Mike Bechtel: A Futurist on How To Navigate Tomorrow’s Uncertainties

Mike Bechtel makes his living as a futurist – but in order to make predictions about tomorrow, he grounds himself in the past. “Futurists are just secretly historians,” he says.

Bechtel is Deloitte’s chief futurist and talks with David about how companies can prepare for the future while
also tempering their expectations based on experience. He gives insights into what he feels will drive the technology of tomorrow – “going beyond the screen,” says Bechtel – and how corporate leaders can devise a plan to keep up.

Bechtel also says the banker of the future will “lead with need.”