About Prof. Rajanish Dass

Independent researcher, out of the box thinker, advisor, executive coach and mentor in Strategy, Information Systems and Analytics.


Areas of Interest

Primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of Strategic Management of IT throughout its complete lifecycle (Planning, Justification, Benefits Management, Adoption and Communication, Project Management and Execution, Value Creation, Impact Analysis, Strategic Sourcing and Governance), IS/IT Portfolio Planning of organizations, e-Governance, Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics, Competitive Intelligence and Data Mining.

Educational Qualifications


Doctorate in Management (Fellow) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) in MIS and Strategy


Bachelor of Technology (First Class Hons.) from Jadavpur University in Instrumentation and Telecommunications Engineering (3 year Post Graduate course).


Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons.) from Calcutta University in Physics.

Executive Coaching


Executive coaching has focused on top management coaching with a focus on coaching both IT as well as non IT leadership of various private, public and government organizations.


Have done executive training programs for top level management executives of Chief Commissioners, Commissioners and Directors of Customs and Central Excise, Indian Labour Commissioners, Transport and Power Secretaries of various Indian states, Civil Service Officers at AP for APCIO, ACC Cement (coordinator), Cisco, Hemas, Astro, Maxis, Apollo Tyres, Indian Bank, CallOne, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Crompton Greaves, Max New York Life Insurance, IPS Phase V program to name a few.


Has been a part of a number of Executive Development Programs conducted by IIM, Ahmedabad like Strategic Management of IT (coordinator), Managing IT Outsourcing (coordinator), Managing IT Projects (coordinator), Business Intelligence (coordinator), Advanced Analytics for Management (coordinator), Strategic Planning of Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Retail Management, Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing, ERP Systems, Management Education Program, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management to name a few.



  • Director, Center for Digital Economy Policy Research Ex-Professor in Information Systems and Business Policy area, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Member, Standing Committee, National Mission of Education using ICT (NMEICT), MHRD Government of India
  • Members of various committees and advisors to a number of startups (please see brief introduction for more details)

Current Research Interests

  • IT and Analytics Strategy & Execution
  • Performance Prediction
  • Monitoring and Managing Strategic IT Outsourcing
  • e-Governance Policy and Projects
  • Technology Innovation & Management
  • Competitive Intelligence