Jason Schenker

Chairman of The Futurist Institute and the President of Prestige Economics
Jason Schenker
  • Top ranked forecaster by Bloomberg News in 43 categories, #1 in 25 categories
  • Author of 6 best-selling books including Commodity Prices 101
  • Holds 3 masters degrees and is an instructor for LinkedIn Learning

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Bloomberg News has ranked Jason Schenker #1 in the world for his forecast accuracy in 25 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Chinese RMB, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and US non-farm payrolls.

Schenker advises executives, industry groups, institutional investors, and central banks. He also attends OPEC and Fed events, and he has given keynotes for public companies, industry groups, and the US Federal Reserve. Schenker has even given talks at SXSW and advised NATO and the U.S. government on the economy, financial market outlook, the future of work, blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, data analysis, forecasting, and fake news.

Schenker is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and he been a guest host of Bloomberg Television. He has written 18 books, six of which have been #1 best sellers, including Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, Electing Recession, and The Robot and Automation Almanac.  Schenker also wrote the books The Promise of Blockchain, Midterm Economics, The Future of Energy, Futureproof Supply Chain, The Fog of Data, Robot-Proof Yourself, Financial Risk Management FundamentalsSpikes: Growth Hacking Leadership, Be the Shredder, Not the Shred, and his non-partisan book on the 2020 presidential election The Dumpster Fire Election: Realistic Dystopian Expectations for the 2020 Presidential Election. His forthcoming books in 2019 include The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Agriculture, The Future of Healthcare, and Reading the Economic Tea Leaves. 

Schenker incorporates long-term futurist trends into his discussions of the economy and financial markets. He has also created training courses for The Futurist Institute on 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, and the Future of Quantum Computing.

Schenker is also an instructor for LinkedIn Learning, for which he has recorded courses on Audit and Due Diligence Foundations, Finance Foundations: Risk Management, Recession-Proof Strategies, and an Economic Indicators Weekly Series.

Previously, Schenker worked for McKinsey as a Risk Specialist, where he was responsible for directing industrial, energy, and agricultural trading and risk initiatives on six continents. Schenker also worked for Wachovia as the Chief Energy and Commodity Economist, where he initiated coverage on commodity markets and wrote on domestic and international economic topics, as well as foreign exchange.

In addition to holding three masters degrees and numerous professional designations, he is a Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst as well as a Board Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

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The Impact of Election 2020 On Financial Markets & The Economy. This presentation includes a non-partisan discussion of political, economic, and financial market topics related to elections. Talking points come from Jason Schenker's books *Electing Recession, Midterm Economics, *and his forthcoming book on the 2020 election.

The Future of WorkTechnology, 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 YourselfThe 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.

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 YourselfQuantum: Computing Nouveau, The Robot and Automation Almanac, Futureproof Supply Chain, and The Fog of Data.

Sit-Down Disruption Discussion 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 RobotsQuantum: Computing Nouveau, The Robot and Automation Almanac as well ashis books, Robot-Proof YourselfFutureproof 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.

Audit & Due Diligence Foundations. 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 RobotsQuantum: Computing Nouveau, The Robot and Automation Almanac as well as his books, Robot-Proof YourselfFutureproof 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.

Futureproof Oil & Gas: Supply Chain, Finance, & Data Disruption Risks & Opportunities In The Energy Patch. This presentation includes a discussion of the supply chain, finance, and data disruptions that could impact oil and gas in the next five years. Topics from this talk include automation, market financialization, blockchain, fintech, AI, IoT, quantum computing, fake news, and other topics. Material for this talk come from Jason Schenker's books Jobs for Robots, The Promise of Blockchain, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, The Robot and Automation Almanac, Futureproof Supply Chain, and The Fog of Data.

Economic & Financial Market Outlook. This presentation includes a discussion of economic and financial market outlook, as well as the outlook for jobs, growth, central bank policy, financial market risks, currency rates, interest rates, and commodity prices. Topics from this talk come from award-winning Prestige Economic retainer research and includes some critical forecasts.

Disruption 2020: Economic, Political, & Technological Outlook. This presentation includes a discussion of the economic and financial market risks in the year ahead. It will also include a discussion of the political dynamics in the year ahead, and how those risks will impact the economy and financial markets. Finally, this presentation will include a discussion of some of the biggest coming disruptive trends for 2020—and it addresses the technology risks, challenges, and opportunities beyond 2020 that attendees need to prepare for.

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