Voted the third leading business-strategy analyst (just behind Peter Drucker and Tom Friedman) in Optimize Magazine, Thomas 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 as the President’s Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College. Tom earned a Ph.D. 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.
An agile and prolific thinker, Tom has written or co-authored twelve best-selling business books and has been a creator and early author for several key business ideas including: knowledge management (four books, one the best-selling Working Knowledge); human approaches to information management (two books); business process reengineering (on which he wrote or co-authored the first article, the first book, and the first casebook); and realizing the value of enterprise systems.
Tom has written over 100 articles for such publications as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Financial Times, and is quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, Business 2.0, the Boston Globe, and Fast Company. Tom is also interviewed frequently by the broadcast media and especially enjoys appearing on NPR’s Marketplace. In 2007, he was ranked one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry (and the highest ranking academic) by Ziff-Davis and has been named one of 10 “Masters of the New Economy” by CIO Magazine, one of 25 “E-Business Gurus” by Darwin, one of the most trusted consultants by Optimize Magazine, and one of the top 25 consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine.
With his vast storehouse of industry stories, research & data, and cutting edge ideas, Tom Davenport balances research-based business acumen with practical application. His areas of expertise include improving the productivity of knowledge workers, information and knowledge management, attention management, idea generation, innovation, competing on analytics, managing enterprise applications for business value, and business process reengineering. More information on Tom Davenport is available at his website, tomdavenport.com.
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