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Jeanne Harris

Jeanne G. Harris is on the faculty at Columbia University (NY), where she teaches a graduate level course on Business Analytics Management. Jeanne retired as the managing director of information technology research for the Accenture Institute for High Performance in 2014. In 2009, Jeanne received Consulting Magazine’s Women Leaders in Consulting Award for Lifetime Achievement.

She is the co-author of Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning (Harvard Business Review Press, 2007) which explains how high-performance businesses are building competitive strategies around data-driven insights that are generating impressive business results. Harvard Business Review editors named Competing on Analytics  one of the top breakthrough ideas of the 21st Century. CIO Insight magazine included the bestselling Competing on Analytics on their list of “the most provocative, engaging business books of all time.” She is also the co-author of Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results (with co-authors Tom Davenport and Bob Morison) published by Harvard Business School Press in 2010. Analytics at Work: shows how organizations can create an analytical capability that enables them to routinely make better decisions in every aspect of their business.

Jeanne has consulted to a wide variety of organizations in many different industries worldwide. She has led Accenture’s business intelligence, analytics, performance management, knowledge management, and data warehousing consulting practices. Jeanne has worked extensively with clients seeking to improve their managerial information, decision-making, analytical and knowledge management capabilities.

Jeanne’s current research topics include data monetization strategies, cognitive computing, business implications of technological innovation and the evolving role of data scientists and other analytical talent. Jeanne’s work has been published in numerous business publications, including Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. She has been a keynote speaker at dozens of corporate events for executive audiences, including those sponsored by the Harvard Business Review, Computerworld, Gartner, and major software vendors.