Jason Schenker

The Futurist Institute

Jason Schenker is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute and the President of Prestige Economics.He is one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. 

He is also the author of the books The Promise of Blockchain and Quantum: Computing Nouveau.

Bloomberg News has ranked Jason a top forecaster in 42 categories, including #1 in the world for his forecast accuracy in an astonishing 25 categories since 2011. Jason was also ranked one of the top 100 most influential financial advisors in the world by Investopedia in 2018.

Jason has given keynotes for public companies, industry groups, and the US Federal Reserve. He has even advised NATO and the Department of Defense on the future of work, blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, data analysis, forecasting, and fake news.

Jason is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and he has written 12 books. Six of his books have become Best Sellers: Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, Electing Recession, and The Robot and Automation Almanac, which is compiled annually by The Futurist Institute, and for which Jason is the editor.

In 2016, Jason founded The Futurist Institute, to help analysts, strategists, executives,and professionals become futurists by completing a rigorous training program of nine courses as part of the Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst (FLTA) designation, including: The Future of Work, Transportation, Data, Finance, Energy, Leadership, and Healthcare, as well as a course on Futurist Fundamentals.

Jason holds master's degrees in Economics, Negotiation, and German. He completed a FinTech certificate at MIT and holds six professional designations, including: Chartered Market Technician, Certified Financial Planner, NACD Board Governance Fellow, and Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst (FLTA).

He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, BBC, NTV, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox, and Fox Business.

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