Nov 11
Exemplary Honour
Exemplary Honour
CII RECENTLY honoured L&T with the ‘Exemplary Application of Technology by Private Sector’ Award for innovative use of technology leading to greater impact. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami, handed over the award at the CII CONNECT 2020 conference in Chennai on 19 September.
Since inception in 2001, the CII CONNECT conference series has been a forum for the Indian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry to recognise the latest trends and developments. The award conferred on L&T is in recognition of the  solutions implemented in Smart Cities, more specifically in the areas of artificial intelligence, picture intelligence, facial recognition, cyber security, emergency response, etc. and also for its role in providing technology solutions for curbing COVID-19.
On the final day of the five-day CII CONNECT conference, Mr R Srinivasan, EVP & Head, L&T Smart World & Communication, was present as a panel member at the Round Table on initiatives to fast-track and optimise smart cities in post-COVID era. He was joined in by Mr Raj Cherubal, CEO, Chennai Smart City, and Mr V Suresh, chairman Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) & former CMD HUDCO. 
Mr Srinivasan presented an overview of the various smart solutions implemented by L&T across the smart cities in India, where the command and control centers are now functioning as COVID war room. He highlighted the several benefits derived from smart solutions:

• AI-based systems that monitor vehicle movement and crowd analytics that trigger alerts if crowds exceed the desired threshold
• AI-based mask-detection applications
• Social distancing monitoring solutions
• Automatic traffic counter classifiers that track and find people venturing more than 3-km from their local zones or at nights during the lockdown
• Mobile apps and chatbot solutions that issued e-passes during the lockdown
• Handling of COVID-related and law-&-order issues
• Mobile Surveillance Vehicles (MSV) and Drone Surveillance that monitor sensitive areas by integrating them with the COC network wirelessly
• Early Warning Dissemination Systems in AP and Odisha that alert and warn  citizens about an impending calamity 

L&T will continue to expand its range of smart solutions to save lives, now and in the future.


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