Mike Bechtel is an inventor, investor, and professor. As chief futurist for Deloitte Consulting LLP, Mike makes sense of what’s new and next in tech. His team’s goal: Helping clients arrive at their preferred tomorrows slightly ahead of schedule. In addition to his role at Deloitte, he also serves as professor of Corporate Innovation at the University of Notre Dame. In 2013, Mike co-founded and served as managing director of Ringleader Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage startups that had (intentionally or not) built simple solutions to complex corporate challenges. Prior to Ringleader, Mike served as chief technology officer at Start Early, a not-for-profit committed to the idea that all children - particularly those born into poverty have quality childhoods.
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