Better Mousetrap, Better Mouse - The Promise of Blockchain and Quantum: Computing Nouveau
Jason Schenker, Chairman of The Futurist Institute, will discuss the hope and hype surrounding blockchain as an emerging disruptive database technology. Jason will also discuss the coming hardware step-change of quantum computing with a focus on the direct risks and threats to blockchain technology. He will discuss the significant potential for quantum computing to foster a new wave of scientific discovery as well as the risk that quantum computing advances could trigger a global cybersecurity arms race.
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.
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
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.
The Futurist Institute has released three new online courses. The introduction videos of these courses are all online to view at no cost:
The Future of Leadership - https://www.futuristinstitute.org/courses/the-future-of-leadership/overview
The Future of Energy - https://www.futuristinstitute.org/courses/the-future-of-energy/overview
The Future of Healthcare - https://www.futuristinstitute.org/courses/the-future-of-healthcare/overview