I’m a well-known and experienced speaker, covering topics from entrepreneurship to open innovation and technology trends, in formats ranging from high-profile keynotes to workshops and executive roundtables. Anchored in more than twenty years of experience in the IT and Internet industry, with a vast network of subject matter experts, I regularly consult, I deliver deeply engaging, refreshingly honest, direct, thought provoking and highly motivational experiences for your audience.
Join Singularity University’s Pascal Finette on an journey into the (not so distant) future of exponentially accelerating technologies. Hear the untold stories and insights of Silicon Valley’s most important technologists, and learn what it takes to shift your own thinking from linear to exponential, and your mindset from scarcity to abundance. A whirlwind tour of the latest and most influential technologies of the next ten years will give you the opportunity to apply your new way of thinking.
Join Pascal Finette, former Director of Mozilla Labs, in an exploration of what makes collaborative innovation and Open Source work. Explore why organizations embracing these principles regularly not only to beat the market, but outcompete significantly bigger and better resourced competitors. Hear the unlikely success story of the Firefox web browser and many other Open Source software projects, dig into the principles and success factors of collaborative innovation and learn how to apply the same principles to your own organization.
Join Singularity University’s Pascal Finette in an exploration into how Silicon Valley’s top entrepreneurs think and act, what makes a unicorn a unicorn and how you can apply the very same lessons to your environment. The session is based on a longitudinal study of top tech founders & CEOs and their companies, hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews as well as the practical application of these lessons across companies at different stages and industries.
“The participants were mind blown by the presentation and I can’t imagine a better way to wrap up the programming for the week. They have been raving about it every since and many have said that was the highlight of the whole week, and over dinner last night I heard the boys discussing some of the ideas. […] Thank you again for what was truly a trip highlight, giving them so much to think about, and for empowering these kids to believe that they can create the future!” Mary Grove, Google for Entrepreneurs & Silicon North Stars
“Our digital immersion week is now ending, we are heading into our L’Oréal Offices feeling truly energized, inspired and open to learning more as a direct result of your presentation. Thinking big, Inventing the future and making it 10x times bigger. That is on everybody’s mind. We could not have hoped for a better way to end our week.” Camille Kroely, L'Oréal
“Wonderful to have you with us for the Endeavor Fellows program last week – I think none of us will ever be the same after your amazing lecture. From Jordan to Indonesia to Argentina to Greece, the Endeavor network is abuzz with talk of your exponential thinking and inspiration. Thank you.” Beth Robertson, Endeavor Investor Network
“[…] And in fact, at least four students came up to me saying that your talk was not only the highlight of the trip, but also the highlight of their entire Sloan program!” Gabrielle Adams, London Business School
“You blew the minds of everyone today! Your session received universal praise and it quickly became one of our all time favourite sessions. Thank you for your time, flexibility, dynamism and inspiration.” Andrew Baltes, Endeavor
“Your presentation got the highest and most excitement of all the webinars at Bayer!!! I’m getting lots of emails and chats – people just loved it! Maybe some people are forever changed because of it.” Jamie Showrank, Bayer
“Your talk was a remarkable way to start the Innovation Speaker Series! I am so grateful for your time and for sharing the ideas! Your talk was great and really resonated with the leadership team!” Dmitriy Tseliakhovich, Stanford Research Institute
“Practice what you preach – Pascal definitely does. He keeps on inspiring all of us through his authenticity and passion. It was amazing to see how important it is to him to share his knowledge and beliefs with students and young entrepreneurs. Working with him was an absolute honor and great pleasure. His keynote on ‘Happiness’ at the Symposium Oeconomicum Muenster was without a doubt one of the highlights of the event.” Charlotte Sophia Binder, Organizer Symposium Oeconomicum
“Fiercely passionate, authentic, and infectious are words that come to mind to best describe Pascal both on and off the stage. His keynote delivered a hefty dose of disruptive thinking – exactly what the industry needed at the time – and challenged every attendee to adopt the mindset of a true innovator.” Ashley DuBois, Organizer Technology Convergence Conference
“Pascal’s talk on disruptive technologies and their impact on society was the perfect “thinking-outside-of-the-box” trigger to start of our Inspiration tour in Silicon Valley. With his enthusiasm, broad expertise, candid opinion and challenging questions he really connected to the audience. It was a real pleasure to work with him.” Rosalie Urselmann, Organizer Divitel Digital Immersion
“Pascal’s talk perfectly matched the 17th World Business Dialogue. He is an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker and brilliant when it comes to entrepeneurship and technology trends. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to his rousing speech.” Jana Jacobs, Organizer World Business Dialogue 2014
“The Joomla community was honoured to have Pascal as a keynote speaker at our first ever Joomla World Conference. Pascal was able to enchant and entertain the attendees with an informative session that really addressed the issues facing a globally diverse open source community.” Brian Teeman, Co-founder Joomla!
“A pet a peeve of mine as an event organizer is that when you get a speaker at the advanced stage of their career they are usually groomed to the point of not really saying anything of real substance. Pascal blew me away by pulling no punches in a talk which was easily one of the highlights of #tldrconf.” Henrik Bennetsen, Founder tl;dr Conference
“Pascal’s talk was one of the highlights of Startup Week 2011. On every slide, with every word you could feel the passion and knowledge for the topic of entrepreneurship. Besides, he is an absolutely genuine person and always fun to talk with.” Jürgen Furian, Co-founder Pioneers
“Thank you for coming in last week to speak to our Summer 2016 Draper University Class. They loved your talk – it was the highest rated speaker of the week.” Adi Abili, Program Director Draper University
“GREAT presentation.” Peter Diamandis, Founder Singularity University, XPRIZE
All speaking engagements outside of Singularity University are handled through the wonderful team at American Program Bureau.
* Please note that I unfortunately need to be very selective about pro-bono engagements, as I simply have too much stuff on my plate as it is. If you want me to speak at your event pro-bono, send me an email and give me some context as to why you want me to speak there.