Tom Davenport

Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College

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President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College

Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte’s Analytics and AI practice. He teaches analytics and big data in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Public Health, and the MIT Sloan School. His most recent book is The AI Advantage from MIT Press. He has written or edited twenty books in total and over 300 articles for Harvard BusinessReview, MIT Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications. He writes columns for Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, and theWall Street Journal. He has been named one of the world’s “Top 25 Consultants” by Consulting Magazine, one of the top 3 business/technology analysts in the world by Optimize magazine, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis magazines, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune Magazine

Augmented Intelligence: The Power of a Human-in-the-Loop

Since his co-authored Harvard Business Review article and Only Humans Need Apply book in 2015, Tom Davenport has argued that augmentation is a more likely and more desirable outcome for organizations and people than large-scale automation. Over the last year he’s been gathering detailed examples of human workers who toil alongside smart machines. In this presentation he’ll describe what “the future of work now” looks like and how people, organizations, and machines will need to change to facilitate this outcome.

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