Partner & Director
Elias Baltassis specializes in artificial intelligence and data and analytics at Boston Consulting Group. He is a core member of the Technology Advantage practice and of BCG’s GAMMA team that focuses on analytics and data science.
Elias leads analytics and AI projects across many industries and functions, and regularly works in areas such as data strategy, data governance, and data regulation. He works with clients in several European countries and the US.
Elias has published numerous articles on these topics and is a regular speaker at leading AI industry events and conferences. He is also a lecturer at INSEAD on the topic “AI in Business.”
Elias has more than 20 years of experience in quantitative and data-driven topics. Prior to joining BCG, he was a founding member and managing director of Opera Solutions, a leading global pure-player in data and analytics. Prior to that, he was a Partner with Bain & Co.
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