Soumitra Dutta Keynote Speaker

  • Expert in the link between technological innovation and business success
  • Founder and co-editor of the Global Innovation Index
  • Dean Elect - Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Soumitra Dutta's Biography

Professor Soumitra Dutta is a leading expert on how businesses and nations use technological innovation to increase their competitiveness and create growth. His extensive research have given him unparalleled insights into the way businesses and governments are driving, and adapting to, revolutions in technology across the world.  In January 2022, he was appointed as the Dean of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Soumitra has documented his ideas in a series of acclaimed books.   His most recent book is ‘The world after Covid-19: Insights from 20 Global Business School Deans and Corporate Leaders” – this is a collection of insights, views, and experiences published by the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

Previously, he co-authored “The Bright Stuff: How Innovative People and Technology Can Make Old Businesses New” (2002), where he analyses the skills and attitudes of successful digital economy innovators. His book, “Innovating at the Top: How Global CEOs Drive Innovation for Growth and Profit” (2008), distils a series of interviews with CEOs at nine highly innovative international corporations to examine how they have improved innovation performance. In “Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom” (2008), Soumitra discusses how online social networking is changing the inner dynamics of business organisations, as well as our behaviour as citizens and consumers. Soumitra has also conducted extensive research into how emerging markets are becoming key engines of innovation, and how this is affecting the global knowledge economy.

Soumitra  became the Dean of the Johnson Business School at Cornell University in 2012, a post he held for almost a decade.  Previously, he was the Dean of External Relations and Executive Education at INSEAD and had the responsibility of leading the largest executive education programme portfolio in the world.

He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumnus award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he received a B.Tech in 1985

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Soumitra Dutta's Speaking Topics

Building global capabilities

The Interface of technology and innovation/ strategy - the human dimension

Customer focus linked back to innovation Leadership requirements

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Videos of Soumitra Dutta

On Innovation (2013)
On Innovation (2013)
On innovation in Latin America (2012)
On innovation in Latin America (2012)
Why Indian IT Cannot Depend On Its Past Success: Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University | BOOM
Why Indian IT Cannot Depend On Its Past Success: Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University | BOOM

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Books by Soumitra Dutta

The world after Covid-19: Insights from 20 Global Business School Deans and Corporate Leaders
Ask, Measure, Learn: Using Social Media Analytics to Understand and Influence Customer Behavior: Mining Social Media Data to Build a Better Business
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World

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