Jack Phillips | Co-founder & 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 | Research Director

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.

Katherine Busey | Vice President, Business Development

Katherine Busey IIA LeadershipKatherine 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.

Sarah Gates | Vice President,  Research

Sarah GatesSarah joined IIA in August 2012 to lead IIA’s research efforts.  In this role she insures the research agenda delivers high quality, leading edge insights to clients and underwriters. Prior to joining IIA, Sarah worked for 20 years in a variety of financial, analytical and operational leadership positions in business and citizen facing organizations in Oregon State Government.

Georgia Colkitt | Research Manager

With more than 15 years of experience designing research and analytics initiatives, Georgia Colkitt manages IIA’s research operations. Georgia is responsible for delivering research and initiating discussions that provide insights that translate into measurable business impact. Partnering with IIA Faculty to uncover and develop research, Georgia helps enterprises advance their analytics programs and maintain their competitive differentiation.