Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Futurist and leading authority on technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence and social media

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a top futurist keynote speaker and a recognized authority on global business trends, AI, and social media. As CEO & Founder of Trend Mastery, a strategic consulting agency, Patrick helps his clients identify ground-breaking business opportunities.

  • Patrick Schwerdtfeger`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Patrick Schwerdtfeger`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Patrick Schwerdtfeger`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Patrick Schwerdtfeger`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Profiting Amidst Anarchy

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

The explosion of big data technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) have led to dramatic advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies are fueling innovation in predictive analytics, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality and countless ...

The explosion of big data technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) have led to dramatic advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies are fueling innovation in predictive analytics, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality and countless other fields. Patrick has accumulated dozens of case histories and success stories in a variety of different industries, allowing him to explain the trends in a way that people understand. His technology keynotes don’t get into technical specifications. Instead, they highlight trends and strategies for executive and managerial audiences.

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Blockchain Protocol and Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain protocol. Since 2009 when it was officially launched, the bitcoin blockchain has never been hacked. This distributed public ledger technology is now finding its way into hundreds of different applications. Its popularity is part ...

Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain protocol. Since 2009 when it was officially launched, the bitcoin blockchain has never been hacked. This distributed public ledger technology is now finding its way into hundreds of different applications. Its popularity is part of a larger trend from centralized to decentralized structures. Ironically, the industries that are most threatened by blockchain technology (banks, insurance companies and other financial services) are the ones investing in it most aggressively. Patrick explains the risks as well as the opportunities that today’s executives need to know.

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Embracing Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive innovation destroys existing business models. That’s why it’s become so important for executives around the world. Technology is evolving along an exponential curve. Entire industries are collapsing as new (mostly digital) business models provide better outcomes...

Disruptive innovation destroys existing business models. That’s why it’s become so important for executives around the world. Technology is evolving along an exponential curve. Entire industries are collapsing as new (mostly digital) business models provide better outcomes for fewer dollars. Disruptive innovation generally comes from the edges of industries, not the center. It comes from ‘adjacent markets’, often catching executives by surprise. Patrick dissects the topic and leaves attendees with a series of questions they can use to spot possible threats and also opportunities within their business models.

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Marketing Strategy and Social Media

Marketing has been forever changed by the Internet and social media, but online channels are converging with offline channels. The secret to successful marketing is to convey compelling stories on both online and offline channels simultaneously. This is done with (1) event-...

Marketing has been forever changed by the Internet and social media, but online channels are converging with offline channels. The secret to successful marketing is to convey compelling stories on both online and offline channels simultaneously. This is done with (1) event-based ‘launch’ campaigns or (2) ongoing ‘drip’ campaigns. Patrick has dozens of fascinating and entertaining success stories for each strategy. His programs leave attendees inspired to revolutionize their businesses with cutting-edge marketing techniques.

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Think Bigger! (Leadership)

Build a culture of innovation! Build a team of leaders! These are exciting times. The next ten years will be nothing like the last ten. That’s the primary message in Patrick’s ‘think bigger’ leadership program. By reviewing technology developments at a strategic level ...

Build a culture of innovation! Build a team of leaders! These are exciting times. The next ten years will be nothing like the last ten. That’s the primary message in Patrick’s ‘think bigger’ leadership program. By reviewing technology developments at a strategic level and identifying the trends tying them all together, the ‘think bigger’ program energizes attendees and gets them thinking more expansively about today’s opportunities and the leadership opportunity they have in exploiting them. Patrick’s ‘think bigger’ keynote is a great opening session to get your attendees thinking bigger right from the opening bell.

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Predict the Future... Today!

Patrick also facilitates interactive strategy sessions for senior executive teams. Not only will we identify the seeds of disruption in your industry, but you will also be introduced to a series of predictive models and proprietary frameworks that Patrick uses to filter ...

Patrick also facilitates interactive strategy sessions for senior executive teams. Not only will we identify the seeds of disruption in your industry, but you will also be introduced to a series of predictive models and proprietary frameworks that Patrick uses to filter technology developments and anticipate where the trends are leading. The agenda consists of a 60-minute presentation followed by a coffee break and then an interactive workshop-type session where we apply the models and frameworks to your specific business environment. This powerful program can reshape your entire business strategy in a single three-hour session.

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About Keynote Speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger

As a leading expert and futurist in technology trends and a recognized authority on global business trends,  Patrick’s work focuses on providing insights into the technological forces driving the transformation of businesses around the world. As CEO & Founder of Trend Mastery, a strategic consulting agency, Patrick helps his clients identify ground-breaking business opportunities. He is also the host of the video blog Strategic Business Insights. Strategic Business Insights has over 20,000 subscribers and four million views on YouTube. Patrick was recently invited to speak at TEDx in Sacramento on the topic of Learned Intuition.

During the ‘mortgage meltdown’ and ensuing financial crisis, he was interviewed regularly on the mainstream media and soon began speaking at business events and conferences.He covered developments in the collapsing real estate market and, before long, spoke about the burgeoning field of podcasting and social media as well.

Author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley). 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, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN Money, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, MONEY Magazine and Forbes, among others.

Testimonials

“The most thought-provoking keynote I’ve ever seen.”

Omaid Homayun

Gartner

Thank you again for a great event! I’m still receiving calls from folks that attended wondering when we’ll have you in town again. The tips and tricks that they took away were “priceless” and many can’t wait to implement them. I too took much away from the event. The products we sell are fully capable of providing the features needed to put your ideas to work right away for the customer. Many of my reps are already using your ideas to help sell our products. I’d almost say that we gained more from the event than our customers. But after some of the calls I have received, I’d say it’s a tossup.

Brian Gray

SMB Manager, Comcast Business Class

We have truly had rave reviews about him, and I believe he is absolutely the best speaker we have had during the series. He provided exactly the kind of information our small business members needed – easy-to-understand, easy-to-do social media tips with excellent case studies to really bring the ideas alive.

Laura L. Williams

Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is the most mesmerizing speaker I’ve ever encountered. His uncanny talent to explain complex business concepts utilizing digital social media in such a simple, easy to understand format is impressive. Patrick is genuine and fun!

Betty Tam

MetLife Financial Services

“…a catalyst for strategic thinking and disruptive innovation.”

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