Build Operate Transfer


What drives competitive advantage in today's world? Mastering digital capabilities at speed and at scale. Our Build-Operate-Transfer model enables companies to scale up capabilities fast—and deliver value from day one.

To help organizations rapidly scale new capabilities and ways of working, BCG has developed a delivery model anchored in enablement: Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT). With BOT, we don't just help you solve your toughest problems. We enable you from day one—working shoulder to shoulder with your teams to build company assets and operate at maximum efficiency—with the objective to transfer capabilities so you can thrive independently at the heart of our commitment.

Build-Operate-Transfer helps organizations build for the future—achieving short-term performance while building competitive advantage.

Our Build-Operate-Transfer Approach

Build-Operate-Transfer is the perfect solution for companies that are ready to launch an ambitious transform—at speed and at scale—but lack the necessary capabilities. BCG’s Build-Operate-Transfer consulting team will help your company develop the capabilities needed to control your own trajectory. Our approach will help you enhance your operations to:

  • Follow clear business objectives in a digitally disrupted environment
  • Upskill your employees
  • Acquire in-demand capabilities, despite a market shortage for talent
  • Simplify your decision processes and focus on value
  • Accelerate your time to market
  • Engage all employees in your company-wide transformation

The breadth of our Build-Operate-Transfer services, products, and talent pool allows us to support your digital transformation from strategic inception through implementation. We draw on our network of more than 6,000 experts—including those from BCG X, our tech build and design unit—as each unique situation demands. Because we are not an IT-service provider, we operate with tech neutrality and bring no conflicts of interest to the table as we help you evaluate and select emerging technologies.

Our Build-Operate-Transfer Consulting Work

Our Build-Operate-Transfer Products and Tools

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Digital Skill Builder

The enablement and capability building engine that allows companies to develop skills and expertise in core digital areas, including agile at scale, UX and UI design, coding, blockchain, and cybersecurity.

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Our upskilling platform assesses employees’ skills, builds their capabilities, and enables leaders to digitally monitor their teams’ upskilling progress.

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Digital Acceleration Challenge

An 18-minute game that simulates an 18-month digital transformation journey and its challenges.


Analytics Acceleration Challenge Game

An immersive experience—customizable for any sector—that gamifies starting and running a large-scale AI transformation.

Explore Our Insights on Build-Operate-Transfer


BCG’s Vanessa Lyon describes how we enable clients to build internal capabilities so that they can own and drive their digital transformations.

Meet Our Build-Operate-Transfer Consultants

Our Build-Operate-Transfer consultants and industry experts help digital transformations succeed. Here are some of our experts on the topic.

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