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Adrian Booth

Senior PartnerBay Area

Works with clients across industries to develop and execute their digital vision with a specialty in driving digital programs across the energy industry

Adrian is a senior partner in McKinsey’s global Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice and leads the West Coast McKinsey Digital office. He serves energy and industrial clients, solution providers, regulators, investors, and others on issues related to upgrading and transforming energy infrastructure. He has extensive experience across the globe in digital transformations.

Examples of his recent client experience include the following:

  • working with multiple power and energy companies around the world on defining and delivering digital transformations
  • developing multiple technology strategies for energy and industrial clients to significantly improve the impact on technology-driven business performance
  • leading McKinsey’s effort in assessing digital and technology trends in energy, power, and infrastructure
  • helping shape and manage multiple multibillion-dollar technology upgrade projects for large industrial clients
  • developing strategy for an Asia–Pacific government’s $200 million-plus smart-grid and smart-city initiative
  • helping create the strategy, business case, and delivery models for several large utilities’ smart-grid initiatives in North America and Europe

Published work

Winner takes all? Digital in the utility industry,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Digital transformation in energy: Achieving escape velocity,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Power and people: How utilities can adapt to the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Building a great data platform,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

Digital-experience design for the field workforce,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Accelerating digital transformations: A playbook for utilities,” McKinsey & Company, January 2018

The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges,” McKinsey & Company, May 2016

Making infrastructure exciting: An interview with Peter Dawson,” McKinsey & Company, August 2015

Past experience

thinQ Learning Solutions

Planning Technologies Group


Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Dartmouth College
BS, engineering sciences