Skillsoft and SumTotal get Kamal Dutta as MD for India


Dutta has moved from HP, where he was MD-software for Asia growth countries.

Skillsoft and SumTotal have got a managing director for India. This is a newly-created post for Kamal Dutta. He will be responsible for accelerating revenue growth and forging strategic relationships for both brands in the country. Skillsoft is into corporate learning and SumTotal provides a learning, talent, and workforce-management integrated system.

Dutta moved from HP, where he was MD-software, Asia growth countries. Based out of Singapore, Dutta was responsible for delivering business outcomes for Asia growth countries comprising India, SEA, Taiwan, HK and Korea.

He has been with Hewlett Packard for long years climbing up the rungs steadily. In fact, in his career span of 25 years, this IT veteran has spent 18 years at HP in various capacities, having joined as country manager-business critical servers, India, in 2001.

He was promoted to director and country general manager-HP software and solutions, India in 2007, where he was instrumental in achieving more than four times the market growth for the business along with significant customer acquisitions.

In 2010, Dutta was appointed vice-president and head- IT management business units, Asia Pacific and Japan. He moved to Singapore and was responsible for market development, sales management and revenue growth of license.

Prior to that, he had also worked with IBM and Wipro. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with specialisation in artificial intelligence (AI).

Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer, Skillsoft, says, “Dutta’s experience leading high-performing teams in highly competitive environments at HP, IBM and Wipro makes him a perfect fit for this seniormost and new sales leadership role in India.”

Dutta says, “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 organisations 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.”


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