Future of
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An AI bot can be trained to match the lifetime experience of world-class athletes

To help defend their America’s Cup title, Emirates Team New Zealand enlisted the help of McKinsey to build and teach an AI bot to sail using deep reinforcement learning. The bot sped up their boat design process by 10 times.

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Report

Climate risk and response in Asia

– In many ways, Asia is on the frontline of a changing climate. We analyze the extent of climate risk facing the region and effective responses for adaptation and mitigation.

Voices on the Future of Asia

Video

What’s hot in Asia for 2021: McKinsey’s take on the region’s biggest business opportunities

– In our “Two Minutes on 2021” mini-series, eight of McKinsey’s leaders in Asia share their take on what should be top-of-mind for senior business executives.
Collection

The Philippines Growth Dialogues

– Philippine leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges to future-proof the country's growth agenda.

Critical thinking

Trade and network flows

How are Asian flows and networks defining the next phase of globalization?

Technology

How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

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Article

Efficient and sustainable last-mile logistics: Lessons from Japan

– Delivery droids may be the solution to keep costs and environmental impact low, if stakeholders collaborate to pave the way.
Article

What is driving adoption and advances for Industrial 4.0 technologies across Asia?

– Karel Eloot, senior partner in our Shanghai office, discusses what is driving adoption and advances for Industrial 4.0 technologies... across Asia, and shares how leaders should think about the future of manufacturing in region.
Article

Ten ideas to unlock Indonesia’s growth after COVID-19

– If Indonesia can quickly return to prepandemic growth rates, the country may become the world’s seventh-largest economy... by 2030.
Article

A blueprint for telecom’s critical reinvention

– The next generation of telcos will be defined by leaders who act now, risking short-term advantages to seize untapped growth with... a holistic approach to transformation.
Article

Mobilizing women to step up as leaders in Japan

– What can organizations do to help talented women step up into leadership positions? In this report, we outline the actions that... companies can take to support the advancement of women in Japan.
Interview

How Pakistan tackled its largest-ever social-protection crisis

– Dr. Sania Nishtar, the prime minister’s special assistant on poverty alleviation and social protection, led an emergency... effort to make relief payments available to millions of vulnerable households.
Article

Out of the shadows: Sustainably improving workplace mental health

– The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting workplace mental health challenges, creating a new imperative for leaders to... take a holistic and methodical approach to workplace mental health.
Podcast

How Asia can prepare for the future of work after COVID-19

– Which trends accelerated and sparked by COVID-19 will change the future of work in Asia? How can businesses and policy makers... respond?
Video

Wellness worldwide: Consumer insights from four countries

– Four McKinsey leaders discuss highlights from our recent global survey on consumers’ behaviors and attitudes toward wellness.
Podcast

A conversation on artificial intelligence and gender bias

– Interaction between humans and machines has opened up new opportunities for fighting bias in the workplace. Here’s how artificial... intelligence can help companies reach gender parity.
Interview

Unleashing developers’ full talents: An interview with Twilio’s CEO

– Jeff Lawson talks about software’s growing digital supply chain, the future of flexible work, and the origins of both his... communications-platform company and his new book, Ask Your Developer.
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What is the Future of Asia?

For years, Western observers have talked about Asia’s massive future potential. But the future arrived even faster than expected. The question is no longer how quickly Asia will rise; it is how Asia will lead. Future of Asia is the leading voice on what leaders need to know about doing business in the Asian Century.