ICDB-2017: An International Conference on Digital Business: Cloud Computing, Device Mess and Business Algorithms. 15th and 16th October-2017.

Prof. Dhaneswar Sahoo (Dean, Academics)
B.Sc. (Utkal University). FCMA (The Institutes of Cost Accountants of India)

Prof. Dhaneswar Sahoo is currently leading the academic think-tank of the institute as the Dean (Academics). Prof. Sahoo strongly believes that hard work and sincerity should be the soul motto a man in every phase of his life. Inspired by the vision of the institute Prof.Sahoo acts as a change agent by maintaining a culture of continuous learning and evaluation of the students. His corporate and academic life spans over three decades of rigor and persistence. Prof. Sahoo is a pioneer in cost accountancy and financial management. He has served myriads of statutory corporation under the ambit Odisha State Government such as Orissa Power Generation Corporation Limited, Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa and GRIDCO. His exposure to management mechanics of power sector in Odisha translates into excellent theoretical contribution to the budding managers of the institute. Prof. Sahoo is a rank holder in his university education days and passionately switched over to Cost and Management Accountancy where he obtained a rare distinction of Fellow status for his professional achievements. Prof. Sahoo is a proficient teacher with teaching interests in Managerial Accounting, Financial Management & Principles of Management.

Finance


Er. Ashok Mahapatra
Finance Department

Prior to pursuing his interests in Education and Entrepreneurship, Er. Ashok Mahapatra had served in senior leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies in the USA & UK for about 18 years. He is a MBA from Rutgers University, USA and a B.Tech from NIT Rourkela in Computer Science. He is a National Scholastic Honorary Society Member of Beta-Gamma-Sigma of USA. Under his leadership Target Corporation, USA, filed multiple patents in Logistics Management Processes. He has pioneered Business Intelligence and Optimization strategies for Fortune 100 Health Care, Manufacturing and Logistics Companies using Large Volume of Disparate Enterprise Data. His work in leading strategic solution development in the field of structured and unstructured Enterprise Content Management is example in the Industry. Mr. Mahapatra was the GM for Target Corporation, USA and known for his Management philosophy. His contribution to Supply Chain and Logistics optimization solutions in Target, United Parcel Services and Canadian Pacific Ships were timely and business competitiveness drivers. Additionally he has worked to develop effective IT systems architecture for companies such as AT&T, United Health, ICICI Infotech and Fujitsu to get ahead of their competition. In Education and Research he believes in holistic grooming for the students and careful nurturing of research and innovations at early stage of one’s life.

HRD


Prof. Sudarsan Sahoo
B.Sc. MBA (UU, Odisha), MA (IGNOU)

Prof. Sudarshan Sahoo is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the areas of Human Resource Management. During his teaching career at Post Graduate Level spanning over almost a decade he has proved himself an effective and result oriented educator in management. He has served Gokul Engineering College prior to joining IIMT. At Gokul he has earned the credential of Best Faculty Award which acts as inspiration for the young faculties joining the institute. Prof. Sahoo has attended a number of development progrmmes at institutions such as IIT Delhi and he also has presented in any management forum in the country. Prof. Sahoo is well versed in documentation and report preparation activities for quality inspection of academic institutions by agencies such as NAAC, NBA and Others.

Er.Biswa Prakash Jena
B.Tech (BPUT, Odisha), MBA (SOA University, Odisha)

Prof. Biswa Prakash Jena is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the area of Strategy & General Management. Prof. Jena is a new entrant to academics after his corporate career in Giant Corporation MNC’S like Accenture Corporation & CAP Foundation. He is well accepted among students for his sound understanding of the concepts. Prof.Jena keeps his research interest in CSR,HRIS,HRM,FM,QA& QC, Automation,Digital Business and Big Data Analytics.

Information Technology


Dr. Sushanta Kumar Panigrahi
B.Sc. MCA (IGNOU), MBA (NOU, Odisha), Ph.D. (FM University, Odisha).

