Bharat Anand

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, and Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration

Harvard University

Bharat N. Anand is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning at Harvard University and the Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Professor Anand is an expert in digital strategy, digital marketing, and corporate strategy. He has written over sixty articles and case studies, and his work on digital transformation has influenced companies worldwide. His book The Content Trap: A Strategist's Guide to Digital Change received acclaim for its perspective on strategy and digital transformation. It was named as one of Fast Company’s top ten business books of 2016, and Bloomberg’s “Best Books of 2017.” In 2014, Professor Anand helped create and launch the digital learning platforms for HBS Online, which were described by Fortune as the “Classroom of the Future.” In his role as Vice Provost, he has led Harvard’s efforts to formulate and implement strategic priorities around teaching and learning, and chaired a university-wide task force that crafted its strategic roadmap for teaching and learning. He currently chairs Harvard’s task force on Enabling Difficult Conversations, its Generative AI for Teaching and Learning Task Force, and is leading the development of Harvard’s new learning experience platform.Professor Anand is a two‐time winner of the “best teacher award” at Harvard Business School. He received his B.A. in economics from Harvard College magna cum laude, and his PhD in economics from Princeton University.