The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to fundamentally shift the way we interact with our surroundings. New research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), with the Firm's Tech/Media/Telecom and Business Technology Practices, estimates that the economic impact from IoT could be trillions of dollars annually if technology suppliers, companies, consumers, and others focus on those opportunities with the greatest potential for driving economic and social benefits. During this session, our presenters will share their research on the potential impact of IoT applications in nine different settings, (the human body, homes, offices, factories, retail environments, worksites, vehicles, cities, and outdoors), and the key success factors for each player in the IoT ecosystem – from suppliers of technology, corporate customers, to individual consumers. They will also discuss critical enablers and specific barriers to capturing the full value of IoT. Read More..
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The health of the global ocean is under severe threat from overfishing, acidification, pollution, plastics, and the destruction of ecosystems, and recent data compiled by the Firm has helped to assess the economic importance, peril and potential of the global ocean. Conducted in conjunction with the Global Ocean Commission, this research shows that exploitive practices are not profitable – and can harm our resources in both the short and long term. During this session our experts will share their research findings and explain why resource sustainability, along with a rescue plan to save the ocean, will produce significantly higher economic gains than practices that deplete and abuse the ocean’s resources. They will also discuss the potential opportunities that can result from the ocean’s recovery, as compared to the losses that will be sustained by managing the seas in a business-as-usual way – without any regard to the real cost of the ocean’s decline. Read More..
May's 67 alumni stories feature a number of achievements and prominent appointments, including: Cody Phipps is named President and CEO of Owens & Minor; Jenny Zhang is named CEO of China Lodging Group; Betsy Bohlen becomes the highest-ranking woman in the Chicago Diocese; Carlos Torres is named COO of BBVA; David Stevens will become the new CEO of Admiral Group; Saikiran Krishnamurthy joins Flipkart as COO, Commerce Division; Rajan Anandan and Imran Amed are among Fast Company's 2015 “Most Creative in Business”; Manish Sinha will lead Equifax's India business; and many more. Please click 'Read More' for an overview of all of May's alumni headlines, organized by industry. Read More..
Darren was recently featured in New Mobility Magazine for his perseverance and success after a rollover car accident in 1993 made him a C4-5 quadriplegic. He’s now the director of procurement for North American ingredients at Kraft Foods, where he manages a $950 million budget and a team of 13, and is the father of two four-year-old twins. Here he discusses how he learned to make peace with his disability, and accept help along the way. Read More..
Jeremy, a partner at Lightspeed, has a talent for identifiying winners: among the companies he's picked for backing are Snapchat, Bonobos, and Whisper. How does he do it? By distinguishing between hype and enduring value. Read More..
In this week’s 25 alumni headlines, Nikita Fahrenholz is on the FT's list of top young tech entrepreneurs; four alums are named to a list of India's 'hottest business leaders under 40'; Michael Bonacker will join the management board of Germany's BHF-Bank; Alexander Dibelius will join CVC Capital Partners; Thierry Miremont is named President of TNT France; Steve Louden joins Roku as CFO; Hooi Ling Tan’s e-hailing service GrabTaxi gets major traction in Southeast Asia; and much more. Read More..
In this week’s 19 alumni headlines, Joanna Rotenberg is named Head of Personal Wealth Management at BMO Financial Group; four alums are on Glassdoor’s list of the UK's 25 best bosses; Leif Holst-Liæker will take the helm at Bergans of Norway; Lila Snyder is named President of Pitney Bowes’ new global e-commerce business unit; Dirk Tietz is named CTO of DER Touristik; Lasse Lindqvist is appointed CMO of Marimekko; and more. Read More..
In this week’s 21 alumni headlines, George Kurian is named CEO of NetApp, and Mike Nevens is named Chairman of NetApp’s board; Ireena Vittal joins the management board of India’s CEPT University; Janet Matricciani will become CEO of World Acceptance Corporation; André Borschberg continues his around-the-world solar flight; Mukund Vasudevan is named VP and GM for India at Ecolab; Sean Hinton takes an executive role at Open Society Foundations; and more. Read More..
A recent CNBC profile highlights Darren's career moves, leadership style, and approach to business that have translated into tremendous success. Read More..
In this week’s 21 alumni headlines, Jenny Zhang is named CEO of China Lodging Group; Sercan Celebi organizes election monitors in Turkey; Luis Ubiñas is the new Board President of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF); Amit Jain will lead Uber in India; Saikiran Krishnamurthy joins Flipkart as COO, Commerce Division; William Hague takes a private-sector role; and more. Read More..
In 2005, B&M was a small, loss-making chain of stores. In the last 10 years, Simon has turned it into a variety retail giant with 480 locations across the UK and Germany – creating 19,000 jobs and a London Stock Exchange listing along the way. In this feature, Simon shares his thoughts on the keys to his company’s astonishing success, how his time at McKinsey influenced him, and why, at B&M, one plus one equals eleven. Read More..
April's 85 alumni stories feature a number of achievements and prominent appointments, including: Jane Fraser will lead Citigroup's Latin America Consumer Operations; Ghislain Lescuyer is named Chairman of the management board of Saft; Steve Youngwood joins Sesame Workshop as Chief Operating Officer; Samba Natarajan is named CEO of Group Digital Life at SingTel; Hal Lawton joins eBay as Head of North America; Markus Rieß will take the helm of Ergo Group; Jonathan Auerbach is named SVP of Strategy and Growth at PayPal; Derek Bouchard-Hall takes the helm of USA Cycling; and many more. Please click 'Read More' for an overview of all of April's alumni headlines, organized by industry. Read More..