Dominik Wee

Partner, Munich, Germany

Dominik is a Partner in our Business Technology Office. Since joining McKinsey in 2003, his work focuses on technology strategy and delivery. He spent 2 years in McKinsey’s Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto working with leading technology players and start-ups.

Dominik leads McKinsey's global Digital in Automotive & Industrial initiative. His focus is on the topics of Connected Car, Autonomous Driving and Industry 4.0. He is a frequent contributor to industry conferences and publications.

Selected experience:

  • Autonomous driving platform strategy for an automotive OEM
  • Large project management for high-speed train control software
  • Highly-autonomous driving market forecast for a leading tier-1 supplier
  • Industry 4.0 strategy for an industrial automation player
  • Software development improvement program to increase innovation rate and productivity for a mobile phone systems provider
  • R&D improvement program for a wireless semiconductor company
  • Digital transformation for a leading European telecoms operator
  • Restructuring of an industrial equipment maker
  • Mobility strategy for leading consumer electronics player
  • Development of advanced market research methodologies using search (e.g., Google Trends) and social media data
  • Mobile ecosystem strategy examining emerging services (e.g., payment) and markets (e.g., mobile health)

Previous experience:

Prior to joining McKinsey, Dominik co-founded 2 start-up companies in the areas of social networking and internet services. Dominik holds an MA degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge

Publications

To Integrate or Not? The Automotive Software Player’s Dilemma

When it comes to integrating their software offerings into the automaker’s technology stack, what should suppliers do? Three effective strategies involve leaving the task entirely to third parties, offering assistance in order to lock in customers, or entering the space with an eye toward making it a significant profit center. Knowing which choice makes the most sense can help software suppliers to position themselves for success.

Highly Automated Driving: Trends, Players, and Scenarios

Highly automated cars are moving closer to reality in markets worldwide, driven by a number of converging industry trends. Attracting new players to the automotive space and helping to redefine personal mobility, autonomous vehicles could soon enable OEMs and others to reimagine the industry in entirely new ways.

Exploring Connected Car Features and Services

As more cars feature mobile connectivity, the opportunities to provide over-the-air services proliferate—but so do the companies maneuvering for a piece of the action. To capture this value, automakers need to understand where the opportunities lie, what the competition looks like, and how they can win.

Dangerous Curves Ahead! Disrupting today’s Linear Car Market

With the lines of software code in cars reaching stratospheric levels, the industry could learn some crucial lessons from other sectors that faced similar challenges to their once linear markets.

Disruptive Trends that will transform the Automotive Industry

Several technology-driven trends are converging that will transform the automotive industry into a software- and services-focused landscape. To survive, industry players need to acquire a set of new skills that range from becoming excellent software developers to cooperating with peers and new entrants so that they can achieve the positions they need to survive.

Insuring Connected Cars

Connected cars are causing disruptions across the automotive value chain, including among insurers. While new usage-based insurance opportunities abound, capturing them will require the industry to adopt innovative business models and strategies.

Digitizing the Automotive OEM of the Future

The emergence of connected cars is changing the ways automakers sell, service, and make money from their products. It’s also compelling them to step up their efforts to digitize their own operations.

HRC: Exploring the Robot/Human Connection

As factories become more intelligent, manufacturers are exploring new ways for workers to collaborate with robots. Companies seeking new levels of productivity and agility will strongly drive the trend toward human/robot collaboration going forward.

Competing for the Connected Customer

Like car buyers themselves, new cars have embraced digital connectivity in all of its forms. Is this a match made in heaven or do OEMs still have a lot to learn about what kinds of connectivity can help them to “move the metal?”

What Connected Customers Think About Connected Cars

As cars and customers increasingly go wireless, innovations centered on in-car connectivity are gaining high levels of marketing clout. Learn more about a new survey that focuses on the car-buying trends among connected consumers.

Industry 4.0: How to Navigate Digitization of the Manufacturing Sector

Industry 4.0 will soon arrive, bringing with it increasing levels of uncertainty and confusion for unprepared businesses. McKinsey & Company has published a comprehensive report on Industry 4.0 that details the three things manufacturers must do to capture the potential of this fourth industrial revolution.

Ten Ways Autonomous Driving Could Redefine the Automotive World

The rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs) will likely have a profound impact on society. McKinsey & Company has identified ten developments associated with AVs that offer industry leaders a look forward at this evolving technology.

Retooling Manufacturing For The Digital Age

A major research initiative—Industry 4.0—conducted by McKinsey & Company examines the changes manufacturers will experience as the industry shifts to a digital, connected footing. Learn why manufacturers need to seize the opportunity to achieve operational effectiveness, respond to the changing business environment, and build solid digital foundations.

How connected cars could transform automaking

The connectivity-focused automotive playing field described in part three of McKinsey's series on connected cars may seem fantastic to long-time industry players, but countless established firms in other industries have ignored their own digital destinies at their peril. Learn how OEMs and suppliers that take the lead in what could be a painful transformation can position themselves for success in the future.

Autonomous Cars: Anticipating the Driverless Age

Autonomous cars are coming and could fundamentally change society's mobility demands and the automotive industry's competitive dynamics. In Part 2 of McKinsey & Company's series on the connected car, the authors show why the automotive industry's traditional players – along with a growing number of companies that are finding new opportunities in automotive – need to anticipate the profit pool shifts that connectivity will likely drive as it increasingly disrupts the value chain.

The Impact of Connected Cars on OEM Market Shares

Car connectivity is disrupting the traditional landscape of the automotive industry. It is creating new value in new areas, and new categories of players are becoming integral parts of the industry. To capitalize on the value at stake, industry players (both incumbent and new) will need to manage consumers' complicated relationships to the idea of connectivity and determine which control points they will establish ownership over in the delivery of connectivity's growing portfolio of features and services program.

Freeing the Light: LED Auto Headlamps

LEDs are on track to dominate automotive exterior lighting applications just as they have interior spaces, but LED manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers both need to assess their positions in this evolving value chain. Should packagers step forward to capture light engine business, while tier-1 back up to snare the same prize? Learn how players can find success in this new light.

Chain Lightning: Charting the Evolving Automotive LED Value Chain

Expected shifts in the automotive light-emitting diode (LED) value chain promise structural industry changes that will re-shape the competitive nature of this dynamic sector. Learn why some participants may soon find themselves crowded out by tier-one players seeking to capture greater value, while others will have to invest and forge cooperative relationships in order to position themselves to capture larger portions of this brimming industry profit pool. 

Artificial Intelligence as Auto Companies' New Engine of Value

What opportunities does AI open up for mobility, and how can OEMs capture them in the short and long run?