Alison Sander

Director, Center for Sensing & Mining the Future, Boston Consulting Group

Alison Sander is the director for the Center for Sensing & Mining the Future at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which tracks more than 100 megatrends that cut across the latest technological developments, demographic shifts, economic requirements, and consumer shifts - and helps clients find the next areas of growth. Alison has led the center since 2005 and previously served as globalization topic advisor to BCG since 1997. She brings more than 20 years of experience working with senior management teams on complex global issues. In her role, she has designed significant growth strategies for clients across many sectors and has used megatrends to help clients set their long-term visions. Prior to joining BCG, Alison served as president of Cambridge Transnational Associates, Inc. (CTA), a global consulting firm that provides comprehensive advice to companies and institutions expanding across borders. She also worked for two years in global and private finance at Goldman Sachs & Co. and has worked in or traveled to more than 100 countries. Alison is a frequent speaker on global trends and co-founded AltWheels (, one of the larger alternative transportation events in New England. Alison is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.


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