Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and robotic process automation (RSP). Cloud computing has been an enabling technology to the Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS) models, and modern machine learning. Patrick is the author of the award-winning book Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (2018, Authority Publishing) and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has lectured about business trends at various academic institutions including Purdue and Stanford Universities. Cloud computing facilitates economies of scale, centralized data processing and data storage, and reduced cyber security risks. The result has been an explosion of software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) technologies. Patrick’s focus on disruptive innovation and exponential technologies gives him a unique perspective on the role cloud computing has had on the technology revolution.
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Expert on Edge Computing and Hybrid Clouds
The recent trends in cloud computing all point to hybrid clouds “on the edge” with a variety of innovative solutions in deployment. Notably, Microsoft has introduced its Project Natick involving underwater data centers (with a 5-year expected life span) that can be anchored off the shores of large cities including Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and many others. The beauty is that these data centers are extremely close geographically to the companies and customers using them, allowing for processing optimization between edge facilities and larger data centers far away.
The increasing availability of hybrid clouds on the edge deliver both opportunities and challenges to the enterprise. Optimization of data processing power and data storage promise increased efficiencies and new opportunities for agile service options, but it all requires significant updates to the software code driving these various systems. Software engineers are quickly developing agile software techniques that allow them to leverage these hybrid cloud configurations. Our technology ecosystem is quickly becoming a layered web of servers in the enterprise, near the enterprise, and far afield from the enterprise, each contributing different capabilities to the overall value proposition.
Cloud Computing Keynote Speech
Patrick follows technology trends by identifying leaders in the space, and monitoring their developments. The “Cloud Wars” continue to heat up with a variety of large players competing for supremacy in the enterprise cloud computing marketplace. Here are the primary players along with links to their respective cloud platforms:
- Amazon AWS: Start Building on AWS Today!
- Microsoft Azure: Your Vision, Your Cloud
- IBM: The cloud for smarter business.
- Salesforce: The world’s #1 service platform
- SAP: SAP Cloud Platform
- Google: Make your next move here!
- Oracle: Accelerate Business Transformation
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a keynote speaker who has spoken at business conferences in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.