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Dilip Wagle

Senior Partner, Seattle
Helps high-tech and media companies develop strategies and the organizational capabilities to execute them

About Dilip

Dilip helps high-tech providers and media firms refine their strategies and undertake organization-development initiatives. His clients include enterprise-software companies, media and entertainment technology providers, IT services vendors, and office-automation-equipment players.

Recent engagements have included developing the overall services strategy and operating model for a diversified software vendor, working with a global set-top-box provider to create and implement its platform and technology strategy, and helping a global technology provider to sell solutions and establish platforms with network service providers. On the organization and operations front, Dilip's client contributions include building the underlying operating model for delivering software as a service for a global software vendor and developing a talent-identification and management architecture for a multinational software provider.

Dilip has led several research initiatives at McKinsey and most recently coauthored an article exploring the implications of slow-growth economic cycles for high-tech companies.

Published work

Improving the fragile US supply of blood,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Why does prosperous King County have a homelessness crisis?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

How artificial intelligence will impact K-12 teachers,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

The economics of homelessness in Seattle and King County,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

How tech giants deliver outsized returns—and what it means for the rest of us,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

High tech: Finding opportunity in the downturn,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2009

Delivering software as a service,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2007

Past experience

Product manager


UCLA Anderson School of Management

University of Texas at Austin
MS, electrical and computer engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
BTech, electrical engineering