Arun Sundararajan

AIEI Board of Advisors; Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Arun Sundararajan is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology at New York University's 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.

His best-selling and award-winning book, The Sharing Economy, published by the MIT Press, has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. Sundararajan's research studies how digital technologies transform business, government, and civil society, with a strong recent focus on the future of capitalism, artificial intelligence, platform-enabled change, anti-trust policy in high-tech industries, and the digital future of work. He has published over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, and over 40 op-eds in outlets that include The New York Times, The Financial Times, TIME, The Guardian, Wired, and Le Monde. His scholarship has been recognized by seven Best Paper awards, two Google Faculty awards, an Axiom Best Business Books Award, and a Thinkers50 Radar Thinker Award.

Sundararajan has given hundreds of keynote and plenary talks, and has provided expert input about the digital economy as testimony to the United States Congress, the European Parliament, and the United Nations, as well as city, state, and federal government agencies, including: the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the National Economic Council; the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta; the White House; the Federal Trade Commission; and numerous state legislatures. He is a widely sought-after commentator by top media platforms.  Sundararajan has been a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils on Technology, Values, and Policy and the New Economic Agenda, and serves as a board member or advisor to numerous organizations that include the City of New York, the City of Seoul, Walmart, Freddie Mac, RallyRd, the Female Founders Fund, the Internet Society of China, OuiShare, SamaSource, the National League of Cities, and the Center for Global Enterprise. He 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.

Sundararajan teaches in executive education programs in the United States, Europe, and Asia, focusing primarily on digital strategy and governance. He teaches full-time MBA students about hi-tech entrepreneurship. He is an occasional angel investor.