Mike Bechtel is a Managing Director & Futurist at Deloitte Consulting LLP where he and his team sense and make sense of novel and experimental technologies. He also helps direct Deloitte’s engagement with the start-up and venture investment community. Mike serves as Professor of Corporate Innovation at the University of Notre Dame and has served on a number of start-up, university, and not-for-profit boards. Before joining Deloitte, Mike co-founded and served as Managing Director of Ringleader Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, and served as CTO at the Ounce of Prevention Fund. He began his career in 1998 with Accenture Labs. A frequent speaker, Mike regularly gives talks to corporate, not-for-profit, and university audiences. An avid writer, his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Medium, and on LinkedIn.