Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in emerging technologies and their impact on the broader economy. These technology trends have enormous value in economic forecasting, along with demographic trends and long-term cyclical economic trends. Patrick has authored five business books and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He’s the author of “Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain” (2018, Authority Publishing) and has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Stanford and Purdue Universities. He has covered technology trends since 2007 and has a broad understanding of GDP forecasting, economic trends, demographic analysis, and leading economic indicators. Technology is creating enormous wealth around the world, and that capital is finding its way into global economic activity and resulting in, among other things, low interest bond markets around the world. Central banks in Japan, Europe, America, and China have also been flooding the economy with liquidity, further easing the monetary environment for corporate borrowers and stimulating economic activity.
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Conference Keynote Speech on GDP Forecasting
Patrick built the Macro-Economic Investment Capital Availability Platform (MEICAP) model in 2003. It monitors demographic trends by country and combines that with well-established spending and savings patterns by age, allowing the model to calculate aggregate capital inflows and outflows, thereby providing insights to stock valuations and interest rates along the way. Patrick has combined this information with other factors including technology investment and geopolitical dynamics to derive a balanced and comprehensive forecasting tool for business executives and political leaders alike. GDP forecasting can help global companies plan import and export strategies. Which country should you expand into first? Where should you construct your distribution centers? When is the right time to expand into one country or another? These are the questions Patrick can answer for your organization.
Speech on the Future GDP Growth
Technology is playing an increasing role in today’s economy, and that trends is projected to continue in the years ahead. As an expert on emerging technology trends, Patrick naturally builds his keynote programs from a technology perspective. The increasing impact of technology and disruptive innovation also impacts GDP forecasting. The rise of China, for example, is fueling further economic development in that country despite a poor demographic profile. China’s economic growth is expected to slow further, but their performance nevertheless beats expectations when calculated strictly from demographics factors. India, on the other hand, has a very good demographic profile but under-performs due to poor infrastructure and corruption. Patrick incorporates these seemingly unrelated factors into his analysis and keynote presentations.
In the USA, some of the best websites for leading economic indicators include the following:
- S&P 500 P/E Ratio
- Leading Indicators
- Weekly Leading Index
- Yield Curve
- Loan & Savings Growth
- Commercial Business Loan Growth
- Gross Savings
- BlackRock Global Risk
- Markets & Sectors
- Sector Performance
- Sector Relative Strength
- Venture Financings
- Investor Sentiment
- Stock Screener
- Kickstarter (popular)
Leading Economic Indicator Keynote
Patrick builds his keynote presentations with case histories, success stories, and use cases. He looks for Proofs of Concept (POCs) and pilot programs where edge computing technologies have generated positive return on investment (ROI). Patrick follows the above industry leaders to stay abreast of developments in the edge computing and sky computing field, including developments in virtualization in software development. If you are interested in engaging him for your upcoming event, a pre-event call will be scheduled to discuss your preferred topic area and program possibilities in more detail.
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a keynote speaker who has spoken at business conferences in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.