Corporate Innovation • Entrepreneurship • Exponential Organizations • Future Forecasting • GGC-General • Facilitator • Disruption • Ethics
Pascal is Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation and Co-Founder at radical Ventures. His work focuses on the intersection of technology, global impact, and culture; inspiring, educating and empowering entrepreneurs, corporate irritants and change makers to tackle the most intractable problems of our time.
He has spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology and passionately believes it can profoundly impact the betterment of humankind. He got started on the net before there was a web browser, founded a series of technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm helping entrepreneurs with their strategy & operations, and invested into early-stage tech startups. Pascal led Mozilla’s Open Innovation Lab, created Mozilla’s accelerator program WebFWD, and headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair. As Principal at Google.org, he invested into social impact organizations around the globe. Further, he founded the nonprofit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the “GyShiDo” (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publishes the opinionated newsletter, “The Heretic”, which is read by tens of thousands of change-makers globally. He’s the author of the published book “The Heretic – Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs”.
Pascal frequently speaks and writes about the magic and potential which happens at the intersection of technology, culture & global impact. He is also a trained Co-Active executive coach working with clients on achieving their full leadership potential. Most of all – Pascal loves to work with changemakers who want to, and can, make things better.
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.
The Entrepreneurship session digs deep 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 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.
In a world of accelerating change, where business models get disrupted daily, and your competition looks nothing like it used to, how do you not only stay relevant but leapfrog forward? The future of innovation today belongs to the crowd who can outperform and outcompete closed systems. You will learn from first-hand experience how to harness the power of decentralized ideas, resources, and skills; how to bridge untapped geographies and leverage innovation at the edges.
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.
The world is changing faster than ever before, and disruptive change has become the new norm; while for the first time in human history, individuals/people/communities have the same innovation power as large companies and even nations. How will you thrive and capitalize on the change we’re all experiencing? And how will the decisions you make affect us all?
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.
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.
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
The age of digitization is creating a radical shift in how organizations and industries exchange value. For decades, businesses established value through ownership, but now, organizations like Airbnb are gaining a previously unthinkable market share, while owning minimal physical assets.
Once an industry becomes digitized, its growth not only moves onto an exponential curve, but it shifts from a scarcity-based business model to one of abundance. To thrive in a world of abundance-based business models, it’s important to learn the new rules of business, and how to identify opportunities within this unique ecosystem.
Pascal Finette dives into the impact of digitization on industry and the dramatically changing nature of business models in this new world.
In this talk, you will:
– Learn the impact of digitization on industries and how business models are transforming.
– Become armed with clear, actionable insights on the pitfalls and opportunities that a world of abundance brings to businesses.
– Discover two core abundance-based business models you can implement in your business.
– Be inspired to shift from a scarcity-based to abundance-based mindset.
– Get actionable insights on how to turn your existing business into a platform-based model.
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.
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.