Speaker Bio: Thomas Davenport

Thomas Davenport is a renowned thought-leader who has helped hundreds of companies worldwide to revitalize their management practices.  He combines his interest in business, research and academia as the President’s Distinguished Professor in Management Information Technology at Babson College. He is also the co-founder and research director of the International Institute for Analytics.

Tom has written or co-authored fourteen books, including several firsts in the areas of big data and analytics, business process reengineering and knowledge management. His concept of big data and analytics as a competitive differentiator, initially introduced in a Harvard Business Review(HBR) article, “Competing on Analytics,” is one of HBR’s ten must-read articles in that magazine’s 90-year history. His most recent book, Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams that Got Them Right, was named one of the top ten business books of 2012 by Publishers Weekly.  Tom is currently working on a new book on analytical thinking, tentatively titled Numbers Talk.

Tom earned a PhD from Harvard University in social science and has taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin.

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