Read about our Leadership Team.
Co-founder and CEO
IIA marks the sixth successful start-up venture for Jack Phillips over the past 20 years. Jack specializes in spotting emerging job functions, and building successful information publishing and research firms to help those professionals make better decisions.Prior to joining IIA, Jack held operating and founding roles at INFONXX (now kgb USA), ISI Emerging Markets (now Euromoney, PLC), CCBN (now Thomson/Reuters) and the Institute for Applied Network Security (recent private sale).Jack began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York, and at the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan in Tokyo, and held senior operating positions at various McGraw-Hill business units in 1994 before becoming an entrepreneur. Jack is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Williams College, and lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon.
Thomas H. Davenport
Tom Davenport guides IIA’s research efforts. He is the President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management at Babson College, and a research fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business. Tom’s “Competing on Analytics” idea was named by Harvard Business Review as one of the twelve most important management ideas of the past decade and the related article was named one of the ten ‘must read’ articles in HBR’s 75 year history. His most recent book, co-authored with Jinho Kim, is Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics.
Lead Faculty for ERS
Robert Morison serves as Lead Faculty for IIA’s Enterprise Research Subscription. An accomplished business researcher, writer, discussion leader, and management consultant, he has been leading breakthrough research at the intersection of business, technology, and human asset management for more than 20 years. He is co-author of Analytics At Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results (Harvard Business Press, 2010), Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills And Talent (Harvard Business Press, 2006), and three Harvard Business Review articles, one of which received a McKinsey Award as best article of 2004. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Boston University.
Director of Client Services
Liz Ramey leads IIA’s community of analytics practitioners and is responsible for aligning IIA’s services with the strategic needs of each client. Liz works closely with members to deliver valuable and custom research that supports their analytics initiatives. Prior to joining IIA, Liz worked closely with CIOs and leading business schools to develop leadership programs for future IT leaders. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Essex and an undergraduate degree from Baylor University.
Director of Business Development
Brian Manske is the Director of Business Development for the International Institute for Analytics, with 15 years of experience supporting research and consulting clients. At IIA he is responsible for all sales and business development efforts, working with IIA’s advisory and research clients, and partners. Brian has held similar roles at Slalom Consulting and Gartner Inc., and is a graduate of Portland State University, BS Political Science.