REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant, a global Smart Grid communications leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations and renewable resource integration, today announced that Sonita Lontoh, head of corporate marketing, received the Indonesian Diaspora Award for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Excellence. This award recognizes Lontoh's achievements in the clean energy and smart grid spaces. She was presented with the award by Indonesia's Minister of Tourism and Creative Economic Development Mari Elka Pangestu on behalf of the Diaspora Select Committee at the July 2012 inaugural Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in Los Angeles, Calif., which honors individuals with Indonesian ties who have fostered technological strides and innovation worldwide.
"Sonita Lontoh was a clear choice for this award recognizing entrepreneurship and corporate excellence," said Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States. "Ms. Lontoh is an inspiring advocate for the clean energy and smart grid industries. She has a deep passion for advancing those technologies across the world and is an invaluable asset for Indonesia as the country moves to the next level of its development in the 21st century."
"I am humble and thankful to have been recognized by such esteemed leaders of the Indonesian government," said Lontoh. "It's imperative that new and innovative clean energy and smart grid technologies permeate the globe, and I am committed to introducing the benefits of those technologies to Indonesia for both the country and its citizens to thrive."
With more than ten years of experience in the energy and technology sectors, Lontoh is widely regarded as a smart grid and clean energy expert, focusing on how to educate consumers on the benefits of the smart grid to enable worldwide adoption of the technology. Lontoh is also an advocate for career growth for women, especially in the field of green technology.
In addition to her work at Trilliant, Lontoh is a professional mentor for the U.S. Department of State's TechWomen program, a liaison for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and a contributor to the U.S. Department of Energy/MIT Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative. Lontoh has also contributed to green technology, global energy and women's leadership topics in various conferences and publications such as Forbes and the Jakarta Globe.
About the Congress of Indonesian Diaspora
The Congress of Indonesian Diaspora, being held July 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is the first global meeting of the Indonesian Diaspora designed to unite diaspora communities around the world to create a tangible force to help achieve a better Indonesia by contributing to the Indonesian economy, social and political progress. The Congress was organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC, in cooperation with all Indonesian Consulates in the U.S. Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivered a televised speech. Speakers include Indonesian Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economic Development Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of National Education Muhammad Nuh, CEO of Indorama Group Om Prakash Lohia, Chairman of the National Economic Committee (KEN) and CT Corp and Chairul Tanjung, leading entrepreneurs Anindya Bakrie, Peter Gontha, members of the Indonesian Parliaments and others. Award winners include former Finance Minister and current World Bank Managing Director Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Marvell President/CEO Dr. Sehat Sutardja, co-founder of Mahaka Group and part-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers Erick Thohir and others.
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