David Dean
About David

David is a senior advisor in the Munich office of The Boston Consulting Group and a former senior partner and managing director. He has published widely and spoken often on the impact of the Internet on business, government, and society.

David Dean

July 31, 2015

The Need for U.S. Digital Engagement

To make sure U.S. companies and consumers continue to have access to the Internet’s transformational capabilities, both government and private-sector leaders need to stay engaged in the Internet’s long-term evolution—or risk ceding influence to others that are pursuing their own agendas. 

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October 24, 2013

Europe’s Digital Economy Needs a New Foundation

Europe’s digital future depends on policies that spur investment and encourage growth.  Fixing the current hodgepodge of outdated regulation is a start, but it is akin to putting a fresh coat of paint on worn-out timbers when what is really needed is to design a new house.

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June 28, 2013

Every Company a Tech Company?

Tech leaders at the May 2013 All Things D: D11 conference laid out sweeping visions of an ever-more-connected, digital, mobile, and even wearable future. Many of these leaders are men and women with the track records and scale to turn their visions into near-term reality. Will other companies follow?
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November 01, 2010

The Future of the Internet

The Internet was created to be global, but it is increasingly taking on a local dimension; it was developed in the West, but its center of gravity is moving to the East; and it was designed to be open, but it is showing many signs of becoming closed. How will these trends impact companies in the years to come?

BCG's David Dean notes that tomorrow’s online success may not be achievable using yesterday’s digital strategies.

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