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Oliver Bossert

Senior Knowledge Expert, Frankfurt
Serves clients across industries to develop enterprise architecture and create digital technology platforms that support sustainable digital and technology transformations

About Oliver

Oliver has extensive expertise in enterprise architecture, digital technology platforms, and omnichannel strategy.

For more than ten years, Oliver has specialized in large-scale transformations of enterprise architecture in a variety of customer-facing industries, such as retail, insurance, and financial services. He supports clients in establishing the function of enterprise-architecture management and in executing transformation of architecture, including the application landscape.

More recently, Oliver has focused on transformations of companies toward using platform-based architectures that allow them to build and scale digital innovation at reasonable cost beyond the pilot stage, such as by design and implementation of digital technology platforms. He also leads McKinsey’s Digital Architecture Center.

Besides serving clients, Oliver leads McKinsey’s knowledge-development work and research collaborations on enterprise architecture. In this role, he is in constant contact with vendors, start-ups, academia, and other third parties to enhance and extend the firm’s knowledge base continuously. For example, Oliver leads the Enterprise Architecture Survey, a collaboration between McKinsey and the Henley Business School.

Published Work

The platform play: How to operate like a tech company,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Unleashing the power of small, independent teams,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2018

Five enterprise-architecture practices that add value to digital transformations,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018

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

Perpetual evolution—the management approach required for digital transformation,” McKinsey & Company, June 2017

Rethinking the technology foundation for digital transformations,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Deploying a two-speed architecture at scale,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

How enterprise architects can help ensure success with digital transformations,” McKinsey & Company, August 2016

Ten practical ideas for organizing and managing your enterprise architecture,” McKinsey & Company, December 2015

Organizing for digital acceleration: Making a two-speed IT operating model work,” McKinsey & Company, October 2015

Beyond agile: Reorganizing IT for faster software delivery,” McKinsey & Company, September 2015

Protecting the enterprise with cybersecure IT architecture,” McKinsey & Company, March 2015

Running your company at two speeds,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2014

A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

Education

Goethe University Frankfurt
PhD, bioinformatics