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During this eye-opening presentation, Forrest Sawyer takes on the hottest issues of the day. He makes sense of the headlines and clarifies complicated events, while sharing the wisdom and perspective that only a media veteran of his quality could possess.

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 (Coming in March 2018). 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

As Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies loom as fundamental game changers across industries, Tony Scott provides measured and tenured advice and insights on the future applications of this technology, as well as the need for regulation and infrastructure as the federal government and private companies look to leverage blockchain to its full potential. Some of Tony’s key messages around blockchain are:

  • What you should know about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and how they may affect every day life
  • The need for federal regulation before there can be big scale implementations both foreign and domestic
  • How agencies should focus on shared applications that blockchain can improve and apply them to a unified platform
  • Why the US Government should be laying a groundwork for a common foundation and infrastructure

Wendy Sherman, the successful lead negotiator for the multilateral, complex deal with Iran, reveals strategies and tactics from her years of high-level international diplomacy that can help you achieve successful outcomes in business negotiations in a global economy and marketplace.

As U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, Ambassador Wendy Sherman became responsible for overseeing the United States’ diplomacy in every region of the world during her time at the State Department from 2011–2015. Sherman is able to offer a unique insider’s view of where the world is headed in the years ahead and how that will affect global business.

Ambassador Wendy Sherman, lead negotiator on the recently reached Iran deal, and named by The Jerusalem Post as the fourth most influential Jew in the world, sizes up the U.S. relationship with Israel, Iran and the Middle East in a point/counterpoint with another panelist.

After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, Mark Shields is one of the most widely recognized commentators in the United States. Syndicated columnist and lifelong journalist—considered by many to be the gold standard—Shields shares firsthand accounts and impressions of the current state of Washington politics and presents them against the backdrop of American history. With special emphasis on the Trump Administration and Congress, his insightful, perceptive, and often humorous analysis of today’s political headlines—and the impact they will have on Americans in the years to come—will entertain and inform audiences.

 

With his trademark candor and wit, Alan Simpson provides his insights on the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, what’s going on in Congress, and possible sensible policy options for reforming immigration, the tax code, addressing the national deficit and debt, and assuring the solvency of Social Security. From his vantage point as the Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Simpson provides his candid take on the hard and tough decisions that lie ahead for America’s new leaders. Always unafraid to speak his mind and a favorite of political media due to his humor and honesty, he Simpson sets his sights on American politics and the future of our Country and the Republican Party.

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