Stefan Kircher is a managing director and serves as CTO for the Platforms practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has more than 20 years of software industry experience, with a focus on strategic technology concepts, road maps, and implementations. Kircher also leads research and innovation for Platforms on key topics such as blockchain, AI/ML, and the Internet of Things, and advises on open source–fueled asset strategies. He is based in Atlanta. Connect with Kircher on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-kircher-35133b38/.