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Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on global business trends including ‘big data’, demographic forecasting and the social media revolution. He has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Purdue and Stanford Universities, and is the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley). Patrick is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV and has spoken about business trends, technology and digital marketing at hundreds of conferences and business events around the world.
Patrick spoke about Learned Intuition at TEDx Sacramento in August 2012.
Patrick’s past books include Webify Your Business: Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed (2009) and Make Yourself Useful: Marketing in the 21st Century (2008). He has been featured by the New York Times, CNN Money, Reader’s Digest, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Inc. Magazine, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, MONEY Magazine and Forbes, among others.

An effective speech should act as a catalyst for change, and Patrick is passionate about that objective. Whether you’re looking for a dynamic opening keynote for an audience of thousands or a facilitator for an executive strategy session, Patrick’s global perspective and entrepreneurial mindset will inspire disruptive thinking and business transformation within your audience.


Visit the Programs page to see Patrick’s four primary speaking topics along with descriptions and sample videos.


Visit Patrick’s “Strategic Business Insights” video blog to view samples of his content style, approach and delivery.


Contact us to check availability on your event date and get a quote to have Patrick speak at your upcoming event.

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Patrick Schwerdtfeger earns over 90% of his income in speaking fees. He’s a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV and has spoken in dozens of countries around the world. Please contact us today to check availability and discuss your event objectives.

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Thought leader, global speaker, business futurist and author; trust Patrick to deliver insights & buzz to your upcoming event.

Patrick has spoken for governments (including those of the Cayman Islands, India and Bahrain), Fortune 500 Companies (including those displayed above), academic institutions (including Purdue University) and industry trade associations. He’s contributed to hundreds of events in dozens of countries around the world, bringing a global perspective and broad business expertise to your attendees.

Are you ready for tomorrow’s competitive landscape?

Which markets are growing and which are shrinking? Where should you open your next distribution center? Where should you focus your marketing spend? Patrick uses demographic data and GDP composition to identify market opportunities around the world. Developed economies are basically going sideways while emerging economies are experiencing dynamic growth. But which country should you expand into first? Second? Third? Patrick’s programs act as a catalyst for strategic thinking within his audiences.
Social media and data analytics have changed marketing forever. Data-driven market segmentation is allowing for personalized messaging and social media is engaging the customer in the branding process. What are the best practices? Who’s achieving success? Patrick uses Harvard Business School’s case history method to build his marketing programs. Review the latest success stories and learn from other people’s experiences, all in an entertaining and enlightening session.
“Big Data” is a game changer, but most businesses are only starting to understand how to use it. What data are you collecting? Should you purchase outside data to supplement your own? Do you have the right human talent to find the business opportunities hidden within it? Technology is scalable. In particular, data bandwidth, processing and storage are all following exponential curves. Patrick explains the trends and uses case histories to identify the opportunities and the essential elements for success.
For most businesses, payroll represents their single largest expense. Are you optimizing the value you get from your people? Are you attracting the best candidates? Are they motivated to succeed? What’s your turnover rate? The past 20 years have brought an explosion of research into motivation, positive psychology and the science of happiness. Patrick is passionate about the topic and how to apply it in business settings. From his “Learned Intuition” TEDx Talk to his “Strategic Business Insights” video blog, Patrick delivers research-based insights into sales motivation, productivity optimization and human resources.

In March, 2013, Patrick launched his Strategic Business Insights video blog. The series covers a wide variety of business, geopolitical and personal development topics. New videos are uploaded on a regular basis and are generally between five and 15 minutes long. This accumulated inventory of video content is a useful resource for your speaker selection committee to review. It will immediately highlight the topics that Patrick is passionate about and provide examples of his approach and delivery. Please take a look!

"Strategic Business Insights" Video Blog

Please let us know if you find particular videos that would fit well with your event agenda. Patrick can customize his keynote program and incorporate messages and/or themes that exist within his videos. Patrick can also create custom videos to support your event marketing efforts.

Watch Patrick's videos!