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Jason  Schenker

Jason Schenker

The World's Leading Financial Futurist

Biography

Mr. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute. He has been ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker a top forecaster in 45 categories, including #1 in the world for his accuracy in 26 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Russian Ruble, the Chinese RMB, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and U.S. jobs. Read More >

Mr. Schenker’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, Fox Business, BNN, Bloomberg Germany, and the BBC. He has been a guest host of Bloomberg TV and a contributor for Bloomberg Opinion. Since 2004, Mr. Schenker has given keynotes for private companies, public corporations, industry groups, and the U.S. Federal Reserve. He attends OPEC and Fed events and has advised NATO and the U.S. government.

Mr. Schenker has written 32 books. Twelve have been #1 Best Sellers, including: The Future After COVID, Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, Futureproof Supply Chain, Electing Recession, The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Energy, The Dumpster Fire Election, and The Robot and Automation Almanac for 2018 and 2020. Mr. Schenker was featured as one of the world’s foremost futurists in the book After Shock, and he contributed to the book World Emerging from Pandemic from National Intelligence University that was commissioned by the Strategic Multilayer Assessment. Mr. Schenker was ranked one of the 100 most influential financial advisors in the world by Investopedia in 2018.

As the President of Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker advises executives, industry groups, institutional investors, and central banks. He also founded The Futurist Institute, for which he created a rigorous course of study that includes The Future of Work, The Future of Transportation, The Future of Data, The Future of Finance, Futurist Fundamentals, The Future of Energy, The Future of Leadership, The Future of Healthcare, The Future of Quantum Computing, and The Future After COVID. Mr. Schenker is also an instructor for 16 LinkedIn Learning courses on risk management, audit and due diligence, recession-proof strategies, economic indicators, leadership visibility, economics, finance, jobs, data, entrepreneurship, and profitability.

Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in Germanic Languages and Literature from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s in History and German from The University of Virginia. He also holds a Certificate in FinTech from MIT, a Certificate in Supply Chain Management from MIT, a Certificate in Professional Development from UNC, a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School, a Certificate in Cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon, and a Professional Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston. Mr. Schenker holds the designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner). He is also a Certified Futurist and Long-Term AnalystTM and holds the FLTATM designation.

Before founding Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker worked as a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Company, and before that as the Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia (Wells Fargo). In 2020, he was the VP of Finance for The Texas Lyceum, the preeminent non-partisan leadership development group in Texas. Since 2012, Mr. Schenker has been one of the 100 CEOs on the Texas Business Leadership Council, a non-partisan organization that advises Texas elected leadership at the state and federal level. He is also a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. Read Less ^

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The Future of Finance After the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Future of Work After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speech Topics

The Economic & Financial Outlook: Improvements Against a Backdrop of Risk

In this session, economic and financial forecaster Jason Schenker will discuss the most important dynamics driving current economic growth, financial markets, and jobs - as well as the outlook ahead. Jason will also explore some increasing risks that will be critical for a number of industries. Some of the most important topics will include sector and industry growth dynamics, global and U.S. economic growth, the labor market, Fed policy, quantitative easing, consumer inflation risks, asset inflation, and taxation risks. Jason will also share Prestige Economics forecasts for growth, inflation, and Fed policy rates for the balance of 2021 and beyond.

The Future of Work: Technology, Policy & Disruption Risks from a Board Perspective

How will the future of the economy, markets, and technology impact the economy, your company, and your board responsibilities? This presentation provides answers. This presentation includes a mix of short-term economic and financial market dynamics (like Fed policy, the dollar, interest rates and equity markets). Plus, this presentation includes a discussion of longer-term technological factors that present disruptive risks. This presentation helps executives, board members, and senior leaders plan for financial market volatility in the immediate term, whether from central bank and Fed policy, fiscal and tax policy, energy prices, equity markets, mortgage and interest rates, or digital currencies. This presentation is ideal for helping attendees develop a vision for the risks and opportunities from markets -- and technology. This presentation includes a discussion of topics from Jason Schenker's best-selling book Jobs for Robots, as well as from his other recent books, Robot-Proof Yourself, The Promise of Blockchain, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, and The Robot and Automation Almanac - 2019. Some topics include self-driving vehicles, IoT, Bitcoin, cobots, robots, automation, quantum computing, the future of work, and the future of the economy.

