Russell Walker, PhD is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. Dr. Walker has expertise in Big Data and Analytics, Risk Management, and International Business Strategy. He has developed and taught leading executive programs and MBA classes on Big Data and Analytics, Strategic Data-Driven Marketing, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, and Global Leadership. Russell founded the Kellogg Executive Education program on Risk Management. He founded and teaches the very popular Analytical Consulting Lab and Risk Lab. He was awarded the Kellogg Impact award by his MBA students for excellence and impact in teaching.
He is the author of From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics (Oxford, 2015) that examines how firms can best monetize data assets. This book has been awarded a medal by the prestigious Axiom book awards for excellence in business technology, and has been recognized and featured by the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He was named one of most influential bloggers in Big Data and Analytics, globally. He also authored the award-winning text Winning with Risk Management (2013), which examines the principles and practice of risk management through business case studies. He authored the chapter Operational Risk in Insurance, as part of Risk Management in Financial Institutions (2013). He has been recognized as a top thought leader in Big Data and Analytics by many organizations, including the International Institute of Analytics, Onalytica, Teradata, SAS, KDNuggests and the Harvard Business Review. The Aspen Institute, Harvard Business School Press, The Bank of England, The World Bank, and PRMIA have recognized his cases for excellence in showcasing lessons in risk management.
Russell has advised Microsoft, World Bank, Bank of England, SEC, US Department of State, CME Group, John Deere, IBM, Teradata, Discover Financial, Capital One Financial, PepsiCo, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Hyatt, among others.
Russell began his career with Capital One Financial, as a corporate strategist specializing in the advancement of analytics in the enterprise for the purposes of improved marketing and risk management.
He received his PhD from Cornell University. He also holds an MS from Cornell University, an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS from the University of South Florida.