Asia's standing in the world has changed and it is clear that where the focus was once on how quickly the region would rise, the reality is now all about how Asia will lead. In the Future of Asia Podcast, we invite leaders from across the region to discuss the power, agility and ambition of Asia and to shed light on what kind of leader Asia will be, and what this means for governments and businesses everywhere.
Getting to know Asia’s future consumers
Asia is the world’s consumption growth engine – miss Asia, and you’ll miss a $10 trillion opportunity over the next decade. Powerful demographic forces are reshaping consumer behavior and causing large shifts in consumption patterns. In this episode, we discuss the consumer trends and segments driving Asia’s growth over the next decade, and how companies and businesses can capture these new segments of Asian consumers.
Join the conversation with McKinsey leaders - Wonsik
Choi, Senior Partner, Korea; Naomi Yamakawa, Partner, Tokyo; and Tiago Devesa, Consultant, Sydney.
The Future of Healthcare in Asia
Asia is primed for rapid healthcare change, driven by shifting demographics, rising consumer expectations, technological innovations, and limited legacy health infrastructure. Today, digital health impacts more than a billion lives, and estimates show that digital health in Asia could collectively create up to $100 billion in value by 2025. In this episode, we discuss the fundamental forces driving healthcare transformation in Asia, what kind of consumer-centric digital ecosystems are emerging across the world, and what business leaders must consider when building and scaling these ecosystems.
Join the conversation with McKinsey leaders - Axel Baur, Senior Partner, Hong Kong; Senthu Arumugam, Partner, Kuala Lumpur; Hann Yew, Associate Partner, Singapore; and Mengwei Xin, Associate
Setting your organizations up for success in cloud technology
Cloud has become a great enabler in advancing organizations’ business priorities across Asia. The growing importance of cloud technology is now being realized all over the region but challenges remain. What are the best practices when thinking about leveraging cloud technology? How do leaders attract and retain talent that can take their organizations to the next level? In this episode, we shine a light on the challenges and offer ways for leaders to think about integrating cloud tech that is fit-for-purpose.
Join the conversation with Paul Macpherson, Chief Information Officer of Consumer, Private and Business Banking at Standard Chartered Bank; Garrett Ilg, President of Oracle for Japan and Asia Pacific; Anand Swaminathan, McKinsey Senior Partner, Singapore; and Brant Carson, Partner, Sydney.
Sustainably improving workplace mental health
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting workplace mental health challenges, creating a new imperative for leaders to take a holistic and methodical approach to workplace mental health. In this episode, we discuss the impact of poor mental health on work performance, how companies can sustainably improve mental health at the workplace, and how to initiate broader organizational change across the operating model.
Join the conversation with McKinsey leaders Alistair Carmichael, Associate Partner, Sydney; Fiona Lander, Engagement Manager, Perth; and Kana Enomoto, Senior Knowledge Expert, Washington DC.
The Audible Brief: How Asia can boost growth through technological leapfrogging
Asia has experienced a significant technological transformation over the past decade, and there is more to come if the region addresses remaining gaps in core capabilities. In our mini-series "The Audible Brief", we feature audio summaries of our flagship McKinsey Global Institute discussion papers. In this episode, we focus on four major opportunities where Asia has significant scope for technological leapfrogging, and what businesses can do to capture them.
Banking through the pandemic
Banking fortunes are linked to the fortunes of economies. When Asia entered the COVID-19 crisis, banks were well-prepared and far more resilient this time than they were during the crisis of 2008. The outlook still remains worrisome as trillions of dollars of GDP are still under threat, and the near-term recovery of the economy is patchy and uncertain in many Asian markets. In this episode, we discuss how the banking sector is dealing with this crisis, how they should think about recovery and growth, and what are some of the big discontinuities and shifts that can be seen in the financial sector today.
Join the conversation with senior journalists Ira Dugal, executive editor at BloombergQuint; Jamie Lee, deputy news editor at The Business Times Singapore; and Chris Wright, Asia editor of Euromoney to explore how Asia's banking sector is faring through the pandemic.