Digital Insights

Where delegation fails: Five things only the enterprise CEO can do to build new businesses

Business building is increasingly important for company resilience, and CEOs are uniquely suited for the job. Here are five tasks that CEOs can undertake to build successful new businesses.

One CEO’s journey to becoming a business builder

– In this interview, Patrick Hylton, CEO of NCB Financial Group, shares his experience launching a digital mobile-payments business... and what it takes to succeed.

Product development in the era of digital transformation and sustainability

– Because of digital and sustainability trends, R&D organizations are facing an increasingly complex landscape. Developing the... necessary organizational structures and capabilities is urgent.

Three big moves that can decide a financial institution’s future in the cloud

– There’s big value potential in the cloud, but financial institutions with a piecemeal migration strategy may be missing... out on capturing its full value.

The SaaS factor: Six ways to drive growth by building new SaaS businesses

– Software as a service (SaaS) can be an impressive source of revenue growth for nontech companies that follow these six key principles... for developing SaaS products.

Special collections


Leadership and digital transformation

Explore our collection of insights on how leadership is evolving to drive successful digital transformations.
Global theme

The Rise of Quantum Computing

Accelerating technological breakthroughs, increasing investment flows, start-up proliferation, and promises of capable quantum... systems by 2030 signal it’s time for business leaders to begin planning their quantum-computing strategies.

The CIO Agenda

Explore our collection of insights on the evolving role of the CIO.

Cloud by McKinsey

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.

Trending Topics


Three new mandates for capturing a digital transformation’s full value

– Most organizations achieve less than one-third of the impact they expected from recent digital investments. What can companies learn from the best performers about how to beat the odds today?

Quantum computing funding remains strong, but talent gap raises concern

– Our latest Quantum Technology Monitor shows industry interest remains strong, China is upping its game, and talent shortages require... attention.

Value creation in the metaverse

– With its potential to generate up to $5 trillion in value by 2030, the metaverse is too big for companies to ignore.

Probing reality and myth in the metaverse

– Despite some skepticism, our recent insights show that Americans of all ages are ready to embrace the metaverse.

Tech talent tectonics: Ten new realities for finding, keeping, and developing talent

– Large incumbents can compete successfully for tech talent—but only if they’re ready to completely rethink their entire... HR approach. Tech talent think and act differently.

Tech: Forward

Our short takes on key technology and architecture topics

Industry perspectives


Five ways that life science companies can build tech talent

– For life science companies to meet their digital ambitions, they must strengthen their technology skills. In a challenging market, the industry is uniquely positioned to shine.

Best of both worlds: Balancing digital and physical channels in retail banking

– Banking distribution needs to account for the evolving interdependencies between channels. Accelerating digital and upgrading the physical experience to “phygital” offers a viable solution.

The cloud as a strategic ecosystem for innovation and growth

– In this interview, Deutsche Börse’s chief information officer and chief operating officer explains how the company’s ongoing cloud journey is defining its digital transformation.

How technology is shaping learning in higher education

– New McKinsey research shows that students and faculty are eager to continue using new classroom learning technologies adopted during the pandemic, but institutions could do more to support the shift.

State of Fashion Technology Report 2022

– As technological innovation accelerates, fashion companies have an opportunity to serve customers better while also creating a more efficient, responsive, and responsible business.

Featured podcast


At the Edge podcast

– McKinsey’s Technology Council brings you conversations with creative leaders and pioneers. At the Edge demystifies cutting-edge technologies and shares strategies on how companies can capture big opportunities.

Want to learn more about how we help clients in Digital?



Tackling the retirement adequacy problem: A conversation with Endowus’s Samuel Rhee

– The cofounder of a Singapore fintech explains how a digital platform designed to help residents better invest their social security... savings transformed into an all-purpose investment app.

Is there a ‘best’ owner of satellite internet?

– New satellite internet concepts are moving ahead. Are some types of companies better positioned to succeed in this growing market... than others?
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #6

Launching net-zero businesses: Lessons from a digital leader

– Many companies are hustling to start low-carbon businesses. Ram Ramachander works at the speed of a start-up and with the backing... of a corporation.

Getting the most from cloud services and containers

– Containers have their place in a successful cloud strategy, but businesses shouldn’t overlook the value that CSP-specific... services can deliver.

How can CFOs rebrand themselves as innovation allies?

– They can take five actions to improve objective-setting, performance measurement, and cultural factors associated with successful... innovation projects.

It’s time to become a digital investing organization

– In the investment sector, AI and other digital technologies are ushering in the next horizon of performance differentiation. Here’s... how to level up.

Why Infosys’s cofounder Nilekani is urging leaders to use tech for good

– The cofounder of the multinational IT company believes Indian start-ups will soon develop technologies to transform education,... healthcare, and other social challenges.

Cloud in China: The outlook for 2025

– What will drive China’s next wave of cloud adoption? Successful enterprises will focus not on moving to the cloud but on... using it to deliver tangible business value.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #5

From vision to green-tech unicorn: Lessons from Enpal

– Enpal’s CEO and founder discusses how an interest in solar installation fueled the creation of a company moving toward full-scale... green energy and mobility systems.

Your questions about automation, answered

– A new survey sheds light on the state of automation, the benefits that automation brings, and best practices for scaling automation... technologies successfully.

Localization of data privacy regulations creates competitive opportunities

– Around the world, new regulations are promoting data localization. To comply, companies must be agile in their investments, but... those that get it right could increase their revenues and market share.
Sorry, we couldn't find any results. Try removing some filters.