As founder of Boston Consulting Group’s “Spend AI,” a patented AI-solution to categorize and classify SG&A spend, Ronny Fehling leads one of BCG GAMMA’s ‘Big Bets’ 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.”

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data science
  • Natural language processing (NLP)
  • ZBB (zero-based budgeting)
  • Digital transformation
  • AI at scale

EDUCATION

  • 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

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 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)