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Erik Lenhard is a core member of the Technology Advantage and the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices at Boston Consulting Group. He is member of the firm’s big data leadership team and its software and agile business development team.

Erik joined BCG in 2012. He has a broad understanding of the telecommunications industry, with deep knowledge and experience in agile software development, data warehousing, and information management.

Erik has worked with many clients in the telecommunications, consumer goods, medtech, and financial services industries.

His work has focused on defining information management strategies and operating models, optimizing IT delivery and software development as well as large-scale agile transformations. He has led and supported many clients in Europe and the Middle East.

Erik has supported the set-up of an integrated agile-waterfall release management model at a European mobile operator and led the set-up and assessment of agile development for an Austrian bank. He also helped an international consumer goods company in designing its enterprise information management strategy and organization.

Prior to joining BCG, Erik headed the management information department at Kabel Deutschland and worked as a manager at Solon Management Consulting.

Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise information management, data governance
  • Big data
  • Digital transformation
  • Agile, large-scale agile, agile transformation
  • Software development
  • IT simplification


  • PhD, national economics, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Diploma, business computer science, Technical University of Darmstadt

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Product Owner
  • Speaker at Manage Agile, tmforum, and TDWI conferences
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