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Unlocking the value of 5G in the B2C marketplace

– Telcos are confident they can monetize 5G core in the B2B arena, but the value proposition for consumers is less clear. A slew of promising innovations could change that.
Article

CIO perspectives on leading agile change

– As agility gains ground, CIOs from the banking and telecom industries came together to discuss challenges and lessons learned... from leading agile transformations.
Interview

Game on: An interview with Microsoft’s head of gaming ecosystem

– Sarah Bond discusses how Microsoft shifted its console-centric gaming business to make the most of its investments in cloud.
Article

Cloud-migration opportunity: Business value grows, but missteps abound

– Companies aim to embrace the cloud more fully, but many are already failing to reap the sizable rewards. Outperformers have shown... what it takes to overcome the costly hurdles.
Article

Ordering in: The rapid evolution of food delivery

– Succeeding in the fast-growing food-delivery ecosystem will require understanding how overlapping economic forces affect a complex... web of stakeholders.

Executive Voices

Interview

The data-driven future of storytelling: MIT’s Deb Roy on the message and the medium

– The head of MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication talks about how data can help storytellers, what audiences of the... future might look like, and why artificial intelligence cannot replace human creativity.
Podcast

Turning India into a SaaS power

– The rise of SaaS has dramatically transformed the software industry and opened it to many new players. What will it take for India's... SaaS start-ups to thrive in this new era?
Podcast

Fintech off the shelf: Making an all-in-one approach pay off

– More and more digital businesses want to be viewed as a fintech provider. Arik Shtilman created a thriving start-up by offering... companies a simple way to make that leap.
Podcast

What tech innovation means for the business of fashion

– In the wake of the pandemic, the industry long better known for art than science is undergoing a dramatic, technology-fueled makeover.
Interview

Recovering from ransomware: a conversation with Veritas CEO Greg Hughes

– Why executives and boards need to understand the growing cyber threat, how to best prepare for recovery, and who should be at... the table.
Interview

Laying the foundation to accelerate the enterprise IoT journey

– Wienke Giezeman is building and serving an IoT ecosystem by offering open-source tools and a “workbench” on which... to build solutions.

Tech Trends

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SaaS and the Rule of 40: Keys to the critical value creation metric

– Investors reward SaaS companies that hit this operating performance marker, yet a surprisingly small number have been able to... do so. Here’s how more can follow their industry leaders’ example.
Report

IoT value set to accelerate through 2030: Where and how to capture it

– New research shows that the Internet of Things offers significant economic value potential, particularly in standardized production... settings, but companies must achieve scale to capture it.
Article

AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators

– Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.

New Capabilities

Article

A blueprint for telecom’s critical reinvention

– The next generation of telcos will be defined by leaders who act now, risking short-term advantages to seize untapped growth with... a holistic approach to transformation.
Article

A battle plan for telcos’ digital-attacker brands

– Many operators need to transform themselves to cope with new market conditions but have had difficulty making an organization-wide... overhaul. A smart digital-attacker strategy may be the solution.
Article

Developer Velocity at work: Key lessons from industry digital leaders

– The experiences of several high-performing software development organizations in banking and retail offer a road map to excellence.

New Markets

Article - McKinsey Global Institute

The trailblazing consumers in Asia propelling growth

– There’s more to consider than Gen Z. Powerful demographic forces are reshaping consumer behavior and causing large shifts... in consumption patterns in Asia.
Article

C2C e-commerce: Could a new business model sell more old goods?

– Like other e-commerce but with less fanfare, C2C trade has expanded during the COVID-19 crisis alongside demand for recycled goods.... A new business model could support still stronger growth.
Article

How tapping connectivity in oil and gas can fuel higher performance

– Price and demand pressures in the oil and gas sector make the potential value embedded in advanced connectivity for exploration... and production more important than ever.
Article

Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth

– One of the oldest industries must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand... and several disruptive forces.

MORE INSIGHTS

Report

Entrepreneurship zeitgeist 2030

– Making start-ups Germany’s next economic powerhouse.
Article

Pharma’s digital Rx: Quantum computing in drug research and development

– Quantum computing’s ability to simulate larger, more complex molecules could be game changing. Pharmaceutical companies... should reflect on their strategic stance to this promising new technology now.
Article

Black representation in film and TV: The challenges and impact of increasing diversity

– New research reveals the barriers that Black talent in the film and TV industry faces, the economic fallout, and solutions for... creating a more inclusive, equitable workplace.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Building data-driven culture: An interview with ShopRunner CEO Sam Yagan

– Sam Yagan, current ShopRunner CEO, cofounder of OkCupid, and former Match Group CEO, discusses the importance of culture for driving... data-based decision making, innovation, and, ultimately, company success.
Article

Accelerating profitability for medium-size industrial companies RTI!

– As companies transition from medium-size to established organizations, they often lack the DNA and organizational muscle to rapidly... improve their bottom-line performance. An accelerated transformation can help.
Article

A new approach to Accelerated Performance Transformation

– New technologies are transforming industrial, technology, and consumer companies. How can they improve their margins and growth... while funding innovation?
Report

Building a world-class Dutch start-up ecosystem test

– A strategy to both increase the number of start-ups and facilitate their ability to scale can elevate the Netherlands to a global... leader in the world of entrepreneurship ecosystems.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Human capital at work: The value of experience

– Human capital represents two-thirds of wealth for the average individual—and work experience contributes almost half of... that value.
Interactive

McKinsey for Kids: Space Junk—it’s out of this world

– Rockets, satellites, moonwalks and more: let’s explore space in this seventh edition of McKinsey for Kids. Find... your flight suit and buckle up for a closer look at the future of space and how people are trying to deal with the stratospheric equivalent of your family’s junk drawer.
Survey

Your questions about automation, answered

– A new survey sheds light on the state of automation, the benefits that automation brings, and best practices for scaling automation... technologies successfully.
Survey

Your questions about automation, answered

– A new survey sheds light on the state of automation, the benefits that automation brings, and best practices for scaling automation... technologies successfully.
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