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Giulio Romanelli


An expert in digital and technology across industries, with deep knowledge in banking and telecom companies; helps organizations undergo core technology transformations to find and create new value

Giulio is a leader in McKinsey Digital, specialized in advising large institutions on technology-enabled transformations with a global experience across Australia, Asia, and Europe.

In his work, Giulio brings his passion for technology and extensive international experience together to help companies improve business performance, re-pivoting technology to be a truly strategic asset.

Giulio focuses mainly on financial services and technology, media, and telecommunications clients, he has helped companies globally to design and successfully manage large-scale technology transformations.

Examples of Giulio’s recent work include the following:

  • setting up a transformation journey for a leading financial institution in Northern Europe to modernize and future-proof its technology backbone, from architecture modernization to infrastructure resilience
  • designing and implementing a technology simplification strategy—from business and IT operating model, to software engineering excellence, to architecture modernization—for a leading financial institution in Asia–Pacific
  • leading the zero-based redesign of digital organizations enabled by new technologies for several companies in Asia–Pacific and Europe across multiple industries
  • designing and implementing a new platform/capability-based operating model and software engineering excellence program for several companies in Asia–Pacific and Europe

Published work

Taking industrial sector tech from cost center to competitive edge,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

From tech tool to business asset: How banks are using B2B APIs to fuel growth,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Overcoming the core-technology transformation stalemate,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

The power of many: Corporate banking in an ecosystem world,” McKinsey & Company, August 2019

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?” McKinsey & Company, June 2018


Polytechnic University of Milan
PhD, aerospace engineering