Michael Breitenstein is a member of Boston Consulting Group's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) and Technology Advantage (TA) practices, as well as BCG's Center for Telecommunications Networks and Center for High-Stakes Auctions. As global 5G topic leader and expert in digital infrastructure and business strategy and auctions, he advises clients on the impact of new technologies and helps shape their strategy and business models. Michael has extensive experience helping telecommunications, media, and high-tech clients as well as investors around the world develop and implement strategies covering topics such as infrastructure, network, technology, spectrum, regulatory, commercialization, launch, and business build.

Michael has an engineering and computer science background, and previously worked as a software engineer and researcher, and co-founded a startup company.


  • PhD, Computer Vision and Machine Learning, ETH Zurich
  • MSc, Computer Science, ETH Zurich


  • Young Leader, American Swiss Foundation, 2019
  • Swiss Innovation Award winner, 2009