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Krish Krishnakanthan

Senior PartnerStamford

Generates significant improvements in clients’ application-development efforts through use of lean and other management techniques

Krish leads McKinsey's application maintenance and development work in North America, and is a member of the High Tech and Financial Services practices.

With 20 years of experience in lean operations, and application and software development, Krish primarily advises clients in high tech, financial services, and technology. His recent client work includes engagements improving operations for a large European bank, a multiyear transformation program for a large IT services provider, raising software development productivity at a global high-tech company, and building an online banking portal for an SME banking venture in which he acted as CIO.

Published work

How top tech trends will transform insurance,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

In conversation: The CEO’s new technology agenda,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Building a cloud-ready operating model for agility and resiliency,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Tech debt: Reclaiming tech equity,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

How US insurers can build a winning digital workforce for the future,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Reaching the next normal of insurance core technology,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Top ten myths of technology modernization in insurance,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Restore and reimagine: Digital and analytics imperatives for insurers,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

The insurance switch: Technology will reshape operations,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

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

IT modernization in insurance: Three paths to transformation,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

The progressive cloud: A new approach to migration,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of application development,” McKinsey & Company, August 2013

Getting into your customers’ heads: An interview with the COO of Electronic Arts Labels,” McKinsey & Company, January 2013


Carnegie Mellon University

Anna University
BEng in electrical engineering