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.
Vice President, Business Development
Katherine Busey is the Vice President of Business Development for the International Institute for Analytics. In this role, she is responsible for developing global business opportunities for IIA. She works with IIA’s underwriters, partners and research clients to uncover new trends in the analytics space and bring together vendors and practitioners. Katherine has also held previous roles at UBM, Gartner & Techtarget managing a variety of technology portfolios.
Lead Faculty for ERS
Robert Morison is an accomplished business researcher, writer, discussion leader, and management consultant. He is an expert in mindshare marketing – the development of original management guides, rapid assessment tools, and other forms of intellectual capital that complement and promote a company’s products and services by capturing the interest of senior executives.
Most recently executive vice president and director of research with nGenera Corporation, he earlier held management positions with The Concours Group, CSC Index, and General Electric Information Services Company. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Boston University.
Bob has been leading breakthrough research at the intersection of business, technology, and human asset management for more than 20 years, working with over 300 major organizations and writing or editing more than 150 research reports and management guides on topics ranging from workforce management and business innovation to business process reengineering, collaborative business models, and business analytics.
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. His most recent HBR article is “Teaming Up to Crack Innovation and Enterprise Integration” (November 2008). Bob has spoken before scores of corporate, industry, and government groups, and is an engaging presenter and discussion leader on television, radio, and webcasts. He has been a commentator on workforce issues on Nightly Business Report on PBS.