Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends such as big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, social media, and disruptive innovation. He was an early, popular media commentator on financial services, real estate, and entrepreneurial success, and during the “mortgage meltdown” and ensuing financial crisis, he became a sought-after speaker on the business environment and on the then-burgeoning field of podcasting and social media. As an independent business analyst, his unparalleled knowledge of geopolitical dynamics, demographic shifts, and technology combine to leave his audiences with the knowledge and tools they can immediately use to strategize within their industries.
When Barack Obama’s presidential campaign became recognized as the first to be driven by social media, demand for the topic grew, taking Patrick to hundreds of events all around the world, and earning him a stellar reputation for his tactical and energizing keynotes about technology driven change and innovation.
Patrick has headlined events for Oracle, Bloomberg TV, Marriott, Bank of America, Trek Bicycles, RE/MAX, Century 21, Keller Williams, Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable and United Healthcare among many others, and has also appeared at hundreds of industry conferences and conventions around the world.
In the media, Patrick 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.
Patrick is the founder of Trend Mastery Inc., a strategic consulting agency, identifying a world of transformational opportunities, and host of the Strategic Business Insights, a video blog that has over 20,000 subscribers and four million views on YouTube.