Tom Davenport will discuss some of his thoughts on the future of data from his latest book, “Big Data at Work.”
During this one-hour On-Demand webinar Tom Davenport, will discuss some of his thoughts on the future of data from his latest book, “Big Data at Work.”
Back in the 90s, Data Analytics 1.0 gave us easily assessable data points like customer profiles, billing trends, and other marketing stats. Jump ahead a decade or so, and Analytics 2.0 — now dubbed ‘big data’ — moved to messy qualitative factors like customer experience and customer satisfaction. Heading in to 2015, an understanding of Analytics 3.0, which combines both big and small data, will be essential for organizations.
As Davenport explains, one of the major challenges now unfolding is the sheer volume of data that’s becoming exponentially larger as we head into the IoT era. Unless data scientists develop ways to clean and integrate data far more quickly, the data avalanche will bury us all.
You don’t have to wait to read Davenport’s book to get the benefit of his thinking. In this one-hour webinar, Davenport will explain the data challenges organizations are facing today, and what it will take to overcome them and be ready for them.
The session will conclude with a presentation from Alan Wagner of Tamr, a leader in connecting and enriching diverse data. Together they’ll explain Tamr’s approach to data integration and provide a demo focused on supply chain visibility.
Presenters: • Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor of Information Technology & Management at Babson College; Fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business and author of “Big Data at Work” Moderator: • Dylan Tweney, Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat What you’ll learn: • The types of data that companies increasingly deal with • How thinking needs to move from Analytics 2.0 to 3.0 • The current and future role of data scientists • Strategies for winning in the Analytics 3.0 world
About Tom Davenport
Thomas Davenport is a world-renowned thought-leader who has helped hundreds of companies revitalize their management practices. He combines his interests in research, teaching, and business management as the President’s Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College. He has also taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin and has directed research centers at Accenture, McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, and CSC. He is also a Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. Tom earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in social science. To learn more, please visit his web page.