McKinsey Technology

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Technology

Modernizing technology and accelerating impact

Technology has evolved from a business enabler to a critical driver of Change that Matters. In the past, organizations often relied on one-off IT projects and applications to address business needs. In today’s rapidly changing environment, they are now turning to technological co-discovery and bold bets to operate and thrive.

Organizations that understand this fundamental shift must learn to navigate such challenges as building capabilities, modernizing platforms, creating a software engineering culture, and leveraging data and analytics to improve operations and products. We help deliver end-to-end tech-enabled transformations for our clients by focusing on IT infrastructure, architecture, data, operations, and overall technology strategy.

How we help clients

Infrastructure & Cloud

Optimizing organizations’ application hosting, network, and end-user environments to help them operate effectively and efficiently at scale

Enterprise Architecture & Digital Platforms

Helping organizations solve challenges around digital platforms, enterprise/IT architecture, and IT modernization to drive their technology transformation

Cybersecurity

Helping organizations measure digital resilience, identify and prioritize critical assets, make build-or-buy decisions, and build leadership capabilities to neutralize threats

Agile Delivery

Helping organizations transform their IT and architecture with the tools, processes, and mindsets to become leaders in a digital world

Technology Sourcing

Advising organizations on how, where, and with whom to partner while addressing rapid technology and operating model changes to enable the digital enterprise of the future

Data Delivery & Transformation

Helping organizations unlock the value of their data and build competitive advantage by making distinctive lasting improvements in technology, processes, and capabilities

Our approach

McKinsey Technology delivers end-to-end tech-enabled transformations by focusing on three core priorities:

Reimagining the role of technology

We develop a tech-forward business strategy, implement an integrated approach to business technology, and focus on the digital user experience.

Reinventing technology delivery

We help organizations adopt an agile approach to software delivery, install a next-gen infrastructure, achieve engineering excellence with top talent, and develop an ecosystem of technology partnerships.

Future-proofing the foundation

We work with organizations to establish a business-backed architecture, ensure data ubiquity, leverage advanced analytics, and set up cyber and data privacy defenses that preempt evolving threats.

>200

end-to-end technology transformations

in the past three years

>2,000

core tech experts

globally with deep functional expertise

>20

years of experience

managing core technology transformations

Featured Content

Article

How to become ‘tech forward’: A technology-transformation approach that works

– Getting value from tech relies on tackling multiple interdependent programs at once.
Article

Overcoming the core-technology transformation stalemate

– Successful transformations demand a disciplined approach, a top-team mindset that fuses technology and business goals, and execution tailored to core-technology complexity.
Video

How six companies are using technology and data to transform themselves

– In the first of a five-part multimedia series airing on CNBC, we look at how the acceleration of digital during the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping the next normal.
Blog Post

Kate Smaje: Why businesses must act faster than ever on digitization

– McKinsey Digital’s co-leader explains why digital is one of the most important areas of business for executives to understand on the path to The New Normal.

Featured capability

Digital 20/20

Digital 20/20 assesses an organization’s digital and analytics maturity to discover digital opportunities, identify gaps between current capabilities and those of digital leaders, and execute a prioritized road map of high-impact transformation initiatives.

Featured experts

Aamer Baig
Senior Partner, Chicago
Helps companies use digital technologies to drive innovation, transform customer experience, and improve productivity, while also building organizational capabilities to sustain long-term impact
Anusha Dhasarathy
Partner, Chicago
Brings deep expertise and a passion for helping clients transform their performance through digital and advanced analytics
Gayatri Shenai
Partner, New York
Uses digital and analytics to help public- and private-sector institutions transform operational performance and improve competitive position
Gérard Richter
Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Leader of McKinsey Digital in Germany. Drives strategy and technology-enabled transformation programs across industries.
Irina Starikova
Partner, Silicon Valley
Helps clients across many industries address their toughest technological challenges and adopt new generation IT platforms and practices.
Kate Smaje
Senior Partner, London
As the global leader of McKinsey Digital, serves consumer-facing companies on digitally enabled strategy, marketing, operational, and organizational initiatives that will enable the transformation of their businesses
Leandro Santos
Partner, Atlanta
Works with technology providers and large enterprises to help expand their business through digital and technology-enabled transformation
Klemens Hjartar
Senior Partner, Copenhagen
Leads digital and advanced-analytics performance-based transformations, building agile capabilities at scale in large organizations in both B2C and B2B environments
Naufal Khan
Senior Partner, Chicago
Brings large-scale public sector transformation expertise to help agencies accelerate their performance journeys and deliver distinctive citizen experience through innovative approaches
Steve Van Kuiken
Senior Partner, New Jersey
Uses technology solutions to help organizations transform their operational performance and respond to market disruptions
William Forrest
Senior Partner, Chicago
Helps boards and C-level executives develop innovative strategies to raise top-line revenue and sustain operational improvements, with a focus on industry-shaping mergers and acquisitions

Featured insights

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Three actions CEOs can take to get value from cloud computing

– Leaders need to accelerate their journey to the cloud in order to digitize quickly and effectively in the wake of COVID-19.
Article

Agile, reliable, secure, compliant IT: Fulfilling the promise of DevSecOps

– By integrating security into DevOps, companies can step up the speed and frequency of software releases without compromising controls or increasing risk.
Article

A new management science for technology delivery

– Data and analytics can drive continuous improvement, enable better-informed resourcing decisions, and provide insight into supply and demand factors affecting technology investments.
Survey

Managing the fallout from technology transformations

– Companies may be postponing further evolution of their technology organizations, a survey finds. Yet they should take heart: investing in these changes will likely pay off—and may be nothing short of essential to their competitiveness in the future.
Article

The CEO’s new technology agenda

– Technology performance has become critical to business success. Here’s how a CEO can focus the technology function on a company’s strategic priorities.

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