Christoph Gauger leads the Center for Digital in Automotive and is a core member of the Industrial Goods and Technology Advantage practice areas. He is an expert in the automotive and mobility sector, as well as digital transformation and IT.

Since joining BCG in 2006, Christoph has worked extensively in the automotive industry. He has led global transformation programs and optimization efforts for OEMs, devised growth strategies, and driven business innovation projects.

Christoph focuses his digital and IT experience on the automotive and mobility sector. His recent projects include the definition of the digital ecosystem for an auto OEM; a customer-centric digital transformation for a leading mobility player; and a digital transformation of an OEM's CFO organization. In addition, he also supports his clients in tapping the power of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, agile working modes, and smart IT to create sustainable bottom-line effects and enable client teams.

Moreover, Christoph is well-versed in digitalizing the automotive value chain with particular focus on procurement, operations, IT, and corporate functions. Across functions, he focuses on how to lay the organizational foundations for a holistic digital transformation.

Before joining BCG, Christoph built and led a research group at the University of Stuttgart.


  • Leads BCG's Center for Digital in Automotive
  • End-to-end digital transformation of the automotive value chain
  • Digital in transformation, automotive, and logistics
  • Big data and advanced analytics
  • Technology advantage
  • Functional analysis in automotive
  • Digital transformation of CFO function
  • Operations, Factory of the Future, and Industry 4.0
  • Workforce transformation for digital


  • Dr.-Ing., electrical engineering and information technology, University of Stuttgart
  • Dipl.-Ing., electrical engineering, University of Stuttgart
  • MSc, computer science, Georgia Institute of Technology
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