Chapter events - Switzerland

We are excited to invite you to a webinar with Pascal Wicht, a strategic design consultant and founder of Whispers & Giants. During the session, Pascal will introduce the concept of Strategic Foresight and how Service Design practitioners can benefit from it. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session where participants can ask questions and share feedback.

As we all know, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace, and businesses are forced to navigate through a high degree of uncertainty. Strategic Foresight is a powerful tool that can help organisations identify emerging trends, anticipate future scenarios, and develop a proactive mindset.

In this webinar, Pascal will share his extensive experience and knowledge of Strategic Foresight, providing insights on how Service Design practitioners can leverage it to create value for their clients and organisations.

The webinar

This is a free one-hour webinar on the topic of Foresight and Service Design. The event will be made of:

  • A short introduction
  • An interview with Pascal Wicht hosted by Daniele Catalanotto
  • A Q&A session

As Pascal and Daniele are old friends, the webinar will be designed less like a formal interview but more like a conversation between friends to which you are all invited. During this conversation, we will cover questions like:

  • What is Strategic Foresight?
  • What are some of the key mindsets or principles of Strategic Foresight?
  • How can Service Design practitioners apply Strategic Foresight skills?
  • How does Strategic Foresight play a role in your daily life?
  • What are resources and references to check out when you are curious about Strategic Foresight for Service Design?

When and where

The event will take place remotely on Wednesday May 17, 2023, at 18:00(Swiss Time, see in your local time. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Pascal's passion for teaching and his expertise in strategic design.

As for any Swiss event, please join 5 minutes before so that we can start in a timely way.

Who can join?

Participation is free, and all levels of Service Design practitioners are welcome. Even if you are living outside of Switzerland, you're more than welcome to join this remote webinar.

Pascal Wicht
Pascal Wicht - Founder of Whispers & Giants

Pascal is a strategic design consultant and founder of Whispers & Giants, a design research studio that specializes in navigating through “post-normal times”, an era overwhelmed by large-scale problems that refuse to disappear and multiply rapidly. Pascal has worked with organisations like Logitech, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Daimler, and the World Economic Forum.

Some of the organizations that Pascal has helped in the past
Some of the organizations that Pascal has helped in the past

Pascal is also a passionate teacher who shares his expertise on strategic foresight and design in organisations like HEC Lausanne (The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne), IMD Business School, EPFL+ECAL Lab, and CREA Genève. 

Pascal believes that design and foresight can be powerful catalysts for change, and he is committed to helping organizations to shape a better future.