" ... the most mesmerizing speaker I've ever encountered."
"Patrick tells it like it is."
" ... delivery was so engaging ... "
Blue Shield of California
"Your ideas ... help sell our products."
Comcast Business Class
Patrick is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including artificial intelligence, blockchain and social media.
His primary topics include:
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Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence and the social media revolution. He has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Purdue and Stanford Universities, and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. Patrick is the founder of Trend Mastery Inc. and the host of the Strategic Business Insights video blog (with over 20,000 subscribers and four million views on YouTube). He has spoken about business trends, technology and digital marketing at hundreds of conferences in dozens of cities around the world.
Patrick discussed Learned Intuition at the TEDx Sacramento event in 2012.
Patrick is the author the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). His other books include Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker (2016, Authority Publishing), 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, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Reader’s Digest, CNN Money, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, MONEY Magazine and Forbes, among many 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.
Patrick’s past clients include:
Thought leader, global speaker, business futurist and author; trust Patrick to deliver insights & buzz to your upcoming event.
Patrick has spoken at hundreds of events around the world. His global experience is apparent from the moment he takes the stage and his executive approach leaves audiences with strategic insights and perspective. Patrick’s knowledge of geopolitical dynamics, demographic shifts and technology trends combine to make his audiences feel both educated and understood. Is your event taking place in Shanghai, Paris, Cape Town or London? Regardless of the location, Patrick will help make your agenda thought-provoking and memorable.
Each event has unique content objectives and cultural considerations. By contributing to so many events in different parts of the world, Patrick has acquired a distinctly strategic perspective which he brings to upcoming speaking engagements. The result is heightened relevance for your attendees, and relevance is the ultimate measure of success for professional speakers.
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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!