Tristan Hoag is the North America regional cochair for BCG X, Boston Consulting Group’s tech build and design unit. More specifically, he leads global efforts in building cutting-edge AI and digital systems that go beyond prototypes to transform clients’ core businesses.

A specialist in IT architecture, Tristan led an IT cost-reduction initiative for a top global newspaper company. He also supported the restructuring of a major US bank's IT transformation program. 

Tristan helps clients build modern data environments and integrate their existing IT landscapes, translate data strategies into realistic and actionable implementation plans, transition to modern data environments, and deliver in high-impact areas of big data projects. Tristan has led many architecture projects across industries as diverse as banking, food manufacturing, pharma, and shipbuilding. 

Tristan has acquired more than 25 years of experience. Before joining BCG, he was vice president of banking transformation at Discover Financial Services. He also worked for BCG in Chicago, where he focused on technology, growth strategy, transformation, and post-merger integration.


  • BSE, Finance and Decision Sciences, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania