About Alan

Alan creates digital experiences that help people and businesses get more done. He brings an unconventional approach to enterprise architecture, balancing human empathy with operational rigor. This approach helps all kinds of companies improve business outcomes by aligning user needs with strategy goals.

Currently, Alan leads the Intelligent Systems and Things Center of Excellence for Digital McKinsey. This group’s mission is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT) technology strategy, architecture, and transformation through multidisciplinary teams. Since joining McKinsey in 2016, he has advised executives as they build business capability and improve operations through end-to-end digitization, frequently serving companies in the oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications, and banking sectors.

Before joining McKinsey, Alan was at Microsoft for more than 20 years, consulting with Fortune 50 clients on critical technology issues. He helped companies achieve business transformation though investments in digital architecture, IoT, cloud computing, and large-scale distributed systems. He also served as Microsoft’s Worldwide Enterprise Architecture community leader and was a leader in the company’s early efforts in architecture and solution-development processes.

Alan is a sought-after speaker on digital transformation and IoT and speaks and writes frequently on its implications for digital architecture, program management, and cybersecurity. He has published articles with the Cutter Consortium and in the Journal of Enterprise Architecture. He has been recognized by the Open Group as a Distinguished Certified Architect and by the International Association of Software Architects as a Certified IT Architect Professional.

Published work

The IOT: Technologies, opportunities, and solutions, opening statement,” Cutter Business Technology Journal, November 2014

Talking shop: A conversation with Alan Hakimi,” The Journal of Enterprise Architecture, January 2015

Past experience

Microsoft
Executive consultant

Fair Isaac
Systems analyst

Education

University of California, Davis
BS, computer engineering