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Satty Bhens

Digital Partner, New York
A leader of Digital Labs, helps clients implement technology practices that accelerate how the business delivers value

About Satty

Satty is a digital partner at McKinsey, based in New York. He leads Digital Labs, which he co-founded. Satty has extensive experience in IT management, defining enterprise architectures, and improving the performance of IT-development organizations. He has served leading companies across the retail, banking, healthcare, and transportation and travel sectors, helping them deploy cutting-edge technology practices including agile, mobile, big data, and UX design.

Examples of Satty’s work include the agile transformation of the reservation system at a global hotel chain, which accelerated development velocity by 30 percent in 4 months. He also led the development of a new, consumer-facing mobile application for a start-up, backed by a major US insurance provider—cutting in half the time it took to deploy the minimal viable product.

For another client, Satty consolidated seven development groups across a large IT function and drove the adoption of agile practices. This reduced project-development cycles from 9 months to less than 3—and delivered $30 million in annual savings.

Satty regularly teaches software-development best practices. In 2010 he was selected by USAID to teach programming in Rwanda, building local IT capabilities that enabled the design and agile development of a new health system using open-source platforms.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Satty was technology vice president within Deutsche Bank’s Global Custody business in New York.

Published work

Finding the speed to innovate,” McKinsey & Company, April 2015


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

Brighton University
BSc, microelectronics and information processing