Boston Consulting Group

Research Analyst – Technology Advantage

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As a Research Analyst within BCG’s Data and Research Service (DRS) function, you will take work upon complex research projects independently within our Technology Advantage practice area. You will proactively understand the context of the research ask and deliver actionable insights for BCG’s case proposals, ongoing cases and business or internal development initiatives. You will demonstrate a deep understanding of the Practice Area to BCG’s Case and Knowledge teams. Over time, you will narrow-down to a set of 2-3 topics and research areas of focus based on mix of research interests and/or case exposures, which will help you provide value-added research support to our Case and Knowledge teams.

Technology Advantage topics covered by team on regular basis include Digital/IT, Big Data, Agile, IT/Tech Infrastructure, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud, AI and Digital Transformation. You will be responsible for delivering on variety of requests through the day.

The environment is fast paced and may need you to connect with the customers from the consulting and knowledge teams to refine/understand the scope, devise an appropriate approach; package and deliver to the satisfaction of the customer. There is opportunity for you to grow and learn in an apprenticeship culture where you can quickly build and expand your research knowledge base to the next


Delivering insightful research outputs

  • You will deliver high-quality research on inbound (and curated) research requests for case/topic teams
  • Identify opportunities to deliver "beyond-the-ask" and to deliver more dimension with coordination with seniors in the team (Senior Research Analyst and/or Research Lead
  • You will demonstrate ability to engage with Case and Knowledge team requestors on uncovering the 'real ask' (why is the information needed) and delivering ready to use materials/suggest opinion for use on case/topic teams

Developing and demonstrating ‘client-responsiveness’

  • You will proactively build capabilities and tool familiarity required to support case delivery and propose value-adds
  • You will network-with and build strong rapport with Associates and Consultants in Case teams and Senior Knowledge Analysts and Lead Knowledge Analysts in the Knowledge teams within the context of cases/request
  • Over time, you will identify 2 or 3 topics and research areas of focus based on mix of research interests and/or case exposures

Providing guidance to juniors

  • You will serve as 'buddy' and first point-of-contact for juniors (Research Associates) for research methods, sources and output expectation
  • Equip and guide Research Associates on resources, templates, systems/processes to utilize in ensuring high-quality delivery on research request
  • ​​​​​​​Provide quality assurance support and coverage


  • 2-3 years of relevant working experience, preferably including some of the following topics – Digital/Enterprise IT, AI, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Robotics
  • Excellent English; verbal and written; experience of working with global teams preferred
  • Proficient with the major databases such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Factiva, Capital IQ screening etc.
  • Ability to work with wide-array of platforms including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; to be able to provide insights in most user-friendly format
  • Graduate degree (strong preference to technology programs, e.g. engineering, sciences) Master’s degree will be a plus


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