CSO100 Award 2017

Graduated in Bachelor of Electronics and Tele Communication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Sumit Poddar has more than 30 years of industrial experience. For the last 25 years, he has been working in various departments of CESC, a power utility in Kolkata, and his work domain includes electrical testing and protection engineering, power electronics, microwave and optical fiber communication, SCADA & EMS Systems, advanced metering infrastructure and software development. Presently working as head of corporate information systems, where Poddar is responsible for data communication, networking, software development, CRM systems, distribution, and automation. He was the chief architect of CESCs Data Communication Network (CESCNET) connecting more than 200 locations and was in-charge for the IT infrastructure development of many companies under the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. Poddar was also the chief architect of CESCs BCP Initiative, corporate datacenter, and disaster recovery project. He is presently a task force member for the Smart Grid Initiative project of the company. He is associated with the research work related to Cybersecurity for the Smart Grid.