DR. KAMAL SEN,
Founder & President, a.k.a. The Navigator

Dr. Sen has had 23 years of professional experience combining academics with corporate work at the highest levels.

Prior to starting Cogitaas, Dr. Sen headed Business Analytics and Strategy Planning at Unilever for Asia, Africa, Australia and Central & Eastern Europe, where he was responsible for their branding and strategic initiatives across 100 brands in 15 countries. He won 3 awards for his contributions to Unilever, including the prestigious Finance Director’s Award and the Award for Innovative Business Partnering.

Dr. Sen has worked with leading financial institutions like the State Bank of India, etc. where he achieved the distinction of becoming a Rated Economist. Dr. Sen has also appeared as an expert on CNN, BBC, Financial Express, Economic Times etc. and was appointed Independent Director on the board of SBI Mutual Funds, one of India’s largest mutual funds.

Dr. Sen did his PhD. in Econometrics and Statistics from North Carolina State University (USA), where he taught MBA students and received an award for Outstanding Teaching.

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VENU GORTI,
Co-Founder and EVP, a.k.a. The Value Creator


Venu leads innovation, client satisfaction and solution development initiatives at Cogitaas. He has international publications across marketing, quantitative methods as well as nanotechnology. Before starting Cogitaas, he worked in the Business Analytics and Strategy Planning function at Unilever, where he led analytics-based decision making for over 30 brands across 7 countries in Asia and Africa. He was awarded the Unilever Global IBP award for driving use of analytics for strategic decisions. Venu is an engineer with an MS in Mech Engg from Purdue University and an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad. In a different life, for his MS thesis, he invented a nanotechnology-based sensor for healthcare applications and authored papers in international journals.

Venu is a sports enthusiast and recipient of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award. Venu was part of a 10-member team on a trekking expedition to Mt. Everest, and scaled 19100 feet. Venu also loves adventure sports like bungee-jumping and para-sailing, and has played competitive cricket now for more than a decade, representing his school and college in the sport.





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ARVIND SAINATH,
Associate Vice President, Client Relations, a.k.a. The Evangelist



Arvind started his professional career at Oracle India's Technology Consulting team and excelled at delivering faster client customizations on various Oracle platforms. Subsequently at HCL, Arvind led the global marketing function successfully to enhance brand mindshare across industry and customer communities, resulting in numerous industry recognitions and customer references for HCL Financial Services during his stint.

Arvind holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and achieved the distinction of being in the Director's Merit List. During his undergraduate course in Electronics and Communication from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, he was the Director and Script-Developer for the annual college-memorabilia film and received the honor of the Best Outgoing Student. Arvind enjoys traveling, adventure sports and teaching.





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DR. BALAJI RAMAN,
Chief Statistician, a.k.a. The Deep Diver

Dr. Raman has a doctoral degree in Statistics from University of Connecticut, USA and wide experience across industry, academics and consulting.

Dr. Raman has developed advanced statistical applications in the fields of financial markets, banking & sports science. He was also a faculty at Yale University, USA and taught courses in statistics and probability to graduate and undergraduate classes. His work has been published in international journals.