A professor at New York University, Arun Sundararajan is an award-winning scholar and a frequent commentator about the digital transformation of business and society. The author of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and over 30 op-eds in outlets that include the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Guardian and Wired, his expert input has been sought as part of Congressional testimony and by a global array of federal, state and city governments and institutions. He teaches, speaks and advises internationally about digital strategy, hi-tech entrepreneurship, the evolution of trust, and governance in a digital world.

  • Davos 2016 Panel

  • Talks at Google: The Future of Digital Governance

  • Speech at the 2016 World Government Summit

  • NYU Stern MBA Class of 2017 Plenary

Arun Sundararajan is Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, and an affiliated faculty member at many of NYU’s interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Data Science and the Center for Urban Science and Progress.

Sundararajan’s research studies how digital technologies transform business, government and civil society. He has published over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, and over 30 op-eds in outlets that include The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Wired, Le Monde, The Economic Times, Bloomberg View, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, Knowledge@Wharton and Quartz. His scholarship has been recognized by six Best Paper awards, two Google Faculty awards, and a variety of other grants. He has given more than 250 invited talks at industry, government and academic forums internationally. He is a widely sought-after commentator by top media platforms. Keep up with his latest views and opinions.

Sundararajan is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Technology, Values and Policy. He has provided expert input about the digital economy as part of Congressional testimony, and to various city, state and federal government agencies, including the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the National Economic Council, the Federal Reserve Bank, the White House and the Federal Trade Commission. He is a Fellow of the Urban Design Forum, and serves as an advisor to numerous organizations that include the City of New York, the City of Seoul, the Internet Society of China, OuiShare, the Female Founders Fund, the Center for Global Enterprise, the Royal Society for the Arts and the National League of Cities.

Sundararajan interfaces with tech companies at various stages on issues of strategy and regulation, and with non-tech companies trying to understand how to forecast and address changes induced by digital technologies. He teaches in a range of NYU Stern executive education programs in the U.S., Europe and Asia, focusing primarily on digital strategy and governance. He teaches full-time MBA students about hi-tech entrepreneurship, undergraduates about networks, crowds and markets, and doctoral students about digital economics.


Sundararajan is a widely sought after keynote speaker. He will be sharing his ideas about the sharing economy and digital governance globally in 2016 and 2017. Here is a selected list of some of the public or livestreamed events where you may be able to meet him.