Emile Servan-Schreiber

Emile Servan-Schreiber

Website: http://www.newsfutures.com
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Member since March 30, 2008
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1991 Carnegie Mellon , PHD

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Emile is CEO of NewsFutures, Inc, a U.S.-based company that designs and runs public and private prediction markets, including the NewsFutures Exchange and Bet2Give (America's first charity-based prediction market). Clients include large corporations, media organizations, and government agencies in the United States, Europe, Asia and Oceania.


As a leading pioneer in the field, Emile has lectured widely on the business value of prediction markets across the globe: from San Francisco to Hong Kong, by way of Washington DC and Davos... He has been quoted in Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Wired, InfoWorld, Nature, CBS News, and in various other newspapers and magazines in North America and Europe. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Prediction Markets and a guest lecturer at the Wharton Business School.


Emile has co-authored with some of the field's leading researchers a landmark experimental study directly comparing the prediction accuracy of real-money and play-money prediction markets: Prediction Markets: Does Money Matter? (Electronic Markets, 14-3, Fall 2004)


Before founding NewsFutures with Maurice Balick in 2000, Emile worked as an artificial intelligence engineer for Ilog, a software company specializing in providing AI-based business solutions, and later co-authored two award-winning CD-Roms drawing on the collective wisdom of 18 world-class scientists, including 8 Nobel Prize winners: The Challenge of the Universe and Secrets of the Mind. He is an alumni of Carnegie Mellon, where he earned both a B.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology.