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Pascal Finette is an engaging speaker on topics such as digitization, entrepreneurship, open innovation and technology trends. He has a long list of prestigious clients including Google, Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, Forbes magazine, L’Oreal, MailChimp, NASA, and EA.
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Pascal Finette has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Internet industry. He started on the Net even before there was even a web browser! Since the beginning, Pascal has spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology because he passionately believes that the internet can deeply impact the betterment of mankind. Now Pascal is the associate founder and CEO of Fastrack Institute as well as Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation, where he inspires, educates and empowers entrepreneurs tackling the world’s most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies. His focus at Fastrack Institute is to fix society, one city at a time, while he inspires, educates and empowers leaders to tackle the most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies in his role at Singularity University.
Prior to joining Singularity University, Pascal founded and invested into startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm, led Mozilla Labs, created Mozilla’s accelerator, headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair and invested into social impact organizations globally at Google.org. He also founded the non-profit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the “GyShiDo” (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and published the opinionated newsletter, “The Heretic”, which is read by ten of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe. Inspired by the great success of his newsletter, Pascal also wrote a book called “The Heretic – Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs”, which is sold in stores worldwide.
We’re all curious about the future of our world, but it can often be hard to decipher. Pascal’s masterful presentations make sense of our rapidly accelerating and converging world — cutting through the noise, synthesizing the essentials and connecting the dots to prepare us for the exciting opportunities ahead. In both his speaking and writing, Pascal Finette describes to audiences the magic which happens at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology & global impact. He helps his audience to envision a spellbinding future where artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology and other exponential technologies solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Pascal’s ideal clients are entrepreneurs looking to make things better and ready to go from zero to one. This is because Pascal delivers not just a speech, but an experience which will motivate his clients to change. He is a trained Co-Active executive coach, making him especially capable of helping clients achieve their full leadership potential.
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