Tilman Buchner is the global leader for Boston Consulting Group’s Innovation Center for Operations (ICO). ICO is BCG’s network of capabilities and offerings that features 11 model factories in France, Germany, Singapore, Ireland, Brazil, China, and the US.

Tilman is an expert in the (industrial) metaverse and internet of things ecosystem, as well as a recognized thought leader in software-defined automation and cognitive robotics. With over nine years of C-level experience in multinational corporations, his executive leadership has been instrumental in steering complex organizations through digital transformation programs. Tilman is a frequent keynote speaker and author, especially on emerging technology, as well as patent holder of various software patents. In addition, Tilman serves as an advisor and coach to corporate startups.

His previous positions include Chief Mobile Officer at ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at SevenVentures, roles that honed his multi-faceted perspective on technology and business.


  • PhD, mechanical engineering, Aachen Technical University (RWTH)
  • Dipl.-Ing. RWTH Aachen, MIT, SNU
  • Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing., Fernuniversität Hagen