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Bodo Koerber

Partner, Düsseldorf
Serves companies in advanced industries, specializing in leading digital and IoT transformations and bringing new digital opportunities to the entire value chain

About Bodo

Bodo’s specialties span manufacturing, supply-chain management (SCM), customer-relationship management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), product life-cycle management, e-commerce, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He works with companies in a range of advanced industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, high tech, and industrial equipment.

Bodo is a hands-on, energized operational leader in digital transformations and sustainable business ecosystems, driving new business-model innovation and decisive action to generate real-world results and value. Bodo believes in “living the client experience,” throwing himself passionately into his clients’ business challenges to deliver innovative software and consulting solutions with exceptional business outcomes.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • developing a strategy and setting up an IoT platform for a cross-industry cooperation based on connected-asset management and analytics for leading medical-equipment and home-appliances manufacturers
  • instituting an IoT platform as a service and building an analytics and business strategy for industrial-equipment clients, combining installed base analytics and CRM (best-next-action marketing)
  • assessing the market potential of data-based IoT services for industrial-equipment clients
  • helping digitize value chains for automotive suppliers, OEMs, and industrial-equipment clients based on end-to end software and consulting solutions leveraging IoT and analytics
  • developing an innovation hub for IoT and Industrie 4.0, including both software and hardware, covering associations and technology and platform providers
  • leading ERP and SCM template rollouts for automotive OEMs and suppliers, including component- and vehicle-manufacturing plants

Bodo is a native German speaker.

Published work

A manufacturer’s guide to scaling Industrial IoT,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Coronavirus: Industrial IoT in challenging times,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

IIoT platforms: The technology stack as value driver in industrial equipment and machinery,” McKinsey & Company, September 2018

Past experience

Managing director, Accenture Digital, digital enterprise, analytics, and IoT

Director of information management and big data analytics software, Europe
Director of IBM Rational software, Northeast Europe
Partner, supply chain management and SAP automotive

Director of business unit automotive strategic outsourcing

Director of discrete industries


Gerhard-Mercator University of Duisburg
MSc, business administration, computer science, and marketing