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From understanding to action: Our top reads from 2018

From understanding to action: Our top reads from 2018

This collection of some of our most-read articles of the year explores the many ways that organizations must progress to capture value from advanced technologies.
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The cornerstones of large-scale technology transformation

– A clear playbook is emerging for how to integrate and capitalize on advanced technologies—across an entire company, and... in any industry.
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Finding talent and speed to transform a credit-card company into a digital native

– A successful digital transformation means a lot more than new technology. You need to go all in, for the long haul.
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The cloud as catalyst for retail

– For retailers, the cloud can do much more than reduce the cost of computing and data storage. To maximize value from cloud, retailers... need to prioritize workflows that can best benefit from it. We share six opportunities for leveraging the cloud as a catalyst for accelerating delivery of business results.
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The executive’s AI playbook

– It’s time to break out of pilot purgatory and more effectively apply artificial intelligence and advanced analytics throughout... your organization. Our interactive playbook can help.
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Learning from digital threats

– Incumbent companies are finding they have strong hands to play as competition intensifies.
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Transforming IT infrastructure organizations using agile

– Traditional ways of managing IT infrastructure can impede the fast-paced delivery of digital solutions. Agile methods can be used... to boost efficiency, speed, and quality.
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The new frontier: Agile automation at scale

– Large-scale automation of business processes requires a new development approach.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Why data culture matters

– Organizational culture can accelerate the application of analytics, amplify its power, and steer companies away from risky outcomes.... Here are seven principles that underpin a healthy data culture.

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Powering the digital economy

– As cheaper storage and renewables bend the electricity cost curve, utilities must refine their strategies and raise their digital game.
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A blueprint for successful digital transformations for automotive suppliers

– Leaders in the automotive-supply sector are mastering six elements of successful digital transformation—and reaping the rewards.
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Commercial lines insurtech: A pathway to digital

– Rather than fear the disruptive potential of insurtechs, commercial insurance executives should view them as a catalyst for digitization.

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Digital insurance in 2018: Driving real impact with digital and analytics

– Highlights from articles this year show the progress that has been made in reinventing the insurance landscape—and suggest... more disruption to come.
Issue - McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 4: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, looks at how data, technologies, and design are changing... the DNA of today’s companies; why it’s essential to have a bold, agile digital strategy; and how to help your employees find more meaning in their work.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Taking digital transformation to the limits at Koç Holding

– The CEO and HR director of Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate describe how a leadership-development program is preparing... the company for a digital future—and shaking up the status quo.
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Distraction or disruption? Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics

– As logistics goes digital, profound changes are coming to industry structure, operations, and profits. In the first of a series,... we examine the impact of autonomous trucks.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Building a tech-enabled ecosystem: An interview with Ping An’s Jessica Tan

– A culture of innovation and failing fast drives the Chinese financial conglomerate’s expansion beyond traditional sector... boundaries and its early adoption of emerging technologies.
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The new CFO mandate: Prioritize, transform, repeat

– Amid a raft of new duties for CFOs, our survey suggests that finance leaders are well positioned to lead the C-suite agenda by... championing transformations, digitization, and capability building.
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How bots, algorithms, and artificial intelligence are reshaping the future of corporate support functions

– Industrial companies are discovering additional sources of value in applying advanced technology to general and administrative... support functions. The results can be impressive for businesses that can adapt to the disruption of legacy systems.
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How disruptive technologies are opening up innovative opportunities in services

– Technology and advanced analytics are revolutionizing services—and creating new sources of value for industrial companies... that know how to use them. Here’s a roadmap that works.
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Tech-enabled disruption of products and services: The new battleground for industrial companies

– Industrial companies are finding that technology is an important link in the value chain for innovation and product development.... The transformation is challenging, but there are ways to getting it started.
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The next horizon for industrial manufacturing: Adopting disruptive digital technologies in making and delivering

– The key to continued performance and productivity improvement for advanced industrial companies is the use of disruptive technology... in the manufacturing value chain.
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The trillion-dollar opportunity for the industrial sector: How to extract full value from technology

– The digital revolution is just beginning. As data, connectivity, and processing power expand, so do opportunities for industrial... companies to extract value through innovative products, services, operational efficiencies, and business models.
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