Prof. Sushanta Kumar Panigrahi is currently working as an Associate Professor in the areas of Information Technology and Management. Prof. Panigrahi is well acclaimed for his stints in teaching at various institutions of state importance such as Revenshaw University, Sailabala Womens College, IMIT Cuttack, IGNOU, ABA, Balasore.etc. His academic career spans over one decade in which he has earned the reputation of an admirable teacher in areas of Optimization, Database Management, Soft-computing and Data Science. Prof. Panigrahi devotes a substantial proportion of his professional time in writing research papers and articles for students. More than 10 outstanding publications are into his credit for which he deserves appreciation. He has attended and presented papers in a number of high profile conferences. Prof. Panigrahi is also an active reviewer of a number of journals in the discipline of Computer Science and Engineering. Prof.Panigrahi also keeps interest in Decision Science and Quantitative Methods.

Marketing


Prof. Rakesh Kumar Patra
B.Com, MBA (KIIT University), Ph.D.(Continuing)

Prof. Patra is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the areas of Marketing Management. Prof. Patra endures an excellent combination of industry and academic expertise. He gathers his practical insights from corporate houses such as Tata Capital Securities Limites, Reliance Money, Futuresoft and Anand Rathi Securities Limited. Prof. Patra is a seasoned educator and corporate consultant. He is an expert in Public Relation and Social Networking. He is having more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research in the field of Marketing research, Retail management and Consumer behavior. Prof. Patra has published more than 10 research papers in various edited books and conference proceedings and journals. During the tenure of Prof. Patra at Viswas Group of Institutes, he was awarded with the best faculty award in 2012. Prof. Patra being the placement director of the institute is consistently achieving new records in placement and internship initiatives.

Prof. Radhanath Panda
B.Sc., MMS (Utkal University, Odisha)

Prof.Panda is having more than 25 years of experience in corporate and teaching. Prof.Panda is an adept career counsellor and a student motivator. Besides his multi-dimensional talent, he is well known for his participation in creating awareness about Nature and its virtues. His participation in National Cycle Rally “PEDAL FOR PEACE” Organized by Dept. of Sport and Youth Affairs, Govt. of India to raise issues to restore peace are still remembered by many Institutes from various corners of Nation.

Prof. Lopamudra Behera
B.Sc., MBA (FM University, Odisha)

Prof. Lopamudra Behera is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Prof. Behera is a gold medalist in Management from Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha having 1 year of teaching experience. She is an aspiring teacher and being appreciated by students for her command in subjects of her interest. She is an excellent orator and speaker. Her teaching interest includes Corporate Communication, HR Strategy, HRD and OD.

Prof.Sharada Prasad Sahoo
B.Sc. MBA (FM University, Odisha), UGC-NET (Management)

Prof. Sharada Prasad Sahoo is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the area of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Prof.Sahoo is having 8 Years of PG teaching experience. He has earned the distinction of qualifying the National Eligibility Test in Management conducted by UGC. Prof. Sahoo has attended and presented papers in a number of national and international conferences. Prof. Sahoo has been an organizing member and host of a number of conferences organized by IIMT. He has earned the distinction of Seva-HE-Seva Gold Medal award and Vice-Chancellor Cup for Debating from Fakir Mohan University. He also bagged the third prize in Chancellor’s Cup for Inter-University Panel discussion competition. Prof. Sahoo has been awarded with Harapriya Satpathy Memorial award for his literary spirit. Prof. Sahoo has been invited by DRDO, Chandipur to undertake training programme on Behavioral skills for the scientists. Prof Sahoo keeps interest in public speaking and oration and has been invited by several colleges of Odisha to deliver talk on socio-economic issues.

Prof. Shibananda Das
BCA, MBA (FM University, Odisha)

Prof. Shibananda Das is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the area of Marketing Management. Prof. Das is having more three years of experience in teaching at PG and UG level. Prior to joining IIMT he has served Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Management & Technology, Rourkela. Prof. Das is admired by the students for his organizing capability, event management skills and coaching skills for extracurricular activities. Prof. Das is a state level and regional level awardee in debating competition during his university days.