Speakers

Francisco Polo

Francisco Polo

Position

Secretary of State for Digital Advancement

Description

From a very early age I wanted to do something to make the world a better place. The reason was simple: I could see lots of injustices happening and making a step forward was necessary. I was aware that making things better could take some time so I started to do small things in the meantime to “save the world”: I started planting trees, putting empty bottles into the toilet to save water and even making my own recycled paper! (The paper thing used to drive my mom crazy)

At the age of 29 I put together my three passions (my will for social change, the potential of the internet and my relentless determination to make things happen) and became an entrepreneur who founded the fastest-growing startup ever in Spain, growing it from 40 users to 2.5 million in 18 months only.

For 7 years, I dedicated all my talent to empower people, to push the boundaries of what is possible on the internet and manage a team to multiply our impact, grow our platform, ensure great reengagement rates, promote our brand and keep increasing our revenue.

We made of Change.org the largest petition platform in the world and I am honored to have helped millions of users to start campaigns on the issues they care about while also helping our clients to connect with hundreds of thousands of people to support their mission.

I love making new professional acquaintances. Reach out if you want to talk about politics, technology, business, empowerment, entrepreneurship, video-games or rugby.

Sessions

Female Talent as a Principle and as a Competitive Advantage

4YFN Tuesday, 26 Feb 16:15 - 17:00 Fira Montjuic Hall 8 - Banco Sabadell Stage
From a very early age I wanted to do something to make the world a better place. The reason was simple: I could see lots of injustices happening and making a step forward was necessary. I was aware that making things better could take some time so I started to do small things in the meantime to “save the world”: I started planting trees, putting empty bottles into the toilet to save water and even making my own recycled paper! (The paper thing used to drive my mom crazy) At the age of 29 I put together my three passions (my will for social change, the potential of the internet and my relentless determination to make things happen) and became an entrepreneur who founded the fastest-growing startup ever in Spain, growing it from 40 users to 2.5 million in 18 months only. For 7 years, I dedicated all my talent to empower people, to push the boundaries of what is possible on the internet and manage a team to multiply our impact, grow our platform, ensure great reengagement rates, promote our brand and keep increasing our revenue. We made of Change.org the largest petition platform in the world and I am honored to have helped millions of users to start campaigns on the issues they care about while also helping our clients to connect with hundreds of thousands of people to support their mission. I love making new professional acquaintances. Reach out if you want to talk about politics, technology, business, empowerment, entrepreneurship, video-games or rugby.

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