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Tectonic Economic, Financial, and Technological Shifts Shaping the Decade Ahead

Recent headlines have been dominated by major economic challenges and a shift in geopolitics. In this talk, Jason Schenker, President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute®, will explore the challenges of current economic and financial market dynamics, as well as geopolitical topics. Mr. Schenker's remarks will address the state of inflation, global debt, interest rates, equities, bond yields, commodities, and foreign exchange markets. There will also be a discussion of the potential near-term impacts of higher interest rates on economic growth, business investment, and the labor market. Mr. Schenker will discuss how Cold War Two® has contributed to the downdraft in financial markets and growth as well as what future challenges lie ahead for global stability, global supply chain, and commodity markets. Looking further into the future, Mr. Schenker will discuss how long-run trendlines in demographics and technology reveal some economic risks and opportunities. Mr. Schenker will share actionable takeaways and winning strategies to help companies succeed in the current era of uncertainty. Plus, Mr. Schenker will also share actionable winning strategies for the decade ahead.


Chaos, Turmoil, or Opportunity? Uncertainty in the Economic, Financial, and Technology Outlook

What will high inflation, rising interest rates, a tight labor market, rising risk of recession, and Cold War Two mean for your business? Join top-ranked financial futurist and economist Jason Schenker to explore the most important economic, financial market, and demographic dynamics impacting the future costs and profitability of your industry. This talk will explore ways to limit downside risks and capture upside opportunities, even with high levels of uncertainty. This talk includes industry-specific analysis, data, graphs, and forecasts.


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.


Hype Locusts

Many technologies add value for the economy, but other technologies bring only hype and high risks. In this presentation, Jason Schenker shares original research from The Futurist Institute. Mr. Schenker presents a sober assessment from The Futurist Institute on the potential future impacts of new and emerging technologies on the economy and the future workforce, including the use of robots, cobots, automation, AI, blockchain, quantum computing, the metaverse, web 3.0, and more. Jason will discuss the financial dynamics of hype locusts, the social im[acts tied to social adoption, and the process of disruption and technological development.


The Economic Outlook - Slowflation, Stagflation, or Recession?

The economy was firing on eight cylinders in 2021. The problem? We only have a six-cylinder economy. That's why we had "growthflation" in 2021, with both growth and inflation at the highest rates since the early 1980s! But the outlook for 2022, 2023, and 2024 are very different. With high inflation, the Fed is moving into action and raising interest rates. But not all inflation stems from strong growth, and quite a lot of energy and food price inflation has been triggered by the Russian War on Ukrains. Against this risky backdrop, we need to assess the economic and financial outlook through 2024. So, what is the current economic and financial outlook? Are we headed to slowflation, stagflation, or recession? And what would you need to believe for the outlook to differ from current expectations? Top-ranked economics, forecaster, and financial futurist Jason Schenker shares his analysis, forecasts, and expectations to help you win - even in a downturn.


Welcome to the Future

Today's emerging technologies, geopolitical upheaval, and economic policies will shape the future. In this presentation, futurist, leading financial expert, and the Chairman of The Futurist Institute Jason Schenker shares perspectives to help executives and senior leaders prepare for how present trends and technologies will shape the future.

This presentation includes a discussion of topics from Jason Schenker's best-selling books Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, Futureproof Supply Chain, The Promise of Blockchain, and The Future of Finance is Now. This discussion will explore Web3, DeFi, NFTs, self-driving vehicles, IoT, Bitcoin, robots, automation, quantum computing, the future of work, Cold War Two, supply chain, and the future of the economy.


Change That Stays – Post-COVID Opportunities and Risks That Will Shape the Decade Ahead

COVID was a catalyst of change for the way we work, learn, and live. Even as COVID concerns recede in many countries and economies, the pandemic will cast a long shadow over our future. Join bestselling author and Chairman of The Futurist Institute, Jason Schenker, in this discussion of how the world has changed after COVID. Mr. Schenker will evaluate how post-COVID opportunities can reshape life, technology, and the economy in myriad ways that contribute to greater livability and sustainability for individuals and society.

The opportunity to remake the world in better ways has not been without costs. Mr. Schenker will explore risks in the wake of COVID, including the worrying rise in global sovereign and household debt levels, especially for emerging markets and low-income developing countries. Mr. Schenker will also discuss the unexpected impacts of outsized goods and commodities demand, lingering high inflation, the prospects of higher interest rates, the acceleration toward bifurcated global supply chains, and how the risks of a second cold war have accelerated.


A Conversation with Mr. Future

In this fireside chat, you'll hear from leading financial expert and futurist Jason Schenker, who is Chairman of The Futurist Institute. This discussion is customized to group interests and priorities, drawing on original research from The Futurist Institute. Following client preference, this discussion can focus on short-term economic and financial market dynamics as well as the technological factors that present longer-term disruptive risks and opportunities. This presentation may include 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 the future of finance and the economy, national security topics and Cold War Two®, self-driving vehicles, IoT, cryptocurrencies, the metaverse, robots, automation, quantum computing, and the future of work.


