About Us

Cognitel was founded in late 2009 with a view to providing the best in class training content and delivery services for the ICT industry. Over time the company has grown to focus on three large verticals with excellence in each:

Arvind Jain – Director and COO
B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Engineering, Himachal Pradesh and MBA from Symbiosis, Pune. Arvind has more than 19 years of Training and Project Management experience with companies like Nokia Siemens Network and Ericsson. Arvind has trained professionals in countries like India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Romania etc. and was awarded the best trainer in Nokia Networks in the year 2001. Arvind is the driving force in creating a team of experienced faculty and e-learning developers for Cognitel.
Rajeev Kabra - Director & CEO

Rajeev is an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a BE in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi. He has also completed a certificate program on Executive Leadership from Cornell University.

Rajeev has more than 23 years of experience with organizations like Tata Motors, Wipro Technologies and IBM. During his 9 years of leadership stint at Wipro in North America, he was instrumental in establishing Wipro’s presence in that market. At IBM, Rajeev has held several leadership positions. In his last assignment with IBM , he led the Strategic Outsourcing Business for India/ South Asia where he personally structured high value and long-term outsourcing contracts for IBM.

At Cognitel, Rajeev drives long term business strategy by examining learning trends and technologies. He also leads the business development and Client relationship team at Cognitel.

An MBA in HR and a B. Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, S K Acharya is a well known name in the Indian Telecom Industry. He has more than 28 years of rich experience in the Telecom Industry with organizations like BEL, Nokia Siemens Network and Qualcomm. SK was a key member of the Asia Pacific leadership team of Nokia Networks and has led their country services organizations in Japan, Taiwan and India.

Kapil Sharma is an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a B. Tech. from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. Kapil has over 22 years of experience with organizations like HCL-HP and Nokia Siemens Networks. He has a very wide international experience by virtue of holding leadership positions in Sales and Marketing in Asia Pacific, Latin America and North Americanregions with Nokia Siemens Networks.

Gurpreet is a B.Tech. from IIT-Delhi and holds dual master’s degrees in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from Montana State University. He is currently the President and CEO of Edifecs that provides innovative solutions to solve the healthcare industry’s administrative cost and simplification challenges.

Prior to founding Edifecs, Singh was a software and industrial engineering expert at companies such as Microsoft and Expeditors International. Singh has been honored with multiple awards, including the 2011 Ernst u0026amp; Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Pacific Northwest, the 40-under-40 award for outstanding leadership and entrepreneurship and the 2010 WEDI Leadership in Technology award.

Professor Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay is a Susan Cameron Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Florida. He is also a Visiting Professor at theHelsinki School of Economics in Aalto University, Finland and a Visiting Associate Professor at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. Professor Bandyopadhyay’s areas of research interests include Net Neutrality, Information Systems Policy, Health informatics, Offshore Outsourcing of Services and the economic consequences of using Information Systems. He has been ranked 18th among IS researchers worldwide in terms of research productivity during 2009-2011. His work has been cited by Google in its filing to the Federal Communications Commission in support for Net Neutrality.

Professor Bandyopadhyay has teaching interests in Electronic Commerce, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Systems and management science. In 2012, he was awarded the Graduate Teaching Award by the College of Business Administration at the University of Florida for 2011-12. He had earlier won the Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology award from the College of Business Administration in 2008.

Professor Bandyopadhyay received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1991; his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in 1993; and his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Purdue University in 2002.

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