Hyderabad: Geospatial Media and Communications felicitated Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, founder and executive chairman of Cyient, on receiving the prestigious Padma Shri award. Sanjay Kumar, CEO of Geospatial Media and Communications, honored Dr. Reddy on behalf of the organization, on the sidelines of the 9th Annual ICT4D conference in Hyderabad, last night.
Dr. Mohan Reddy received the Padma Shri Award, the fourth highest civilian honor, from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. He received the award for his contribution in creating engineering R&D industry in the country.
The award recognized the first-generation entrepreneur who built a sustainable global technology company. It further acknowledges his effort in building a digitally-empowered society. Dr. Reddy was the only awardee in the ‘Trade & Industry’ category this year.
His company, Cyient, is one of the top 15 Indian IT services companies, according to NASSCOM. The company has generated cumulative export revenue of $2 billion and employs approximately 14,000 engineers across 38 locations globally.
He has also served as the chairman of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) from 2015-16 and has proactively engaged in various industry and government initiatives like, Digital India, Make in India, and Swachh Bharat.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Reddy said, “Several things have changed since I started the company. One thing that didn’t change even after so many years is our values, which are our guiding principles for our success. We have always maintained that our values are of utmost priority for us. Fairness, integrity, respect, sincerity, and trust. These five guiding principles have been followed stakeholders who have made us successful. “
“We in GIS industry are more than thrilled that the industry has become mainstream and at the same time horizontal to impact every different vertical in the industry. Whether it is healthcare, or UAVs for pest control in farmland, geospatial technology is at the heart of everything,” he added.