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Jeanne Harris


Jeanne Harris is the former Global Managing Director of Information Technology Research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance in Chicago. Before Jeanne retired she led the Institute’s global research agenda in the areas of information, technology, and analytics.

During her more than 35 years at Accenture, Harris has led various consulting practices, including business intelligence, analytics, and data warehousing. In 2009, she 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, 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 the book one of the top breakthrough ideas of the 21st century. Her latest book (with co-authors Tom Davenport and Bob Morison), Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results, shows how organizations can create an analytical capability that enables them to routinely make better decisions in every aspect of their business.

Harris also serves on the INFORMS Analytics Certification Board, which oversees the new Certified Analytics Professional program.


  • M.S., University of Illinois
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis