Thornton May hosts the Value Studio program at the IT Leadership Academy at Florida State College at Jacksonville, serves as Master of Ceremonies for the CIO Solutions Gallery at Ohio State University, cofounded the Olin Innovation Lab at Olin College of Engineering, and is launching the Value Proposition Bootcamp program for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and CIOs who would create value with the next wave of technology. He is the author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics, which examines what leaders need to know to be successful in the world to come. Mr. May has been acknowledged by the editors of eWeek as one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry. He received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and his PhD from the University of Michigan. At five feet, seven inches, he played professional basketball in Japan.