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Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Getting tangible about intangibles: The future of growth and productivity?

– Companies that master the deployment of intangibles investment will be well positioned to outperform their peers.
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Vital signs: The growing impact of digital health innovation

– Digital health solutions have the potential to dramatically improve patient care and slow rising costs. Yet achieving that at... scale still has obstacles to overcome.
Podcast

Entrepreneurship beyond Silicon Valley

– Innovation is accelerating in Europe and beyond, making way for a new generation of start-ups.
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.
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Tipping the scales in AI: How leaders capture exponential returns

– Where many companies tire of marginal gains from early AI efforts, the most successful recognize that the real breakthroughs in... AI learning and scale come from persisting through the arduous phases.

Executive Voices

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Global VC view: Funding startups in the next normal

– The boom that tech startups have been experiencing has continued through the pandemic. Two leading venture capitalists talk about... how investing in them is changing.
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.
Interview

Software and the next normal: A talk with Workday’s cofounder and co-CEO

– Aneel Bhusri discusses serving customers as the COVID-19 crisis began, the limitations of remote work, data’s importance for employee... diversity, and why companies need to have souls.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the CEO of Samsung SDS sets a course for ‘humble and speedy’

– Won-Pyo Hong, CEO of Samsung’s information- and communications-technology arm, explains how a collaborative approach helps... his South Korea–based company drive digital transformations globally.
Interview

Critical communications infrastructure and COVID-19: An interview with Ericsson’s CEO

– Börje Ekholm discusses the impact of the crisis on global telecom networks and the coming 5G transition, as well as the future... of work and challenges to the physical and mental health of employees.
Interview

Building a digital New York Times: CEO Mark Thompson

– Thompson looks back on an eight-year tenure that has transformed a 170-year-old news brand into a global, digital-subscription-first... powerhouse—and at what lies ahead for its new leadership.

Tech Trends

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Hardware’s business-model shift: Finding a new path forward

– New business models present an opportunity for IT-infrastructure providers, who are facing a migration in value as buyers demand... cloud-like, customer-centric experiences.
Podcast

Breaking through the hype: The real-world benefits of 5G connectivity

– 5G offers a level of connectivity that could transform the shop floor. Here’s how leaders use today’s technologies... to secure supply chains and create value, despite the challenges of deployment.
Article

AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators

– Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.

New Capabilities

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A battle plan for telcos’ digital-attacker brands

– Many operators need to transform themselves to cope with new market conditions but have had difficulty making an organization-wide... overhaul. A smart digital-attacker strategy may be the solution.
Article

Developer Velocity at work: Key lessons from industry digital leaders

– The experiences of several high-performing software development organizations in banking and retail offer a road map to excellence.
Article

How tech, media, and telecom winners use talent to stay ahead

– Certain capabilities matter more for performance than others, particularly when combined in the right way.

New Markets

Article - McKinsey Global Institute

The trailblazing consumers in Asia propelling growth

– There’s more to consider than Gen Z. Powerful demographic forces are reshaping consumer behavior and causing large shifts... in consumption patterns in Asia.
Article

Europe’s innovation wunderkinds: The rising B2B start-up ecosystem

– While B2B start-ups are making Europe more competitive, start-ups, investors, and corporates will need to share expertise and... work as partners to realize the region’s full entrepreneurial potential.
Article

How tapping connectivity in oil and gas can fuel higher performance

– Price and demand pressures in the oil and gas sector make the potential value embedded in advanced connectivity for exploration... and production more important than ever.
Article

Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth

– One of the oldest industries must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand... and several disruptive forces.

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Pharma’s digital Rx: Quantum computing in drug research and development

– Quantum computing’s ability to simulate larger, more complex molecules could be game changing. Pharmaceutical companies... should reflect on their strategic stance to this promising new technology now.
Article

Black representation in film and TV: The challenges and impact of increasing diversity

– New research reveals the barriers that Black talent in the film and TV industry faces, the economic fallout, and solutions for... creating a more inclusive, equitable workplace.
Article

The Netflix of gaming? Why subscription video-game services face an uphill battle

– Many tech giants are betting that the subscription model will become dominant in video games. Yet the things that make gaming... such an entertainment dynamo are problematic for these types of services.
Article

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.
Article

Maintaining a high-speed connection: A new playbook for cable growth

– US cablecos have enjoyed solid growth in recent years. Continuing it will require doubling down on several key areas, even as... tougher, longer-term strategic challenges loom.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Building data-driven culture: An interview with ShopRunner CEO Sam Yagan

– Sam Yagan, current ShopRunner CEO, cofounder of OkCupid, and former Match Group CEO, discusses the importance of culture for driving... data-based decision making, innovation, and, ultimately, company success.
Article

The next wave of innovation in photonics

– More end products are integrating lasers with sensors and optics, opening new opportunities for photonics manufacturers.
Podcast

How tech will revolutionize retail

– The retailer of the future will harness the power of data, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality,... says serial entrepreneur and technology expert John Straw.
Podcast

Digital health: Can gamification be a winning strategy for disease management?

– Sidekick Health is out to show that digital therapeutics programs can help patients more effectively manage their chronic conditions.
Interactive

The top trends in tech

– Which technologies have the most momentum in an accelerating world? We identified the trends that matter most.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on artificial intelligence with Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott

– How could AI help create jobs even in rural areas, and what would it take? In this podcast episode, Kevin Scott shares his ideas... with James Manyika.
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