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Srinivas Ramadath

Partner, Chicago
Works at the cutting edge of connected solutions, such as APIs, microservices, Internet of Things (IoT), and digital apps, to help executives launch new products and capabilities quickly and successfully

About Srinivas

For more than 20 years, Srini has been pushing the evolution of software platforms. Focused on unlocking business success, he has a track record of delivering high-impact results in an agile fashion, acting as a key advisor to CIOs and CTOs to both rapidly digitize and modernize the client platforms.

As an advisor to executives, Srini has experience spanning application programing interfaces (APIs), IoT, embedded software, and mobile-app development. He has helped companies set up agile digital app factories and establish in-house studios bridging technology and design. Taking a broad view, he has also led innovative end-to-end digital transformations, working in fast-moving industries such as communications, high tech, banking, retail, life sciences, and the automotive sector.

Since joining McKinsey in 2016, Srini has led our global API and microservices group and helped direct our agile and IoT ventures. Through these efforts, he collaborates with client executives to explore emerging agile operating models and find new API and IoT use cases that deliver business value.

Recently, Srini advised several financial sector companies in Latin America and the United States. His support included evaluating the agile operating model, optimizing API strategies, and thinking through the potential of IoT. He then supported the thoughtful launch of new agile and API approaches designed to work seamlessly with the technology ecosystem.

Before McKinsey, Srini was a managing director with Accenture Digital. Among other responsibilities, Srini ran the digital application studio in the Silicon Valley, working within the iOS ecosystem to deliver end-to-end mobility and IoT solutions. He also worked on leading the devices and platforms group at Accenture, working to drive IoT solutions such as the connected car and in-store retail solutions for key clients in North America.

Srini speaks English, Hindi, and Kannada.

Published Work

Opening up your APIs and keeping the cybercrooks out,” McKinsey Digital Blog, McKinsey & Company, September 2017

What it really takes to capture the value of APIs, ” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

Past Experience

Managing director
North America lead, devices and platforms

Accenture India
Senior manager

Sasken Technologies
Program manager

Mphasis Corporation
Project manager


Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Executive MBA

Bharathidasan University
MA, computer science