Edward Kitching is a solution general manager at McKinsey & Company in New York, and has been with the firm for over three years. He leads the Americas arm of the McKinsey Wave solution, an innovative platform to support clients through complex transformation programs. In this role, Edward works with teams across the region to leverage technology and process design to support multi-year change programs, with the aim of building capabilities and achieving long lasting and sustainable change. Prior to joining McKinsey, Edward was an advisor at an innovation fund serving the UK healthcare sector, as well as being ingrained in the broader Social Innovation agenda across Europe. He also served as a consultant to the European Commission and various European governments to evaluate and advise on science, technology, and innovation policy. He holds a master’s in technology and innovation management and bachelor’s in computer science.