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All the technology in the world isn’t going to work if we can’t coordinate the data, change the way we connect health care services, and engage patients in understanding their own decisions around health.

Karalee Close

Karalee Close is the global leader of Boston Consulting Group's Technology Advantage practice and a core member of DigitalBCG’s Global Senior Management team. She is an active sponsor of the firm’s Women@BCG and Women in Technology initiatives.

Karalee’s client work focuses on digital and technology-enabled transformations in health care and other industry sectors, including consumer products, media and entertainment, oil and gas, retail, technology, and telecommunications. In the public sector, she focuses on digital strategy, data-driven transformation, operating model development, capability building, cost reduction, risk and portfolio management, and IT governance.

Prior to joining BCG, Karalee held senior management positions in Canadian hospitals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's Technology Advantage practice
  • Big data and analytics in health care
  • Digital marketing and commercial model innovation
  • Research and development (regulatory, clinical, innovation)
  • Technology-enabled strategy
  • Improving the technology function: IT strategy and architecture, IT governance and portfolio management, IT organization and capability, and sourcing IT cost reduction
  • Simplify IT
  • Cloud computing
  • Major transformation and change programs

Education

  • MBA, with distinction, University of Toronto
  • BSc, with distinction, health informatics, University of Victoria
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