Information is not Knowledge

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 on the cover of Brazil's leading business magazine, 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 (and see his talks and media appearances on his YouTube Channel), 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

Exponential Thinking Primer – Future-Proof Your Organization, Community and Yourself

This whirlwind tour into exponential technologies, their impact on business and society plus a series of frameworks which will help you make sense of the disruptive change we are experiencing, will leave you excited about the future and armed with the tools to capitalize on it.

Leadership in Exponential Times – Thrive in a World Where Tomorrow Will Not Look Anything Like Today

This deep dive into our exponential future and the disruptive change it will bring will expose the necessity for new leadership models. You will explore new frameworks, change your mindset and learn to adopt the principles which will allow you to thrive in this modern world.

Digitization Decoded – Decipher the Secret Code Giving Companies Like Apple, Google or Uber Their Edge

Revealing the underlying principles used by the leading tech companies to drive their digital strategy, you will learn the molecular structure of disruptive digitization and apply it to create new products, services, and business models which are ten times better, faster and cheaper.

Open Innovation – Why the Future of Innovation Belongs to the Crowd (and How You Flourish in It)

Successful innovation outcomes directly correlate to the number of approaches taken. You will learn from first-hand experience how to leverage the crowd in five distinct ways to outperform and outcompete closed systems (and your competitors) and build thriving platform businesses.

Rapid Prototyping (Workshop) – Develop Products and Services 10x Better in 1/10th the Time

This highly interactive and practical session will teach you the ins & outs of how Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies create, build and test services & products in less time it takes most of us to convene a single meeting. You will leave armed with the tools of the trade.

Exponential Impact – How Technology (and Human Ingenuity) Can Solve the World's Biggest Problems

For the first time in human history, we are at a point in time where technology, combined with human ingenuity and empathy, can solve humanities most vexing problems. You will explore the drivers behind this monumental shift and learn how to use these new tools and methods.

Entrepreneurship Accelerated – Crack the Silicon Valley Code, Do More With Less and Reach Escape Velocity

Silicon Valley has a well-earned reputation for being the world’s most innovative startup ecosystem. Peel back the curtains and explore the secrets powering the leading tech companies. You will leave with an unprecedented practical insight into Silicon Valley’s startup culture.

The Startup Doctrine – Tales and Lessons From 20 Years at the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship

After 20+ years as an entrepreneur, as well as working for the world’s leading tech companies, Pascal has learned, the hard way, invaluable lessons by being in the trenches. Highly entertaining, interactive and profoundly insightful you will leave with new insights and ideas.

Society 2.0 – Why Our Current Structures Will Not Serve Us in the Future and What to Do About It

In the next 20 years, we are facing the most significant changes to our existence ever. Exponential technologies will not only dramatically alter the way our world looks and operates but result in massive societal changes. Explore and engage in meaningful discussion about our future.

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies – Why the Future of (Most) Everything Lies in Decentralized Ledgers

Explore one of the most important advances in digital technologies in recent history beyond the headlines in clear, easy-to-understand language. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying technology, their importance, and business as well as societal implications.

Pascal Finette Speaking

Testimonials

“I wanted to re-emphasize that your talk was arguably the highlight for many of the entrepreneurs in attendance.” — Endeavor
“This was an excellent session. Pascal was a fantastic speaker and made complex information relatable and real, easy to follow. Very interesting and engaging.” — Munich Re
“By far one of the best presentations I have seen at any event. I found I t relevant to our world of insurance and how we have to start thinking differently. He was an excellent speaker and the hour flew by.” — Munich Re
“As promised Pascal is a sense maker. Makes the very complex very understandable. Thank you.” — Singularity University EP
“Maybe the most engaging and interesting presentation I've ever seen at any conference of this type.” — Munich Re
“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
“Excellent, so engaging, interesting and exciting. By far my favorite presentation at the conference.” — Munich Re
“Es ist wirklich super gelaufen und du warst ein absolutes Highlight für die Teilnehmer. Das Feedback zum Workshop und besonders zu deinem Vortrag war sehr positiv. Insgesamt sind wir bei einem Feedback Score von ~4.6/5. Deine Session hat bisher einen Score von 5/5. :)” — Google
“Our clients were thrilled with your speech and many of them already asked us for your presentation.” — Itaú
“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
“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
“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

KES 2017

KES —
“Open Innovation", São Paulo, Brazil (2017)

Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit 2017

Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit —
“Disruptive Innovation", Austin, TX (2017)

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
Accenture
AB InBev
Bayer
Electronic Arts
Cisco
3M
Munich Re
Lloyds Banking Group
PWC
Axel Springer
L'Oreal
European Commission
Mailchimp
Carrefour
NEC
Stena Line
Schneider Electric
Axon
SAP
Itau
Fuse Project
TEDx
DIE
Forbes
Endeavor
Young Presidents Organization
Entrepreneur's Organization
NASA
Stanford Research Institute
Orange
World Bank
Sparkasse Finanz Informatik
Stanford
Berkeley
ESMT
HEC
Cambridge
London Business School
Draper University
Watson University
Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Unreasonable Group
Startup Grind

Featured in the Press

BBC
Fast Company
Forbes
Inc. Magazine
Techcrunch
ARD - Das Erste
WDR
Le Monde
Negocios
Handelsblatt
Wirtschaftswoche
Die Zeit
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Business Punk
Koelner Stadt Anzeiger
Rheinische Post
Mixergy

Contact

Discuss your event with Pascal via Email.

Pascal can also be booked through Singularity University, American Program Bureau and A-Speakers.

* 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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