Managing Director & Partner
Silicon Valley - Bay Area
Akash Bhatia is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Technology Advantage practices, where he focuses on helping clients understand and leverage disruptive technologies.
Akash has worked with a wide range of companies in tech and non-tech industries, on topics including portfolio rationalization, M&A due diligence, platform strategy, go-to-market approaches, tech strategy, and partner ecosystems. He has a strong interest in, and has worked with clients on, the Internet of Things.
Prior to joining the firm, Akash was a principal at Oliver Wyman in its hi-tech practice and a partner in the tech strategy practice at Infosys Consulting. Akash was one of the early employees of an enterprise software startup in Boston (now part of IBM) where he helped define, market, and sell portal solutions.
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