Partner & Associate Director, Infrastructure
Christoph Rothballer is a Global Co-Lead of the Center for Mobility Innovation at Boston Consulting Group. He is a core member of BCG's Industrial goods practice. He is also a member of the Public Sector, Global Advantage, and Strategy practice at the firm.
Christoph advises operators, equipment OEMs, EPCs, and investors active in the infrastructure and transportation space, on growth and digital strategies and investment opportunities. He also advises public sector organizations on prioritization, planning, and financing of large capital projects and smart mobility and smart infrastructure.
Christoph co-leads BCG’s relationship with World Economic Forum on infrastructure, construction, and smart cities. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has published many reports and articles on infrastructure topics. From 2012 to 2014, Christoph was on secondment to the WEF in Geneva.
Cities are getting smarter about mobility. And with agile approaches, they can unleash the true power of apps, big data, and other technologies to unclog transportation networks.
The benefits are alluring, and the barriers are shrinking. New business models for 3D printing in construction could be viable in just a few years.
Ten case studies show how digital technologies can transform the construction industry, leading to higher productivity as well as social and environmental benefits.
The engineering and construction industry has been slow to adopt new technologies and has never undergone a major transformation. This will change very soon—and very dramatically.
Revolution is long overdue in the engineering and construction industry. Change is inevitable, however, as several global megatrends continue to unsettle the industry.
Productivity in the engineering and construction industry has long been stagnating. By leveraging digital technologies, companies are beginning to make big leaps.
Many promising infrastructure projects in Africa are hobbled by the lack of early-stage project-preparation financing. A new approach can help get more of these projects off the ground.
Private investors in infrastructure projects worry about such political and regulatory risks as expropriation, community protests, unfair taxes, and corruption. This report provides a 20-point risk-mitigation framework.
Infrastructure assets are often managed suboptimally. Here is a framework for how governments worldwide can achieve a step change in their operation and maintenance.