Indus Insights CEO Saurabh Sharma Addresses Chicago Booth ADP Students During Industry Immersion Week in India

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Saurabh Sharma, the CEO of Indus Insights, leads a session on Data Science & Machine Learning for the students of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business – Accelerated Development Program.

Indus Insights, a leading provider of Machine Learning, Data Science and Advanced Analytics services, recently hosted a session on Data Science & Machine Learning for the participants of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business – Accelerated Development Program (ADP). The deep-dive session was part of a week-long India Immersion module for the participants, and their industry interaction was kicked off by Indus Insights.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business runs an Accelerated Development Program with three academic in-class modules in Hong Kong, London, and Chicago, and one field immersion module in New Delhi, India. The program is designed for senior-level executives looking to develop their general management perspectives. The 2018 group comprised of 60 participants with an average work experience of about 18 years, based in India as well as in Europe, USA, South America, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

The four-hour session was led by Saurabh Sharma, the CEO of Indus Insights. Saurabh, himself an alumnus of Chicago Booth, spoke about his entrepreneurial journey and how his corporate experience led to the conception of Indus Insights. During his address, he emphasized the value data has in the industry today and how organizations are increasingly looking towards Data & AI to build more profitable businesses. The session also included a hands-on exercise wherein students worked in groups to address a business opportunity using Data Science & Predictive Modeling. It concluded with an insightful Q&A session between the audience and the Indus Insights management team.

On his experience of addressing the group, Saurabh said, “AI and Machine Learning are topics that are rapidly moving from Tech Discussion Boards to Corporate Boardrooms. Organizations need to think about these techniques as key strategic priorities, and CXOs need to be exposed to such approaches & use cases. Given this background, it was an absolute joy to address this highly qualified group of business leaders. In true University of Chicago spirit, the conversation was very engaging and the group was very keen to expand their knowledge. I am thankful to Chicago Booth and their partners, Northwest Executive Education, for inviting Indus Insights to lead the session.”

Eugenia Patriniche, the Director of Executive Education (EMEA region) for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business added, “Chicago Booth has been working with analytics for several decades and we consider that learning how to translate the insight derived from data into business decision-making is essential in our increasingly analytical world. Indus Insights offered our participants the opportunity to learn first-hand how analytics are used in various industries. We are impressed by the strengths of the Chicago Booth alumni community in India. Saurabh has provided a leading example of how the Accelerated Development program can benefit from his knowledge and experience, to make this program a unique learning experience where theory and practice blend.”

Meena Wehrs, Associate Dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business added, “We are pleased Chicago Booth alumnus, Saurabh Sharma, the CEO of Indus Insights, was able to lead a session and address executives from our Accelerated Development Program. Saurabh’s entrepreneurial journey is relatable to many of our participants, and his ability to apply machine learning insight into corporate decision-making, allows our participants to be a step ahead of the competition.”

About Indus Insights
Indus Insights is a Data Science, Machine Learning, and Advanced Analytics services organization. Indus Insights develops sophisticated predictive models, designs machine learning algorithms, and creates data-driven business strategies for its Clients, while acting as their extended Data Sciences team. The company’s focus is the financial services sector, where it assists clients in customer acquisition, credit risk & fraud management, customer management, and operations. The firm’s clientele is spread across the US, Australia, UK, and other countries, and includes some of the world’s largest banks, fintech companies, credit unions, specialty lenders, and insurance firms. Indus Insights has offices in Wilmington, DE (US) and in Gurgaon/Delhi NCR (India). More information on the company is available at

About The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world, having produced leaders who have shaped the world of business since 1898. Among Chicago Booth’s renowned faculty are nine Nobel Prize winners, and its graduates include dozens of notable business leaders across the U.S. and worldwide.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the university’s core values that shape its distinctive intellectual culture. Its rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into effective and respected business leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s business environment. For more information, please visit

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