Hall of Fame 2022

Varun Nagaraj

Varun Nagaraj is the Dean of S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), a Top 10 business school in Mumbai, India. His research and practice interests include digital innovation, product management and entrepreneurship. During a 30-year career in product innovation in Boston and Silicon Valley prior to assuming his role at SPJIMR, he held various product leadership roles, including that of CEO at venture-funded start-ups and public companies. He was also a partner at PRTM Management Consulting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute ofTechnology Bombay, an MS in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, an MBA from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He has published articles on design thinking and product management in top journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Research-Technology Management, and has contributed to Edward Elgar's Handbook of Digital Entrepreneurship. He also serves as practitioner-at-large for the Academy of Management’s Communications, Digital Technologies, and Organizations division.