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What comes after the 2020 digital dash

While a tumultuous and tragic 2020 will usher in a 2021 fraught with uncertainty, one thing is crystal clear: it will be a distinctly digital year. The dramatic shift to living and working online has accelerated changes across the entire business landscape, so we’ve compiled a list of must-reads to help business leaders prepare.
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McKinsey acquires Candid Partners, a leader in cloud consulting

– With the recent acquisition of Candid Partners, we welcome 100+ senior cloud experts—developers, engineers, agile coaches—into... our firm.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Why business building is the new priority for growth

– It can help companies diversify their revenues and keep pace with shifting customers and markets. But incumbents often lack the... skills they need.
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The state of AI in 2020

– Our 2020 AI survey shows artificial intelligence has become more of a revenue driver. Companies earning the most from AI plan... to invest in it more in response to COVID-19.
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How to become ‘tech forward’: A technology-transformation approach that works

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

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Capturing value in the cloud

The cloud is revolutionizing how businesses create value, but only when tech organizations, and the business, understand how to use it and change how they operate.

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Managing large technology programs in the digital era

– To successfully implement large technology systems, first accept the complexity, and then take these six actions.
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Think fast: How to accelerate e-commerce growth

– The most critical tools in successful e-commerce expansion are customer-centricity and a test-and-learn mindset.
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Executive’s guide to developing AI at scale

– Developing artificial intelligence and analytics applications typically involves different processes, technology, and talent than... those for traditional software solutions. Executives who possess a solid understanding of the basics can ensure they’re making the right investments in their tech stacks and teams to build reliable solutions at scale. We’ve created an interactive guide to help.
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Derisking corporate business launches: Five steps to overcome the most common pitfalls

– Launching new businesses is inherently risky. Successful launches are marked by how well companies connect with their customers.
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Tech debt: Reclaiming tech equity

– Almost every business has some degree of tech debt; the trick is knowing how to identify, value, and manage it.

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Healthtech in the fast lane: What is fueling investor excitement?

– As adoption of healthcare technology accelerates, it’s a good time for healthcare companies to consider investing in digital among nine potential “value pools.”
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Scaling digital in the public sector: Building blocks for the future

– The upcoming government transition presents public-sector leaders with the opportunity to establish processes for successfully scaling digital technologies.
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The energy-sector threat: How to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities

– Electric-power and gas companies are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational, and process frameworks can significantly reduce cyber-related risks.
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Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth

– One of the oldest industries must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand and several disruptive forces.
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Making the cloud pay: How industrial companies can accelerate impact from the cloud

– The cloud’s real value goes far beyond IT: it can help industrial companies reinvent how they develop, deliver, sell, and service their products.

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Building a great digital business

– How companies are leveraging technology to address rapid market changes.

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Moving digital health forward: Lessons on business building

– Building a successful digital health business involves several strategic steps, as illustrated through the lens of six digital... health start-ups.
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The Latin American energy sector: How to address cybersecurity

– Electric-power and gas companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational,... and process frameworks can reduce cyber-related risks.
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Accelerating hybrid-cloud adoption in banking and securities

– By overcoming common myths and challenges about cloud, banks can accelerate their adoption of cloud to capture its full benefits.
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McKinsey on Healthcare: 2020 Year in Review

– Amid enormous challenges facing every facet of the healthcare industry in a COVID-19 era, steps have been taken to mitigate the... crisis and create positive change.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Nextdoor’s CEO on supporting communities through COVID-19

– The neighborhood app aims to create ‘strong weak ties’ during the crisis that help its neighbors persevere.
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One start-up’s successful organizational approach to speed and flexibility

– Once agile practices are truly embedded in a company’s DNA, even a pandemic can’t dent its ability to respond quickly... to evolving customer needs—and the competition.
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Ready for launch: Reshaping pharma’s strategy in the next normal

– As pharmaceutical companies reshape their commercial models to prepare for the uncertainties ahead, personalization and digital... enablement will be crucial to launch success in the new environment.
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2020 season recap: Building and scaling new businesses

– Listen to learnings on business building from The Venture’s 2020 episodes.
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‘Keep it simple’: Aditya Puri on HDFC Bank’s path to market leadership

– The recently retired founder–CEO of India’s highest-valued financial institution reflects on how customer-focused... innovation and disciplined risk management led to strong performance.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Speeding up to become even more consumer-obsessed: An interview with GSK’s Keith Choy

– The leader of GlaxoSmithKline’s Asia–Pacific Consumer Healthcare group describes how his organization is speeding... up to serve consumers, despite the heightened uncertainty of COVID-19.
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Future of insurance: Unleashing growth through new business building

– To compete with digital players, traditional insurers should consider building their own new digital businesses. Markers across... four critical areas can show if insurers are on track.
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