Always thinking, writing, speaking – and trend setting – Tom perambulates the blogosphere via these outlets.
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Wall Street Journal: 2016, 20152014, 2013 – Tom’s blogs for Wall Street Journal


Getting Real About Autonomous Cars – March 22, 2017

Beyond the Black Box in Analytics and Cognitive – February 27, 2017

The Analytics Supply Chain – February 20, 2017

The Rise of Cognitive Work Design – January 26, 2017

Executive Survey: Big Data Has Been a Big Success – January 19, 2016

Push Your Analytics Out to Customers – December 27, 2016

“Printing Money” with Operational Machine Learning – December 13, 2016

Analyzing a Major Change in Your Environment: The Case of Trump – December 6, 2016

IT Drinking Its Own Automation Champagne?  – November 10, 2016

The End of Analytics? – October 24, 2016

The Critical Importance of Classifying Attributes – September 22, 2016

Great Data Teams Play Both Offense and Defense  – August 17, 2016

Effective Operational Analytics is About More than Analytics – July 20, 2016

IT Organizations: The Shoemaker’s Analytical Children – June 27, 2016

Take Tom Davenport’s Big Data Challenge – June 27, 2016

Improve New Product Development with Predictive Analytics – June 16, 2016

What Data Scientist Shortage? Get Serious and Get Talent – May 17, 2016

Predictive Analytics Project Delivering Big Dividends at UPS – April 19, 2016

Improve Your New Product Batting Average with Predictive Analytics – April 5, 2016

When Will the Analytics of Things Grow Up – March 17, 2016

Human or Machine: The Most Important Question in Analytics – March 2, 2016

The Next Logical Step Past Analytics Is Cognitive Computing – February 23, 2016


These Are the 7 Skills You Need to Manage Smart Machines at Work – July 23, 2016

How Big Data is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster – July 17, 2016

What Governments Can Do When Robots Take Our Jobs – May 26, 2016

Who Can Succeed Barack Obama As Digitizer in Chief? – April 1, 2016

Why No One Wants to Be Chief Information Office Any More – March 23, 2016

 Other Blogs

MixPanel – Analytics on offense: How to build a data strategy – April 27, 2017

The Cost of Holding Onto Old Data Tech – April 13, 2017

Information Week – Tom Davenport says AI is entering its second stage – February 16, 2017

Digital Trends – Robots and AI are coming for our jobs. Can Augmentation save us from Automation? – February 15, 2017

Fast Company – Six Very Clear Signs That Your Job Is Due To Be Automated – August 11, 2016

CFO – Finance Must Ramp up Role as Analytics Leader – August 26, 2016

SAS Blog – 5 Steps to analytic modernization – August 26, 2016

Quartz – Learn to stop worrying and love the smart machines that you’ll be working alongside in the future – April 21, 2016


Tom’s work stands at the intersection of research and practice. Many of his over 100 groundbreaking articles have become widely-used guides to managerial action. He has published in such outlets as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Deloitte University Press, and The Financial Times. His 2006 article, Competing on Analytics, was named one of the ten must-read articles in HBR’s 90 year history. Below are a few of his greatest (article) hits.

  Deloitte University Press

  Harvard Business Review

  MIT Sloan Management Review

  Articles from Different Sources


 Smart Machines: Helping Humans or Killing Jobs? – Connected Futures

 Tom Davenport discusses the changing landscape of analytics – SAS

 Tom Davenport mitigating AI’s impact on jobs and business – O’Reilly Radar Podcast

 The Rise of Automation’s Effect on the U.S. Job Market – Bloomberg

 The Future of Human Work – Talent Economy

 Connected Futures Magazine – Smart Machines – Helping Humans or Killing Jobs?

 Curious Minds with Gayle Allen – Tom Davenport On Avoiding Obsolescence in an Automated Age

 4 Era’s of Information – MIT’s Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium

 a16z Podcast – Automation, Jobs, and the Future of Work

  Smart People Podcast – Will Machines Take Your Job?

 BBC World Service Tech Net Podcast – The Cobots are Coming

  Salesforce Dreamforce keynote: Analytics 3.0 and Beyond: From Ad Hoc Insights to Automated Decisions

  Video Interview: “Analytics and Privacy” Dell’s Shawn Rogers #ThinkChat video series.

  Video Interview: “Why Agile Analytics is just too slow” Dell’s Shawn Rogers #ThinkChat video series.

  Video Interview: “Fail faster or totally fail” Dell’s Shawn Rogers #ThinkChat video series.

  Video Interview: “Its all about the Quants”. Dell’s Shawn Rogers #ThinkChat video series.

  Video Interview: “Smart Companies and Big Data Analytics”. Dell’s Shawn Rogers #ThinkChat video series.

  Video Interview: “Getting ROI from Big Data Analytics” Dell’s Shawn Rogers #ThinkChat video series.

  Video Interview: “The Analytics of Things vs “The Internet of Things” Dell’s Shawn Rogers #ThinkChat video series.

  Business Analytics – What Every Manager Needs to Know

Operations Research – The Science of Better: Crunching the Numbers