“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
Benjamin Bargetzi is an internationally sought-after expert on digital transformation strategies, change management, and innovation. He has carved a dynamic career path across senior roles at big tech giants such as Google and Amazon to becoming an international entrepreneur, advisor and angel investor.
He led multi-million dollar transformation projects, partnership negotiations, and key business initiatives with up to $120 million on the line to success by bringing together his flair for technology with insights from neuroscience. Prior to entering the tech industry, he advised Fortune 500 companies on future-proof business models and built up a global AI & neuroscience future institute. Benjamin Bargetzi researched and studied the human brain at world-leading universities in Oxford, London, Singapore, and Zurich, alongside international pioneers in the field.
“Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward.”
– Søren Kierkegaard
Benjamin’s life journey spans the globe, from his Swiss mountain upbringing to his years living in East Asia, followed by working across the US and Europe. A burning passion for people, history, culture and anthropology complements his background in technology and science.
Beyond ACIT Global, Benjamin has been actively engaged in multiple other social initiatives for spreading free education in the world, for example as board director of Mensa International, as mentor and alumnus of the Swiss Study Foundation, and as voluntary advisor for Enactus and other non-profit organizations free of charge.
Beyond boardrooms and business meetings, Benjamin Bargetzi gains vitality from exposure to nature. His early mornings are kickstarted by fitness routines, cold showers and bicycle tours, with Spartan races, mountain runs and prolonged trekking trails providing balance to his digitalized professional life.
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Audience Feedback From My Most Recent Engagements
“Great insights from Benjamin Bargetzi into the future potential of AI. He inspired and energized his audience to embrace the future and not be afraid. A hugely credible speaker on the topic with an outstanding ability to tailor his message to his audience.”
"Benjamin is an exceptionally captivating speaker whose visionary ideas, enthusiasm, and openness profoundly resonated with the audience. His expertise in AI, combined with an inspiring passion for the subject, took us on a transformative journey. I highly recommend him.”
"Benjamin Bargetzi is an excellent speaker and moderator, combining top-level expert knowledge with intriguing storytelling and a great talent for the show business. He spoke at our extravagant Doomsday Challenge event hosted in a futuristic underground tunnel where many speakers would have had trouble adjusting to this unique environment, but this flexibility and dealing with such ambiguity came absolutely natural to Benjamin. His passion for innovation, digitalization, systemic change and future trends shines through in every word, leaving a lasting impact on his audience. Collaborating with him has been a true pleasure and an exceptional experience."
"As a keynote speaker, Benjamin Bargetzi emphasizes the responsibility of ethics and morals in the digital world and astounded the audience with his immense knowledge. In a fascinating trip through the current and future virtual worlds, he showed how wide-awake and educated he is in what's going on in the world and left the audience in awe, with concrete advice and ideas to take home. Benjamin's authentic and competent presentation was convincing in every respect."
"Benjamin Bargetzi's keynote on "The Art of Embracing Change" truly left a lasting impression on us and ranks among the most exceptional keynote speeches I've ever experienced. His insightful philosophies like "Dedication conquers fear" and "Be Fast, Fail Smart, and Dare to Think Big" are words we will carry with us for a long time going forward, and they have now become common terms we use within our teams. I'm thrilled that our paths have crossed, and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity for future collaboration!"
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