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

Speaker Biography.

Twitter Bio (180 characters)

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.

Really Short Bio (60 words)

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.

Long Bio

Over nearly three decades in the technology space, Pascal Finette has accrued all the experience you’d want in a high-level strategic advisor. He started on the net before there was a web browser, learned his way through founding a series of technology startups, launched a consulting firm to support entrepreneurs in scaling their own, and built a portfolio investing in early-stage tech companies. Pascal also held leadership positions at era-defining powerhouses Google, eBay, and Mozilla, and he was the faculty chair for entrepreneurship and open innovation at Singularity University. He’s worn many hats and knows what needs to go on in the brain under each of them to lead effectively.

What makes Pascal truly one-of-a-kind, however, is his ability to translate all of this experience into teachable insights, principles, and practices. This is what enables him to help corporate leaders and entrepreneurs actually do the things they all say they want to do: transform their organizations, build what matters, tackle truly meaningful challenges & create lasting, positive change in the world.

Pascal brings refreshing honesty and a zero tolerance for bullshit to the buzzy intersection of technology, global impact, and culture, where he’s established himself as a sought-after speaker and a uniquely perceptive communicator of hard truths and creative provocations. As the founder of boutique advisory firm be radical and the posse leader at TheHeretic.org — where he’s behind an opinionated newsletter and podcast with tens of thousands of subscribers — Pascal inspires, educates and empowers leaders to make sense of accelerating change, envision the future of exponential technology, identify new opportunities, and develop successful, future-robust business strategies.

Relentlessly focused on amplifying positive change and the impact of other changemakers, Pascal is also the founder of the nonprofit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship, and he is a trained Co-Active executive coach working with clients to unlock their full leadership potential.

Pascal is advisory board chair of EY’s wavespace and a member of Pearson’s digital advisory board.

Stage Intro (Bullets)

Today Pascal wears a bunch of different hats:
  • Co-Founder at ‘be radical‘, where he and his colleagues enable leaders & learners to seize the 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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