Keynote Speaker

Mike Bechtel
Mike BechtelManaging Direct & Chief Futurist
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Mike Bechtel is an inventor, investor, and professor.

As Chief Futurist for Deloitte Consulting LLP, Mike helps clients develop strategies to thrive in the face of discontinuity and disruption. His team researches the novel and exponential technologies most likely to impact the future of business, and builds relationships with the enterprises, entrepreneurs, and research institutions creating them.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Bechtel led Ringleader Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm he co-founded in 2013. Before Ringleader, he served as CTO of The Ounce of Prevention Fund, a national not-for-profit focused on early childhood education for at-risk youth. He began his career in technology R&D at Accenture, where his dozen US patents helped result in him being named that firm’s Global Innovation Director.

He currently serves as Professor of Corporate Innovation at the University of Notre Dame.