TTA Spring Meeting Speakers

Orlando, Florida

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Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Trend Mastery, Inc.

Presentation: Embracing Disruptive Innovation  

Overview: 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.

Bio: Patrick Schwerdtfeger ("shwert-feh-ger") is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech and blockchain. He’s the author of “Pandemic, Inc.: 8 Forces Driving Business Failure or Fortune in the Post-COVID-19 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.

Patrick discussed Learned Intuition at TEDx Sacramento.

Patrick’s previous books include Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (2018, Authority Publishing), Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker (2016, Authority Publishing), Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), Webify Your Business: Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed (2009) and Make Yourself Useful: Marketing in the 21st Century (2008). Three of his books have won awards in their respective categories. He’s been featured by the New York Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Reader’s Digest, CNN Money, NPR, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, MONEY Magazine, and Forbes, among many others.

Robert Stevenson 

 What is the one thing businesses, technology, markets, teams and customers have in common: Dealing with CHANGE. It is inevitable! Change is not the problem. The inability to cope, handle, and adapt to change is the problem. If you need a powerful speaker who is an EXPERT in moving businesses to new heights with a message that will engage, challenge and inspire people, then you need to hire Robert Stevenson. 

Robert was recently ranked #4 in the world by “LinkedIn Thinkers 360” as a Change Management Thought Leader & Influencer. He is a leading authority at building a high-performance culture, improving efficiency, and accelerating growth. He is one of the most widely sought-after business speakers in the world today, as well as a best-selling author. 

Robert’s ability to connect with an audience is extraordinarily effective; be it a strategic planning session for a Fortune 500 company to 20,000 salespeople.  

Robert has owned and operated five companies and sold internationally in over 20 countries. He established and maintained hundreds of international accounts, managed a worldwide sales force, while holding positions from Salesman to Chief Executive Officer. Your people will be hearing from a man who knows what to do, because he has done it. 

He will share how successful companies deal with this changing business climate. With over 30 years of extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience, he understands what it takes to succeed. Robert has spoken to over 2,500 companies throughout the world and interviewed over 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. 

Robert calls upon his vast knowledge of what he has learned from many of the most innovative, resourceful and powerful companies in the world … along with what he learned running his own companies, Robert shares this wisdom with his audiences.  

He is a true master at blending facts, inspiration, conviction, and humor into all his programs; over 2 million people in 16 countries have benefitted from his programs. 

His presentations are designed to prepare companies for the 21st century. With a powerful blend of experience, research, case studies, and competitor perspectives, Robert’s original insights help organizations, business leaders, and associates understand how to unleash their future potential. 

Robert’s client list is a Who’s Who in business: including FedEx, Prudential, Lockheed Martin, Carrier, Anheuser-Busch, Chevron, American Express, and Berkshire Hathaway. These companies and more continue to rely on him for a fresh, unique perspective on businesses’ most crucial issues. Together with Robert, you and your team will explore the exceptional and leave with tools that will make it possible to obtain a higher level of success.