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Patrick Schwerdtfeger | #1 Banking Futurist

  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Fees: 20,000 - 35,000
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Patrick Schwerdtfeger ‚Äď Business Futurist is a leading authority on technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

He‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúLearned Intuition‚ÄĚ 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.

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech and blockchain. He‚Äôs the author of ‚ÄúAnarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain‚ÄĚ 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 Schwerdtfeger 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.

Patrick Schwerdtfeger ‚Äď Business Futurist

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 ‚Äď Business Futurist regularly keynotes events in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Patrick Schwerdtfeger 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.

Patrick is a passionate and dynamic speaker who focuses on delivering thought-provoking content that encourages strategic thinking and disruptive innovation.

His keynotes highlight practical strategies that people can implement immediately and see results quickly. Patrick Schwerdtfeger programs consistently receive enthusiastic reviews and leave attendees burning to put their new ideas and strategies to work.

Keynote Topics:

  • 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 ‚Ķ Today!

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Keynote Topics

Disruptive innovation invalidates existing business models. That’s why it’s become so important for business executives around the world.


Technology is evolving along an exponential curve, and 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 ‚Äėadjacent markets‚Äô often catching executives by surprise.


Patrick explains the topic and provides two (2) modesl and a strategic framework for executives to both anticipate and PROFIT from disruptive innovation.

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 driving, image recognition, 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 business executives to exploit within their own respective business models.

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. In particular, supply chain management, capital formation, and digital identity are leading use cases. Its popularity is part of a larger trend from centralized to decentralized structures.


Ironically, the industries that are most threatened by blockchain technology (banks and insurance companies) are the ones investing most aggressively in its development. Patrick explains both the risks and opportunities for business executives.

  • Anarchy and Decentralization
    Technology enables decentralization, and decentralization enables anarchy. Today’s media environment is a case in point
  • Digital Marketing and Social Media
    Marketing has been forever changed by the Internet and social media, but online channels are converging with offline channels
  • 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!
  • Predict the Future ‚Ķ Today!
    Patrick also facilitates interactive strategy sessions for senior executive teams.


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