Salim Ismail

Renowned Canadian Angel Investor, Advisor, Entrepreneur & Strategist

Salim Ismail is a sought-after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur. His last company, Angstro, was sold to Google in 2010. He is the founding Executive Director of Singularity University and spent the last six years building out this unique organization serving as its Global Ambassador, creating relationships in over a dozen countries. SU is based at NASA Ames and is training a new generation of leaders to manage exponentially growing technologies.

"Salim lays out the blueprint for wild advancements and how they will come to forever alter society"

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  • Exponential Organizations
  • Future of Entrepreneurship, Democracy, Education
  • Accelerating Technologies and their Impact
  • Innovation
  • Emerging Trends and What They Mean for the Future
  • Solving Humanity's Greatest Challenges


He presents in English.

How he presents

His extensive experience in the global scenario and his leadership skills make Salim Ismail a captivating speaker and sought-after commentator at prestigious conferences around the globe. Singularity University's goal is "to educate, inspire and empower a new generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity's grand challenges" and Salim personifies this.


  • Exponential Organizations The book, which quickly reached No. 1 on Amazon's "Best-Sellers in Business Management," was also named Frost and Sullivan's "Growth, Innovation and Leadership Book of the Year"

In Detail

He started his career as a software engineer with CSC Europe and then joined ITIM Associates, a boutique consulting firm headquartered in London, as a business and technology strategy consultant. In 2007-2008, Salim was a Vice President at Yahoo, where he launched and ran Brickhouse, Yahoo's internal incubator. His team analyzed over 3000 ideas around the company and launched four major products during his tenure. After building and operating two other early-stage companies, in 2002 Salim founded the New York Grant Company as a response to 9/11. In its first year, NYGC attracted over 400 clients and delivered over $12 million of federal grants to the local economy.


Co-founder of Confabb, PubSub Concepts and Angstro, Salim Ismail is a sought-after speaker who provides audiences with an insight on the future of breakthrough technologies and their impact on enterprises and society in general. Salim has a unique perspective and track record on how to innovate, turn cutting edge ideas into thriving start-ups and apply leading edge thinking to invigorate entire industries. His work has been featured in top publications and he advises Fortune 500 companies and world governments.



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