Data Delivery and Transformation

We help clients unlock the value of their data

Data and analytics represents a 20% growth opportunity.

But to harness its full potential, organizations must become truly data-driven—embedding it in every decision, interaction and process.

These firms leverage their data to generate tremendous impact. They launch highly personalized experiences and seamlessly connected products. They scale new businesses, enter different markets, and become more resilient. And they build teams with the capabilities to turn insights into growth—again and again.

We help clients capture the value of data transformation at speed and scale. Together with QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey, and McKinsey Technology, we create the infrastructure, processes and culture that turns data and analytics into new sources of competitive advantage.

+$500m

impact

generated from an end to end data transformation for a market leading telecoms

20-30%

efficiency gains

for a global fashion retailer

>30%

better performance

by our clients compared to their close competitors

Our approach

We partner with clients on targeted projects through to end-to-end transformations

We are always focused on delivering business value and sustainable advantage. Beyond strategy and delivery, we help build the capabilities and culture that data-driven organizations need to continue thriving.

Value-focused

We carefully identify and prioritize the most valuable opportunities for performance and growth—and design delivery roadmaps for faster returns on investment. Working as agile partners, we transform by doing, delivering quick wins that prove value from day one.

Accelerated Impact

Through our Data and Analytics Acceleration Lab, we leverage a wealth of proprietary tools and assets, industry-proven operating models and playbooks, and an ecosystem of delivery partners. The result? Accelerated value-driven transformations, from strategy, to implementation, to governance.

Lasting Capabilities

We partner with clients from the C-suite to the front line, ensuring they have the data-driven culture to turn transformation into sustained growth. Our dedicated programs help organizations upskill, attract and recruit the talent they need to thrive.

Featured Insights

Interactive

The data-driven enterprise of 2025

– Rapidly accelerating technology advances, the recognized value of data, and increasing data literacy are changing what it means to be “data driven.”
Interview

How a tech company went from moving data to using data: An interview with Ericsson’s Sonia Boije

– Ericsson’s head of data enablement explains how the company is enabling its people to make full and effective use of data.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Five insights about harnessing data and AI from leaders at the frontier

– Four CEOs describe what goes into turning a world of data into a data-driven world.
Article

Harnessing the power of external data

– Few organizations take full advantage of data generated outside their walls. A well-structured plan for using external data can... provide a competitive edge.
Article

Breaking through data-architecture gridlock to scale AI

– Large-scale data modernization and rapidly evolving data technologies can tie up AI transformations. Five steps give organizations... a way to break through the gridlock.

Related practices

Internet of Things

Sensors and ubiquitous connectivity, combined with data and analytics, open up new opportunities to innovate products and services and to increase the efficiency of operations. This digitization of the physical world—or Internet of Things (IoT)—creates new value for our clients and for their customers.

McKinsey Technology

We work with clients to deliver end-to-end tech-enabled transformations. Learn about how we are helping re-imagine the role of technology, reinvent technology delivery, and future-proof the foundation.

QuantumBlack

We help you harness the power of Hybrid Intelligence to create unimagined opportunities in a constantly changing world.

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