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Andrew Busch

Keynote Speaker

Economic Futurist; Former CMIO, U.S. Government; Author

Andrew Busch answers the question "Where do we go from here?" on the economy, business and government policy. He breaks down today's chaos to give specific ideas how to overcome, adapt, and thrive.

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Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets. Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of FinTech & virtual currencies on market dynamics.

Mr. Busch created and directed a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency. As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team. Each week, he led the agency on a market and economic roundtable discussion with the staffs of the White House, the US Treasury, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve Board.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago. He is author of the book “World Event Trading” covering large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets.

Today, he’s a consultant and keynote speaker with a wide range of clients including financial services, energy, manufacturing and construction. Andy moves people from the chaos today to confidence in the future.

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  • The Future Economy: Growth Opportunities

    The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. Just as the US was getting over the worst of COVID, Russia invaded, and China shut down ports due to COVID. War in Ukraine, inflation soaring, interest rates spiking, and supply chains crashing are all examples of the speed of change.  


    But how did we get here? More importantly, where do we go from here?


    Andy provides the context needed to understand the forces at work creating momentum for change in the economy and your business. AI, climate subsidies, and co-bots are just a few of the extraordinary tools/spending being leveraged right now. Are you aligning yourself with what will occur? Andy wrote the book on large, catastrophic events and how they impact our markets, economy, and world. As a futurist and economist, Andy dives deep into exploring how innovation, policy changes, and societal shifts (war) drive opportunities for clients. He provides context by doing a “where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going” for the economy. He takes the trends supercharged by COVID & war, then applies them to your industry via a case study to show where money is flowing, and opportunities are growing.


    Audience Takeaways:

    • Update on the war, supply chains, and the economy (inflation/interest rates/govt. spending/recession)
    • Key trends supercharged by the virus and war including chips, bio-economy, & AI (ChatGPT)
    • Case study on future growth opportunities
  • AI Unleashed: Disrupting the Economy and Shaping the Future

    In this compelling and visionary keynote, Andy dives deep into the far-reaching effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on economic growth, job creation, and politics, unraveling the complex interplay between these crucial domains. Embark with the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US govt. on a fascinating journey uncovering the potential of AI to redefine the global landscape, and learning how to adapt and thrive in this new era of unprecedented change.


    Andrew Busch is known for his ability to simplify complex topics, uncover hidden trends, and spark lively discussions. With his signature blend of enthusiasm, wit, and insight, he’s about to shed light on the most significant technological advancement of our time – Artificial Intelligence.


    Audience takeaways tailored for your group:

    • The AI Economy Unleashed: Gain a comprehensive understanding of how AI is driving economic growth, spurring innovation, and catalyzing new business models across diverse industries.
    • The Workforce Reimagined: Explore the dynamic relationship between AI and job creation, and learn how to foster a resilient workforce capable of navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities of an AI-driven world.
    • The Political Paradigm Shift: Examine the transformative impact of AI on politics, as it reshapes power structures, policy-making, and the very nature of democracy.
    • Balancing the Scales: Uncover the role of AI in addressing economic disparities and promoting inclusive growth, and learn how to develop and implement strategies that ensure no one is left behind.
    • The Road Ahead: Gain actionable insights and practical guidance on preparing for the AI-driven future, embracing the opportunities it presents, and overcoming the challenges it poses, both individually and collectively.


  • Future Work: Growth Opportunities

    If the world feels like it’s speeding up, that’s because it is. Technological changes via cloud computing, computer speed, and algorithmic modeling are advancing more rapidly than anyone could’ve guessed five years ago. The tumult they will create for the economy and jobs is part of the chaos we can expect going forward. But what are the growth opportunities for those entering the workforce today? How will the reshaping of our economy drive change and demand for new skills? Which jobs will be phased out and which ones will survive? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch speaks with CEOs and top managers for every business sector as he creates research on the future economy for his clients. From financial services to plastics, Andy gets the inside scoop on what the top business minds consider challenges and future growth opportunities. 

