Philip Evans
Philip Evans

Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Philip Evans is a senior partner in the Boston Office of the Boston Consulting Group and a BCG Fellow. He founded BCG’s media and then multimedia practices and has consulted to corporations worldwide in the consumer goods, media, financial services and high technology industries. He has also advised governments on military organization, homeland security, and development policy.

He is a frequent speaker on technology and strategy at industry, corporate and academic conferences and has given keynote addresses at conferences convened by Bill Gates, Michael Milken, TED, the Seoul Digital Forum, and the World Economic Forum. He has addressed “closed door” sessions of the world’s telecommunication regulators in Geneva and privacy authorities in Uruguay. He is author of many publications, including four Harvard Business Review articles, one of which, ‘Strategy and the New Economics of Information’ won a McKinsey Prize, which is awarded annually for the best contributions to the Review. Blown to Bits, his book on the new economics of information (co-authored with Tom Wurster), was the best-selling book worldwide on technology and strategy in the Year 2000. He is currently writing a book on the impact of technology on industrial architecture and business strategy.

His current research interest is in the next generation of business strategy, on which he advises technology, financial services, communications, health care and consumer goods companies in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has advised clients on community-building, tapping user-generated content, the architecture of open collaboration and innovation, network-based strategy, infrastructure economics, “big data” privacy policies and community-centric marketing. He has delivered invited papers on these topics at a dozen universities worldwide, including Harvard, MIT, Wharton and Oxford.

Philip graduated with Double First Class Honours in economics from Cambridge University, winning two University prizes. He was a Harkness Fellow in the Economics Department at Harvard and also obtained an M.B.A with honors from the Harvard Business School.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute, a member of the British-North American Committee, and an Overseer of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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