How Big Data is Changing Business (and Our Lives) – Greg LaBlanc


In recent years the amount of information generated by individuals and businesses has been increasing dramatically. This has enabled businesses to gain a much better understanding of their customers, competitors, suppliers, and employees. How are businesses successfully leveraging this information? How is it changing business strategy? Lecturer Greg La Blanc’s talk addresses the ways that modern businesses are leveraging big data to gain competitive advantage in multiple functional areas across multiple industries.


Greg La Blanc teaches primarily in the areas of finance and strategy in the MBA and MFE programs and in Executive Education at the Haas School of Business. La Blanc has also worked in competitive intelligence and litigation consulting and has advised consulting teams in finance, marketing, and strategy. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, finance, and psychology, in the area of business strategy and risk management. La Blanc is the recipient of teaching awards including the Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2009; and the Haas EWMBA Graduate Instructor of the year, 2004-2005.

La Blanc received a B.A. (History, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) and a B.S. Economics (Business Administration) from the University of Pennsylvania, where he continued his education as a University Scholar and graduate fellow, studying in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Law. He later pursued a J.D. at the George Mason University and an L.L.M at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. La Blanc has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of business. Prior to arriving at the Haas School in 2005, La Blanc taught at Wharton, Duke, and the University of Virginia.

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