SOURCE: NewVantage Partners

November 14, 2011 08:30 ET

NewVantage Partners Drives "Big Data" Thought-Leadership Agenda

Recent Articles and Dinners Spurred by Fortune 1000 Interest

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - NewVantage Partners, a boutique management consulting firm to Fortune 1000 clients, and early pioneers in the field of "big data," today announced plans for additional "big data" thought-leadership activities in response to Fortune 1000 client interest.

Executive Thought-Leadership Roundtable Discussions

NewVantage has announced plans for an expanded series of executive dinner and breakfast discussions focused on the topic of "big data" and issues of business process efficiency and marketing optimization, in response to Fortune 1000 client demand.

"There is a growing interest on the part of the Fortune 1000 clients we advise to understand how they can harness 'big data' to gain business insight," noted NewVantage Managing Partner Randy Bean. "Fortunately, as early business and technology leaders and pioneers in information-driven processes, we are able to bring some valuable and practical perspectives to bear based on our long-history helping company's leverage their information assets. Hopefully, we can help others avoid the pitfalls and realize value from their initiatives quickly."

NewVantage recently completed a series of summer and fall executive thought-leadership events, featuring a select group of c-level business and technology executives, and noted business authors. The dinner and breakfast events held on June 16, July 20, July 27, September 22, and October 19 in Boston and New York, including noted industry thought-leaders:

  • Geoffrey Moore, author of the marketing classic Crossing the Chasm and the newly published Escape Velocity, which explores how Fortune 1000 organizations can reorient their organizations to meet a new era of competition
  • Tom Davenport, Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School, President's Professor at Babson College, and best-selling author of Competing on Analytics
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Business, director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and co-author of the newly published Race Against the Machine.

The discussions included chief marketing officers, chief information officers, chief data officers and line-of-business presidents and executive vice presidents representing firms including AIG, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Cigna, CitiGroup, CVS/Caremark, Fidelity Investments, The Hartford, JP Morgan, Pioneer Investments, RBS/Citizens Financial, State Street Bank, TIAA-CREF, and Travelers.

Published Articles

NewVantage has recently authored a series of articles and been the subject of an in-depth interview on the topic of "big data." Recently published articles include:

  • MIT Sloan Management Review. Interview with NewVantage Managing Partners Paul Barth, PhD and Randy Bean. "Quick Wins Help Avoid Cultural Obstacles on the Path to Value." October 27.
  • CIO Update. "Getting Everyone On Board your Data Strategy." Authored by Paul Barth, PhD. October 28.
  • CIO Update. "The 4 Principles of a Successful Data Strategy." Authored by Paul Barth, PhD. June 30.

Dr. Barth brings several decades of experience as an advisor and senior consultant to Fortune 1000 clients, and is a nationally recognized thought-leader and practitioner in leveraging information as a strategic asset. Dr. Barth was an early pioneer of what is now known as "big data." He holds a PhD from MIT, and a MS from Yale University.

Randy Bean has held senior marketing, technology, and strategic planning positions in the financial services industry. He has worked with "big data" since his early days as a systems and business analyst with Bank of Boston, and later as financial services practice lead with a leading database marketing company.

About NewVantage Partners
Decades before the advent of "big data," there were a body of business leaders, technologists, and academic thinkers engaged by the prospect of leveraging information to help companies gain critical business insights that would lead to more informed business decisions. These individuals were pioneering new information-driven initiatives through database marketing (later CRM), introduction of the Internet as a new business channel, business process optimization, and customer analytics and business intelligence.

NewVantage Partners (NVP) is a boutique management consulting firm established in 2001, comprising many of the early business and technology pioneers of information-driven processes. Today, NVP are trusted advisors and senior consultants to a roster of Fortune 1000 clients, operating as a core team of experienced c-level business and technology executives, and industry advisors, augmented by subject-matter experts, working in small teams with executive management. More info:

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