Cold War Two® Economics

Cold War Two® has started, and a second iron curtain is falling over Europe. Jason Schenker addresses the economic, financial market, political, and geopolitical impacts. Drawing on his national security work for NATO, the Pentagon, and the Department of Defense, Jason Schenker shares his expectations for the future escalation in this expanding conflict between the United States, the European Union, Russia, and China. This session includes a discussion of the economic and financial market impacts, as well as potential scenarios for the next stage of Great Power Competition and a Second Cold War. Financial market topics in this session can include global oil and gas, agricultural commodities, industrial metals, precious metals, the dollar, international debt markets, foreign exchange impacts, sovereign debt and bond markets, and equities. Ideally suited to share economic views on the Cold War Two®, Jason Schenker holds master's degrees in German Studies, Economics, and Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding (NCRP). Jason also holds the trademark for Cold War Two®. Risks ahead are significant, but there are also opportunities and reasons to be optimistic.


Economic Deep Dive with Jason Schenker Inflation and Jobs - Pillars of Concern

The labor market and inflation are critical concerns for various industries and the U.S. economy as a whole. Drawing on U.S. labor market and other proprietary data, economist and financial futurist Jason Schenker will share forward-looking expectations for the labor market and specific industries. He will also share an evaluation of raw materials costs, manufacturing inflation, consumer inflation, supply chain disruptions, and implications for interest rates and business activity through 2024.


The Future of Business in the Metaverse Economy

The Metaverse is here. Are you ready? Technology is rapidly expanding that will offer increasing opportunities for personal, professional, and recreational activities to happen online — in a digital world known as the Metaverse. But the Metaverse is not just one place, one company, or one technology; it's a growing ecosystem of new technologies that will present new opportunities, challenges, risks, and rewards. Jason Schenker, Chairman of The Futurist Institute, shares his analysis, insights, and futurist scenarios for the most significant trends and technologies that will shape the future Metaverse and more. Topics for this talk include the Metaverse, AR, VR, XR, NFTs, blockchain, Web3, DeFi, and more. The goal of this talk is to prepare attendees to win big in the Metaverse economy.


Futureproof Supply Chain

Supply chain disruptions have been widespread in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The Russian War on Ukraine has added even greater stressors to the global supply chain and the global economy. Jason Schenker discusses the economic and financial market drivers behind the disruptions and the forward-looking implications. This talk will also focus on technological developments ahead for the future of supply chain. Supply chain has been a vanguard industry for recent technology disruption as well as the adoption of automation and robotics. But what disruptions lie ahead? This session helps companies, industries, and individuals prepare for the future to be futureproof.


The Economic and Financial Outlook: Drivers of Opportunity and Pillars of Risk

Strong tailwinds of growth, tight supply chains, elevated inflation, a tight job market, and rising interest rates present a mixed backdrop for the outlook through the end of 2023. Join economist and futurist Jason Schenker for an implications-focused discussion of the key economic and financial market dynamics affecting your company or industry group member operations, business activity, and customer demand.


The Economic and 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.


Financial Markets, the Economy, and U.S. Elections - a Non-Partisan Discussion

In this presentation, Jason Schenker, one of the world’s top economic and financial forecasters, shares his outlook for the economy, financial markets, and business. He also offers non-partisan analysis on the importance of Presidential and Congressional elections for financial markets and the economy. This presentation also includes forecasts of major global economies, focusing 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 Jason Schenker’s best-selling books The Dumpster Fire Election and _Electing Recession, _as well as his book Midterm Economics and the forthcoming Midterm Economics: 2022 Edition. This talk will also address increasingly important long-term economic and financial market risks and challenges.


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 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 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.


The Economic and 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, and 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.


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.


Technology and 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. Jason Schenker 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. Jason will also discuss the importance of being a content monster and the risks posed by hype locusts in the process of disruption and technological development.


Economic and 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.


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. 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, Cold War Two, and the future of the economy.


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 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 with Jason, include self-driving vehicles, IoT, Bitcoin, robots, automation, quantum computing, the future of work, the future of the economy, and Cold War Two.



Disruption Ahead: Economic, Political, and Technological Outlook

This presentation includes a discussion of the economic and financial market risks in the years ahead. It will also include a discussion of the political dynamics in 2022, and how those risks will impact policy, the economy, and financial markets. There will also be a discussion of Cold War Two®. Finally, this presentation will include a discussion of some of the biggest coming disruptive trends - and it addresses the technology risks, challenges, and opportunities beyond 2022 that attendees need to prepare for.