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Futurist Jason Schenker to speak at Transparency18

Economist, author, speaker, and the #1 ranked financial market futurist in the world, Jason Schenker, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at Freightwaves’ Transparency18 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, next May. Transparency18 will bring thought leaders, transportation industry participants, technology start-ups, and private equity together at the cutting edge of freight-tech. Highlights of the conference include a Hackathon, innovative product demos, and exciting breakout conversations around finance, technology, and commercial applications.

In 2009, Jason Schenker founded Prestige Economics, a top-ranked financial market research firm that provides a retainer service to corporate and institutional clients. Prestige Economics also performs management consulting and forecasting projects.

As the President of Prestige Economics, he advises executives, corporate boards, public corporations, private companies, central banks, and governmental bodies. He also directs forecasting, risk management, and strategic consulting projects.

Since 2010, Bloomberg News has ranked Schenker one of the most accurate “Bloomberg Best” financial market forecasters in the World in 38 different categories, including #1 in the World in 23 categories for his forecasts of economic indicators, foreign exchange rates, energy prices, industrial metals prices, precious metals prices, and agricultural prices.

Schenker is also the Chairman of The Futurist Institute, which he founded in October 2016 to help analysts and economists become futurists. He is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, the only CEO-based public policy research organization in Texas, for which membership is limited to 125 CEOs.

Schenker is the founder of Hedgefly, a risk management platform using Blockchain technology that he developed while studying FinTech at MIT. Schenker is also the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association, and he is the Futurist for Hyperloop Massachusetts.

For over a decade, Schenker has been a Keynote Speaker and Presenter at conferences. He has written three Amazon Best Sellers: Commodity Prices 101 (2012), Recession-Proof (2016), and Electing Recession (2016). His most recent book, Jobs for Robots, was published in February 2017. Mr. Schenker is also a columnist for Bloomberg Prophets. Schenker has appeared as a guest and 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.

In the spirit of the holidays, BiTA is offering members whose payments are received on or before December 22, 2017, $1,500 off registration for Transparency18. Don’t fall behind, the future of freight is here and it’s guaranteed to disrupt the industry. Act fast to take advantage of this special offer. Limited to the first 200 members only.

Other conference keynote speakers at Transparency18 include Bettina Warburg, Tony Seba and Don Tapscott.

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