Dallas Business Journal Names Fujitsu Utility Practice Director to “Who’s Who in Energy” List
John Chowdhury Recognized for Modernizing Utilities Communications Networks
Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) named John Chowdhury, Utility Practice Director, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., to its annual “Who’s Who in Energy.” Editors describe those who made the list as “…the movers and shakers in the ever-changing, fast-moving energy industry ….”
In recognizing Chowdhury’s contributions to the industry, the DBJ cited his “…efforts to modernize the electric grid, making it secure, cost-effective, resilient, scalable and ready for smart grid implementation.” His 25 years in the energy industry includes playing a pivotal role in designing and securing funding for the nation’s first-ever Smart Grid implementation.
“I’m honored to have been included in the Dallas Business Journal’s list along with the CEO’s of Luminant, Ambit Energy and others and look forward to assisting in building customer centric utilities,” said Chowdhury. “Helping utilities modernize their networks pays-off through improved energy efficiency and increased reliability of the distribution system. These advances benefit everyone in the energy ecosystem, from generation to energy retailers and end-users themselves.”
In working with North American energy companies, Chowdhury develops unique networks of the future with modernization programs and network operations offerings tailored to support utilities as they adapt to meet new demands for scalability, reliability, standards, and security. His business and technology experience is sought-out by utilities looking for guidance in the areas of Smart Grid/AMI/distribution automation, business case development, customer relationship management, billing and telecommunications/wireless networks.
Chowdhury’s roots in the utilities industry run deep. In addition to his role at Fujitsu Network Communications, he is known for co-founding the Center for Utility Innovation (http://www.smarterutility.com) with the White House Office of the CTO. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society, a Board member of Utilities Smart Network Council, Advisor to the NRECA Technology Innovation Board and an advisor to the University of Tulsa’s Masters of Energy Program.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
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