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Venky Anant, Partner
McKinsey - Silicon Valley

Venky Anant joined McKinsey & Company’s Palo Alto office in 2011and has since led several engagements at large high-tech clients across North America.  Venky is a member of the Business Technology practice and his focus in the firm has been primarily around cybersecurity, software/ startups and analytics

Venky leads McKinsey’s West Coast Cybersecurity practice, and has been working on several cyber transformation topics at several large global enterprises. Venky also co-hosts McKinsey’s healthcare CISO roundtable (70+ global HC CISOs), and the West Coast CISO roundtables; and has spoken at several industry leading events e.g., RSA, BlackHat

Recent engagements

▪Cyber security strategy for >$100B global corporation across 10+ business units worldwide

▪5-year Information Security roadmap for a large payor-provider, including business cases for obtaining funding for the program from the Board

▪Security strategy and investment plan for Fortune 10 global organization

▪Several security product related engagements around cyber-security market, growth and next generation trends that drive CISO focus and attention

▪Growth strategy for a leading hardware/ software vendor with >$20B portfolio of products in a shrinking market- organizational turnaround and growth roadmap

▪Global tech/ talent sourcing strategy for a Supply Chain team with >$100B+ revenue passing through the tech platforms- risk mitigation while optimizing cost

▪$200M+Cost and transformation program at a leading technology giant

Recent Event leadership

▪Blackhat Conference, O’ Reilly North America Conference, Satellite innovation forum 2017, RSA Conference, GSA’s annual Silicon Valley meet, Digital equilibrium with ~15 nation states, HIMSS privacy summit presentation on privacy and security in the healthcare industry, NH-ISAC/ CyberFit, Several leading provider events

Education and prior experience

▪Venky holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD, France, and a Masters in Computers

▪Venky led a business analytics software startup which focused on security analytics in healthcare/ financial industry

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