Thomas Davenport, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Davenport is a world-renowned thought leader who has helped hundreds of companies revitalize their management practices. He combines his interests in research, teaching and business management as the President’s Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College.

Dr. Davenport has written or co-authored sixteen best-selling business books and is one of Harvard Business Review’s most frequently published authors. One of his latest books, Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics continues his pioneering work on Data Analytics, which began with the bestseller, Competing on Analytics, named by Harvard Business Review as one of the twelve most important management ideas of the past decade. His most recent book, Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities, breaks new ground in these areas.

Dr. Davenport was named one of the top 50 Business School Professors in the World by Poets and Quants, and Ziff Davis has included him as one of only four IT management thought leaders on their “100 Most Influential People in IT” list. Dr. Davenport has been named one of ten “Masters of the New Economy” by CIO Magazine, and one of 25 “E-Business Gurus” by Darwin. He was also named one of the most trusted consultants and the third leading business strategy analyst (just behind Peter Drucker and Tom Friedman) by Optimize Magazine.