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Philipp Gerbert

Senior Partner & Managing Director


Philipp Gerbert

How to Develop an Intuitive Understanding of AI for Business

Philipp Gerbert is a member of The Boston Consulting Group’s engineered products and infrastructure sector team and a core member of the firm’s Industrial Goods; Energy; and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice groups. He also leads BCG’s Strategy practice in Central Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Philipp is a BCG Fellow exploring the topic of artificial intelligence. Since joining BCG as a partner in 2005, he has acquired extensive experience and knowledge serving industry and technology leaders around the world.

A physicist and an expert in energy and digital technology, he is intensely interested in technology-based transformations of business and economics. Philipp became a BCG Fellow in 2015; his research is exploring the impact of analytics and big data on business strategy.

Before joining BCG, Philipp worked for McKinsey & Company, The McKenna Group, and A.T. Kearney.

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital, analytics, and AI across industries
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Innovation in engineering and construction
  • Future energy and industrial infrastructure


  • PhD, physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MSc, physics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
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