Hitachi sponsored a Harvard Business Review webinar featuring acclaimed analytics expert Tom Davenport. During the webinar, Mr. Davenport shared insights from his latest book, Keeping Up with the Quants. He provided an overview of what analytics is as well as a six-step framework for quantitative analysis. Powerful IT, the abundance of data, more people with analytical skills, and the demand for better decisions are among the factors driving more analytical decision making. As such, quants and non-quants are working together to make better, more quantitatively driven business decisions.