David Dean joined The Boston Consulting Group in 1985. For several years he was the global leader of BCG's Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice.
For over 25 years David Dean has worked with many leading high-tech and telecommunications companies around the world on issues of strategy and corporate development globalization organization and performance around the world on issues of strategy and corporate development, globalization, organization and performance improvement.
His client work has led to some of BCG's most innovative thinking in areas such as cloud computing, Web 2.0, the Internet economy, m-commerce, high-tech services and the attacker-defender model for competition in telecommunications.
Some of his publications include "Cloud Compputingg in Largge Enterpprises: Questions for the C-Suite",, "Capturingg the Value of Cloud Computing: How Enterprises Can Chart Their Course to the Next Level", "Ringing in the Next Billion Mobile Consumers", "Mobile Commerce: Winning the On-Air Consumer", "Turning Local", "Economic and Political Opportunities of the Information Society", "Swimming Against the Tide: How TMT Companies Can
Prospper in the New Economic Reality", "Runningg Forward, Walkingg Backward: The 2011 TMT Value Creators Report", and "The Post-PC Era: a Disruptive Dawn". In addition he has made substantial contributions to a series of BCG publications on "The Connected World".
Prior to joining BCG, David Dean held research assistantships at the University of Giessen in Germany and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received an undergraduate degree (first class) in physics and a D.Phil. in nuclear physics from Oxford University.