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Patrick Schwerdtfeger      

Author & Business Futurist

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on global business trends including demographics, ‘big data’ and the social media revolution. He is a keynote speaker who has headlined events for Bloomberg TV, Marriott, Bank of America, Trek Bicycles, Comcast Cable, Research in Motion (BlackBerry), Time Warner Cable and United Healthcare among many others, as well as dozens of industry conferences and conventions around the world. His programs focus on business trends, shifting demographics and innovative online marketing strategies. Patrick also spoke about “Learned Intuition” at the TEDx Sacramento events in 2012 and 2013.

Patrick is the author of the award-winning book, Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) as well as 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.

Patrick was asked to cover ‘Global Mega Trends’ at the 18th annual GCC eGovernment & eServices Conference in Dubai (May, 2012) and has since contributed to dozens of other business events across the United States and Canada as well as destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is best known for his keynotes about the social media revolution 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.

Patrick is a passionate and dynamic speaker who focuses on delivering valuable content and highly practical strategies people can implement immediately and see actual results quickly. His programs consistently get strong reviews and leave attendees burning to put their new ideas and strategies to work. Patrick’s expertise encompasses modern business trends, marketing and communication strategies. The intersection of these three explain the focus his books have on small business marketing and social media, but today’s mega trends directly impact communication channels for large corporations and governments as well.

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational speaker who can speak about Carol Dweck’s concept of a “growth mindset” versus a “fixed mindset” at your next business event.

Patrick was born in Vancouver, Canada, and received his Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Finance) from Carleton University in Ottawa (1993). He never knew he was an American citizen until he was 27 years old and moved to Los Angeles just six days after receiving his first American passport. Patrick now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Speech Topics

Disruptive Innovation & Trends

Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Think Bigger! (Leadership)

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