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Wolf Richter

Partner, Berlin
Helps companies capture the benefits and mitigate the risks of their tech-enabled transformations

About Wolf

Wolf is a CIO counselor who shapes, leads, and secures technology-enabled transformations. He serves companies on a full range of digital challenges including platform modernization, cloud migration, and cybersecurity. He leads the firm’s cybersecurity work in Europe.

Examples of Wolf’s recent client work include the following:

  • building the cyber-strategy and organization for a global software company, and integrating cyber into the product lifecycle
  • securing the cloud transformation for a European airline with a three-year application modernization and capability building roadmap for cyber
  • turning around an enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation for a logistics company by introducing agile development methodologies and realigning the business case with the board
  • introducing secure software development life-cycle and shaping the security and privacy organization for a mobility platform provider

Published work

Strengthening the IT security posture in corporates and industrials,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Clearing the air on cloud: How industrial companies can capture cloud technology’s full business value,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Boards and cybersecurity,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Making the cloud pay: How industrial companies can accelerate impact from the cloud,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Safeguarding against cyberattack in an increasingly digital world,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

How airlines should manage IT failures and security breaches to improve operational stability,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Securing software as a service,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Cybersecurity: Linchpin of the digital enterprise,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

Shifting gears in cybersecurity for connected cars,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Protecting your critical digital assets: Not all systems and data are created equal,” McKinsey & Company, January 2017

Past experience

Oxford Internet Institute
Research assistant

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Visiting researcher

Education

University of Oxford
PhD, information and communication sciences

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
LLM, intellectual property law

Humboldt University of Berlin
MSc, computer sciences