Saurabh.Sharma

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Saurabh Sharma is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Indus Insights. He is part data scientist, part management consultant, and part business manager. He has more than a decade of experience in creating value through the use of data-driven approaches.

Prior to starting Indus Insights, Saurabh worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company, advising senior management across a variety of verticals, including CPG and hi-tech. Saurabh also has considerable experience in the consumer finance industry through his stints at Capital One and HSBC, where he drove multiple initiatives in the fields of direct marketing analytics, product development, credit policy & risk analytics, non-traditional underwriting, and account management.

Saurabh is regularly quoted by national and international media as a subject matter in payments, analytics, and consulting. He holds an MBA (with honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Saurabh received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, and is a CFA charterholder. He is also an aviation enthusiast, and is a certified pilot.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Saurabh Sharma and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Saurabh.Sharma

Shedding light on dark data
Analyzing Analytics

Shedding light on dark data

Dark Data refers to the data to which companies have access but are not using effectively. We explore the reasons Dark Data challenges persist and how companies can best address.
May 27, 2015
Decoding big data buzzwords
Analyzing Analytics

Decoding big data buzzwords

Accompanying the big data craze is a new lexicon all its own. We identify and dissect some of the key terms and buzzwords.
May 6, 2015
Big data – The anti ‘Second Screen’
Analyzing Analytics

Big data – The anti ‘Second Screen’

A few short years ago, Second Screen was all the rage. Despite a rash of startups and piles of investor money, Second Screen has failed to take hold and demonstrate a measurable contribution to business performance. Today's big data craze echoes some of that early Second Screen hoopla. Is big data here to stay or is it just the next business fad?
March 26, 2015
To Make or Buy: Considerations When Kicking Off a Data Analytics Program
Analyzing Analytics

To Make or Buy: Considerations When Kicking Off a Data Analytics Program

The age-old question of buy vs. make as infiltrated the fast growing Big Data market as companies grapple with whether to hire an in-house data analytics team or retain an external resource. Today's post outlines the considerations companies should explore when determining the best route.
February 13, 2015
Data and Science Don’t Necessarily Make a Good Data Scientist
Analyzing Analytics

Data and Science Don’t Necessarily Make a Good Data Scientist

In the coming year, demand for the services of individuals who can understand, analyze, interpret data - known as "data scientists" - will increase exponentially. So what makes a good data scientist? To help companies in desperate need of data scientists, today's blog post identifies the top traits that hiring managers and executives selecting appropriate analytics vendors should seek.
January 16, 2015