Jason Schenker

  • President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics

Jason Schenker is the world’s top-ranked Financial Market Futurist. He is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute and the President of Prestige Economics.

Mr. Schenker advises executives, corporate boards, industry groups, public corporations, institutional investors, nonprofits, and central banks. He directs forecasting, risk management, scenario planning, and strategic consulting projects.

Mr. Schenker is consistently ranked one of the most accurate forecasters in the world by Bloomberg News. Since 2011, he has been ranked the #1 forecaster in the world for his forecast accuracy in 23 different categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Brazilian Real, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and U.S. non-farm payrolls.

Mr. Schenker founded The Futurist Institute in October 2016 to help analysts and economists become futurists. The Futurist Institute confers the Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst designation, for which Mr. Schenker has 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, and The Future of Healthcare. Mr. Schenker is also an instructor for LinkedIn Learning, for which he has released a course on Corporate Finance Risk Management.

Mr. Schenker is very active in FinTech. In the fall of 2016, he founded Hedgefly, a risk management platform that uses Blockchain technology and a Bitcoin backend that he developed while studying FinTech at MIT. Hedgefly was acquired in September 2017 by SpreadBot, a technology firm that creates automated chatbots to perform complicated tasks and make spreadsheets talk. Mr. Schenker is now a Partner at SpreadBot. As a successful blockchain entrepreneur, Mr. Schenker is pleased to fill the role of the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association. He is also the Futurist for Hyperloop Massachusetts.

Mr. Schenker has written four books that have become #1 Best Sellers on Amazon: Jobs for Robots, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, and Electing Recession. He also wrote the books Robot-Proof Yourself and Be the Shredder, Not the Shred. He is editor of The Robot and Automation Almanac, which is compiled annually by The Futurist Institute.

Mr. Schenker is a columnist for Bloomberg Prophets, and he has appeared as a guest host on Bloomberg Television, as well as a guest on CNBC. He is frequently quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times. Prior to founding Prestige Economics, Mr. 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. Mr. 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 and foreign exchange topics.

Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in German 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, and a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School. Mr. Schenker holds the professional designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), CVA® (Certified Valuation Analyst), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner). He is also a Certified Futurist and a Board Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is currently completing a certificate in Cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Schenker is also involved with a number of nonprofits. He is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, the only CEO-based public policy research organization in Texas, with a limited membership of 100 CEOs and Presidents. Mr. Schenker is also a member of the Central Texas Angel Network, which is the most active angel investor network in the United States, and he is also on the advisory board of Hidden Star, a non-profit focused on helping low-income, minority, and disadvantaged entrepreneurs start and succeed.

Mr. Schenker is a member of the 2018 Director class of the Texas Lyceum, a non-partisan, non-profit that fosters business and policy dialogue on important U.S. and Texas issues.

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Jason Schenker - economic speaker

Jason Schenker is the world’s top-ranked Financial Market Futurist. He is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute and the President of Prestige Economics.

Mr. Schenker advises executives, corporate boards, industry groups, public corporations, institutional investors, nonprofits, and central banks. He directs forecasting, risk management, scenario planning, and strategic consulting projects.

Mr. Schenker is consistently ranked one of the most accurate forecasters in the world by Bloomberg News. Since 2011, he has been ranked the #1 forecaster in the world for his forecast accuracy in 23 different categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Brazilian Real, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and U.S. non-farm payrolls.

Mr. Schenker founded The Futurist Institute in October 2016 to help analysts and economists become futurists. The Futurist Institute confers the Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst designation, for which Mr. Schenker has 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, and The Future of Healthcare. Mr. Schenker is also an instructor for LinkedIn Learning, for which he has released a course on Corporate Finance Risk Management.

Mr. Schenker is very active in FinTech. In the fall of 2016, he founded Hedgefly, a risk management platform that uses Blockchain technology and a Bitcoin backend that he developed while studying FinTech at MIT. Hedgefly was acquired in September 2017 by SpreadBot, a technology firm that creates automated chatbots to perform complicated tasks and make spreadsheets talk. Mr. Schenker is now a Partner at SpreadBot. As a successful blockchain entrepreneur, Mr. Schenker is pleased to fill the role of the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association. He is also the Futurist for Hyperloop Massachusetts.

