Jason Schenker

Leading Financial Futurist, Chairman of The Futurist Institute, President of Prestige Economics, and Best-Selling Author

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Jason Schenker Speaker Biography

Leading Financial Futurist, Chairman of The Futurist Institute, President of Prestige Economics, and Best-Selling Author

Mr. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, the top national security think tank in the world, has recently named Jason Schenker an Adjunct Fellow. 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 46 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.


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 over 30 books, including: Strategic Cost-Cutting: How to Improve Profitability in a Downturn, 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.

Economic Futurist

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 20 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 FLTA® designation.

Early Career

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.

Jason Schenker Speaking Topics

Headlines and Trendlines for the Economy, Markets, and Technology: Differentiating Short-Term Risks from Long-Run Opportunities

Recent headlines have drawn attention to major economic challenges and a shift in global geopolitics. The downdraft in financial markets is weighing on companies across industries, including technology. Despite these risky headlines, long-run trends are positive and reveal opportunities for the economy and technology industries. Technology has become an increasingly important lever of economic growth, and data will be at the very core of future technological opportunities to improve efficiency, support economic activity, drive profitability, and bring some of the most futuristic innovations to life. In this talk, Jason Schenker, Chairman of The Futurist Institute, will explore the challenges of current economic and financial market dynamics, including growth, inflation, debt, interest rates, equities, bond yields, commodities, and foreign exchange. He will also explore topics related to data, AI, quantum computing, automation, and the future of the smart economy.

Risk Management in the Face of Economic and Financial Market Uncertainty

Economic and financial market dynamics pose risk—and even more so as technicals become increasingly important alongside fundamental economic data. This presentation includes a discussion of financial market risk management from an expert who worked as a risk specialist at McKinsey before founding Prestige Economics, a research firm that has consistently performed risk management consulting projects for some of the largest companies in the world. Market-specific risks will be discussed within the context of the economic outlook, including interest rates, foreign exchange and commodities. In addition to a discussion of managing market risks, there will be a discussion of financial market trading dynamics, where the definition of long term has become increasingly shorter. This presentation includes a discussion of expectations for the future of market volatility and investing, as technicals become increasingly more important.

Futureproof Oil and Gas: Supply Chain, Finance, and Data Disruption Risks and 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.

The Future of the Economy, Markets, and 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. In this talk you will find out why leaders refer to Jason Schenker as Mr. Future. 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 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, Cold War Two, and the future of the economy.

The Promise of Blockchain

Blockchain technology offers tremendous hope and promise to drastically improve data transparency and data sharing, while also reducing central point of failure risks for corporate, government, and private entities. There is also a critical difference between blockchain technology and the cryptocurrencies, central bank digital currencies, stablecoins, bitcoin, altcoins, and NFTs that rely on it. With so much hype around crypto, prices have risen quickly. So, what are the origins and precedents of cryptocurrencies - and what comes next? With a surge in crypto prices, where are the big opportunities and risks now? These are some of the topics Jason Schenker discusses in this talk, including the regulatory, cybersecurity, taxation, and national security implications of broadly available cryptocurrencies. Jason Schenker also explores the differences between the fundamental values of blockchain and digital ledger technology assets, compared to other asset classes, technologies, and investments. This talk is based on the best-selling book by Jason Schenker, The Promise of Blockchain, which was named one of the best books of SXSW and selected for a formal SXSW book reading in 2019.

Jason Schenker Books

Strategic Cost-Cutting: How to Improve Profitability in a Downturn
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The Future After COVID: Futurist Expectations for Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities After the COVID-19 Pandemic
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The Promise of Blockchain: Hope and Hype for an Emerging Disruptive Technology
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Midterm Economics: The Impact of Midterm Elections on Financial Markets and the Economy
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Jason Schenker Speaker Testimonials

Jason Schenker knows the business world and knows what is important to them. His “Economic Outlook” session for our conference has become a staple of the event and much anticipated by the attendees. The information he provides is invaluable; he is astute, controversial, and accurate in his assessment and analysis of global situations and markets. Our attendees, who are treasury and finance professionals in the corporate world, find Jason and this session to be invaluable. His speaking scores are always some of the highest among the over 400 speakers at our conference. In our world, Jason Schenker is a rock star!

- | Association for Financial Professionals

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Strategic Cost-Cutting: How to Improve Profitability in a Downturn
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The Future After COVID: Futurist Expectations for Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities After the COVID-19 Pandemic
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