US 2020 Economic Outlook with Microsoft Perspective

Speaker Chris Dieringer, National Sales Senior Director, US Retail & CPG Industry, Microsoft

Potential economic recovery scenarios with Microsoft viewpoint

UPDATED: Quarterly Economic Outlook with COVID-19 Special Report

April 10, 2020

As US leaders begin weighing the delicate process of reopening the economy, what lies ahead is uncertain for many businesses. In this discussion, Chris Dieringer, National Sales Senior Director at Microsoft, and Andrew Duguay, Chief Economist at Prevedere, talk about the economic future beyond COVID-19.

Mr. Dieringer provides Microsoft’s perspective and insights on the rapidly developing economic challenges resulting from the health crisis, including navigating the now, rebound strategies, and shaping the new normal. Mr. Duguay highlights how while the recovery road ahead will be bumpy, there will be opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers and understand their purchase intentions and behaviors.

Key takeaways include:

  • Microsoft perspective and insights on current and future economic situation
    • Navigating the Now
    • Rebound Strategies
    • Shaping the New Normal
  • Prevedere potential recovery scenarios and planning
  • Importance of identifying the right leading indicators post COVID
  • The struggle is real, but new opportunities exist post pandemic

About the Speakers


Chris Dieringer, National Sales Senior Director, US Retail & CPG Industry, Microsoft

Chris is currently leading the US Retail and CPG practice focused on following current and future trends in the industry and helping customers realize those within their digital transformation. He has experienced time with sub segments including Consumer Electronics, Grocery, Home Improvement, Fashion / Apparel, Department Store and CPG companies. Functions include: Marketing, HR, Tax, Supply Chain, Finance, Merchandising, Operations, Strategic Planning with technologies in business intelligence, data warehouse, application development, ERP deployments, CRM installations and cognitive services delivery.

Prior to the leading the Industry practice he spent time as a Industry Solution Executive for the west coast industry team. Previously he spent 5 years as a Technology Director in the Microsoft Retail stores, building Business Intelligence and Store Associate tools across Merchandising, Marketing, Store Operations, Finance and Ecommerce driving to a 3.2 billion dollar business.


Andrew Duguay – Chief Economist Prevedere, Inc.

Mr. Duguay is a Chief Economist for Prevedere, a predictive analytics company that helps provides business leaders a real-time insight into their company’s future performance. Prior to his role at Prevedere, Andrew was a Senior Economist at ITR Economics. Andrew’s commentary and expertise have been featured in NPR, Reuters, and other publications. Andrew has an MBA and a degree in Economics. He has received a Certificate in Professional Forecasting from the Institute for Business Forecasting and Certificates in Economic Measurement, Applied Econometrics, and Time-Series Analysis and Forecasting from the National Association for Business Economics.

About Prevedere, Inc.
Prevedere is a predictive analytics software company that delivers insights into future business outcomes based on current economic trends. Our predictive economic intelligence helps executives see what lies ahead for their business and solve for upcoming risks and opportunities. Our SaaS solutions apply the power of machine learning and predictive modeling to more than 2.5 million indicators of global economic and consumer activity. Prevedere customers include Fortune 500 industry leaders in retail, manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods. To learn more, visit www.prevedere.comand follow @Prevedere on Twitter.

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