Soumitra Dutta is Professor of Management and the former founding dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. 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.
Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systemes. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based healthcare consulting company 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.