Thomas Davenport on Information Technology and Management

November 29th and December 1st

Professor Davenport is the President’s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College.

Thomas Davenport

Professor Davenport holds the President’s Chair in the Information Technology Management Division and co-directs the Working Knowledge Research Center. He has taught at Harvard Business School, University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has directed research centers at Accenture, Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, and CSC Index.


Professor Davenport wrote, co-authored or edited twelve books, including the first books on business process reengineering, knowledge management, the business use of enterprise systems. He has written hundreds of articles and columns for such publications as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Financial Times, Information Week, CIO and many others. His most recent book (with Jeanne Harris), Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning, was an immediate best-seller and has been translated into 14 languages. In 2003, he was named one of the top 25 consultants in the world by Consulting magazine; in 2005 he was rated the third most influential business and technology analyst in the world (after Peter Drucker and Tom Friedman) and in 2007 he was the highest-ranking business academic in Ziff-Davis’ listing of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry.