Ph.D., CFA, IPC Chief Economist
Shawn G. DuBravac, Ph.D., CFA Acclaimed global futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture. Dr. DuBravac is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker, delivering pragmatic and provocative insights on the trends, technologies and paradigms transforming the globe. His research focuses on the forces shaping tomorrow that are percolating on the peripheral of society and business today. By providing an elevated view of developing trends, DuBravac empowers leaders and their organizations to improve strategic decision-making capabilities by identifying and understanding the changing landscape and opportunities that lie ahead. Today DuBravac is president of Avrio Institute. The Institute, which takes from the Greek Αύριο meaning tomorrow, helps leaders prepare for uncertain, divergent futures. It’s clients include Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, scrappy start-ups, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Grounded in economics, DuBravac served for over a dozen years as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES. DuBravac writes extensively on disruptive technological shifts and has been widely published on the topics of technology, finance and economics. His analysis has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Wired, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s and on-air with CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, CBS and other media outlets. In 2012, DuBravac was named to Dealerscope’s “40 under 40” list of people to watch in the technology industry and in 2017, Prophix named him one of 27 Finance Thought Leaders to Read and Follow. He was a founding trustee of the CTA Foundation, is a past-President of both the CFA Society of Washington, DC and the Conference of Business Economists, and a past board member of the National Association of Business Economists. DuBravac has taught at the George Washington University School of Business, American University’s Kogod School of Business, the George Mason University School of Business, Marymount University School of Business, and the University of Mary Washington. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University. DuBravac resides in Virginia with his three sons. When not helping executive teams decipher coming shifts, he can be found climbing 14ers, running marathons and coaching youth sports. DuBravac shares his many insights and ideas at ShawnDuBravac.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @shawndubravac.