Pascal Finette is a globally-renowned public speaker covering topics from digitization, technology trends, new business models, decentralized innovation.

Speaker Biography.

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Co-Founder at be radical, EY’s wavespace Advisory Board Chair, Pearson Digital Advisory Board member. Also: TheHeretic.org and TCFS.org. Formerly leadership at Google, Mozilla, eBay.

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Pascal is the Co-Founder of be radical, EY’s wavespace Advisory Board Chair, and a member of Pearson’s Digital Advisory Board. Previously he held leadership positions at Google.org, Mozilla, and eBay, built technology startups, and launched a Venture Capital firm. He is the posse leader at TheHeretic.org, and is a general upstart when it comes to creating meaningful change.

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Pascal is Co-Founder (and Chief Heretic) at be radical, EY’s wavespace Advisory Board Chair, and a member of Pearson’s Digital Advisory Board. His work focuses on the intersection of technology, global impact, and culture; inspiring, educating and empowering entrepreneurs, corporate irritants and change makers to create a positive future.

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. 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” (Get Your S%#& Done) 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”.

Pascal frequently speaks and writes about the magic and potential which happens at the intersection of technology, culture & global impact. He 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.

Stage Intro (Bullets)

Today Pascal wears a bunch of different hats:
  • Co-Founder at ‘be radical‘, where he and his colleagues inspire, educate, and empower leaders to create a positive future
  • Co-Founder at The Coaching Fellowship, the world's largest pro-bono executive coaching organization for young women of impact
  • The voice behind TheHeretic.org, a wildly popular newsletter and podcast for leaders in exponential times
  • Advisory Board Chair for EY's wavespace
  • Member of Pearson's Digital Advisory Board
Before this, he:
  • Built a $1BN business unit as an early employee at eBay Europe
  • Developed frontier technologies at Mozilla Firefox
  • Managed a $150M per year philanthropic fund at Google.org
  • Built (so far) a VC Fund, two global non-profits, three companies and an art gallery
  • Taught Pilates for US Olympians

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