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Ross Is a Transformative Challenger

BCG Digital Ventures Lead Data Scientist, Berlin

Challengers brechen mit gewohnten Denkmustern und schaffen es, alle im Team zu wegweisenden Ideen zu inspirieren. Ross sucht nach neuen Blickwinkeln.

At BCG Digital Ventures, you will consistently find yourself presented with the opportunity to push boundaries you never knew existed.


In Ross’s Words

In my career prior to joining BCGDV, I was fortunate enough to have worked in a number of different roles across many different industries. During this time, I was continually exposed to new learning opportunities and ways of working. Since I’ve join BCGDV, the opportunities to develop and grow have increased exponentially.

BCGDV offers me a unique environment in which I can encounter new challenges and rub shoulders with highly engaged, professional colleagues every day. The daily work here gives the feeling of creating value that is truly transformative.

About Ross

Ross has a first-class-honors degree in computer science and a doctorate in natural language generation from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Before joining BCG Digital Ventures in Berlin, Ross spent ten years working at various technology companies.

Q: Why did you choose to work at BCGDV?

A: I found the value proposition of BCGDV truly compelling. Prior to joining, I had seriously considered starting my own business, but BCGDV offered the unique mix of startup culture coupled with world-class learning opportunities and colleagues.

Q: How do you get to utilize your unique skill set within a team?

A: Data science is a multidisciplinary field, and I’ve been lucky enough to work across research, business, product, and software engineering during my career, as a manager and individual contributor. Being able to see the bigger picture of a venture really helps me to spot opportunities where data science can be applied.

Q: How does BCGDV fit into BCG as a whole?

A: BCGDV brings a unique dimension to BCG in terms of the ability to build digital companies from the ground up—from business case to complete software build—at lightning speed. This complements the other BCG portfolio companies very well.

Q: Can you tell us how digital transformation has influenced your career?

A: I started my computer science degree just after the dot-com bubble burst. Despite that, it was still clear to me that the rate of digital transformation in industry would only increase. It has kept me in a job ever since.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: The greenfield aspect. Every venture is different and presents diverse challenges in terms of monetization strategy and how technology can be applied.

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