Soumitra Dutta

Soumitra Dutta

  • Professor

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Faculty Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Services Operations Management
  • Technology Strategy


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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Soumitra Dutta is professor of management and the former founding dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. He is also the Peter Moores Dean and professor of management at the Said School of Business, University of Oxford. Dutta is the co-founder and president of Portulans Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Cornell in 2012, he was on the faculty of INSEAD.

Dutta is an authority on innovation in the knowledge economy, with a refreshing global perspective. He is the author of the Network Readiness Index and the Global Innovation Index, two influential reports in technology and innovation policy. He is/has been on the board of global firms including Sodexo, Dassault Systemes, and ZS Associates. He is currently the chair of the board of the Global Business School Network and is on the advisory boards of several business schools including HEC Montreal and ESADE (Spain).

Dutta received a BTech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and an 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 the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He received a DPhil Honoris Causa in 2023 from Amity University, India's largest private university.

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Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award (2017) IIT Delhi

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1990
  • MS University of California, Berkeley, 1989
  • MS University of California, Berkeley, 1987
  • Btech Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1985