Sectors Without Borders

Industry boundaries are shifting as digitization creates new alliances, ecosystems and competition across sector lines.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Competing in a world of sectors without borders

– Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense in tomorrow’s ecosystems?

Strategy in the digital age

Article

Management’s next frontier: Making the most of the ecosystem economy

– Engaging in digital ecosystems requires a new set of managerial skills and capabilities. How quickly companies develop them will... determine if they succeed in the ecosystem economy.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

As sector borders dissolve, new business ecosystems emerge

– Over the next decade, learning to operate in a business world with disappearing borders will become a necessity for companies... that want to be competitive.
Article

How tech giants deliver outsized returns—and what it means for the rest of us

– Networks and platforms reign within high tech, media, and telecom. Understanding the sector’s dynamics is increasingly important... for executives in all industries.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Culture for a digital age

– Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these... cultural problems is no longer optional.

Business technology

Article

What it really takes to capture the value of APIs

– APIs are the connective tissue in today’s ecosystems. For companies who know how to implement them, they can cut costs,... improve efficiency, and help the bottom line.
Article

Adopting an ecosystem view of business technology

– To fully benefit from new business technology, CIOs need to adapt their traditional IT functions to the opportunities and challenges... of emerging technology “ecosystems.” Here’s how it’s done.

Financial services

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Remaking the bank for an ecosystem world

– Global banking-industry performance has been lackluster. Now comes the hard part: the rise of nonbanking platform companies targeting... the most profitable parts of the banking value chain.
Article

Insurtech—the threat that inspires

– Incumbents need to keep their eyes out for new entrants that use technology to create a strategic advantage. The size of their... share in the next generation of the insurance industry is at stake.
Article

Bracing for seven critical changes as fintech matures

– The fintech sector is being shaped by shifting market conditions, new regulations, and changes in consumer demands and behaviors.

Mobility

Article

The automotive revolution is speeding up

– How fast is disruption reshaping the personal-mobility landscape, and what will new value pools look like as the ecosystem evolves?
Article

How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates

– What is required to navigate the emerging personal-mobility landscape in an uncertain future?

Healthcare

Video

Using data and technology to improve healthcare ecosystems

– A Verily Life Sciences executive explains how the company targets better patient outcomes by harnessing analytics, machine learning,... and other digital tools.
Interview

How health apps are promising to reshape healthcare

– Two executives from a digital diabetes-management start-up discuss the importance of a patient focus and ways innovation is shaping... the industry.
Article

How tech-enabled consumers are reordering the healthcare landscape

– Healthcare companies are developing new digital technologies to give consumers more control over the care they receive. That could... upend the industry’s move toward greater consolidation and scale.