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The Protocol Series — How we enable and accelerate analytics best practice with bespoke technology

James Mulligan — Principal Product Manager & Alan Hannaway — Senior Principal Product Manager, QuantumBlack

In our fourth episode in this series, we speak with our Head of Product, Alan Hannaway, to discuss the origins of QuantumBlack/Labs and our approach to operationalising best practices into technology that the teams choose to use.

QuantumBlack/Labs was launched with a singular mission: to identify pain points reported by our analytics practitioners and build technology to mitigate these challenges.

Developing technology that reinforces an organisation’s process is the most effective way to scale adoption of best practice in the long-term. More immediately, it provides tangible benefits to practitioners using these tools and helps amplify their impact and performance.

Check out our conversation with Alan below.

Our final episode will revisit some of the milestones in our journey towards continual improvement and highlight key learnings which may inform or inspire other organisation’s about to begin a similar journey.




QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company, helps companies use data to drive decisions. We combine business experience, expertise in large-scale data analysis and visualisation, and advanced software engineering know-how to deliver results.

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QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company

QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company

An advanced analytics firm operating at the intersection of strategy, technology and design. www.quantumblack.com @quantumblack

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