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Dennis Küsters

Solution LeaderDüsseldorf

Serves clients on building and delivering innovative solutions to advance operational performance by combining manufacturing expertise with digital tools

Dennis is the founder and leader of the Digital Capability Center in Aachen and coleader of the European capability centers—leading experience and learning centers for digital operations in cooperation with leading technology companies and innovative start-ups.

Dennis is working on developing our network of capability centers into a center for the future of operations, a leading network for innovation in manufacturing and supply chain leveraging our current infrastructure and connecting multiple functions and initiatives— including Digital Capability Center, McKinsey Academy, and some of our capabilities within manufacturing and supply chain. He is driving tech-enabled transformations at scale at the intersection of advanced industries (sector focus), manufacturing (functional focus), and digital and analytics (growth platform).

As an entrepreneurial leader he is committed to help advanced-industry clients drive performance improvement in manufacturing by combining deep industry expertise with innovative digital and analytics solutions, strong relationships to leading tech companies, and best-in-class capability building. His areas of expertise include digital manufacturing, operational transformation, lean management, industrial IoT, change management, and entrepreneurship.

Past experience

Austin Technology Incubator
Student research assistant, technology management

WZL Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
Student research assistant, innovation management


RWTH Aachen University
PhD, mechanical engineering