Future Optimist, Google's First & Former Chief Innovation Evangelist, Adjunct Professor Stanford University

Frederik G. Pferdt – Your future-ready Mindset.

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt’s mission is to inspire people to invent their future and he believes creativity exists in all of us – the #1 human superpower to shape one’s future.

As Google’s First and Former Chief Innovation Evangelist, he has led the growth of the company’s fabled innovation culture since 2010 and he has worked with tens of thousands of leaders to support innovation across the organization.

Frederik G. Pferdt Lecture Topics

  • Future Mindset: How to invent tomorrow, today
  • Future Ready – Train your mind to invent what’s next
  • Google: Shaping the world’s #1 Innovation Culture
  • Creativity – a human super power
  • New Work – New Thinking: Standard of a Culture of Innovation
  • Moonshot Thinking: Why Google is among the most innovative companies in the world

“Google has made its own verb with its brand. The company also owes this to a constant flow of innovations. Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt, ensures that this does not dry up.” (BrandEins)

Dr. Frederik Pferdt is the Founder of Google’s creative lab “The Garage” and adjunct professor at Stanford University. In his interactive lectures, he provides exclusive insights into how successful “innovation cultures” emerge and function and which “mindsets” will become relevant for people in the future. Since 2013, Frederik G. Pferdt has been an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s d.school, where he teaches graduate classes on navigating the future at the intersection of innovation, creativity, and design.

Frederik G. Pferdt – Your future-ready Mindset

As a global thought leader on the subject of innovation, creativity and future, Dr. Frederik Pferdt has built and trained communities of innovation catalysts, ambassadors, and coaches for organizations including Adidas, UBER, Bayer, Daimler, the FBI, the German Soccer Association, Lufthansa, NASA, the NBA, SAP, Seoul Digital Forum and governments from more than 25 countries around the world.

With his award-winning approach, he served as Innovation Consultant to the United Nations (UN) and is a member of the “Hall of Fame” at Paderborn University. Set to launch on June 18th, Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt’s book:”Future Ready – Train Your Mind to Invent What’s Next” is an inspiring guide for those looking to shape their remarkable future.

“The “creative pope” (SZ, Focus). Frederik G. Pferdt now advises entire governments with his forward-looking approach.”

Technological developments are catapulting us exponentially fast into the future. But what that future looks like is up to each individual. Trust in one’s own creativity is required. Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt will provide answers to the question of how people can use their creative potential to think of radically new ideas and develop the courage to turn them into reality in order to actively shape a desired future.

Born near Lake Constance, Germany, and educated in Germany, Shanghai, Cape Town, California, Buenos Aires, and New York, he currently lives a nature-centric lifestyle above Silicon Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where he draws inspiration from the playfulness and explorer mindsets of his three children.