Business Futurist Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist and keynote speaker specializing in business trends including technology (like big data, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and blockchain), global demographics (both domestic and international) and digital marketing (including social media and influencer campaigns). He’s the author of “Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain” (2018, Authority Publishing) and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. His global market analysis combines proprietary demographic modeling with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) composition, allowing for quick comparisons of different countries around the world. The result is a set of business predictions that are reliable and accurate not only for months or years, but even decades into the future. This information is extremely valuable when making strategic business expansion plans or inspiring your team with broader insights into the evolving world around them. Are you planning an executive retreat? A strategic planning session? Or do you want to give your managers or salespeople a strategic view of their region and the world economy? If so, futurist Patrick Schwerdtfeger will deliver the insights and perspective you’re looking for.

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Futurist Speaker on Global Demographic Forecasting

Most of the large global business trends fall into one of two broad categories: technology or demographics. For example, mobile technology, the internet and biotechnology are in the ‘technology’ category while economic stagnation in developed nations, growth in emerging economies and resource depletion fall are in the ‘demographic’ category. Between the two, demographics are much easier to predict. In 10 years, babies born today will all be 10 years old, with absolutely no exceptions. Furthermore, birth rates and the mortality curve are easy to predict over time. That allows strategic business leaders to make predictions 20, 30 or even 40 years into the future.

Within a given population, those under 25 years of age are generally healthy but NOT economically productive. Those between 25 and 65 are generally healthy AND productive, and those over 65 are generally not healthy OR productive. Social unrest tends to come from those under 25 and the majority of entitlement programs go to those over 65. Combine these generalizations with a country’s demographic age profile and you can immediately see how healthy a given economy is and how it will likely evolve for the coming decades. The World Bank provides detailed demographic forecasts for the next 40 years, allowing business strategists to predict and compare economic activity for countries across a particular region or across the entire globe.


Keynote Speech on Business Trends and Future Predictions

Futurist, Patrick Schwerdtfeger, offers a keynote program based on the demographic forecasting described above, along with GDP composition for dozens of countries around the world. He also includes oil and gas production, the Human Development Index (HDI), average tax burden and gross public debt (as a percentage of GDP) in his evaluation. The result is a strategically powerful evaluation that can position expanding companies for success in the years ahead. Not only that, but Patrick’s analysis can save companies millions of dollars by avoiding volatile and/or stagnating economies for potential business expansion. Patrick’s program can be booked as a keynote speech or an executive consulting session.

Are you booking an upcoming conference or annual meeting? Are you looking for a high-level strategic keynote speaker to get your people thinking globally? Business futurist Patrick Schwerdtfeger will provide that message loud and clear. Not only that, but his primary tagline of “thinking bigger” compliments the topic and enhances the program for attendees. Want to predict the future? Patrick will show you how. Making strategic business decisions? Patrick will save you both time and money, guaranteed. Need to better understand your region of the world? Within a single hour, Patrick will deliver more tactical guidance than most speakers or consultants deliver in a month!
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a keynote speaker who has spoken at business conferences in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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