Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte’s Analytics and Cognitive practice. He teaches analytics and big data in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Public Health, and the MIT Sloan School.
Tom pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article (and his 2007 book by the same name). His most recent book is The AI Advantage from MIT Press. He has written or edited twenty books in total and over 300 articles for Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications. He writes columns for Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been named one of the world’s “Top 25 Consultants” by Consulting magazine, one of the top 3 business/technology analysts in the world by Optimize magazine, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis magazines, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune magazine. He’s also been a LinkedIn Top Voice for both the education and tech sectors.
Tom holds a PhD in Sociology from Harvard, as well as a BA in Sociology from Trinity College.