25-year IT Industry veteran to lead growth of corporate learning and talent solutions in newly created position
MUMBAI, India, 18 July 2018 – Skillsoft and SumTotal today announced the appointment of Kamal Dutta as Managing Director of India. In this position, Dutta will be responsible for accelerating revenue growth and forging strategic relationships for both brands in the country.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kamal Dutta to the Skillsoft and SumTotal global leadership teams,” said Chad Gaydos, Chief Operating Officer of Skillsoft and SumTotal. “Kamal has had a strong track record throughout his 25-year career in the IT industry. His experience leading high-performing teams in highly competitive environments at HPE, IBM and Wipro makes him a perfect fit for this most senior new sales leadership role in India.”
“I see tremendous opportunity for Skillsoft and SumTotal in India as most organizations are still in the initial stages of digital transformation,” said Dutta. “We’re witnessing rapid technology shifts and wider adoption of big data, blockchain, robotics and AI, all of which will have a significant impact on organizations and society. Skillsoft and SumTotal are uniquely positioned to be strategic partners in the delivery of engaging learning experiences, training content and talent management solutions that support employee success in our rapidly changing digital world.”
Prior to Skillsoft and SumTotal, Dutta was Managing Director of Asia Growth Countries for HPE Software, which included India, SEA, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea. Dutta also served HPE as Vice President of the IT Management Business Unit. He has held many other leadership roles, including Country General Manager of Hewlett Packard Software in India. Dutta earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with specialization in artificial intelligence. He has written books on IT landscape and numerous articles on digital transformation, DevOpsSec and technology trends.
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About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft Company, is the world’s only Learning, Talent, and Workforce Management integrated system. SumTotal’s award-winning Suite enables organizations to discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and entire business ecosystem. SumTotal goes beyond traditional talent management and HCM applications, offering contextual and pervasive HR solutions that help improve employee performance in real time. www.sumtotalsystems.com