A Brief History of the Future

Mar 13, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: A Brief History of the Future, Mar 13, 2023

Futurists are not-so-secretly historians: to make predictions about tomorrow, they must ground themselves in the lessons of the past. In a time where technology has accelerated, futurists and business leaders must look at yesterday’s lessons to drive the business strategies of tomorrow. In this session, Deloitte Consulting’s chief futurist, Mike Bechtel, will discuss the history of IT and its evolution along 3 cornerstones of computing: interaction, information, and computation, and how organizations can use the lessons learned to build a strategy fit for the future. Mike will also discuss the responsibilities leaders must consider with the power and simplicity of technology, and how to “mind the digital gap,” meaning that they must apply innovation through a lens of inclusivity+fairness.

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photo of Mike Bechtel
Mike Bechtel


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