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Niels Van der Wildt


Helps technology and transformation leaders modernize their organizations, technology architecture, and software engineering practices

Niels is a leader in McKinsey’s Digital Practice in London. He works closely with technology, data, and transformation leaders, helping them build business-backed AI and technology solutions, modernize their organizations, transform their technology architecture, and establish modern software engineering practices.

Recent examples of Niels’ work include the following:

  • defining the digital strategy and designing and delivering a gen AI chatbot live to customers for a leading European bank
  • delivering a gen AI agent assist live to call center agents for a leading UK TMT player
  • developing and implementing the IT operating model and workforce strategy for a leading global bank
  • designing and implementing a full IT transformation (architecture sourcing, agile, software development and IT operations) for a leading universal bank
  • defining an integrated post-merger IT strategy and architecture landscape for a global financial services player
  • defining the data operating model for a leading healthcare company

Niels started his career in Deutsche Bank. He lives in London with his family.

Published Work

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

Unlocking the banking technology workforce,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

How enterprise architects need to evolve to survive in a digital world,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

The Case for Cross-Border Platforms,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019


London Business School
MBA, business administration

University College London
Masters, computer science