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Professor Soumitra Dutta

Professor of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business


Soumitra Dutta is Professor of Management and the former founding dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is an authority on technology and innovation policy and is the co-editor and author of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization – two influential reports in technology and innovation policy.

Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systemes. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based ZS Associates. In addition, he is a member of the advisory boards of several business schools including HEC (Montreal), ESADE (Barcelona) and ESCP (Paris). He has co-founded two firms, including Fisheye Analytics, which WPP group acquired. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Business School Network, a Washington DC based not-for-profit organization focused on improving management capacity in emerging markets. He was previously the Chair of AACSB, the leading global body for the accreditation of business schools. Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum, and has engaged in a number of multi-stakeholder initiatives to shape global, regional and industry agendas. He is also currently the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems.

Dutta received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, a MS in both business administration and computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater IIT Delhi.