Soumitra Dutta is the founding Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. From July 2012 till June 2016, he was the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Previously, he was on the faculty of INSEAD, a leading international business school in France and Singapore.
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.
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, 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.
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.