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be radical's cofounder Pascal Finette in conversation with thought leaders and practitioners on all things innovation and disruption. Together we explore disruption from a first principles basis, identify the real drivers behind disruption and develop practical, hands-on advice on how to "disrupt".

be radical's cofounder Pascal Finette in conversation with thought leaders and practitioners on all things innovation and disruption. Together we explore disruption from a first principles basis, identify the real drivers behind disruption and develop practical, hands-on advice on how to "disrupt".


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be radical's cofounder Pascal Finette in conversation with thought leaders and practitioners on all things innovation and disruption. Together we explore disruption from a first principles basis, identify the real drivers behind disruption and develop practical, hands-on advice on how to "disrupt".








A Conversation with Amy Radin (Strategist, Growth Hacker and Problem Solver and Fortune 100 Executive)

Amy Radin is a strategist, growth hacker and problem solver who brings 25 years of experience as a Fortune 100 marketing, digital and innovation operating executive to boards and executive teams seeking to develop, build, grow and scale businesses that address today’s market needs. Discover what innovation practitioners can learn from direct marketeers, why you have to reframe disruption away from its original definition of “to destroy what is there”, and how to get cross-functional buy-in...


A Conversation with Alice Casiraghi (Co-founder and Design Strategist, Future Urban Living | FUL)

Alice is the co-founder and Design Strategist at Future Urban Living (FUL) where she and her colleagues work on making the future circular. A UX and Service Designer by trade, Alice has worked for IBM, the Italian government and many other organizations. Discover the disruptive potential of the circular economy, the business benefit of thinking about products and services holistically, and how to get started on your journey.


A Conversation with Rodolfo Rosini (Founder, Stealth Startup and Lead Tech Coach, Conception X)

Rodolfo is an AI expert and practitioner, currently working on a stealth startup in the semiconductor space, as well as being the lead technology coach at Conception X, where he helps transform PhD researchers into venture scientists. Previously he was a partner at Zeroth.AI and the cofounder and CEO of Weave.AI. Learn about the connection between the long arch of the universe and innovation/disruption, why copying Apple is different from copying Apple’s products (and why that distinction...


A Conversation with Gianni Giacomelli (Head of Innovation Design @ MIT Collective Intelligence Design Lab)

Gianni is Genpact’s Chief Innovation Officer where he drives and sponsors strategic initiatives aimed at sustaining clients’ transformation as digitally enabled companies, and Head of Innovation Design at the MIT Collective Intelligence Design Lab, as well as serves on numerous advisory boards. Discover why collective intelligence will be the future of innovation and disruption, and what growing your own tomatoes can teach you about change-management.


A Conversation with Ulrich Schmitz (MD @ Axel Springer Digital Ventures and Founding Partner @ FreeTech)

Ulrich (“Uli”) is the Managing Director of Axel Springer Digital Ventures, a founding director of FreeTech, the Axel Springer Academy of Journalism and Technology, as well as the cofounder of the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator. Previously he was CTO of Axel Springer’s Electronic Media Division. Learn what made Axel Springer, one of the largest European media companies, a true champion in innovation and disruption, how they make M&A work, and why things take (a lot of) time and thus...


A Conversation with Vanessa Liu (VP @ SAP.io Foundries North America)

Vanessa is a business builder, digital media entrepreneur and technology innovator. She has been building, launching and re-launching six businesses over a span of 20 years and heads up SAP.io today, where she is investing in women and diverse-led B2B intelligent enterprise start-ups. Discover why occasionally you have to hang out with motorcycle fanatics to unearth consumer insights, how corporations can and should work with startups, and why disruptive innovation is best explored through...


A Conversation with Gisbert Rühl (Former CEO, Kloeckner & Co SE)

Gisbert Rühl is the former CEO of Klöckner & Co, a steel manufacturer and one of the ten largest companies in Germany. At Klöckner he led a hugely successful transformation initiative, positioning the company as a global leader in its space. Learn from one of the most remarkable (and widely studied) transformations in the industry, and discover how to push for long-term thinking, align an organization behind a bold vision, and how to avoid the common pitfalls of doing so.


A Conversation with Alvaro Delgado Aparicio (Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Innovation Officer at BREIN – BRECA´s Innovation Hub)

Alvaro is the co-founder, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer at BREIN, Grupo BRECA’s innovation hub. Grupo BRECA is one of the largest companies in Peru – a conglomerate spanning primary industries such as fishing and mining all the way to healthcare and financial services. Alvaro is also the director of the BAFTA-nominated feature film Retablo (streaming on Netflix). Explore in this far-reaching conversation why innovation is like love, how to get an incumbent conglomerate to embrace change,...