Mr. Schenker has written four books that have become #1 Best Sellers on Amazon: Jobs for Robots, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, and Electing Recession. He also wrote the books Robot-Proof Yourself and Be the Shredder, Not the Shred. He is editor of The Robot and Automation Almanac, which is compiled annually by The Futurist Institute.

Mr. Schenker is a columnist for Bloomberg Prophets, and he has appeared as a guest host on Bloomberg Television, as well as a guest on CNBC. He is frequently quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times. Prior to founding Prestige Economics, Mr. 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. Mr. 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 and foreign exchange topics.

Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in German 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, and a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School. Mr. Schenker holds the professional designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), CVA® (Certified Valuation Analyst), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner). He is also a Certified Futurist and a Board Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is currently completing a certificate in Cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Schenker is also involved with a number of nonprofits. He is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, the only CEO-based public policy research organization in Texas, with a limited membership of 100 CEOs and Presidents. Mr. Schenker is also a member of the Central Texas Angel Network, which is the most active angel investor network in the United States, and he is also on the advisory board of Hidden Star, a non-profit focused on helping low-income, minority, and disadvantaged entrepreneurs start and succeed.

Mr. Schenker is a member of the 2018 Director class of the Texas Lyceum, a non-partisan, non-profit that fosters business and policy dialogue on important U.S. and Texas issues.

Robot-Proof Yourself

Robots are coming for your job. Are you ready? This presentation includes strategies from Jason Schenker's best-selling book, Jobs for Robots.  The goal of this presentation is for the attendees to gain insights - and confidence - in how they can tackle the scary challenges ahead. This presentation focuses on changes in the labor market, risks to specific industries, and the most important long-term factors that will be important for any industry and working professional. There are massive risks, but the upside potential will also be great in the future. This time is never different, and this discussion shows why. Topics from his book Robot-Proof Yourself and The Robot and Automation Almanac - 2018 will also be covered in the presentation. Jason Schenker is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute, which produces a quarterly Robotics Activity Index. He is a Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst.


The Economics of Elections

2018 is an election year. What does it mean for the economy? In this presentation, Jason Schenker, one of the top economic and financial forecasters in the world, shares his nonpartisan analysis on the importance of Presidential and Congressional elections for financial markets and the economy. This presentation also includes integrated forecasts of major global economies, with a particular focus on the United States. There is also significant discussion of current and near-term Fed and foreign central bank policies, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, the dollar, oil prices and precious metals prices. Hear market expectations and near-term forecasts from one of the most accurate forecasters in the world, according to Bloomberg News. The presentation will also discuss long-term trends and threats that will become increasingly important for future presidents. This presentation includes topics covered in Schenker’s best-selling book Electing Recession, and his forthcoming book, The Economics of Elections. Audiences will learn about: Current economic and financial market conditions and forecasts from one of the top-ranked, most accurate forecasters in the world how political control impacts financial markets and the economy Increasingly important long-term risks and challenges


Our Disruptive Future Economy

How will the future of the economy, markets, and technology impact your working, personal, and investing lives? 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 and senior leaders plan for financial market volatility in the immediate term, whether from the 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 most recent books, Robot-Proof Yourself and The Robot and Automation Almanac - 2018. Some topics include self-driving vehicles, IoT, Bitcoin, robots, automation, the future of work, and the future of the economy. This presentation can be customized to address the risks and opportunities in specific industries, regions, financial markets, and professions. Economic and financial market expectations across a three to five-year time horizon can also be added to this presentation. Jason is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute.


Planning for Disruption in our Professional, Personal, and Investing Lives

Disruption is everywhere? What does it mean? What's next? Technology innovations are disruptive and they are a critical part of business development and economic advancement. Massive technological changes threaten to change finance, data, transportation, and the future of work. This presentation helps executives and senior leaders develop visions for how the future will impact our work, personal, and investing lives. Some topics include robots, automation, the future of work, and the future of the economy. This presentation can be customized to address the risks and opportunities in specific industries, regions, financial markets, and professions. Economic and financial market expectations across a three to five-year time horizon can also be added to this presentation. This presentation includes a discussion of topics from Jason Schenker's best-selling book Jobs for Robots, as well as from his most recent books Robot-Proof Yourself and The Robot and Automation Almanac - 2018


