Vikas Vats is Verisk’s chief analytics officer, leading the company in building analytics solutions, platforms, and talent across the company. He frequently partners with business vertical leadership to drive innovative product development and bring new products and services to market for our customers.
Vikas is committed to ensuring that Verisk’s analytic capabilities, methods, and community are world-class and continuously improving. He has spearheaded the adoption and development of AI and machine learning technologies for use in our industry solutions and led our teams in building a culture of business-focused, agile, and ethical use of emerging technologies.
Vikas also leads Verisk’s Innovative Analytics, Nautilus Data & Analytics Platform, and Verisk AI teams, and previously served as Verisk’s vice president of Analytics Solutions.
Before joining Verisk, Vikas developed diverse entrepreneurial and executive experiences, spanning data analytics, insurance, life sciences, telecom, and the oil and gas industries. His past roles include engineering at Motorola, field engineering at Schlumberger, and entrepreneurial leadership at marketRx and Medmeme.
In these past positions, Vikas earned many awards, including being named as one of the top 100 leaders in the pharmaceutical industry by Pharmavoice magazine.
Vikas holds an MBA in marketing, management strategy, and entrepreneurship from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Vikas serves his community by mentoring local high-school and middle-school robotics teams.