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Why every leader should care about digitization and disruptive innovation

Author: McKinsey & Company
Published Date: 24 January 2014

Digitization, automation, and other advances are transforming industries, labor markets, and the global economy. In an interview from McKinsey & Company, MIT’s Andrew McAfee and McKinsey’s James Manyika discuss how executives and policy makers can respond.


The disruptive impact of technology is the topic of a McKinsey-hosted discussion among business leaders, policy makers, and researchers at this year’s meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. In this video here, two session participants preview the critical issues that will be discussed, including the impact of digitization and automation on labor markets and how companies can adapt in a world of rapid technological change. 


James Manyika is a Director of the McKinsey Global Institute and a Director in McKinsey’s San Francisco office. Andrew McAfee is Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist of the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.


The full article, video and transcript can be found via the McKinsey website here