Ronny Fehling is the founder and leader of BCG X’s “Spend AI,” a patented AI-solution to categorize and classify SG&A spend that is disrupting spend analytics.Ronny focuses on AI@scale and building AI solutions across multiple industries. In that capacity, he worked with MIT-Sloan and the BCG Henderson Institute and co-authored the research paper “Winning with AI." Ronny is also BCG’s scientific advisor for natural language processing (NLP), one of the biggest growth areas in AI.

Ronny works with clients aligning business strategy and AI to drive growth and transformation at scale. He has worked with many large companies to spearhead and drive digital transformation, leveraging artificial intelligence, data science and cognitive computing, quantum computing, and blockchain, and has built several advanced analytics organizations.

Ronny has over 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence, data science, database innovation, sensor networks, and IoT and cloud. After working in the field of database innovation and sensor networks, he joined Airbus as Vice President for Artificial Intelligence, leading and driving the group’s strategic roadmaps and projects. He is the author of many technical publications and the holder of a patent for “Method of and System for Managing Data in a Sensor Network.”


  • Master’s in Computer Science, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg
  • Graduate Coursework Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Mathematics, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg


  • Global patent pending, AI-driven transaction management system
  • Handelsblatt and BCG Vordenker 2019 award
  • Oracle North America Innovation Award (2013)
  • US Patent: US-7,479,875 Method of and System for Managing Data in a Sensor Network (2009)
  • Oracle Innovation Award for the Solution Reference Architecture Tool (2008)
  • ICSNC Technical Program Committee (2007)