“If you want to be good about analytical decision making, it is not about the math!”
In Part II of Successful Business Analytics (link to Part I), Thomas Davenport discusses the importance of relationships for Analytics: Analytics people have to work with a whole variety of organizations.
Tom also addresses the organizational culture and business leadership required to make the most of the science of analysis, and shares stories of people who have made this transition and the resulting competitive edge their organizations exploit.
Thomas Davenport holds the President’s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College and is responsible for the overall management of the Institute for Process Management. He is the author of two best selling books: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning and Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results. Davenport is an Accenture Fellow, and in 2003, was the Academic Director of the Information Work Productivity Council, a research consortium of seven technology firms.
Voted the third leading business-strategy analyst (just behind Peter Drucker and Tom Friedman) in Optimize Magazine, Davenport is a world-renowned thought-leader who has helped hundreds of companies revitalize their management practices. He combines his interests in business, research, and academia having 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. He has also directed research centers at Accenture, McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, and CSC.