Introducing the 2021 ExO Transformation Awards!

29th July between 3pm and 7pm CEST

Exponential Organizations

by Salim Ismail

has been an international bestseller, selling over 500,000 copies worldwide. It has been a required reading at many large organizations globally and been praised by thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators all around the world.

The core research and concepts captured in the book also gave rise to OpenExO, a global community of nearly 8,000 innovators, entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches, authors and thought leaders in over 130 countries

Committed to spreading the ExO framework and advancing a common purpose of ‘Transforming the World for a Better Future’ via a set of tools, innovation projects and transformation initiatives.

6 years after the book was published, we want to celebrate the difference the ExO approach has made and capture the many case studies of its successful implementation in organisations and institutions around the world.

Award Categories

Voting for the awards has ended. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

New Company ExO Award

< 3 years old at the time of the application.

For a company that used ExO attributes to launch its business

ExO Implementation Award

For a company that implemented the ExO attributes to enhance its current business model or create new growth opportunities

ExO Consulting Award*

For consulting-style projects/engagements that benefited from the ExO framework

ExO Sprint Award*

For successful implementation of the ExO Sprint methodology for a client organization

ExO Workshop/ExO Training programme Award*

For training and learning interventions using the ExO framework and associated tools

Open Category

Would you like to apply with an ExO project that doesn’t fit into any of the categories listed here? Please apply below

* Categories 3, 4 and 5 are only open to certified members of the OpenExO Community

We will award 3 prizes in each category with the EXOS token, first prize in each category will receive 10,000 EXOS tokens, second 6,000 EXOS tokens and third 4,000 EXOS tokens.

The applications will be evaluated alongside several criteria including the way the ExO framework has been applied and how much innovation has been applied as well as the qualitative and quantitative results it generated.

The selection of winners will happen in the 3 stages:

  • 9All award categories will be open for general applications. After Friday 25th June 8pm CEST, top 10 applications in each category will be shortlisted.
  • 9Shortlisted applications will be voted on by general public and community members - this will count for 40% of the final result. All shortlisted applicants will be encouraged to promote their initiatives and the voting to their networks.
  • 9Shortlisted applications will be evaluated by a panel of thought leaders (see below panel of judges) - this will count for 60% of the final result.

The Panel of judges

Submissions will be evaluated by the OpenExO team below.

Salim Ismail

Founder, OpenExO and ExO World, Author, Exponential Organizations

Denise Roberson

Chief Purpose Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day

Stuart Lacey

Co-Founder and CEO Bermuda Clarity Institute

Dr. Sujaya Banerjee

Founder & CEO, Capstone People Consulting

The winners will be announced at a 2021 ExO Transformation Award event which will take place on 29th July between 3pm and 7pm CEST.

Each category’s three winners will be given a space to present their project/initiative and share the results achieved.

The event will also include latest information about the OpenExO community and its current and future activities including updates about a unique crowd-sourced effort in which 200+ collaborators are currently writing the second edition of the Exponential Organizations book which will be published in the second half of 2021.

The 2021 ExO Transformation Awards Winners

Special Jury Awards: Azim Pawanchik, Eric Patel & Jimbo Reverente