Prof Hota is a BE in Computer Science and Engg from NIT Rourkela and holds PGDBM Degree from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. He is an AIMA –Accredited Management Teacher and currently working as an Associate Professor and Area Chairperson in the area of Information Systems, Decision Science and Technology and Operations Management at School of Management – KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. His doctoral research is related to Technology Adoption and Diffusion of Innovation in the area of Banking Technology. He has published a number of papers in the area of Business Intelligence, Analytics, ERP, HRIS, e Governance, IT Entrepreneurship and Banking Technology. Apart from articles in various refereed journals, he has presented several papers at national and international conferences at IIMs, IITs, Indian Science Congress Association and other Institutes of repute in India and abroad. He is a member of Computer Society of India, Odisha IT Society, Indian Science Congress Association and AIMS International. He has discharged the role of Publicity Chair, Finance Chair, Program Committee Member, Session Chair and reviewer of various International conferences in India and abroad.