Prof. Tom Davenport

Distinguished Professor at Babson College

Fellow at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2017
Panels Participated in
The Cognitive Company: Incremental Present, Transformational Future (2017)
Developing your Organization’s Skills for the Digital Future (2016)

Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, co-founder of the International Institute for  Analytics, Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He teaches analytics/big data in executive programs at Babson,  Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Public Health, and MIT Sloan School.

Book: Leading Digital

Davenport pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article and 2007 book. His most recent book (with Julia Kirby) is Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines. He wrote or edited seventeen other books and over 100 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, The Financial Times, and many other publications. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. He has been named one of the top 25 consultants by Consulting News, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune magazine.

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