During this session, Senior Partner Bill Schaninger (Philadelphia) and Expert Partner Neel Gandhi (Atlanta) will discuss the evolving role and function of human resources, the CHRO, and the potential impact on the organization. While many human resource functions have undergone significant transformation through implementing shared service centers and lean operations, most still struggle to deliver on the premise of strategic HR. Although CEOs rank human capital the number one issue they face in today’s business environment, they view HR as only the eighth or ninth most important function in an organization. The time has come to change the role of HR by shifting to a new model of interaction with the business and revamping the role of the function to a talent asset manager. Our presenters will discuss what the next generation of HR looks like and the immediate steps organizations can take to start this journey: re-envisioning the HR role, embedding advanced analytics, driving operational excellence, and transitioning to the optimal organizational structure. Read More..
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During this session, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Partner Michael Chui (San Francisco) and Senior Partners Nicolaus Henke (London) and Sha Sha (Hong Kong) will share findings from a new report, "The Age of Analytics: Competing in a data-driven world," which is the culmination of a joint research venture between MGI and McKinsey Analytics. Every month we hear of new innovations such as driverless cars, AlphaGo, Watson, and intelligent personal assistants like Alexa and Siri. But what is the actual state of the art in terms of how data and analytics has become a basis of competition in various industries? What are the next steps that companies have to take to actually capture the value promised by data and analytics? How might these technologies cause disruption across sectors? And where will the next generation of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies have the most impact? Join us for a conversation on how to tackle these and other key questions about the role of data and analytics in the global economy and how leaders should prepare. Read More..
Whether in consulting or in higher education, Scott, a Senior Partner Emeritus, has made developing the potential of others a professional priority. After a 26-year career at McKinsey, Scott has just wrapped up his first year as the dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, currently ranked number 3 in the world by The Economist magazine. Read More..
In this week's 36 alumni headlines, Fuencisla Clemares is named Managing Director, Spain & Portugal at Google, Mark Jones will take over as Man Group's CFO, and Diane Smith-Gander joins the board of Australian energy company AGL Energy Limited Read More..
In this week's 24 alumni headlines, Börje Ekholm is named President and CEO of Ericsson; Joanna Rotenberg is promoted to Group Head, Wealth Management at BMO Financial Group; and Margo Georgiadis, President of Americas at Google and co-leader of Women@Google, receives the Visionary Award at the Chicago Innovation Awards. Read More..
Lavanya Nalli has taken her family's sari business into new territory, including launching an online presence and introducing lower-cost items. But, as she recently told the BBC, she remains true to her roots, aiming to make the historic business the top sari destination in the world. Read More..
Barbara, a longtime champion of sustainability issues in the senior executive roles and board positions she has held, joins the panel of experts who will support climate action with strategic advice on research and innovation, and help implement the Paris Agreement in the European Union. Read More..