Speaker's Biography:

Peter Schwartz
Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Business Network

Peter Schwartz is Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Business Network, a leading consultancy in scenario thinking, strategic conversation and futures research. A renowned futurist and business strategist, Schwartz works with corporations, governments and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world. Before founding GBN in 1987, he headed scenario planning for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in London and directed the Strategic Environment Center at SRI International. He is the author of several books, most recently Inevitable Surprises, a provocative look at today's dynamic forces and their implications for business and society. His first book, The Art of the Long View, is considered a seminal publication on scenario planning. He publishes and lectures widely and served as a script consultant on "Minority Report," "Deep Impact," "Sneakers" and "War Games." Schwartz received a B.S. from New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.