the future.  


ExO Works delivers the next generation methodology beyond Agile, Lean or Design Thinking.  It creates ultra-engaged new SWAT teams that help companies avoid disruption and place smart bets faster than their competitors.


60% of corporate innovation teams have failed, and many more are in zombie-mode.  They produce only “Innovation Theatre”.  ExO Works helps navigate the politics of the corporate immune system to get 10X innovations into implementation.  It has created billions of dollars of value as a result.


Emilie shares with audiences her profound knowledge of how to escape the Innovation Theatre rut and create the best-selling products and services of the future.  Her continuously updating case studies offer a practical roadmap to actioning change across an organization.  


Audiences also love hearing about how futuristic technologies like flying taxis, genomics, 3D printing, quantum computing, virtual reality and machine learning are actually being applied by her clients.


"We won’t find anybody more inspirational to motivate us."

"Emilie was wonderfully inspiring, especially in a time when many are feeling disconnected and uncertain. It’s was fantastic to hear about the potential."

" Wow – that is mind boggling. Can I book a slot for my team?"

“The best presentation to investors I have seen in 10 years”

Winner of GasSpeak award for the best presentation of the year.

“Emilie reads a tech book per week and it really shows”

"Loved all of it Emilie, you’re a pro, thank you! The personal touch in the deck – excellent! Not easy to keep a digital audience engaged, and you’re a master."

"That content was so important, you should be presenting to the UN General Assembly"