The Changing Geography of Innovation: Lessons from the Global Innovation Index
Afternoon Presentation by Soumitra Dutta, Dean, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Tea/Coffee at 5:00 pm
Presentation at 5:15 pm
Close at 6:15 pm
Innovative regions grow and thrive; those that don’t, stagnate or fall behind. Who is leading in the global innovation landscape, who is catching up, and who is at risk? Cornell University Dean Soumitra Dutta, creator and co-editor of the Global Innovation Index 2013, will explain the evolving geography of innovation - in particular in Asia - and the critical role of business leaders in driving innovation for economic growth.
Soumitra Dutta is the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Prior to July 2012, he was the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology at INSEAD and the founding director of eLab, a center of excellence in the digital economy. His current research is on technology strategy and innovation policies at both corporate and national levels. He has won several awards for research and pedagogy and is actively involved in strategy and policy consulting. Professor Dutta has co-edited 13 annual Global Information Technology reports for the World Economic Forum on the impact of information technology on development and national competitiveness. He is co-author of the Global Innovation Index which is published with the World Intellectual Property Organization (a specialized UN agency focused on innovation and patents) and is leading global assessment of innovation capabilities. Professor Dutta obtained his Ph.D. in computer science and his M.Sc. in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.