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John Rose

Senior Partner & Managing Director

New York

John Rose on Media & Entertainment

John Rose is the former global leader of the media sector for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice at The Boston Consulting Group. He became a BCG Fellow in 2014. John’s fellowship focuses on helping companies foster trust among consumers in order to gain access to—and unlock value from—the ever-widening stream of complex, fast-moving big data that is generated online. 

He helps his clients capture what he calls a “trust advantage”—rising market shares and accelerated innovation built on the torrent of data, meaningful insights gleaned from this information, and a highly effective big-data strategy. 

John has focused his consulting practice over the past several years on collaborating with a broad set of technology, media, and telecommunications companies to address the uncertainty unleashed by new forms of online content, new distribution pathways, new devices, new consumer behaviors, and new business models that are disrupting the competitive landscape. 

In addition, he has led a multiyear effort with the World Economic Forum to define and address issues and opportunities related to big data and specifically to the use of consumer information. He is also the vice chair of the board of trustees for New York Public Radio. 

Prior to joining BCG in 2004, John was executive vice president at EMI Group, responsible for strategy and corporate development, new media, industry and government affairs, and global asset management. At EMI, John developed and oversaw the company’s digital business, crafting its antipiracy efforts, leading its cost restructuring, and heading up board-level initiatives to identify and evaluate strategic options for the group. 

Before EMI, John spent almost 20 years with McKinsey, where he was a director and coleader of the global media and entertainment practice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Big data and advanced analytics
  • Personal data and trust
  • Digital media services
  • Winning in pay TV and cable
  • Convergence in technology, media, and telecommunications
  • Lean advantage TMT
  • Technology trends
  • Private equity
  • Transaction banking
  • Mobile payments


  • MPPM, Yale School of Management
  • BA, mathematics and natural sciences, Wesleyan University
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