Applying AI: Where—and how—to put artificial intelligence to work

Join McKinsey experts Michael Chui, Nicolaus Henke, and Clare Kitching on Tuesday, May 22, at 11:00 AM EST / 5:00 PM CET

The debate over whether artificial intelligence will impact businesses is over. While AI technology is still in its infancy, high-value-business use cases already exist across industries. The time has come for organizations to apply AI.

Attend our webinar to learn:

  • How AI techniques map to specific business problems
  • The economic value of hundreds of AI use cases
  • How to begin applying AI at scale

This presentation will deliver actionable insights for both business leaders and the analytics practitioners tasked with building models that deliver business impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from some of our top AI experts: Nicolaus Henke (McKinsey senior partner and Chairman of QuantumBlack), Michael Chui (McKinsey Global Institute partner) and Clare Kitching (Engagement manager, QuantumBlack).




MGI Partner, San Francisco

Michael Chui

Michael is a partner of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. He leads research on the impact of disruptive technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as data and analytics, social and collaboration technologies, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation.

Michael is a frequent speaker at major global conferences, and his research has been cited in leading publications around the world. His PhD dissertation, titled “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for: Web searching as query refinement,” examines web-user search behaviors and the usability of web search engines.

Senior Partner, London

Nicolaus Henke

Nicolaus is the global leader of McKinsey Analytics and chairman of QuantumBlack, an advanced-analytics firm operating at the intersection of strategy, technology, and design.

Guiding a team of more than 3,000 data scientists, platform engineers, and analytics consultants, Nicolaus oversees our efforts to bring insights from big data and advanced analytics into our advisory work. This often involves working with clients to evaluate strategic moves, foster operational transformations, and build capabilities to capture opportunities from data and analytics. He also enhances our ability to deliver distinctive analytics-based consulting by pursuing investments in talent and technology and establishing new strategic partnerships.

Clare Kitching
Engagement Manager, London - QuantumBlack

Clare Kitching

Clare leads teams of data scientists, data engineers, designers, and analysts to improve businesses’ performance using advanced analytics and data science. She also works with senior business and IT leaders to understand how opportunities for advanced analytics can have impact, and she guides project problem solving and overall project delivery end to end.

Clare focuses primarily on the advanced-industries sector, with a particular interest in how advanced analytics can be used within R&D organizations. Prior to joining QuantumBlack, Clare worked within McKinsey with a focus on using data science in the marketing and sales area. She helped clients across telecommunications, retail, and energy sectors optimize their pricing, promotions, and loyalty strategies using data. Clare also spent time with McKinsey’s People Analytics group, working with clients to apply advanced analytics within HR fields to improve employee retention and performance.

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McKinsey Analytics helps clients achieve better performance through data. We work together with clients to build analytics-driven organizations, helping them develop the strategies, operations, and capabilities to derive rapid and sustained impact from analytics. Over the past five years, we have worked with more than 2,000 clients across every industry and business function. McKinsey Analytics is led globally by Nicolaus Henke and Noshir Kaka, together with an executive committee comprised of 40 McKinsey senior partners representing all regions and practices. Today, McKinsey Analytics brings together more than 2,000 advanced analytics and AI experts and spans more than 125 domains (industry- and function-specific teams with people, data, and tools focused on unique applications of analytics). QuantumBlack, a leading advanced analytics firm that McKinsey acquired in 2015, leads McKinsey’s research, development and delivery of AI techniques and real-world applications for clients.

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