Partner & Associate Director
Pranay Ahlawat is a core member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice area at Boston Consulting Group. He leads the firm’s work in product innovation and engineering, and R&D for software. He is also co-lead for AI in tech software. Pranay's expertise includes SaaS transformation, operations, product design, post-sales support, and product strategy and engineering. Pranay’s current focus is building perspectives on the future of software engineering and next generation cloud
Pranay rejoined BCG in 2018 after serving for a year as Vice President of Carrick Capital Partners, an operationally focused tech growth equity fund where he led investments in infrastructure software and AI. Before he joined BCG for the first time, in 2016, he worked for eight years in tech, holding senior engineering roles in two successful startups. He holds a patent in cloud computing.
A more federated and distributed architectural paradigm will help companies address the challenges and costs of data access and integration while accelerating innovation.
Smaller software companies tend to outperform their larger competitors in returns from R&D investments. How can software companies ensure the scaling of R&D even as they grow?
Startups typically chase sales at any cost. But those that thrive long term know when to strike a balance between generating sales and making profits.
In most cases, hybrid clouds offer the best combination of scalability, ease of use, strategic flexibility, and data security—but they may not be the right fit for every company.
By investing in the cloud, data, and analytics, institutions can improve student success, operational efficiency, and innovation in research and learning.
In this fast-growing market, clarity on what constitutes an efficient and effective multicloud approach is hard to come by.
Open source software’s use is spreading rapidly, but many companies haven’t figured out how to gain an advantage by participating in its development and using it extensively.
To make the best use of today’s digital technologies, we need a new generation of enterprise software architectures.
By shining a light into the black box of R&D spending, companies can spur innovation.