Preparing students to be the next generation of industry leaders

Talking Smart Cities at the spring 2019 GT-IDEA event at Indiana University.

The Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, is designed to prepare students to become the next generation of effective industry leaders. GT-IDEA students will gain experience working on real industry issues, engage in case studies and competitions, and benefit from interactions with established risk assessment and management practitioners from Grant Thornton.

With a focus on assessing risk both in terms of service delivery exposure and/or client risk, the mission of GT-IDEA is to leverage disruptive technology and unlock innovation in the market by integrating leading edge technology with business and policy.

This interdisciplinary institute was established with a generous gift from Grant Thornton LLP, a leading consulting and accounting firm.

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GT-IDEA at O’Neill Executive Steering Committee Member

Bradley T. Heim
  • Executive Associate Dean
  • Professor

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GT-IDEA faculty directors


Daniel Grundmann

Senior Lecturer, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

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Eric Kinser

Senior Lecturer, Kelley School of Business

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Travis J. Brown

Senior Executive Assistant Dean, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

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