Shawn DuBravac

Acclaimed Global Futurist, Trendcaster, NY Times Bestselling Author

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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. Its 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.

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"Shawn DuBravac works at the epicenter of technology and society...When he talks, I listen."

Doug Solomon
former Chief Strategy Officer at Apple

“That was an excellent presentation!  You managed to cover each topic in a way that explained and also enthralled – my team of media researchers were blown away and we had a lively follow-up discussion. Thank you so much for sharing your insights and providing context to help us visualize a not-too-distant future we are excited for!!”

Debbie Reichig
SVP Media Sales Research, Twentieth Television

“Shawn was terrific. His content and delivery were perfect. He showed this video about AARP and Google that had us all laughing. He is very knowledgeable about the topic trends in technology, but he is also a very good presenter.”

Molly Burns
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company

“Shawn is one of the leading technology futurists, and keynote speakers, in the country. Audiences always enjoy and learn from his keynotes. As an economist and researcher by training, Shawn has the unique ability of being able to boil down the most complex and unsettled technology trends into understandable and meaningful insights for our attendees. As one of the most respected technology prognosticators and researchers for the past 20 years, his predictions have real weight with attendees. Audiences always appreciate his predictions and takeaways on how technology will shape their particular industries in the coming years. At the end of his keynotes, the Q&A session with Shawn is always a hit, and results in robust and interesting dialogues.”

Paul Sherman
Publisher, Tech Wire Media and Events

“Presentation was very well received by our attendees and many of our Informatica executives who were in the audience. I heard nothing but glowing remarks so huge “THANK YOU” for stepping in and working with us to customize your talking points to make it very relevant to our audience and Informatica’s brand.”

Jennifer Jawor
Senior Director, North America Regional Marketing, Informatica

“We’ve heard great feedback from our CEOs already who so enjoyed your presentation and the resulting conversation. The workshop format is new for this group and we so appreciate your time spent with us brainstorming and collaborating – so pleased with the final result!”

Lyndsay Polloway
Vice President of Events, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“For our FSTEC (foodservice technology) conference, Shawn’s presentation was captivating, timely, relevant and fascinating.  My gauge for success is whether attendees are watching the speaker or their phones; in Shawn’s case, everyone was decidedly looking up!”

Carol Walden, CMP
VP, Content & Production, Winsight Events

“Across the board the feedback received was topnotch; you are certainly an expert in this evolving topic, and a dynamic speaker and presenter. I truly appreciate the time and effort it took to deliver such a great subject.”

Alyson R. Jacobs