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 radical Ventures and Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation. 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
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 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.
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.
"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."