|[March 20, 2013]
Utilidata Names Sridhar Ramachandran as Chief Technology Officer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --(Business Wire)--
Utilidata, Inc., the advanced automated energy conservation and
management technology solutions company, announced today that Sridhar
(Sri) Ramachandran has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer
(CTO). Based at Utilidata's Providence, R.I., headquarters, Mr.
Ramachandran is responsible for providing the overall technology
leadership and strategic product road map that drives the company's
innovation engine around digital smart grid solutions.
"We are very excited that Sri Ramachandran, who has a deep track record
of bringing game-changing technologies to market, has decided to join
the team. His leadership will be instrumental as Utilidata continues to
scale up its operations globally," said Scott E. DePasquale, Chairman
and CEO of Utilidata. "Sri has been recognized for his thought
leadership and invention around IP communications and voice over IP
networks (VoIP). He brings a unique perspective and skill set that will
make a big difference in how we maintain our market leadership position
through advanced technology and innovation."
Mr. Ramachandran is a technology veteran and most recently served as CTO
of the Telcordia (News - Alert)/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions business in New
Jersey. Under his leadership, Telcordia/Ericsson successfully
established its Mobile Messaging business, forging multi-natioal
partnerships and winning marquee customers.
Prior to Ericsson (News - Alert), Mr. Ramachandran was co-founder and CTO of
Maryland-based NexTone Communications, where he scaled the business to
become a market leader in Session Management, leading to an acquisition
by Genband. He is recognized as an industry thought leader and holds six
patents for his work developing the Session Border Controller (SBC), now
an essential component of VoIP networks. He is regularly called upon to
provide advice related to key mergers and acquisitions in the
communications space. Mr. Ramachandran has also spanned technical and
managerial tenures at GE Spacenet, Hughes (News - Alert) Network Systems and LCC, Inc.
"I'm excited to join the Utilidata team. The company's technology
represents a step change in how we reduce energy waste at scale for
power utilities without demanding change in consumer behavior or
necessitating significant and costly changes to the electric power grid
itself," said Mr. Ramachandran. "Utilidata is poised to make a great
impact in the market by offering disruptive solutions that immensely
benefit both utility ratepayers, as well as utility shareholders."
Mr. Ramachandran has a Master of Science degree in Electrical and
Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and received his
Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian
Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
Headquartered in Providence, RI, Utilidata®, Inc. is modernizing the
delivery of electric energy. Utilidata delivers value to utilities and
large energy users by improving operational decisions through the use of
new data extraction and digital processing techniques. Utilidata
believes that Volt/VAR optimization is a powerful and underutilized tool
for utilities to optimize energy efficiencies, creating reliable energy
savings before a kilowatt ever reaches a home or business.
Utilidata's key solution, the AdaptiVolt™, applies a digital approach to
lowering energy consumption, using Digital Signal Processing across a
utility's electric energy delivery infrastructure. The solution delivers
30-40% greater voltage reduction and dramatic reduction in tap change
operations over traditional voltage model-base approaches. For more
information, please visit: http://www.utilidata.com.
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