ISB And Microsoft India Collaboration To Help Companies Take Better AI-Driven Decisions


Alongwith setting up an AI Digital Lab, the partnership will also introduce an AI focussed business program for company managers

The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Microsoft India have collaborated to strengthen the AI-ecosystem in India by setting-up an AI Digital Lab. This will promote research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for creating a better business and public policy.

In addition, the partnership will also introduce a new executive program titled “Leading Business Transformation in the Age of AI”. Conducted by Microsoft’s online AI Business School, the program will provide leadership skills to company managers for developing an end-to-end AI strategy and help them administer AI’s impact on the company culture.

Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, Indian School of Business and the Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, said “Business Schools are attempting to redefine management education by making it more future-ready and relevant for opportunities and challenges that businesses will face in the future. Transforming organisations guided by Artificial Intelligence and augmented by frameworks integrating analytics with human behaviour and management issues will be an important imperative for business leaders. Our collaboration with Microsoft India will enable us to use AI to understand new phenomena that are relevant for business as well as policy and subsequently disseminate the knowledge to business leaders who will need to transform their businesses through artificial intelligence to compete effectively.”

Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India said, “AI is a gamechanger to drive new business models and transform today’s businesses and workplaces. With this coming together of ISB and Microsoft, it is a unique opportunity to increase the innovation with AI in business. Our new partnership with ISB will empower business leaders to increase their tech intensity and do more with AI.”

With the rapid development of AI, it is essential for business leaders to implement AI-based technologies that can lead to improving business decisions and enhance productivity. This will ensure success in the present competitive business scenario.