Steven Mills is the Global Chief AI Ethics Officer at Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the BCG Center for Digital Government where he is the global lead for artificial intelligence in the public sector. He is a core member of the Public Sector practice.

Since joining BCG, Steve has supported a wide range of private and public sector clients in health, finance, aerospace, social impact, technology, and defense. His technical leadership includes AI product development, implementing complex machine learning use cases, and providing decision support through large-scale modeling and simulation. Steve’s leadership brings commercial best practices into government, including designing AI and analytic strategies, AI workforce development, and planning and executing AI training programs. He is a recognized expert in “Responsible AI,” helping a variety of public and private sector clients develop responsible AI strategies, implementation plans, and tools and training.

Steve is an invited member of the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Council, a group composed of ministers and heads of regulatory agencies, chief executives, and leading technical and civil society experts who provide strategic guidance and shape the direction of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He is also a member of the Forum’s Responsible Use of Technology Working Group and the Center for a New American Security Task Force on AI in National Security.

Prior to joining BCG, Steve spent eight years at Booz Allen Hamilton where he served as the Director of Machine Intelligence and the Director of Booz Allen Futures, a business unit focused on exploring the atypical intersections between emerging technology and socioeconomic, environmental, and geopolitical trends. Prior to that, he worked as a forest planning/operations research analyst at FORSight Resources.


  • MSc, operations research and forest management planning, Pennsylvania State University
  • BSc, wildlife and fisheries management, Frostburg State University


  • Top 100 Most Influential People in Data, DataIQ, 2022
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Field of AI Ethics nominee, CogX Awards, 2021