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BCG Strategy and Innovation Leader Presents Views on Adapting to Business Challenges

Michael Deimler, P'14

Mike Deimler, P’14, a senior partner and managing director in the Atlanta office of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 4, in the Torian Room in duPont Library. Deimler’s presentation, “When the Game Gets Tough, Change the Game,” will offer insights into creating business success with agile leadership. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception to meet Deimler, the Babson Center's Bryan Viewpoints Speaker for the 2019 Easter Semester.

The Boston Consulting Group is one of the world’s top management consulting firms, with locations in more than 50 countries. Deimler joined the firm in 1990 after earning an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. From 2005 until 2013, he was the global leader of BCG's Strategy Practice.

In his leadership role, Deimler guided the firm’s investment agenda and training curriculum related to implementing programs driving growth and change. BCG is considered to be among the innovators in strategic planning and corporate strategy, developing many of the key concepts used today to assist companies in adapting to dynamic business environments.

At BCG, Deimler provides guidance to a broad range of companies, particularly those seeking to enter new Asian markets and the travel industry. In 2000, he played a senior role in the initial launch of Orbitz.com, a travel fare website and travel search engine. Deimler was also instrumental in the acquisition of Atlanta-based BrightHouse, a management consulting company that happens to be led by Sewanee alumni and offers internships to Sewanee undergraduates.

Deimler is the principal editor of Own the Future, a 2013 book on the attributes needed to gain a competitive advantage in today's turbulent marketplace while building sustainable businesses. In 2005, he coedited the bestselling book The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy, a curated compilation of BCG’s best thinking on strategy topics. Deimler is also the author of Adaptive Advantage: Winning Strategies for Uncertain Times. 

In addition to his work with for-profit firms, Deimler also advises numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Feeding America, and Opportunity International, on strategy and direction.  

The Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Series is sponsored by the Babson Center for Global Commerce and is made possible by a generous gift from Peggy and J.F. Bryan IV, C’65.