Economic and FinTech Outlook: Disruptions Ahead

How will technology disrupt the economy, financial markets, and business? This presentation discusses some of the most important changing trends in the economy, the field of finance, and emerging developments in financial technologies. This presentation includes discussions of crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies, roboadvising, algorithmic trading, and other disruptive technologies. Audiences will hear from one of the top thought leaders in the FinTech space about how these changes are affecting the field of finance, investing, and labor markets. Audiences will also learn about the current state of the economy and financial markets, against which FinTech changes and disruptions are occurring. Jason Schenker is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute, a FinTech education organization, an Angel Investor in CTAN - the most active angel network in the country, and a partner in the chatbot startup SpreadBot. In 2017, he successfully exited his FinTech startup, Hedgefly, which uses a Bitcoin and blockchain backend to facilitate low-cost foreign exchange transactions. Topics from the books Jobs for Robots and The Robot and Automation Almanac - 2018 are included in this talk. Jason Schenker holds a certificate in FinTech from MIT and he is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute.


The Current Economic and Financial Outlook

What's next for the economy and financial markets? The economy and financial markets are constantly shifting. This presentation will offer an integrated view of the state of the key major world economies, with a particular focus on the United States. There will also be a significant discussion of current and near-term Fed and foreign central bank policies, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, the dollar, oil prices and precious metals prices. Hear market expectations and near-term forecasts from one of the most accurate forecasters in the world, according to Bloomberg News. The presentation will also discuss long-term trends and threats that will become increasingly important in years to come. Audiences will learn about: Current economic and financial market conditions and forecasts from one of the top-ranked, most accurate forecasters in the world Factors that pose near-term upside risks to the economic outlook Factors that pose near-term and long-term downside risks to the outlook. Forecasts shared in this presentation come from the award-winning research reports of Prestige Economics.


Managing Risk in a Disruptive Economic and Market Environment

How do you plan for market volatility? How do you plan for disruption? This presentation answers these critical risk management questions for the near term and the long term. Jason Schenker advises CEOs, industry groups, NATO, central banks, and corporate boards about risk management, including executives from financial and insurance companies, airlines, oil and gas firms, manufacturing companies, metals, and trading firms. In this talk, he shares expectations for the economy and financial markets, with a strong focus on risk management strategies - for markets and beyond. A discussion of technological risks that are important for the client can be added and customized. Jason is the instructor of the LinkedIn Learning course on financial risk management, and he previously worked as a Risk Specialist at global consulting firm McKinsey. He holds the Energy Risk Professional and Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst designations.


Futurist: The Future Analyst

What is the profession of the future? Futurist, of course. But what does it take to become a futurist? Attendees of this presentation will learn how someone who analyzes data can make the transition to a long-term analyst. This presentation focuses on leveraging the data of the past and the statistics of the present in order to craft a vision of the future. A discussion of getting buy-in for futurist visions is also included. Material from this course was developed by The Futurist Institute to help analysts and economists become futurists. The Futurist Institute concerns the Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst designation. Topics in this talk also draw on Jason Schenker's award-winning book, Jobs for Robots.


Oil: Global Risks and Future Opportunities from OPEC, Shale, and Domestic Policy

What's next for oil prices? What's it like to go an OPEC meeting? Oil prices have become increasingly volatile and important for financial markets. Jason Schenker has been ranked the #1 oil price forecaster in the world in 2011, 2015, and 2016 by Bloomberg News. He has also been attending OPEC meetings for over a decade, and he was the first oil price forecaster to predict oil’s rise in 2004 to $50. In this presentation, Schenker will share his views on the outlook for oil and gas in the United States and abroad. He will also discuss the implications for the global economy and global politics. This presentation includes topics covered in Schenker’s #1 Amazon bestseller Commodity Prices 101: A Primer on the Financial Market Drivers of Commodity Prices. Audiences will learn about: The current state of global oil markets and prices Political dynamics of OPEC and non-OPEC producers Long-term expectations, risks and opportunities for oil production, prices, and energy alternatives The importance of fundamentals and technicals that drive prices in the short term. 


Growth Hacking Leadership

What does it take to become a leader? Is there a way to hack the system? Can you get there faster? In fact, there is. In this talk, Jason Schenker shares insights from his forthcoming 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.

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