    Audience takeaways: 

    • What is “foundational AI” and how is it already changing the job market? (Think ChatGPT!)
    • What jobs will likely survive and what jobs will likely fade away?
    • How will this impact the economy, and will policy changes make a difference?
    • How to prepare today for the rapid shift coming to employment?
  • 2024 US Presidential Election: Growth Opportunities

    The race for 2024 starts in 2023. These midterm elections will likely bring big changes to U.S. legislation, regulations, and the economy. Gridlock is likely, but don’t be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. Did the January 6th committee make an impact? How will a split Congress impact regulation? Inflation? Fiscal spending? Trade? Supreme Court? Federal Reserve Policy? What will be the Biden legislative strategy for the remaining 2 years of his presidency? How will all this impact the 2024 US Presidential election and who are the top candidates from both sides of the aisle? Most importantly, how will the elections impact your business? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch has been in the US government when a power shift occurred and provides his insights into answering all these questions. Most importantly, he gives you an outlook for the growth opportunities coming from these changes for your industry and members.

    Audience takeaways:

    • The outlook from the outcome of U.S. House and Senate midterm elections
    • Key policy changes on legislation, trade, and regulations impacting your industry
    • Growth opportunities created by the changes and key trends driving the economic future

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

It was fantastic to have Andy provide the keynote address at our economic outlook conference. We got so much great feedback that everyone loved his insights and his presentation! He tailored it specifically for us and showed the future AZ growth opportunities. We’d love to have him come back!

Media

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch was a key success factor for our Chamber’s 79th Annual Meeting. He gave us an ability to understand the future economy and opportunities for growth. Our members gave him a 100% satisfaction rate with a 5.0 rating on a 5-point scale. The success of the event wouldn’t have been possible without him.

Chambers of Commerce

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

It was just what we were looking for – an engaging, interesting, and informative presentation to engage our virtual audience. Andrew keeps the presentation moving, uses effective visuals, and provides thoughtful analysis throughout. He’s an outstanding presenter in a virtual environment, and I know he would be more amazing in person. I highly recommend Andrew for your next event!

Banking

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Andy Busch mesmerized our attendees! This is the 3rd time we’ve had him come back. He gave us tools to grow our members business. The case study was incredibly helpful to understand our future opportunities.

Real Estate

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Andy was outstanding. We had many, many members come up and say he was the best keynote speaker we’ve booked. He’s funny, upbeat and took time to spend time with our members. We were inspired by his positive look into the future for the economy and opportunities.

Banking

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Andrew’s talk ‘The Political Elections Outlook for 2016’, received the highest audience satisfaction scores at the conference: 9.8 (out of 10)!

Health Care

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Our attendees had three major takeaways. First, they were given a framework to understand the U.S. economy. Second, they were given a detailed analysis of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Finally, they received an outlook for the future of our industry and what opportunities lie ahead.

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch did an outstanding job for our virtual event covering the 2020 election impact on the economy, business and jobs. Our clients contacted us immediately to say they greatly enjoyed the content and energy via an on-line event. He exceeded our expectations by giving our banking and credit union clients a resource for all their employees to better understand the entire financial industry. We will definitely work with Andrew in 2021 to understand the outcome and aftermath from the election.

Accounting

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

We hired Andrew to appear in-person for our fall Pacific Life Educational Symposium to provide insight into the economy, US election, and technology, and their impact on business and jobs. We shifted to a virtual meeting in July and asked him to accommodate. He delivered a high energy and engaging session to our large virtual audience. Andrew adapted to the technology, ensured our branding was strategically placed, and delivered compelling visuals. Our clients were actively engaged, and we ran out of time for all the questions they wanted to ask. His message of “prepare now for the opportunities ahead” was the message of optimism we needed for our attendees.

Insurance

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Our attendees were engaged, entertained and interactive.

Financial Services

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

Thank you for coming to our meeting at Pinehurst. The presentation was very well received. A lot to digest but that is the way the world is these days! The connection with Washington and the markets was both insightful and entertaining. Great feedback from our group.

Financial Services

What other organizations say about Andrew Busch

We asked Andrew to keynote our fall conference. Our group was looking for a speaker who could provide both economic insight and thoughts on the upcoming presidential election. After cancelling live events in 2020, we asked Andrew to present the event virtually. It was just what we were looking for – an engaging, interesting, and informative presentation to engage our virtual audience. Andrew keeps the presentation moving, uses effective visuals, and provides thoughtful analysis throughout. He’s an outstanding presenter in a virtual environment, and I know he would be more amazing in person. He used the technology to its full-effect with audience engagement, an event-specific background, and effective visuals. As a meeting planner, he was easy to work with and a consummate professional. I highly recommend Andrew for your next event!

Financial Services

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