Francesco Derchi is a business and creativity expert with over fifteen years of professional experience. Globally active, he has worked in more than twenty countries and three continents. He is currently Visiting Lecturer at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences & Arts Western Switzerland and Full Faculty in Digital Business at Geneva Business School and he serves as Adjunct Professor at his Alma Mater, the University of Genoa, Italy. In 2013 he opened This is D, a consultancy specialised in marketing innovation and creativity.
Francesco is Ambassador and Certified Coach at Open ExO, committed to the creation of Exponential Organizations, the new form of companies designed to exploit the potential of the Abundance paradigm. Exponential Organizations is also the theme of his DBA, currently in progress. For Hoepli Ed. he published “Digital Skills” (Derchi, F. and Xhaet, G. 2018) and the Italian market version of “Exponential Transformation” (Ismail, S. et al. 2021) as curator and author. For Harvard Business Review Italy, in 2021 he published the monography: ”Winning competitive challenges with Exponential Organizations”. Since 2015 he is Business Coach of EASME, now EISMEA at the European Commission. He strongly believes that creativity will save the world!