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Sunil Gupta  

Head of Marketing Department at Harvard Business School; Expert on Digital Marketing Strategy

Sunil Gupta is the Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and co-chair of the executive program on Driving Digital Strategy at the Harvard Business School. He was the Chair of the General Management Program from 2013-2019. From August 2019 to February 2020, he served as a senior advisor to the CEO of Cleveland Clinic, one of the leading healthcare providers in the world, to help him design the digital strategy of the Clinic.

Gupta's current research examines how digital technology impacts firm strategy. The primarily goal of his research is to understand how entrepreneurs can leverage digital technology to disrupt existing industries, and how incumbents should transform their businesses in this new environment. His book on this topic, “Driving Digital Strategy,” was published by Harvard Business Review Press in August 2018.

Gupta has published three books and over 120 articles, book chapters, cases, and notes on these topics. His research has been well recognized and his articles have won several national and international awards. For the last seven years (2016-2022), he has been invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to nominate a scholar for the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Gupta serves on the board of US Foods (U.S.) and Tamer Group (Saudi Arabia), and as an advisor to a few startup firms. He has conducted seminars and consulted with many companies around the globe. As a business expert, Gupta has frequently appeared on several national and international television programs, such as CBS, CNN, NPR, and BBC, and has been quoted in Forbes, The Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Gupta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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