Soumitra Dutta

Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Management

  • soumitra.dutta@said.oxford.edu

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Soumitra Dutta is Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.

Before joining the School in 2022, he was Professor of Management and the former founding Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. Previously, he was the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management (Cornell University) and a Deputy Dean at INSEAD. 

Soumitra is the Chair of the Board of the Global Business School and is on the advisory boards of several business schools including HEC Montréal (Canada), Centrum Catholica (Peru), University of Los Andes (Colombia), and ESADE (Spain). Previously he was the Vice Chair and Chair of AACSB International, the leading accreditation body for business schools worldwide.

He received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 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.


Soumitra is an authority on innovation in the knowledge economy.

His research focuses on how to drive business innovation and growth through the right combination of people and technology. He is the founder and co-editor of fourteen editions of the Global Innovation Index which is published with the World Intellectual Property Organisation and is leading global assessment of national innovation capabilities.

He has co-edited sixteen annual reports of the Global Information Technology Report for the World Economic Forum on the impact of information technology on development and national competitiveness. The Global Information Technology Report has been rebranded and published as the Network Readiness Index since 2019 by Portulans Institute.


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Technology and Operations Management

Global Innovation Index 2021 Tracking Innovation Through the COVID-19 Crisis

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  • Wipo
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  • Gennady Androschuk
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The Network Readiness Index 2019 Towards a Future-Ready Society

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Global Innovation Index 2019: Creating Healthy Lives — The Future of Medical Innovation

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Soumitra is a member of the Davos Circle, having served as the Co-Chair of the Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems for the World Economic Forum. His research on global innovation and technology strategy has been used by multiple governments around the world to shape national policies.

He is closely involved with non-profits and is the president and Co-Founder of the Portulans Institute, set up in 2019 as an independent non-profit research institute based in Washington DC.

He has co-founded two firms, including Fisheye Analytics which WPP group acquired. He is on the board of Dassault Systèmes (the world leader in 3D experience systems) and was previously on the boards of Sodexo (a food services and facilities management multinational) and ZS Associates (a leading global healthcare firm).


Soumitra has taught MBA and executive students courses on AI strategy, digital transformation and innovation management.