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Interviews with executives on responding to the crisis, plus recent webinars featuring McKinsey experts in a range of disciplines.

Perspectives from leaders

In these interviews, experts and executives talk about how they are addressing the coronavirus pandemic.

Mounting a data-driven crisis response: An interview with the CEO of Aledade

– Farzad Mostashari discusses how innovative analytics systems and federal–local collaboration are helping government and healthcare leaders fight COVID-19.

Treating COVID-19: A pharmaceutical executive’s view

– Cedric Francois, the CEO of pharmaceutical company Apellis, discusses possible approaches to treating COVID-19 patients.

Adapting healthcare to COVID-19: An interview with the CEO of Boston Medical Center

– Kate Walsh shares how Boston Medical Center, New England’s largest safety-net hospital, has had to adapt to the pandemic—and why there’s no going back.

Thermo Fisher Scientific CEO Marc Casper on provisioning the front lines in the pandemic

– Governments, healthcare providers, and pharmaceutical companies are battling COVID-19 on different fronts. Thermo Fisher Scientific is at the nexus of all of these endeavors.

General James Mattis on leading in a crisis and thriving in the next normal

– The former US defense secretary shares lessons on how to emerge from the pandemic and prepare for what comes next, in a conversation with McKinsey global managing partner Kevin Sneader.

Food security and the coronavirus crisis: A view from Feeding America’s COO

– Katie Fitzgerald discusses the efforts of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, to obtain and distribute food amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

The CEO of Blue Shield of California on scaling up coronavirus testing

– Paul Markovich, who coleads California’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force, describes the goals, challenges, and early achievements of a statewide effort to increase the volume of coronavirus testing.

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Join our experts for the latest on navigating beyond the crisis and shaping the next normal that lies ahead.

McKinsey perspectives

McKinsey experts share their insights on how the pandemic has affected organizations and how they can navigate through it.

The CIO moment: Leadership through the second wave of the coronavirus crisis

In this webinar, McKinsey experts discuss how CIOs can support companies’ digitization efforts now that the initial effort to stabilize the core business has largely concluded.

The path to the next normal

On April 8, McKinsey global managing partner Kevin Sneader shared what it will take to navigate from the crisis of today to the post-virus period: the “next normal.”

Perspectives for education systems

Experts discuss how educators and school systems worldwide can move quickly to support remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing the operational and supply-chain impact of the coronavirus

McKinsey experts discuss immediate actions that companies can take to keep their supply chains running, along with moves to design and build resilient supply chains for the future.

How to lead and manage remotely: Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic

The sudden, large-scale shift to remote working has meant leading and managing in new ways. Leaders from McKinsey share insights related to people, organizational structure, processes, and technology.

Supporting service operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak

Service-operations specialists from McKinsey discuss how businesses can ensure employees’ productivity and safety, meet customers’ needs, maintain business continuity, and promote accountability amid the outbreak.

The minimum viable nerve center for governments’ coronavirus response 

The pandemic has forced governments to elevate their response strategies. McKinsey experts talk about setting up crisis nerve centers with the agility to mobilize resources, execute, and adjust.

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