Leading Innovation

Dr. Fran Cardells is a business innovation executive in the areas of data, technology and talent. Fran works for some of the most innovative companies: previously at Google, now at Salesforce as Strategy Director, leading European projects and based in London. Fran is an advisor to Corporate Ventures.

Fran started his career as a scientist, both in academia and industry (HP Labs), focused on accelerating algorithms with emerging computational architectures. Fran holds a PhD, has pursued advanced business education at HEC Paris, France and Harvard, USA and is a recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowship.. 

Fran’s cause is overcoming inequality with Education and is committed to helping younger generations find their passion, prepare for the workplace of the future and develop the skills needed to succeed in a digital world.