Midas De Bondt has been with Boston Consulting Group since 2015. He is currently an ambassador to the BCG Henderson Institute in Paris, where he is working alongside François Candelon and Rodolphe Charme di Carlo. The focus of his research is artificial intelligence and digital technologies, and how they affect industry and society.
During his career at BCG, Midas has worked in the Brussels, Stockholm, and Dubai offices. He is an active member of the Industrial Goods and Public Sector practices at the firm, and has worked on assignments across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. His work has focused on economic development, international business, and transportation and logistics.
Midas is a native Dutch speaker, with excellent knowledge of English and French.
Nations that decide to help local businesses need a well-executed plan that is part of a broader economic development approach.
Industrial players have no time to lose. They need to catch up in digital by committing to a dramatic transformation.
Its leaders must quickly implement policy reforms that will enable EU companies to deploy AI at scale.
For the large firms, working closely with the EU means avoiding a stalemate and gaining long-term competitive advantage.
Western governments planning for the economic rebound should look to the East. Businesses will need to both support government actions and enhance trust for employees, customers, and value chain partners.
Shifts in global supply chains, changing consumption patterns, and the increasing prevalence of remote ways of working—trends that were underway long before the COVID-19 crisis—will accelerate. AI can help companies thrive in this new environment.