Business Futurist & Keynote Speaker
Stay on offense! That’s the message behind Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s opening keynote presentation. This is a time of BOLD leadership, and we have never needed business leadership more than we do today. You may rely on your corporate head office to roll out new technologies, but Patrick encourages you to take a more active role in your franchise’s evolution. New customer behavior patterns are emerging, and businesses will need to pivot in order to thrive in the new economy. Don’t miss this opportunity to evaluate accelerating technologies and get a glimpse into the future!
Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s Speaker Demo
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech, and blockchain. He’s the author of “Pandemic, Inc.: 8 Trends Driving Business Growth and Success in the New Economy” (2020, Authority Publishing) as well as five 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 28,000 subscribers and six million views on YouTube). Patrick has spoken about business trends, technology, and digital marketing at hundreds of conferences all around the world.
Partial Client List:
- BB&T Bank
- Century 21
- HUB International
- Keller Williams
“A big thank you for participating in our Summit this past week! I continue to receive high praise for your presentation. I was impressed that you spent quality time preparing up front, as well as engaging with our licensees for the day. That preparation really allowed the presentation to come to life for the agricultural sector and made the speech all the more relevant to the audience of licensees.”
“Patrick tells it like it is. His book ‘Webify Your Business’ is a down-and-dirty step-by-step practical guide for anyone who wants to get real with Social Media. Highly recommended.”
“Thank you again for a great event! I’m still receiving calls from folks that attended wondering when we’ll have you in town again. The tips and tricks that they took away were “priceless” and many can’t wait to implement them. I too took much away from the event. The products we sell are fully capable of providing the features needed to put your ideas to work right away for the customer. Many of my reps are already using your ideas to help sell our products. I’d almost say that we gained more from the event than our customers. But after some of the calls I have received, I’d say it’s a tossup.”
“Patrick is simply amazing. He has significantly elevated the quality of a monthly meetup networking group that I have been attending since January 2009. We routinely have 50+ members and this group provides a forum for us to network and build relationships. Speakers are consistently good, and Patrick recently added a great new feature—a social media moment. He’s the expert and is great about sharing his knowledge; he is helping all of us learn to use this channel to monetize our businesses. I am also working my way through his book, Webify Your Business. This book is brilliant. Short, succinct chapters with action items at the end of each chapter. I refer my clients and colleagues to this book and tell them that if they work through this, they will understand how to leverage electronic delivery to grow their businesses.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation last month. Your delivery was so engaging that I lost track of time. By any measure, you are a very effective speaker and educator.”
“Patrick’s presentation regarding leveraging social media with our broker advisory council was outstanding. He is very professional, provided useful and valuable points and examples that can be quickly applied to today’s business environment. Working with social media can be overwhelming for some and Patrick had a way of demonstrating how easy it can be and what possible results can be had when his techniques are applied. Our senior executives were very engaged and have asked Patrick to speak to our corporate marketing team.”
“Patrick Schwerdtfeger is the most mesmerizing speaker I’ve ever encountered. His uncanny talent to explain complex business concepts utilizing digital social media in such a simple, easy to understand format is impressive. Patrick is genuine and fun!”
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 ‘adjacent markets’ 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 COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically disrupted our economy, and many franchises are impacted directly. Franchisees need to (1) survive, (2) pivot, and (3) rebuild after the crisis.
This session covers eight trends that are accelerating as a result of the pandemic and quarantine. They follow the convenient acronym SALVAGED:
- Exponential thinking
This session will also cover other forms of disruption and provide strategic models to both anticipate and profit from disruptive innovation within your industry.