Biography

Pascal is the 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.

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. Most recently he built Singularity University’s startup programs including the SU Accelerator and Venture Fund. Further, he founded the nonprofit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the “GyShiDo” 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 book “The Heretic – Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs”, contributed to many bestselling business books including “The GuruBook” and “Revolution? Ja, Bitte!” and is currently working on a new book about the future of organizations and business models.

Pascal is a globally-renowned and acclaimed public speaker, covering topics from digitization, technology trends, organizational and cultural transformation, new business models, decentralized innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship, in formats ranging from high-profile keynotes to workshops and executive roundtables.

He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at several acclaimed universities and businesses schools around the world, including Berkeley Haas School of Business, Stanford University, London Business School, International Institute for Management Development (IMB), European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), HEC Paris, and ESADE. Further Pascal is 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.

Expertises

  • Business Strategy
  • Digitization
  • Leadership

Languages

  • English
  • German

Topics

Thriving in Exponential Times

Understanding how tomorrow will be different than today and why that matters more than you know.

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.

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Decentralized Innovation

New Paradigms for an Exponential World.

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.

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The Future (of) Organization(s)

A Radical Toolbox for an Exponential Future.

While technologies are maturing exponentially, organizational structures and processes remain stubbornly linear. Yesterday’s best-practices – like 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 describes and provides actionable insights into the makeup of the future organization. Learn why most companies fail in their digital transformation by only focussing on the upper layers of the model and how to truly transform your business into a future-forward organization.

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Disruption, Dystopia and Decisions

From Exponential Disruption to Global Impact.

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?

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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.

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

From Hype to Reality to Disruption.

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.

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