Dean of External Relations
Roland Berger Professor of Business and Technology Academic Director, eLab INSEAD
Soumitra Dutta is the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology, and Dean for External Relations at INSEAD.
He was previously the Dean for Executive Education 2002-2006. He is the faculty director of elab@INSEAD, INSEAD’s initiative in building a center of excellence in teaching and research in the digital economy in collaboration with leading international organizations such as Morgan Stanley, SAP, Cisco and Intel.
Prior to joining the faculty of INSEAD in 1989, he was employed with Schlumberger in Japan and General Electric in the USA.
Professor Dutta obtained his PhD in computer science and his MSc in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a visiting Professor at several international universities including the Haas School of Business (Berkeley) and the Solvay Business School (Brussels).
His current research is on technology strategy and innovation at both corporate and national policy levels. He has won several awards for research and pedagogy including awards for the European Case of the Year from the European Case Clearing House in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2002.
He is actively involved in policy development at national and European levels. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for ICT for the Government of Qatar and has advised other national governments on ICT policy issues. He is the Chairman of the European Commission’s Europe Innova panel on Innovation in the ICT sector and a member of the Steering Committee of eBSN, the European Commission’s eBusiness Network initiative for SMEs.
His research has been showcased in the international media such as CNN, CNBC, BBC and international publications. He has taught in and consulted with international corporations across the world. He has directed top management programs for several companies and is a regular contributor to in-house management programs.
He is a fellow of the World Economic Forum.
Professor Dutta is one of the very few faculty members around the world (across all disciplines) who has been invited to Davos for more than 10 years (actually for the last 11 years). This makes him a member of the privileged “Davos Circle” group of participants – amongst academics, only Michael Porter and Jeffrey Sachs have been invited to more Davos meetings than Professor Dutta has been.
Note: Soumitra Dutta is a dynamic and winning speaker and an authority on all aspects of knowledge management, with a refreshing global perspective on technology-enabled business innovation. Throughout his distinguished career, he has focused on how to drive business innovation and growth through the right combination of innovative people and information technology.