DISRUPT! The Spirit of Silicon Valley
Was Sie von den innovativsten Köpfen der Welt lernen sollten

There is one place in the world that now influences both our work and private lives more than any other: Silicon Valley! The innovations and disruptive spirit coming from the Valley continue to spread throughout the world at incredible speed. It's no wonder that many of the world's most important companies - Google, Facebook Apple, Amazon, Tesla and UBER, to name a few, are based in Silicon Valley.

Sven Gábor Jánszky knows Silicon Valley and its innovative minds first-hand. He has been going there to visit these companies for years. He meets with the founders, CEOs, technology experts, strategic heads and innovative minds face-to-face. As part of his studies into the future, the trend researcher meets with the ambitious startups of San Francisco, the powerful investors of Sand Hill Road and the interesting professors at Stanford University. He comes and goes at the most important startup incubators: at Y Combinator, 500 startups and plug&play. But the Silicon Valley Spirit is more than just a concentration of quick students, rich investors and innovative global enterprises. The true power of Silicon Valley springs from its unique cultural links: the amiable "we will change the world" conceit of hippiedom and the blazing, innovative power of technology.

Most visitors to Silicon Valley may feel this spirit. But they won't understand it. That's why Sven Gábor Jánszky doesn't simply observe from the sidelines. He is friends with the Valley's protagonists. He speaks with and celebrates with them. Each year in August, when all of Silicon Valley travels into the Nevada desert for the Burning Man Festival, Sven Gábor Jánszky is right there with them. This festival, a modern-day Woodstock set in the dusty extremes of a salty desert, sees the elite of the tech world celebrating their own utopia: a world where nothing is sold and everything given away. Sven Gábor Jánszky says: "If you've never been to Burning Man, you'll never understand Silicon Valley!" Using his network, he searches out and finds the promising innovators in Silicon Valley before they are known throughout the world. He invests his own money in them, even before the gigantic Venture capital funds have become aware of their ideas.

Sven Gábor Jánszky's lecture will bring the Spirit of Silicon Valley to your business. He can do this like no other as he also lives this spirit at home here in Germany. He has restructured his own enterprise, the largest futurology institute in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, to operate as the incubators of Silicon Valley's do. He did away with the German rules. His employees think and act in "Silicon Valley Mode": pitching each other their ideas, structuring their work into two week sprints, supporting each other with "moonshot thinking" and getting together for hackathons.

Sven Gábor Jánszky is not just Europe's most sought-after researcher of the future. He is also a business hacker. Because if you live the Silicon Valley spirit, then you must see yourself as a hacker in the best sense: an innovator improving the world by tearing down old, outmoded rules and replacing them with something better.

In his keynote speech, he presents you with the strategies and methods of Silicon Valley. ,But, more importantly, he opens the door to that spirit. The spirit, without which, we can never truly understand the innovative power of Silicon Valley.