NASPL PDS 2020 Speakers and Agenda

Tuesday, 9:15am - 10:15am

A.I. and How It Relates to Our Industry

Patrick Schwerdtfeger

 

Patrick’s last name is a bit of a disaster. It has 13 letters and only three vowels, all of which are e‘s. If you’re curious, it’s an old German name meaning “sword smith” or “sword cleaner.” The easiest way to pronounce it is to use the “t” in the middle as an anchor, as follows:
 

shwert – fehger

 

Patrick Schwerdtfeger (@schwerdtfeger on Twitter) is a leading authority on technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain. He’s 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 “Learned Intuition” 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 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 has covered technology trends at corporate events, association and industry conferences, and government summits all around the world. While he lives in the USA, he regularly keynotes events in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He 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. His programs consistently receive enthusiastic reviews and leave attendees burning to put their new ideas and strategies to work.

 

Patrick was born in Vancouver, Canada, and received his Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Finance) from Carleton University in Ottawa (1993). At the age of 27, he discovered that he was an American citizen and moved to Los Angeles just six days after receiving his first American passport. Patrick now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

General Schedule of Events

All times and events are subject to change.

Monday, July 20, 2020

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM           

Registration Open 

   
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM            NASPL Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Registration Open 

 

 

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM        

General Session

   
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

   
10:45 AM - Noon             All Committees Meet 
 

 

Noon - 1:15 PM               

Lunch 

 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM           

General Session 

 
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

   
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM           

All Committees Meet 

   
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM           

NASPL Awards 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Registration Open 

 

 

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM        

General Session

   
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

   
10:45 AM - Noon             All Committees Meet 
 

 

Noon - 1:15 PM               

Lunch 

 
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM           

All Committees Meet 

 
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

   
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM           

All Committees Meet 

   
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM All Delegate Night

Thursday, July 23, 2019

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Registration Open 

 

 

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM        

All Committees Meet

   
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

   
10:45 AM - Noon             All Committees Meet 
 

 

Noon - 1:15 PM               

Lunch 

 
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM           

All Committees Meet 

 
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

   
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM           

All Committees Meet 

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