Managing Director & Senior Partner, BCG Henderson Institute Fellow
Vladislav Boutenko is a core expert and part of the leadership teams for the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications; and People & Organization practices. In 2019, Vladislav was elected a BCG Henderson Institute Fellow. His research topic is “the future of cities.”
Vladislav has over 25 years of working experience in Europe (France and Germany), the US (Silicon Valley) and Russia. Since joining BCG in 1999, he has advised CEOs on dozens of large-scale projects for major companies. Vladislav’s work covers development of strategic programs with a focus on long-term development, and implementation of innovations and attraction of investors. In the corporate sector, he focuses on strategy development, creating and launching startups, technology transformation and digitization, developer team management and motivation, definition and implementation of innovation development programs, and intellectual property management.
Vladislav has significant experience in the high-tech sector, and has written over 20 articles on optics, digital holograms, astrophysics, medical physics, business strategy, sociology, and intellectual property. He holds nine European and American patents on digital devices. Vladislav often speaks at the largest international business forums, such as the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), and the Open Innovations forum.
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