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Pascal is a well-known and experienced speaker, covering topics from digitization, 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, he regularly consults and delivers deeply engaging, refreshingly honest, direct, thought provoking and highly motivational experiences for your audience.

He draws you into a spellbinding future where artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology and other exponential technologies solve humanity’s greatest challenges. His masterful presentations make sense of our rapidly accelerating and converging world — cutting through the noise, synthesizing the essentials and connecting the dots to prepare your company or career for the exciting opportunities ahead.

Called a “prophet” by Germany’s leading TV station ARD, featured in a primetime documentary about Silicon Valley (ARD: “Go West, Ihr Genies!” — watch here) and voted one of the top 100 Internet influencers in the country by Wirtschaftswoche, Pascal’s work is on the edge of technology, entrepreneurship and global impact.

Learn more about him and watch some of his talks below, check out his resume and get in touch to discuss your event and how we can create an unforgettable experience for your audience together.

Select Talks

Tomorrow Today: Introduction to Exponential Thinking

Pascal Finette takes you on a roller coaster ride to an exponential future where AI, robotics, synthetic biology, 3D printing and other technologies converge. Along the way, he shares the untold stories and insights of Silicon Valley’s most influential technologists and previews the most influential technologies of the next ten years. This whirlwind tour of the future will shift your thinking from linear to exponential and your mindset from scarcity to abundance — envisioning a future where humanity’s greatest challenges are overcome.

Digital. Decoded.

Digitization has proven to be one of the primary drivers of disruptive change. From media to healthcare to manufacturing, we are witnessing the widespread transition from a human workforce to increasingly digital one — one with the ability to exponentially metamorphosizes practically every industry At the core of digitization lies a set of properties which, when fully understood, can be leveraged for positive global change. Join Pascal Finette as he decodes the nine core principles behind disruption through digitization and shows you how to leverage them in your practice.

Leveraging Collaborative Innovation & Open Source

In a connected world, the way we innovate and do business is changing rapidly and radically. By embracing the “wisdom of the crowds” and co-creating with customers and suppliers, we can tap into a resource that was never before possible: a universe of experts and an infinitely deeper and wider talent pool. Singularity’s Pascal Finette explores why organizations that adopt these principles are outcompeting the market and their much larger and better-resourced rivals. Drawing upon his experiences at Mozilla, the pioneer at leveraging its open source roots, Pascal explores the unlikely success story of the Firefox web browser (now used by more than 500 million worldwide) and emerging trends today. You’ll learn what works, what’s next and how to leverage these essential competitive advantages in your organization.

The Heretic: Advice for Entrepreneurs That Motivates Us All

In his highly inspiring book and widely read e-newsletter, “The Heretic,” Pascal Finette provides “daily therapeutics” to tens of thousands of readers around the globe. His humorous, uplifting, opinionated and practical advice for entrepreneurs resonates with anyone who leads, innovates, takes risks, deals with failure, motivates others, dares to be different, or is searching for greater meaning in their daily work. Acknowledging that all the struggles, disappointments and frustrations are what will help us grow and achieve, Pascal inspires us as individuals and teams with personal stories, anecdotes, and insights from the crazy and exhilarating world of Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship and business today.

The Start Up Way: What Every Business Can Learn from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

In his many roles at Singularity University, Pascal Finette has an excellent view of how Silicon Valley’s top entrepreneurs think and act, what makes a unicorn a unicorn, and how every business can learn from the “Start Up Way.” Based on SU’s work with organizations ranging from early stage start-ups to the Fortune 50, Pascal shares invaluable discoveries and insights into the common success factors across the spectrum. No matter what stage your business is at, or how large your organization is, you’ll learn valuable lessons that will make you more nimble, innovative and ahead of the curve.

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Testimonials

“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 ever since and many have said it was the highlight of the whole week. Thank you again for what was truly a trip highlight and for empowering these kids to believe that they can create the future!”

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.”

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.”

Endeavor Investor Network

“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.”

Bayer

Videos

Singularity University Summit Germany

Singularity University —
“Introduction to Exponentials", Berlin, Germany (2017)

Endeavor Entrepreneur Retreat 2017

Endeavor —
“Exponential Thinking", Halfmoon Bay, CA (2017)

Unreasonable Group NYC

Unreasonable Group —
“Exponentials for Impact”, New York, NY (2016)

Forbes Conference

Forbes —
“La fórmula para crear nuevos negocios”, Mexico City, Mexico (2016)

Matter VC

Matter VC —
“A Fieldguide to Exponential Thinking”, San Francisco, CA (2016)

TEDx Hamburg

TEDx Hamburg Salon —
“Disruption & the other side - Solving the world’s biggest challenges”, Hamburg, Germany (2016)"

DIE ZEIT Smashing Ideas

DIE ZEIT Smashing Ideas —
“Exponential Technologies”, Hamburg, Germany (2016)

BSR Conference

BSR Conference 2015 —
“Innovate and Inspire”, San Francisco, CA (2015)

GroupM Denmark

GroupM What’s Next —
“Exponential Technologies”, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)

GroupM NYC

GroupM What’s Next —
“A Hitchhikers Guide to Exponential Technologies”, New York City, NY (2014)

CASH Music

CASH Music Summit —
“A Talk with Mike Watt”, Los Angeles, CA (2013)

TEDx Orange Coast

TEDx Orange Coast —
“The Participation Culture”, Orange County, CA (2012)

Startup Week Vienna

Startup Week —
“Never Walk”, Vienna, Austria (2011)

NASA Open Innovation

NASA Innovation Summit —
“Open Innovation in Practice”, Houston, TX (2010)

Clients

Google
Microsoft
Group M
Volkswagen
Mercedes-Benz
Vitra
Deutsche Telekom
AB InBev
Bayer
Electronic Arts
Cisco
Munich Re
Lloyds Banking Group
PWC
Axel Springer
L'Oreal
European Commission
Mailchimp
Carrefour
Stena Line
Schneider Electric
Axon
SAP
Fuse Project
TEDx
DIE
Forbes
Endeavor
Young Presidents Organization
Entrepreneur's Organization
NASA
Stanford Research Institute
Orange
World Bank
Stanford
Berkeley
ESMT
HEC
Cambridge
London Business School
Draper University
Watson University
Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Unreasonable Group
Startup Grind

Contact

Discuss your event with Pascal via Email.

Pascal can also be booked through Singularity University and 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.

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