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The Case for Digital Reinvention
April 25, 2017

"Disruption" might be a cliché, but it's hard to find a better word to describe the forces at work today. There is no doubt that corporate leaders are facing increasing uncertainties. This trend highlights a governing truth: the digital age rewards change and punishes stasis. However, change comes in many flavors. Incremental adjustments or experiments at the periphery, for example, can provide real benefits and in many cases are a crucial first step for a digital transformation. But if these initiatives don’t lead to more profound changes to the main business – or if they avoid the real work of restructuring how the business generates revenue – the benefits can be fleeting. Companies must be open to radical reinvention, which is a rethinking of the business itself, and in many cases will need to re-architect their core capabilities. Join Senior Partner Peter Dahlström (London) and Partner Liz Ericson (London) as they explore how organizations can ensure long-term success through digital reinvention. Read More..

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Harnessing Automation for a Future that Works
April 13, 2017

Rapid advances in automation technologies including robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning have evolved into powerful tools, which now match or outperform humans. Join our presenters for a discussion on how this trend will affect different occupations, industries, and countries; the factors that will make automation technologies a reality in the workplace; and their potential impact on business performance, employment, and productivity. Read More..

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The State of Fashion: 10 trends that will define the fashion agenda in 2017
March 29, 2017

The fashion industry is projected to reach $2.4 trillion in total value, but some still regarded it as simultaneously frivolous and indulgent. While many sources of industry data are fragmented, incomplete, or unreliable, the first "State of Fashion" report by McKinsey and The Business of Fashion (BoF) – founded by alum Imran Amed – lays the foundation for in-depth research and analysis. Join experts from the Firm’s Apparel, Fashion and Luxury Group as they discuss the global fashion industry, opportunities, and trends that will shape 2017. Read More..

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The Disruptors' Feast: How Digital and other Trends Threaten to Devour a Rapidly Changing World
March 14, 2017

Alum Frits van Paasschen (AMS, LAN 89-95) will join Senior Partner and Global Head of McKinsey Digital Labs, Hugo Sarrazin, to discuss the trends shaping the world, the role of digital, perspectives from Fritz's new book, and how leaders and organizations can best prepare. Read More..

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An Integrated Perspective on the Future of Mobility
March 08, 2017

How will mobility change over the next decade? In a new report, "An integrated perspective on the future of mobility" – co-published with Bloomberg – the Firm explores how a number of existing social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility at the local level. The result will be a radically different future based around three models of advanced urban mobility that are achievable by 2030. While at a global/macro level mobility systems in 2030 will on average look very much like they do today, there is a cluster of some 50 urban areas that could lead the way toward one of the three advanced mobility models. These areas have the potential to demonstrate the profound effects of mobility innovation on everything from power systems to the use of public space, while simultaneously introducing a new city dynamism. Join Partners Eric Hannon (Frankfurt) and Surya Ramkumar (Amsterdam), who leads the Firm's Future of Mobility Initiative, as they discuss these trends and the implications for the private, public, and social sectors. Read More..

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HR of the Future: Delivering the promise of strategic HR through people analytics and digital
February 23, 2017

During this session, Master Expert Mike Barriere (New York), 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 organizations. 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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