The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has named LG Electronics’ Dr. Nandhu Nandhakumar the recipient of its 2018 CTA Technology Leadership Award.
The award, CTA’s highest Technology & Standards honor, recognizes individuals for their significant contributions to advancing the state of the art in consumer tech.
Nandhakumar, who serves as senior VP in LG’s office of the CTO, was cited for his long-term industry contributions as chairman of the CTA Technology Council. In that role, he helped identify “key thought leadership platforms for consideration” in the areas of autonomous and advanced driver-assistance systems, active aging, security, privacy and AI, CTA said.
At LG, Nandhakumar leads strategic technology projects in media and displays, robotics, and smart cities and communities, among other initiatives
LG ELECTRONICS INNOVATION LEADERSHIP
HONORED BY CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA™) has honored LG Electronics for leadership in innovation. CTA bestowed the 2018 CTA Technology Leadership Award upon Dr. Nandhu Nandhakumar, LG Senior Vice President in the Office of the CTO, in recognition of his significant long-term industry contributions as Chairman of the CTA Technology Council.
CTA’s Technology & Standards highest honor, the Technology Leadership Award, recognizes individuals whose long-term significant contributions advance the state-of-the-art in consumer technology. LG said this recognition reflects the company’s management culture that emphasizes technology excellence, industry advancement and responsible corporate citizenship.
According to Brian Markwalter, CTA’s Senior Vice President of Technology and Standards, Dr. Nandhakumar has helped to identify key thought leadership platforms for consideration in areas including autonomous and advanced driver-assistance systems, active aging, security, privacy and artificial intelligence. “His contributions are extremely valuable in helping to ensure that the CTA Technology Council meets its mission to assess the needs of the industry, driven by the ever-changing technology landscape and develop actionable guidance on work plans and projects,” said Markwalter.
At LG, Dr. Nandhakumar leads strategic technology projects in the areas of next- generation media and displays, smart cities & communities, and robotics, and in recent years, he also led strategic technology initiatives, partnerships and corporate investments across a broad portfolio of emerging technologies, such as connected entertainment, health, energy and vehicles.
Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Engineering, and a member of the Board of Directors at Triveni Digital. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has authored more than a 100 journal and conference publications, and holds patents in these areas.
Dr. Nandhakumar earned his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin. A senior member of the IEEE, he serves on the boards of directors and advisory committees of various industry organizations, start-ups, incubators, and academic institutions.
LG’s leading role in the CTA Technology Council exemplifies the company’s commitment to advancing the best interests of the consumer technology industry. LG is active in many other areas of the Consumer Technology Association including the CTA Board of Industry Leaders, Video Division and Audio Division boards, Division Executive Board, Content Entertainment Council, 21st Century Workforce Council, Government Affairs Council, Communications Committee, Artificial Intelligence Working Group and 4K Ultra HD Working Group, among others.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $55 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. The company’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to people’s happiness by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. www.LG.com.
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