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Niko Mohr

Expert PartnerDüsseldorf

Valued by international clients in sectors from advanced industries to telecommunications to healthcare for his deep expertise in digital/tech strategy and transformation, acquired from more than 25 years of consulting experience at the senior-management level

In addition to driving the digital agenda for McKinsey Digital in Germany, Niko is part of the global IoT leadership team as well as globally leading our quantum technology community. He has experience as a consultant to senior executives at major companies to position themselves in the newly arising digital ecosystems of smart mobility, connected building, digital commerce, Industry 4.0, and quantum technologies.

He specializes in projects related to corporate strategy, organizational development, and IT and technology transformation and has assisted companies in a broad array of industries, including telecommunications, media, consumer electronics, automotive, consumer goods, and manufacturing.

Recent projects Niko has guided to a successful outcome demonstrate both the breadth and depth of his expertise. In the Quantum technology ecosystem Niko supported e.g. one of the arising quantum computing hardware provider in the design of its future business model and a multinational technology company in defining its partnering strategy in the quantum sensing space. For a global telecommunications provider, he aided in the development of a digital strategy, from the transformation road map to the business architecture to IT and technology. For another, he helped conceptualize and implement an open innovation platform as well as an analytics capability. In the rapidly expanding arena of connected-building technology, Niko provided digital strategy-design and transformation support for an international smart-metering company, a heating-system manufacturer, and an international home-appliances enterprise. He also supported a large machinery manufacturer during its 2-year digital transformation journey.

In the healthcare sector, Niko provided a digital-maturity assessment and positioning for an international health-insurance company and its subsidiaries, and he guided the digital transformation for a health-products company, including related functional requirements, a capability assessment, and process and solution design. As a highly regarded expert on digital transformation and quantum technologies, Niko is often invited to professional and media discussions of industry trends and digitization. Additionally, he is an honorary professor at the University of Regensburg, Germany, where he is co-chair of innovation and technology management, and he has been a visiting professor at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, teaching courses on international business strategy.

Published work

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

Gearing up for mobility’s future with quantum computing,” McKinsey & Company, September 2023

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

Five lessons from AI on closing quantum’s talent gap—before it’s too late,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

"Digitalisierung im Gesundheitswesen - eine Chance für Start-ups" (German), McKinsey & Company, September 2022

More Quantum Technology content via McKiney's "The Rise of Quantum Computing"

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

Quantum computing use cases are getting real—what you need to know,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

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

Will quantum computing drive the automotive future?,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

How the German Mittelstand is mastering the COVID-19 crisis,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Beyond COVID-19: Rapid steps that can help machinery and industrial automation companies recover,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

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

Data sharing in industrial ecosystems,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Leveraging industrial software stack advancement for digital transformation,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

Achieving business impact with data,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Eins oder Null: Wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen mit Digital@Scale in die digitale Zukunft führen,” Germany: Econ Fachbuch, April 2017

Digital machinery: How companies can win the changing manufacturing game,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

Herausforderung Transformation, Berlin: Springer, 2010

Interactive Broadband Media: A guide for a Successful Take-Off,” Springer Vieweg, 2002

Widerstand erfolgreich managenGermany: Campus Fachbuch, 1988

Past experience

Intershop Communications
Vice chairman, supervisory board

Managing director, managing partner

Mücke, Sturm & Company
Managing director, managing partner, senior advisor


University of Trier
PhD, strategy and general management
Diploma, business administration

University of Regensburg
Honorary Professor, Innovation and Technology Management