White Paper by Tom Davenport

The Rise of Data Discovery



Learn why companies are pursuing discovery capabilities and typical applications of discovery


A 2013 study on the data discovery capabilities of 15 early-adopter organizations  is the basis for this report. Data discovery is taking on increased importance in organizations for a variety of reasons. As companies begin to supplement traditional products and services with those based on data and analytics, data discovery becomes an essential component of a new innovation process. Companies are using discovery to learn how to make more complex and data-driven decisions at scale. In that context, discovery is critical to assessing the role of data in the decision process on a small stage before implementing a new process at production level.

In this report, Davenport describes the typical applications of discovery, along with the attributes of an effective discovery platform and process. You’ll learn about the current state of discovery within organizations and what the future holds, based on what Davenport learned in his research with the 15 early-adopter organizations.  

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About Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport

Thomas Davenport is a world-renowned thought-leader who has helped hundreds of companies revitalize their management practices. He combines his interests in research, teaching, and business management as the President’s Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College. He has also taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin and has directed research centers at Accenture, McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, and CSC. Tom earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in social science.

An agile and prolific thinker, Tom has written or co-authored fifteen best-selling business books and is one of Harvard Business Review’s most frequently published authors. He is the creator and/or early author of several key business ideas including: competing on analytics, big data, knowledge management, human approaches to information management, business process reengineering, and realizing the value of enterprise systems. To learn more about Tom Davenport, his blogs, articles, and books, please visit www.tomdavenport.com

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