Country of Residence:
United States of America
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain. He’s the founder of Trend Mastery and the host of the Strategic Business Insights video blog (with over 25,000 subscribers and five million views on YouTube). He discussed “Learned Intuition” at TEDx Sacramento.
Patrick is a keynote speaker who has headlined events for dozens of Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries as well as government and association events all around the world. His programs focus on technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech, blockchain, and digital marketing. Now available to book through Speakers Inc
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech and blockchain. He’s the author of “Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain” as well as four other books, and has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Purdue and Stanford Universities. He is also a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV, founder of Trend Mastery Inc., and host of the Strategic Business Insights video blog (with over 25,000 subscribers and five million views on YouTube). Patrick has spoken about business trends, technology and digital marketing at hundreds of conferences all around the world.
Patrick is the author of Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (2018, Authority Publishing) as well as the award-winning Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker (2016, Authority Publishing), Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, John Wiley & Sons), 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, Reader’s Digest, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, MONEY Magazine and Forbes, among others.
Publications, Education and Experience
Patrick has excelled at content generation and delivery his entire life. He won writing contests as a child and while in high school was selected to represent his peers by civic organizations such as the Vancouver Safety Council and the Rotary Club in their “Adventures in Citizenship” program in Ottawa, the country’s capital city. He placed third in debating at the Canadian Business School Competition during his university years, and all of his early-career jobs encompassed training and presentation roles. He has also published a variety of works including the following:
Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain (2018, Authority Publishing)
Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker (2016, Authority Publishing)
Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
Webify Your Business: Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed (2009, Lulu Press)
Make Yourself Useful: Marketing in the 21st Century (2008, Lulu Press)
Beyond the Rate (2006, podcast series on iTunes)
Loans & Lenders: a Guide for Buyers & Borrowers (2004, self-published handbook)
Strategies for Seller Financing: a Guide to the Secondary Market for Business Notes (2003, self-published handbook)
The Complete Employment Guide (1994, self-published handbook)
Patrick received his Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Finance) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in 1993 and was licensed by the Canadian Securities Institute as a Financial Advisor in 1994. He moved to California in 1998 and received his California Notary Commission in 2003 and his California Real Estate License in 2004.
He founded the Entrepreneur & Small Business Academy in April 2007 and began holding events for local business owners and self-employed practitioners. The group grew quickly (current membership of 2,500+) and Patrick was selected by American Express as one of the country’s top small business organizers. Along with 49 other organizers from around the country, he participated in an AMEX OPEN Small Business launch event in New York City in January 2008.
Patrick has covered technology trends at corporate events, association and industry conferences, and government summits all around the world. While he lives in the USA, Patrick Schwerdtfeger – Business Futurist regularly keynotes events in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is best known for his keynote programs about technology, digital marketing, and global business trends, and their impact on consumer behavior and market leadership. Patrick’s strategic perspectives make his programs inspiring and thought-provoking for attendees.
United States of America
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
Blockchain Protocol and Cryptocurrencies
Embracing Disruptive Innovation
Anarchy and Decentralization
Digital Marketing and Social Media
Think Bigger! (leadership)
Predict the Future … Today!