Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Leading authority on Global Business Trends.


Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on global business trends including ‘big data’, demographics 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 conferences and conventions around the world. His programs focus on business trends, small business marketing and the social media revolution.

Patrick is a passionate and dynamic speaker who focuses on delivering valuable content and highly practical strategies people can implement immediately to e actual results. His programs consistently get strong reviews and leave attendees burning to put their new strategies to work.

Patrick’s expertise encompasses modern business trends and communication strategies. The intersection of these two 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.

Previous experience

Speaking: Patrick spoke about Learned Intuition at the TEDx Sacramento event in August 2012.

Patrick spoke about Global Mega Trends at the 18th annual GCC eGovernment & eServices Conference in Dubai (May 2012) and has contributed to other innovation and leadership 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 motivational keynote about the social media revolution and its impact on consumer behavior and market leadership. Patrick’s strategic perspectives make his programs inspiring and thought-provoking for attendees.

Author: Patrick is the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (Wiley, 2011), as well as Webify Your Business: Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed (Lulu, 2009) and Make Yourself Useful: Marketing in the 21st Century (Lulu, 2008).

Education: 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.


Talking Points
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!