Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management in Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Soumitra Dutta became the eleventh dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnaon Graduate School of Management at Conell University. He previously served as the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology and founder and academic director of the eLab at INSEAD, a top-ranked graduate business school in Fontainebleau, France.
Previous roles Dutta has held during his 22-year tenure at INSEAD include dean of external relations; dean of executive education; and dean of technology and e-learning. He has served as a visiting professor at Berkeley, Oxford Internet Institute at University of Oxford, and Judge School at University of Cambridge in England.
He is the co-editor and author respectively of two influential reports in technology and innovation the Global Information Technology Report and the Global Innovation Index.
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 on the advisory boards of several international business schools. He has co-founded two firms and is on the board of several startups. He received the European Case of the Year from the European Case Clearing House in 2002, 2000, 1998, and 1997.
Dutta received a B.Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He received an MS in business administration, an MS in computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.