Welcome to McKinsey Israel on High-Tech, a podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders and McKinsey experts on the topics that matter most in technology, business, and management. In each episode we aim at delivering valuable and inspiring insight to you – our listeners from all around the world. This podcast is brought to you by our Tech-Hub, where we help Israeli tech companies, startups, and investors realize their full potential.
Tech Talent Tectonics
As all industry’s digital transformation continues apace, how to find, attract, retain and train tech talent becomes an ever more urgent question in every market in the world. We explore this through the eyes of one of Israel’s tech leaders and McKinsey’s own view of the global talent market. We also discuss the emergent Metaverse, and what this could mean for Israel’s tech companies.
Educational Technology in the time of COVID-19
In recent years, during the global COVID-19 lockdown more and more educational content has shifted from the physical world to the digital one, and this rise of educational technology does not show any signs of slowing down. Our latest podcast explores the Israeli and global educational technology market including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers practical advice for entrepreneurs seeking to either enter the market or scale their current EdTech offerings with our guests Aviel Lazar, VP Engineering at B2C EdTech company Chegg, and Andrew Goodman, McKinsey Senior Partner and one of the leaders of our Consumer Tech & Media practice in Europe.
The Future of Healthcare
Traditional medical care is being revolutionized before our eyes. COVID-19 has driven an unprecedented pace of digitization, and remote care and monitoring have proven to be critical pillars of health systems around the world. In this episode, Gila Tolub, a partner in McKinsey’s Israel office who specializes in life sciences, and David Maman, founder CEO and CTO of Israeli Health and Wellness Monitoring Solutions company Binah.ai, explore the biggest trends in digital health today. Together they discuss how the industry might look like in five years, and the unique challenges healthtech companies are facing.
Startup Investor Pitch Excellence
To find new investors, CEOs need to be able to tell the company’s story in a concise, yet compelling way, which is a challenging task. As Mark Twain once rightfully said: “if I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter”. In this episode, we'll hear Carmel Yoeli, the CEO of Atreo, one of Israel’s most successful B2B brand agencies, and Luisa Russwurm, a Manager from McKinsey’s Israel office who has spent most of her time helping young start-ups to shape their investor stories. Both of them will provide us with an actionable framework on how to effectively structure and convey your investor pitch.
The Global Shortage in Semiconductor Chips
We will learn about one of the core industries that fuels Israel’s high-techsector: The semiconductor industry. The semicon industry is responsible for 450 billion dollars in direct annual revenues, which is roughly 10% higher than Israel’s entire GDP. This number still pales in comparison to the real value that this industry generates for the global economy, as semiconductors are the backbone of digitization.
How we Translate Startup Challenges into Opportunities
In this episode, David Chinn and Jay Jubas, two McKinsey Senior Partners based in Israel, share the sets of challenges that startups face—varying from strategic challenges, fundraising, to functional issues—and offer their perspective on how to overcome those, using real-life examples.