A Conversation with Christina Nesheva (ViiV Healthcare)

Christina is the former cofounder of the Innovation Lab of ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture between GSK, Pfizer and Shionogi and focused entirely on HIV therapies. Previously she held leadership positions at GSK and has spent her career at the forefront of healthcare innovation. Learn why it is so important to “be in the game”, how leaders today need to operate in a two-track environment, and why fear is the major inhibitor for disruptive innovation inside a corporation.


A Conversation with Kyle Nel (Singularity Labs / Lowe's)

Kyle Nel is the President of Singularity Labs and formerly headed up innovation at DIY retail giant Lowe’s. Under his leadership, Lowe’s launched the first 3D printer into space, developed Augmented Reality experiences and in-store robots. Discover what it takes to turn an incumbent organization into one of the posterchilds of disruptive innovation, why comic books are a great tool to communicate, and why storytelling is so important.


A Conversation With Maurice Conti (Former Head of Moonshots at Telefonica Alpha)

Maurice is the CEO of Applied Intelligence and formerly led Telefonica’s moonshot factory Alpha as their Head of New Moonshots. Alpha has been described as the only European moonshot factory and the European Google [X]. Learn why disruptive innovation is a lot like owning a pet tiger, what cowboys with plastic guns and no horses have to do with disruption, and what companies have to do to navigate the treacherous waters of change.


A Conversation With George Constantinescu (Chief Transformation Officer at ATCO)

George is the Chief Transformation Officer at ATCO, a large Canadian manufacturing and utility company. He is looking back onto a long, illustrious career in the sector, both inside of large corporations and his own startups. Learn about George’s approach to first principles thinking and how to apply it to innovation, why disruption could be considered a negative force and how to structure innovation efforts inside large incumbents operating in regulated industries.


A Conversation With Wing Pepper (Former COO Factory & Plan44 Labs)

Wing is the former COO at Factory and Pilot44 Labs, two of the most innovative innovation labs in Silicon Valley, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as startups, creating innovative (and often disruptive) new products, services and business models. Delve into the human aspect of disruptive innovation, and learn why companies, like life in general, move in circular motions. Deconstruct R & D, and learn why the two functions should be treated separately.


A Conversation With Ryan Merkley (Chief of Staff at Wikimedia Foundation)

Ryan is the Chief of Staff at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind Wikipedia. Before this he held leadership positions at Creative Commons, Mozilla.org and public offices. Explore why and how open innovation works, why it regularly yields surprising results, and is extremely robust — and dig into the common pitfalls which happen when organizations embrace “open”.


A Conversation With Andy Billings (Head of Profitable Creativity at Electronic Arts)

Andy currently serves as Head of Profitable Creativity at Electronic Arts, having helped the company thrive through two massively disruptive transformations. In addition, Andy hosts an award-winning, global leadership accelerator program with a 20+ year track record. Dig deep into what makes gaming giant Electronic Arts tick, how the company managed to stay relevant longer than most of its peers, and why it might not be possible to be thoughtful or planful about disruptive change after all.


A Conversation With John O’Duinn (Distributed Work Expert, Author and Law Maker)

John has written code and led systems engineering teams in four person startups, non-profits, multinationals, and the US Government. He is the author of the de-facto standard book on remote working “Distributed Teams”. Discover the impact (and opportunities) of remote work on innovation practices and culture, and explore the practical tipps & tricks which make remote work work.


A Conversation With Lisa Kay Solomon (Designer In Residence at Stanford’s d. School)

Lisa is a Designer in Residence at the Stanford d. school, where she focuses on bridging the disciplines of futures and design thinking, creating experiences like The Future’s Happening to help students learn and practice the skills they don’t yet know they need. Delve deep into the world of design thinking and learn how it relates to disruptive innovation, explore the power of an outside/in perspective, and why it is so important to identify the fixed elements in any situation.


A Conversation With Bestselling Author Chris Yeh (Blitzscaling)

Chris is the co-author of the bestselling book ”Blitzscaling: The Lighting-fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies“, which he wrote along with Reid Hoffman. He is a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor. Learn why Chris believes that companies are collections of units operating at different stages in their lifecycle, why people typically fit into one specific stage, and why rolling a die is the perfect innovation metaphor.