Leading your R&D & Product Development organization through the COVID-19 crisis
Akshay Desai – Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
COVID-19 has affected communities on multiple continents and solving this health challenge is everyone’s priority. As implications for COVID-19 unfold, product development and R&D leaders have to lead their organizations to ensure employee safety, stabilize operations, and eventually, preserve cash. In parallel, product development teams should start planning ahead for the new normal, including re-planning the product portfolio, revisiting the R&D core capabilities, and driving the transition to digital R&D or engaging in an agile transformation.
Akshay Desai – Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company. Akshay has exclusively worked with clients in Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense and has specific expertise in R&D excellence, leading R&D transformations with clients focusing on driving engineering efficiency, increasing product quality, and enabling agile in new product introduction.