Steven Mills is a leader in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence at Boston Consulting Group and a member of the firm’s Center for Digital Government. He is the global lead for the Artificial Intelligence topic and the North American lead for the Data & Analytics topic in the firm’s Public Sector practice area. In addition, he is a senior member of BCG Gamma, the firm’s global team of world-class data scientists.

Steve serves private and public sector clients in the health, finance, aerospace, environment, social impact, and defense sectors. His leadership includes implementing complex machine learning use cases, providing decision support through large-scale modeling and simulation, developing artificial intelligence and analytics strategies, and helping clients build internal analytics capacity.

Steve has expertise in developing and executing business strategy, overseeing technical delivery, creating new capabilities, driving internal engagement, and building external brand awareness. He has written and spoken on topics including data science, artificial intelligence, digital ethics, and bias and fairness in machine learning.

Before joining BCG, Steve spent eight years at Booz Allen Hamilton where his last role was the Director of Machine Intelligence. Prior to that, he worked as a forest planning/operations research analyst at FORSight Resources.


  • Analytics and data science
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Bias and ethics in machine learning


  • MSc, operations research and forest management planning, Pennsylvania State University
  • BSc, wildlife and fisheries management, Frostburg State University.
Deep Expertise, Broad Experience