Soumitra Dutta is the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology, and Dean of External Relations at INSEAD. He is the faculty director of eLab@INSEAD, INSEAD's initiative in building...
Soumitra Dutta is the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology, and Dean of External Relations at INSEAD. 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 Ph.D. in computer science and his M.Sc. 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. His latest books are "The Global Information Technology Report 2005-2006: Leveraging ICT for Development" (Palgrave, March 2006) and "The Information Society in an Enlarged Europe" (Springer, Feb. 2006). He has authored seven other books including "The Bright Stuff" (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2002), "Embracing the Net" (Financial Times, 2001) and "Process Reengineering, Organizational Change and Performance Improvement" (Mc-Graw Hill, 1999). 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.