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Global Consulting Firm ZS Announces New Office in India

—New office in Bangalore builds on existing data and analytics expertise in India—

Evanston, Ill. – Nov. 15, 2018 – In a move to expand its presence in India, global consulting firm ZS has opened an office in Bangalore. This is the firm’s third office in India, and its 23rd office worldwide. ZS has a strong presence in the life sciences and healthcare areas, and this expansion helps deepen its commitment to current and potential business lines in India while expanding the firm’s global reach.

“What’s exciting about opening a new office is that each one is a testament to the growing demand for new capabilities, and to our continued success in delivering client impact,” said ZS’s Managing Director Chris Wright.

For more than 35 years, ZS has worked side by side with companies around the world, lending the firm’s deep industry expertise, leading-edge analytics and technology capabilities, and solutions-oriented approach to help clients discover, develop and deliver products and services that drive customer value and company results. The firm’s investment in the Bangalore office will lead ZS to continued growth as the advanced analytics sector continues to boom in the region and worldwide.

“We are excited to be part of the wider global growth story. With over 65% of our talent in India, our local team is actively driving innovation and client solutions in collaboration with our global colleagues,” said Sanjay Joshi, managing principal for ZS’s Asia region. “Our plan to inaugurate a new office in Bangalore is about strengthening our capabilities in big data and artificial intelligence in India and beyond. This will continue to deepen our partnership with clients around the globe in helping them navigate their digital transformation journey.”

ZS Principal Shankar Viswanathan is leading the Bangalore office. He currently leads ZS’s advanced data science group in India, which leverages diverse data, AI platforms and the latest machine learning algorithms to solve ZS clients’ complex problems. Prior to that role, Viswanathan was the office managing principal for ZS’s largest office in Pune and led its pan-India business consulting group. During his more than 18 years at ZS, he has helped many global life sciences companies enhance their customer effectiveness using data-driven approaches, increase patient access to novel treatments, optimize the patient experience, improve retention and realize better health outcomes.

“The investment in our new location will build on our strategic success and will allow us to continue growing our unique talent and capabilities in advanced analytics and technology,” said Viswanathan. The firm aims to hire up to 200 people at the Bangalore office over the next three years.

The Bangalore office infrastructure is a visual representation of ZS’s culture: smart, effective, agile and collaborative. ZS continues to be one of the top-ranked consulting firms worldwide and has been formally recognized as a great place to work by Consulting magazine.

About ZS

ZS is the world’s largest firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. More than 6,000 ZS professionals in 23 offices worldwide draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact for clients across multiple industries, including consumer products, energy, high-tech, insurance, medical products and services, and pharmaceuticals.

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