Kara Sprague - Participant

Kara Sprague is a Principal with McKinsey’s Business Technology Office in San Francisco. Kara co-leads McKinsey’s global Cloud Practice and is a core leader in McKinsey’s High Tech, Media, and Telecom Practice. She spends most of her time serving technology product and service providers, specializing in technology disruptions (e.g., cloud, big data, mobility, cybersecurity) and has substantial experience in corporate and business unit strategy, product and services strategy, go-to-market, and business-building. Her work on 8 Technology Trends to Watch is one of the McKinsey Quarterly’s top-rated publications of all time.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2004, Kara was a member of the technical staff at Oracle Corporation and held several positions in software, firmware, and hardware engineering at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. Kara has three degrees from MIT: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Master of Science in Technology and Public Policy.



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