McKinsey acquires data engineering pioneer Caserta


Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company today announced the acquisition of data engineering firm Caserta. McKinsey says the acquisition will further strengthen its data capabilities to bolster the company’s data strategy and design work, as well as enable it to become a premier technology partner for its customers.

“We are becoming the world’s premier technology impact partner,” said Aamer Baig, Senior Partner at McKinsey and North American Leader of McKinsey Technology. “This acquisition creates a significant opportunity to help customers overcome the challenges of building competitive, industry-leading enterprise data environments.”

McKinsey began working with Caserta over a decade ago when developing its internal knowledge management platform. Another collaboration took place years later when a McKinsey client hired Caserta to move their data assets to the cloud. Over the past year, McKinsey has again partnered with Caserta to launch new data analytics software for the financial services market. McKinsey notes that “within weeks, Caserta mobilized improvements in the performance and stability of its cloud-based data infrastructure, improved the pace at which new features could be released, and began coaching and developing the ‘customer’s engineering team’.

Caserta was founded in 2001 by Joe Casertawho McKinsey calls a pioneer in the field of data engineering, and who has built and implemented data architectures for many Fortune 100 companies.

Founder and CEO of Caserta, Joe Caserta. Source: McKinsey

“When I created Caserta, McKinsey was the model I used to stay focused on positively impacting our clients’ goals,” says Joe. “There is nothing more exciting as the CEO of a technology consulting firm than building a business around solving particularly complex problems, ensuring that our teams are completely immersed in the problems that matter and creatively build winning, actionable solutions that propel our clients to success.”

McKinsey says the two companies are “well-matched” with their complementary skills, and the company appreciates Caserta’s “proprietary method of linking business needs to bespoke data architecture designs” to solve business challenges. data engineering issues.

“Caserta teams want to work on complex, cutting-edge issues, and they want their work to have an impact on companies and their employees, particularly through capacity building,” says Kayvaun Rowshankish, senior partner at McKinsey and co. -global leader of the firm’s data transformation practice. “Unlike many other data engineering shops, which tend to want to build code and get out, Caserta is more focused on long-term impact. It’s consistent with our values, making it a indisputable fact.

McKinsey welcomed data engineers, data architects and data strategists, a team of nearly 50 people, to its Caserta firm.

“Caserta improves the way we can work with clients on data strategy and design. They strengthen our ability to deliver end-to-end data transformations, bringing innovative approaches, accelerators and talent to implement enterprise-scale cloud data architectures, which is at the heart of the digital and analytical development of our clients,” McKinsey said in today’s report. announcement.

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