Vice President of Singularity University (SU) Labs, Entrepreneurship Chair & Global Evangelist, Author of The Heretic: Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs
Pascal is Co-Founder (and enfant terrible) at be radical, Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation, and Venture Partner at BOLD Capital Partners, Peter Diamandis' $250M VC fund investing in exponential transformation. 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. Read More >
TEDTalk: The Participant Culture
Thriving in Exponential Times
Open Decentralized Innovation
DIE ZEIT - Smashing Ideas 2016
BSR Conference 2015 - Innovate and Inspire
Start Up Week Vienna - Never Walk
GroupM: What's Next
World Business Dialogue
The most fundamental change in the marketplace over the last 40 years is that product pyramids are turning into hourglasses, and the middle is disappearing before our very eyes. Sending massive ripple effects through the global economy. Over the last decade, we have identified and tracked this seismic shift. In this session you will learn insights and strategies taken from our new book The Hourglass Economy to ensure your company adapts to exponential shifts in technology and markets to survive and thrive. Filled with case studies and actionable tools this session unfolds as the story of your business’s relationship with the future.
The world is changing faster than ever and the future will be here before you know it. To survive, it’s not enough to know it’s coming. You have to be able to imagine it. You’ll learn about exponential technologies, their impact on the world and how to capitalize on the change we’re all experiencing by thinking beyond it. Because if you only set your sights on what’s coming next, you’re already too late.
From the emergence of new technologies, their rapid decline in cost whilst their availability and accessibility increase, to the pace of change itself accelerating at an unprecedented rate, we face a massive opportunity to realize a different and positive future. At the same time long-established innovations methods, frameworks, and tools are quickly becoming obsolete. Read More >
From a shift in the foundations of our business models from scarcity to abundance to our classic ‘product pyramids’ crumbling, disruptive forces are changing the way products and services are conceptualized, and companies are being built. In this comprehensive and practical session, Pascal will share multiple new bodies of research which help you define, evolve and build for the future of business.
Learn how to create new business models for success based on his latest analysis on ‘hourglass’ markets, and how to prepare your organization for change using the ‘Knowledge Adoption Curve.’ Pascal will teach how to see the early warning signs of disruption and how to positively embrace them. Finally, and critically he will help prepare your people to adopt a future forward and future-ready mindset. This session is designed to ignite and equip you with the knowledge and tools to build the future of your business. Read Less ^
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.
Blockchain technology is one of the most transformative innovations of our time. It is quickly disrupting a range of industries from finance to health care and, at the same time, one of the most talked about and hyped technologies. Explore the core concepts, debunk the myths and find out why the blockchain and cryptocurrencies shift the paradigm of transactions.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
While technologies are maturing exponentially, organizational structures and processes remain stubbornly linear. Yesterday's best-practices – such as the Five-Year-Plan or Innovation Funnel – are not sufficient to navigate today's fast-paced, tech-driven world. Explore the groundbreaking new Seven-Layer model which provides actionable insights into the makeup of the future organization. Learn why most companies fail in their digital transformation by only focusing on the upper layers of the model and how to truly transform your business into a future-forward organization.
"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."
"By far one of the best presentations I have seen at any event. I found it relevant to our world of insurance and how we have to start thinking differently. He was an excellent speaker and the hour flew by."
"Our clients were thrilled with your speech and many of them already asked us for your presentation."
"Pascal was wonderful. We only wish every keynote we hired was as professional, timely, self-sufficient, etc. His talk was perfect for our group, and he was a pleasure to work with!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"You blew the minds of everyone today! Your session received universal praise and it quickly became one of our all-time favorite sessions. Thank you for your time, flexibility, dynamism and inspiration."
"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."
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