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Soumitra Dutta

Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Soumitra Dutta is the founding Dean of the College SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. Previously, he was on the faculty of INSEAD, a leading international business school in France and Singapore.

Soumitra Dutta is an authority on all aspects of innovation in the knowledge economy, with a refreshing global perspective. Throughout his distinguished career, he has focused on how to drive business innovation and growth through the right combination of innovative people and technology. He 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.

Dean Dutta is on the board of Sodexo (a food services and facilities management multinational), and advisory boards of several business schools. He has co-founded two firms, including Fisheye Analytics which, WPP group acquired. He is also the Vice Chair and Chair-elect of AACSB International, the leading accreditation body for business schools worldwide. He a member of the privileged « Davos Circle » group of participants who have been invited to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos for more than 10 years.

Dean Dutta received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, a MS in both business administration and computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.