Senior Partner Emeritus & Senior Advisor
Massimo Russo is a senior partner emeritus and senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group, and a former member of the firm's Industrial Goods; Operations; Technology, Media & Telecommunications; and Strategy practices. He is a BCG Henderson Institute Alumni Fellow. During his fellowship, Massimo focused on the data economy, including what the data economy is, its value, the challenges of data sharing, and how firms can navigate the changing landscape of opportunity. Prior to becoming a Fellow, Massimo led BCG's Technology Advantage practice in North America.
Massimo helps clients build competitive advantage through technology, with a focus on industrial clients. Since joining BCG in 2001, he has advised clients across a number of sectors, including automotive, engineered products, and technology. He played a lead role in supporting the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry in evaluating the restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler.
Before joining BCG, Massimo worked at GE Aircraft Engines, leading its Destroy-Your-Business.com group. He started his career as a product development engineer for Product Genesis.
Realizing the digital promise and gaining a sustainable advantage take much more than investments in technology. Companies need to expand their perception to discover hidden relationships.
A complex marketplace is taking shape. Corporate management teams with data-sharing interests need to get up to speed.
Companies thinking about participating in data ecosystems need to consider the opportunities and risks that the various models present.
Participating in data ecosystems can be a critical part of a company’s comprehensive total societal impact strategy and a foundation for sustainable business model innovation.
The new European Data Governance Act is a good first step, but there’s room for complementary initiatives.
If companies are not willing to share their data, ecosystems die on the vine.
How should companies think about use cases that are distant, unknown, or do not yet exist?
B2B companies need a plan for IoT and other enterprise data privacy.
Innovation versus privacy leads the list of challenges as cities seek to boost intelligence and insight.
What the story of one woman's cancer cells, which have fueled 70 years of medical R&D, portends for data collected from the Internet of Things.
Data and data sharing are at forefront of the response to the novel coronavirus.