Douglas Laney

Douglas Laney

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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Biography

Douglas Laney is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined Illinois in 2018, and teaches courses in infonomics and executive introduction to business analytics, which also are available online through Coursera. He earned a BS in liberal arts & sciences from the University of Illinois in 1986. Laney also is the Data & Analytics Strategy Innovation Fellow at West Monroe Partners where he consults to business, data, and analytics leaders on realizing new value streams from their data assets. He originated the field of infonomics and authored the best-selling book, “Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage, and Measure Information as an Asset for Competitive Advantage.” Previously, he was a distinguished analyst with Gartner’s chief data officer research and advisory group, and is a three-time Gartner annual thought leadership award recipient. Laney also writes for Forbes and other business and technology journals.

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284 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

dblaney@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • B.S. LAS, LAS Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986

Positions Held

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018 to present

Current Courses

  • Infonomics (MBA 565) This course provides a non-technical perspective on and methods for monetizing, managing and measuring information as if it were any other kind of corporate asset. Topics also will include information’s unique economic characteristics and legal status, the importance of alternative data sources, new and emerging information-related roles, and concerns surrounding information ownership, sovereignty, privacy, and ethics.

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284 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

dblaney@illinois.edu

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