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Henning Soller


Serves banks across Europe and the Middle East on large-scale IT and data transformations with a focus on scaling innovation

Henning serves banks throughout Europe and the Middle East on their large-scale IT and data transformation efforts, helping them overcome legacy obstacles and drive digitalization. He specifically focuses on bringing key innovation topics and the latest developments to McKinsey as well as to his clients and leads several aspects of our innovation and knowledge work.

Henning also supports clients on IT strategy, IT architecture, and technology modernization programs, including core banking system transformations and full replacement across the architecture—from front end to data layer. He helps companies leverage cloud and modern architectures, such as accelerating API programs for rapid innovation.

Henning’s work on data transformations includes topics like strategy definition, data architecture programs, data lake, and data warehouse implementation programs for major European banks, including the strategy around General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation.

Henning is deeply involved in research on innovation and its practical usage, such as quantum computing and its industrial applications.

Published Work

Steady progress in approaching the quantum advantage,” McKinsey & Company, April 2024

As Gen AI advances, regulators—and risk functions—rush to keep pace,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Hitchhiker’s guide to technology: 42 shifts that matter to enterprise tech leaders,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Helping banks think like tech companies,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Quantum technology sees record investments, progress on talent gap,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

The EU digital strategy: The impact of data privacy on global business,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Women in tech: The best bet to solve Europe’s talent shortage,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Quantum computing funding remains strong, but talent gap raises concern,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022

When—and how—to prepare for post-quantum cryptography,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

Shaping the long race in quantum communication and quantum sensing,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

A quantum wake-up call for European CEOs,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

International personal-data transfer amid regulatory upheaval,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

How to profit from quantum technology without building quantum computers,” Nature Reviews Physics, March 2021

Breaking through data-architecture gridlock to scale AI,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Wo steht Europa beim Quanten Computing? [in German],” Computerwoche, November 2020

Technologierisiko als strategische Frage [in German],” Börsen-Zeitung, July 2020

Privacy, security, and public health in a pandemic year,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

How to build a data architecture to drive innovation—today and tomorrow,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

The consumer-data opportunity and the privacy imperative,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

What will Europe’s e-privacy regulation mean for your business?,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

GDPR compliance since May 2018: A continuing challenge,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

IT needs to embrace complexity to take control of its own destiny,” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

Why you need a digital data architecture to build a sustainable digital business,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Tackling GDPR compliance before time runs out,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

The EU data protection regulation—compliance burden or foundation for digitization?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2017

Nanotransformation and current fluctuations in exciton condensate junctions,” Physical Review Letters, April 2012

Past Experience

University of Heidelberg
Research assistant



University of Heidelberg
PhD, theoretical physics
MSc, physics

University of Hagen
MSc, mathematics

University of Oregon
MSc, Physics