Angelos Geranmayeh

I am a business analyst from South Africa currently working on pharmaceutical and medical-products topics. I’m passionate about big tech, startups, and digital.

Why I chose these pieces

The pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital for many industries and functions. I selected pieces that speak to how to best navigate that shift. Many answer common questions for anyone unfamiliar with digital topics—for example, ‘What is ‘the cloud,’ and how can my business leverage it?’ I also recommended a couple of articles from Leap by McKinsey—a practice that works with established organizations to imagine, build, and scale new businesses—which I find is some of the most exciting work we do.

My picks

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.
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.

Growing an incumbent by building a new business: A conversation with True Digital’s Bernd Vindevogel

– Building and scaling a corporate spin-off requires striking a critical balance between growing as an independent entity while serving the needs of the parent organization, according to the chief analytics officer at True Digital Group.

Safeguarding against cyberattack in an increasingly digital world

– There are actions businesses can take to safeguard their organizations from the growing risk of cyberattack.
Interview - Learn to Leap

How to plan a successful leadership succession at a start-up

– After spending ten years turning their start-up into a highly profitable unicorn business, the cofounders of PropertyGuru were able to successfully hand over the reins of the business and safeguard its continued success.

Rules of engagement: Winning with the basics in digital telecommunications

– Online sales and service are key measures of successful digital transformations. But most telecom operators aren’t implementing the fundamentals that drive customers online and keep them there.

How to build AI with (and for) everyone in your organization

– Becoming an AI-driven business requires contributions from your entire workforce. While the transformation takes time, several tactics can begin democratizing AI now.

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You’ve met a few of our Gen Z colleagues. If you’d like to learn more about how this new class thinks and acts, see a few McKinsey insights that take on ways companies can engage with this important consumer segment: “‘True Gen’: Generation Z and its implications for companies,” “Meet Generation Z: Shaping the future of shopping,” “What makes Asia–Pacific’s Generation Z different?,” and “The young and the restless: Generation Z in America.”

Mike Borruso, Torea Frey, Mona Hamouly, LaShon Malone, Philip Mathew, and Nathan Wilson, of McKinsey Global Publishing, helped bring this project to life.