The Economic & Financial Future After COVID

This presentation focuses on the economic, financial, and business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion includes forecasts for the economy, recession risks, and financial markets, as well as the outlooks for fiscal policy, Fed monetary policy, commodity markets, domestic manufacturing, global trade, real estate, employment and jobs, energy, finance and FinTech, food and agriculture, healthcare, national security, international relations, and travel. Topics in this talk come from Jason Schenker's recent book "The Future After COVID: Futurist Expectations for Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities After the COVID-19 Pandemic." This presentation can be customized for the audience, depending on the client industry and areas of interest.

Technology & Disruption Outlook for The Future of Work

This presentation looks at historical changes in US and global work dynamics as well as a discussion of the rise of e-commerce and implications for The Future of Work in all industries. This discussion addresses the impact of technology for the economy and the future workforce, including the use of robots, cobots, automation, AI, blockchain, and quantum computing. Topics from this talk come from Jason Schenker's books Jobs for Robots, The Promise of Blockchain, Robot-Proof Yourself, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, The Robot and Automation Almanac, Futureproof Supply Chain, and The Fog of Data.

Disruptions Ahead: A Conversation with Jason Schenker

This fireside chat is a discussion with Jason Schenker about how disruptions in the future of the economy, markets, and technology will impact a company or industry. This discussion focuses on short-term economic and financial market dynamics as well as longer-term disruptive technological factors that present disruptive risks and opportunities. This discussion helps executives and senior leaders plan for financial market volatility in the immediate term as well as develop a vision for the risks and opportunities from new and emerging technologies. This discussion includes topics from Jason Schenker's best-selling books Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, The Robot and Automation Almanac as well ashis books, Robot-Proof Yourself, Futureproof Supply Chain, and The Promise of Blockchain. Some topics include self-driving vehicles, IoT, Bitcoin, robots, automation, quantum computing, the future of work, and the future of the economy.

The Future of the Economy, Markets & Technology

How will the future of the economy, markets, and technology impact your working, personal, and investing lives? In this presentation, leading financial expert and futurist Jason Schenker provides answers. This presentation focuses on short-term economic and financial market dynamics as well as the technological factors that present longer-term disruptive risks and opportunities. This discussion helps executives and senior leaders plan for financial market volatility in the immediate term as well as develop a vision for the risks and opportunities from new and emerging technologies. This presentation includes a discussion of topics from Jason Schenker's best-selling books Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, The Robot and Automation Almanac as well as his books, Robot-Proof Yourself, Futureproof Supply Chain, and The Promise of Blockchain. Some topics include self-driving vehicles, IoT, Bitcoin, robots, automation, quantum computing, the future of work, and the future of the economy.

Navigating the Fog of Data

Rapidly increasing volumes of data have made the push to derive data implications more challenging. In this interactive session, Jason Schenker describes the best ways to navigate data challenges and how to derive valuable data insights across your organization. You’ll learn what opportunities your data can provide, best practices to adopt, challenges to avoid and the overall potential value for data in the supply chain and material handling industry.  Share your data nightmares and dreams as well as discuss best practices with your peers in a learning and discussion environment.

Growth Hacking Leadership

In fact, there is. In this talk, Jason Schenker shares insights from his book, Spikes: Growth Hacking Leadership. Developing skills and relationships rapidly can propel you ahead. To leapfrog, you need the right spikes, and this presentation focuses on the spikes companies and professionals need to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment and disruptive economy.