Mr B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director of Infotech Enterprises, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Leadership award for the year 2011.

The award, which was presented to Mr Reddy recently in Washington, “recognises an individual in industry or government for outstanding leadership in advancing the use of computers in engineering practice,” the company said here in a press release.

“Mr Reddy is the first Indian and the seventh recipient of the award. Other winners in the past include Mr Rodney Dreisbach of the Boeing and Mr John Sculley of Apple Computers,” it said.

Meanwhile, the company has tied up with Software Engineering Institute, a US Government-funded research centre based in Carnegie Mellon University. “Infotech will help utilities across the world in making an assessment of their Smart Grid maturity level. This partnership will expand Infotech's existing capability to help Utilities evolve a Smart Grid roadmap,” another press release said.

Smart grid

A Smart Grid uses information technology solutions to monitor quality, supply and usage of power. The Smart Grid Maturity Model evolved by SEI helps utilities assess their state of Smart Grid readiness.

(This article was published on September 27, 2011)
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