In this webinar, Professor of Management and founding Dean of SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, Soumitra Dutta, will discuss how the acceleration of digitalization and innovation would be in the post-COVID world, insights and lessons learned in technology and innovation policy from the Network Readiness Index and the Global Innovation Index, and the implications of this on Egypt and the MENA region.
The webinar will be moderated by Sherif Kamel, dean, AUC School of Business.
About the Speaker:
Soumitra Dutta is currently a professor of management and the former founding dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. He is the founder of the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization and was the co-editor of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum – two influential reports in technology and innovation policy. He is also the founder and President of Portulans Institute, a non-partisan nonprofit research and education institution based in Washington DC.
Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systemes. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based healthcare consulting company ZS Associates. In addition, he is a member of the advisory boards of several schools including Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi), HEC (Montreal), ESADE (Barcelona), Porto Business School (Porto) and ESCP . He has co-founded two firms, including Fisheye Analytics. He is currently chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a Washington DC based not-for-profit organization focused on improving management capacity in emerging markets.
He was previously the Chair 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. He was the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems. He is also the Chief Academic Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Forum of the Confederation of Indian Industry.
Dutta received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, a MS in both business administration and computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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