The accelerated pace of digitization in the U.S. is expected to continue as businesses race to develop digital capabilities to stay competitive. To assess the extent of the digital transformation thus far, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) analyzed how digitization is advancing across individual sectors and how it is changing business operations, the workforce, and the nature of competition. MGI’s forthcoming report, "Chasing the Frontier: The Accelerating Digitization of the U.S. Economy," provides insights by industry and estimates the potential future gains in GDP that could be attributed to the country’s ongoing digitization. It also explores how companies can harness the full value of digital by investing in appropriate data assets and digital platforms that allow them to better engage with their customers, suppliers, and labor force. Our presenters will share these findings along with their perspectives on the impact of digitization in the U.S. and what it will take to stay competitive and relevant in this new hyper-connected landscape. They will also discuss how the Firm is assessing and advancing its own digital capabilities. Read More..
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While all forms of inequality have social and economic implications, a new MGI report highlights how successfully addressing gender inequality could add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025. During this session, leaders of the MGI research and several other Firm diversity initiatives will discuss the latest findings from the report - including the key interventions and efforts required by the private, public, and social sector to achieve greater gender equity, as well as the massive economic benefits of success. The presenters will also discuss the high level results and insights from the recent “Women in the Workplace” survey, as well as what the Firm is doing to increase gender diversity within McKinsey and beyond, including a public pledge to the UN’s HeForShe campaign and the 30% Club. Read More..
By the time last Thanksgiving rolled around, Best Buy was two years into a transformation aimed at improving performance. Black Friday 2014 would be an indicator of the strategy’s success. When Mary Lou Kelley, the electronics retailer’s head of e-commerce, called CEO (and fellow alum) Hubert Joly to tell him that the company’s website had gone down during an unexpected traffic surge, they had begun to get their answers. Read More..
October's 91 alumni stories feature a number of achievements and prominent appointments, including: Sabine Bendiek is named CEO of Microsoft Germany; Björn Annwall is named Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo; McKinsey alumni take 11 spots on Business Insider's 2015 'Silicon Alley 100' list of the best and brightest in New York tech; Amee Chande is named Managing Director, UK at Alibaba; Nishant Rao is named COO of Freshdesk; Tjada D'Oyen McKenna is named COO of Habitat for Humanity; Jim Taiclet, Tidjane Thiam, and Vittorio Colao are named to HBR's 2015 list of the world's 100 best-performing CEOs; and many more. Please click 'Read More' for an overview of all of October's alumni headlines, organized by industry. Read More..
In this week's 19 alumni headlines, Sabine Bendiek is named CEO of Microsoft Germany; Steve Schwarzwaelder is elected to the board of EMCOR Group; alumni take 3 spots on Harvard Business Review’s list of the world's 100 best-performing CEOs; and more. Read More..
From November 1 through November 15, "How Remarkable Women Lead" – the best-selling business book by alumnae Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston – is available as an eBook through all digital retailers at a special promotional rate of $1.99. Read More..
September's 81 alumni stories feature a number of achievements and prominent appointments, including: Kristof Terryn is named CEO of General Insurance at Zurich; Susan Duinhoven is named President and CEO of Sanoma Oyj; Ananth Narayanan is named CEO of Myntra; Smith Holland is named President and CEO of Crayola; Wendy Murdock joins Iron Mountain’s board; Peter Feldhaus joins ThyssenKrupp as Head of Strategy; Serge Brunschwig, CEO of Dior Couture, is also appointed President of Dior Homme; Wen Hsieh is promoted to a managing member at Kleiner Perkins; and many more. Please click 'Read More' for an overview of all of September's alumni headlines, organized by industry. Read More..
In this week's 31 alumni headlines, Pierre-Olivier Bouée and Peter Goerke are appointed to Credit Suisse's board of directors; Pascal Baumgarten is named COO of Europ Assistance; Sandra Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, receives the C200 Luminary Award; Nishant Rao is named COO of Freshdesk; and more. Read More..
Derek Bouchard-Hall is four months into his position as CEO of USA Cycling, the sport’s governing body in the U.S. Given the sport’s challenges in the areas of gender equity, competitive fairness, physical safety, and financing, he has his work cut out for him — but, as he recently told Business Insider Australia, he loves the sport and is clear about what he brings to the table, and what he plans to do to restore the sport's reputation.Read More..
In this week's 19 alumni headlines, Amee Chande is named Managing Director, UK at Alibaba; Matt Jauchius is named CMO of Hertz; Tjada D'Oyen McKenna is named COO of Habitat for Humanity; Gunjan Soni is named CMO and Head of International Brands at Myntra; alumnae take 3 spots on Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women; and more. Read More..
Whether through creation, leadership, or investment, William has built a reputation as an “online legend,” with several Internet-based businesses in the UK owing their success in part to his commitment. The creator of LOVEFiLM, Fletcher Research, and many others, William recently spoke to us about why he “can’t get enough” of entrepreneurship. Read More..
In this week's 14 alumni headlines, Andrew Dyer is appointed Australia's first Wind Farm Commissioner; Björn Annwall is named Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo; McKinsey alumni take 11 spots on Business Insider's 2015 'Silicon Alley 100' list of the best and brightest in New York tech; and more. Read More..