To navigate the challenges of an unpredictable future, you need to envision and explore a wider range of possibilities. You need to leverage actionable insights to truly transform your business into a future-forward organization. You need a new mindset – and a new toolset.
Our keynotes go far beyond the “sage on stage” model of information dissemination. We deliver immersive participatory experiences designed to educate, entertain, and most importantly, create measurable change. We don’t hide behind fancy language, but say it like it is and focus on practical takeaway value. We stretch and challenge you and your workshop participants, as learning happens in the sweet spot of just outside our comfort zones. With us, you don’t just sit and listen; you do.
Immerse yourself in a riveting journey into the heart of tomorrow, where a rapidly evolving technological landscape converges with the ever-complex world of business. Living in an era where change is the only constant, possessing the power to think and foresee like a futurist equips you with a formidable edge.
However, we often find ourselves entangled in the elaborate labyrinths of techno-jargon, engulfed in the perpetual whirlwinds of hype, and captivated by the lure of ungrounded optimism. It’s high time we pivot to a pragmatic pathway: a solution-centric approach to future-thinking. This approach slices through the deafening buzz, empowering you with the essential tools to pinpoint budding opportunities and threats and comprehend the future as an exhilarating playground for trial and exploration.
The session offers an enticing blend of principles and methodologies drawn from the expansive domains of strategic foresight, social entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and design. This amalgamation births an unrivaled primer to projecting the future and grasping the tactics to seize it.
Join us, as we chart a course towards the future, equipping you with the visionary’s toolkit. In this dynamic session, you’ll not just learn to anticipate the future, but to shape it, to own it. Welcome to the new era of Practical Futurism.
Embark with Pascal Finette on an enthralling expedition to decipher disruption in its truest essence as we dive headfirst into the heart of his bestselling book, “Disrupt Disruption.” Is disruption the new norm, or has its true meaning been lost in the cacophony of overuse and misunderstanding? We debunk prevailing myths and pivot to a novel, dissenting perspective on the disruption paradigm.
Unveiling insights gleaned from exclusive interviews with pioneers who have sculpted their own categories, and leaders who have successfully navigated tectonic shifts in their industries, we offer a pragmatic roadmap. These real-world principles are your weapons to stand strong amidst change, whether you’re an established organization on the cusp of vulnerability or a budding entrepreneur aspiring to rise.
This isn’t just about forecasting the future of your business; it’s about being the catalyst to mold it. We extend an invitation to undertake this demanding yet vital voyage to cross the chasm from being disrupted to becoming the disruptor. Harness disruption, shape your future, and master the art of business transformation with us.
Come along on a mesmerizing journey into the world of AI and large language models, where the future is unfurling at an exponential pace, bringing us to the brink of a “gradually then suddenly” moment.
Unravel the reasons behind this seismic shift, deeply rooted in Wright’s Law, and delve into GenAI where language models are shaping the landscape of our future. We’ll reflect on past technological disruptions to understand how we adapt to new realities, dispelling common misconceptions along the way.
Discover the thrilling potential and the current limitations of AI, from reshaping search engines and coding to its struggle with spelling “mayonnaise”. We’ll arm you with insights and strategies for thriving in the AI era, emphasizing the affordability of rapid experimentation. This enlightening voyage is not just about understanding the future - it’s about equipping you to shape it.
Join us in unmasking the most radical metamorphosis unfolding within the marketplace – the shift from product pyramids to hourglass economics. Witness as the familiar middle ground dissipates into oblivion, triggering an unprecedented ripple effect across the global economic landscape. For over a decade, we’ve been at the forefront, keenly observing and chronicling this tectonic shift.
In this electrifying session, we unveil the insights harvested from our meticulous research and equip you with resilient strategies to pivot and prosper amidst these exponential shifts. It’s not merely about survival; it’s about flourishing amidst change. It’s about embracing the profound shifts in technology and markets and transmuting them into a competitive edge.
Join us as we dissect the hourglass economics, embarking on a journey towards understanding and leveraging this great bifurcation. This is your roadmap to not just adapt but to innovate and lead in a rapidly changing economic landscape.
Journey with us as we unlock the secret to achieving a decade’s progress in a fraction of the time with just a sliver of the resources. Uncover the art and science of Rapid Prototyping, a methodology that propels you from idea inception to validated insights swiftly and efficiently.
We all grapple with the quest for rapid iteration, craving authentic customer feedback, and validating our hypotheses, all whilst maintaining cost-efficiency and time economy. This interactive session offers you a golden opportunity to decode the innovation formula adopted by tech giants like Alphabet/Google [X] in their meteoric rise.
Join us and uncover the secret sauce to navigate from conjectures to concrete insights swiftly and frugally. This is your gateway to the future of innovation, a future where time is compressed, resources are optimized, and ideas come to life at the speed of thought.
This session delves into the intriguing realms of uncertainty and polarity thinking. Weaving these two pivotal perspectives together, we unlock the leadership potential to navigate the uncharted territories of the future.
