Jeanne Harris is an Executive Research Fellow and a Senior Executive at the Accenture Institute for High Performance in Chicago. Jeanne leads the Institute’s global research agenda in the areas of information, technology, and analytics. In 2009, Jeanne received Consulting Magazine’s Women Leaders in Consulting Award for Lifetime Achievement.
She is the co-author of Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning (Harvard Business Press, 2007), which explains how high performance businesses are building competitive strategies around data-driven insights that are generating impressive business results. Harvard Business Review editors named Competing on Analytics one of the top breakthrough ideas of the 21st Century.
Her new book (with co-authors Tom Davenport and Bob Morison) is Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results (Harvard Business Press, 2010) which shows how organizations can create an analytical capability that enables them to routinely make better decisions in every aspect of their business.
During more than thirty years at Accenture, Jeanne has consulted to a wide variety of organizations in many industries worldwide. She has led Accenture’s business intelligence, analytics, performance management, knowledge management, and data warehousing consulting practices. Jeanne has worked extensively with clients seeking to improve their managerial information, decision-making, analytical and knowledge management capabilities.
Jeanne’s work has been published in numerous major business publications such as Harvard Business Review. Her research has been quoted extensively by the international business press, including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Forbes Magazine.