B Tech(Electrical), M Tech(Sat Com),
M Sc( Def Studies), MBA (IB), PhD(IITD)
Commodore Jena had over four decades of rich experience (both in Indian Navy and Telecom corporate sector) in the field of R&D, Indigenous Development of Electronics/Communication/Weapon Systems, Entrepreneurship & Skill Development and Project Management. He has substantial contribution in development of Indian telecom ecosystem and has to his credit formation of 16 Start-ups in PPP model.
He had been the main architect for creation of 08 Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode for Industry led Innovation in IITs, IISc and IIM; and had managed these centres as its Director for over eight years. He was also the founding CEO of Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) that works towards adequate availability of skilled manpower to boost growth of telecom sector. He was instrumental in formation of Telecom Standards Development Society India (TSDSI) to project Indian requirements and IPR in global bodies.
Dr Jena holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical Engineering, three Master degrees -- one each in Telecommunications, International Business and Defence Strategy -- and a PhD from IIT Delhi on Smartphone Manufacturing Ecosystem.