In the face of uncertainty, leaders often find themselves trapped in an unproductive cycle of denial, avoidance, or paralysis. Building on neuroscience research and strategic foresight practice, we redefine the narrative. You’ll learn to discriminate between different types of uncertainties, using them as a canvas to envision future scenarios or as a sandbox to inspire curiosity and fuel learning and experimentation.
Simultaneously, we’ll grapple with the art of polarity thinking. How does one strike a balance between short-term results and long-term visions or negotiate the tension between the need for control and the urge for adaptability? These are not problems to be solved but dichotomies to be managed. Mastering polarity thinking opens doors to continuous transformation as you lead your organization confidently into the unknown.
Join us on this captivating journey, where we redefine the contours of leadership in the face of the unknown, breaking free from traditional constraints and embracing the limitless potential of uncertainty and polarity thinking.
In a competitive environment 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.
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.
Disruption Mapping provides a simple, intuitive system for organizing thoughts about a likely future development or trend and identifying possible long-term implications (positive and negative) in a structured but highly collaborative way. This highly interactive, practice-oriented workshop will help you think more deeply about the dynamics of disruption — anticipating future implications and exploring unintended consequences. As a result, you & your team will be better able to foresee future opportunities and emerging threats to your business.
Our present moment of heightened uncertainty is a perfect time for exploring the relationship between the questions we ask and the answers we find and for learning to use today’s uncertainty as a springboard for tomorrow’s creative inquiry. The question generation workshop (like an ideation session where you start by assuming that you DON’T already have the answers – or even the right questions) is one of our favorite tools for engaging curiosity, opening a more inclusive conversation, challenging assumptions, and fostering innovation.
Going beyond the nomenclature, participants will explore the practical “Eight Word Mission Statement” framework to connect purpose (both your companies and your personal) to an actionable and guiding mission statement. Going from the bigger why to the actionable and measurable how is imperative to bringing purpose to life, applying this framework to the triptych of self/other/world will make for better, more effective leaders.
Pascal Finette is a globally-renowned and acclaimed public speaker, covering topics from disruption, digitization, technology trends, organizational and cultural transformation, new business models, decentralized innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship, in formats ranging from high-profile keynotes, live and online next level learning experiences to workshops and executive roundtables.
Anchored in his experience as a trained economist and with more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry, he has helped thousands of clients see the future of exponential technology, how economic models are shifting to identify new opportunities and develop successful disruptive business strategies. As an innovative and impactful keynote speaker, Pascal will bring this expertise to your audience whether in person or online, blending frontier technologies, and thought-provoking knowledge with deeply engaging, refreshingly honest, and highly motivating presentations.
Pascal is a master at drawing audiences into a spellbinding future where artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, and other exponential technologies solve humanity’s greatest challenges. His presentations make sense of our rapidly accelerating, changing and converging world — cutting through the noise, synthesizing the essentials and connecting the dots to prepare your company or career for the exciting opportunities ahead.
Called a “prophet” by Germany’s leading TV station ARD, featured in a primetime documentary about Silicon Valley (ARD: “Go West, Ihr Genies!” — watch here), on the cover of Brazil's leading business magazine Epoca Negócios, and voted one of the top 100 Internet influencers by Wirtschaftswoche, Pascal’s work is on the edge of technology, entrepreneurship, transformation and global impact.
Pascal 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.
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.
Learn more about him and watch some of his talks below (and see his talks and media appearances on our video page), check out his resume and get in touch to discuss your event and how we can create an unforgettable experience for your audience together.
Jeffrey Rogers is an award-winning educator and sought-after speaker and facilitator obsessed with one essential question for our time: How do we thrive as leaders and learners in a world of accelerating change and systemic disruption?
Around that investigation as his central theme, he weaves keynote sessions, live and online learning experiences, and designs workshops to spark mindset-shifting conversations touching on: emerging technologies and social trends, convergence and complexity, innovation and impact, and leadership and the imperative of lifelong learning.
Foundationally, Jeffrey believes the future is too important to be left solely to the futurists, and his grand professional goal is to empower more people to think/act/live and lead like the future is theirs to create. He’s connected dots and ideas for a long list of Fortune 500 companies, been a top-rated facilitator and moderator of executive education programs and international summits for Singularity University since 2017, and dropped in as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, and the Empowerment Summit at ECAL in Lausanne.
Engaging, dynamic & oriented toward practice, Jeffrey is a captivating speaker for a crowd of thousands and a thoughtful and playful facilitator for more intimate live online or in-person workshops and roundtables — everything from inspiring crash-course keynotes on exponential technology & futures-thinking to multi-day immersive learning journeys into creative leadership and organizational change.
* Please note that we, unfortunately, need to be very selective about pro-bono engagements, as Pascal has too much stuff on his plate as it is. If you want him to speak at your event pro-bono, send us an email giving some context as to why you want him to speak.