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Steve Van Kuiken

Senior Partner, New Jersey
Uses technology solutions to help organizations transform their operational performance and respond to market disruptions

About Steve

Steve is the global leader of McKinsey Technology and helps organizations in the private and public sectors undergo major technology-enabled performance transformations.

Steve focuses on strategy development, organization, operations, and technology and has led numerous digital transformations for large organizations across sectors. He has served companies across industries, with a focus on healthcare organizations. He helps companies transform operational performance and increase market responsiveness. Prior to this role, he founded and led the firm’s Digital Practice in North America.

Examples of Steve’s recent client work include the following:

  • leading a multisector global healthcare organization’s digital transformation, including developing new Internet of Things–enabled products, moving 95 percent of new-application deployments to the cloud, and implementing new digital capabilities across businesses
  • defining the new digital and analytics operating model for the technology organization of a global bank to improve developer journeys and experience, enable a more standardized architecture, and accelerate a shift to the cloud
  • conducting strategic reviews of large, federal government technology projects by defining major risks, implementation barriers, and skill and accountability gaps and recommending interventions
  • defining a leading life insurer’s digital strategy, focusing the organization on a set of new products and businesses and, in partnership with existing business lines, shaping the development of a new internal organization to lead development
  • leading operations- and technology-integration activities for a large healthcare merger and successfully collapsing two almost completely overlapping operations and technology platforms
  • leading the digitization of country operations for a global pharmaceutical company, now replicating that success in its six largest country organizations

Steve is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences on the topic of technology in healthcare. He also leads technology-related research and knowledge development, which leading industry publications have cited.

Published Work

How Johnson & Johnson transformed its corporate business-technology operating model,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Four ways boards can shape the cloud agenda,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Cloud’s trillion-dollar prize is up for grabs,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2021

How to become ‘tech forward’: A technology-transformation approach that works,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

How CIOs can work with outsourcing providers to navigate the coronavirus crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The CIO’s moment: Leadership through the first wave of the coronavirus crisis,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Reflections on technology from Davos 2020,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

The CEO’s new technology agenda,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Tyler Duvall, Mike Kerlin, Paula Ramos, Zachary Surak, and Steve Van Kuiken, Reseeding growth in the Garden State, McKinsey & Company, July 2017

Four keys to successful digital transformations in healthcare,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Applying lean IT to healthcare,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014


Making health care more affordable,” Yahoo Finance, October 2019

Past Experience

Vice president, information technology

Andersen Consulting


Hope College
BA, economics and history