Peter Schwartz is a cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network, a Monitor Group Company. GBN is the world’s foremost consultancy in scenario thinking, strategic conversation, and futures research. Peter is an internationally renowned futurist, business strategist and Founder of GBN. He is one of the world’s leading practitioners of scenario planning, working 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, Peter headed scenario planning for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in London and directed the Strategic Environment Center at SRI International. Peter is the author of several books, among them, his most recent, Inevitable Surprises, is a provocative look at the dynamic forces at play in the world today and their implications for business and society. His first book, The Art of the Long View is considered a seminal publication on scenario planning and has been translated into multiple languages. He publishes and lectures widely and served as a script consultant on the films “Minority Report,” “Deep Impact,” “Sneakers,” and “War Games.” Peter received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.