Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice
Vaishali Rastogi is the global leader for Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice. She has held a number of leadership positions, including heading BCG's business in Southeast Asia—covering all ASEAN markets—during which time she led a rapid expansion of the business into digital, analytics, and transformation.
Vaishali has also been the co-leader for BCG’s sales work globally, leader for go-to-market for rapidly developing economies, and the Asia Pacific leader for BCG’s Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice. She has been a member of BCG's global Executive Committee.
Vaishali brings deep experience in helping transform telcos, technology, and other consumer facing businesses across many markets. She has published multiple reports on digital transformation, go-to-market, and consumers in Southeast Asia. She is also leading efforts on how the new reality post-COVID-19 will affect different sub-sectors of TMT, and how companies can rebound and reimagine their business model and operations to seize advantage in adversity.
In a rough year for markets, telecom operators held up comparatively well, despite continuing to face some fundamental challenges, while infrastructure companies cooled considerably.
Demand for semiconductors and software pushed the tech sector’s five-year total shareholder return higher than that of any other industry.
The surging popularity of streaming services, gaming, and digital and social media over the past two years added to the industry’s substantial shareholder returns.
The technology, media, and telecommunications sector outperformed many other industries in total shareholder return, led by a strong showing in tech.
Infrastructure players and telcos are forging different paths to create shareholder return, but both sectors are automating, modernizing, and adopting digital throughout their operations.
In an increasingly digital world, companies, especially service businesses, that transform themselves to compete in real time can gain an advantage over rivals.
To create a more balanced and equitable workforce, the industry needs to understand how crucial moments of truth draw women to tech careers—or push them away.
Making high-speed internet access available to those who lack it—in both developing and developed nations—is a critical task for the global community.
CEOs should respond proactively, act decisively, and provide a clear agenda. Focusing on five priorities now is key.
Telcos play a unique role in building and sustaining connections in a functioning society. Protecting this capability must be their top priority.
Many tech companies are reaching middle age and need to reinvent and transform themselves to stay relevant. They also need to broaden their core purpose to address their role and influence in society and their effect on the environment.
As the 2010s closed, the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sector was standing strong. Seven TMT companies were among the ten most valuable public companies in the world. Do they have the right ingredients to sustain that performance in the 2020s?