Peter Wiersma, PERI Software, Joseph F. Alderete Chair, SCMBDC, Southern California Edison, Sarav Periasamy, President & CEO, PERI, Michael W. Allman, President & CEO, Southern California Gas Company, his wife, Lee Ann Allman, Jeff Thorsen and Yolanda, Padilla, The Gas Company (Sempra Utilities) at the SCMBDC 26th Auual Awards Gala, Beverly Hills, CA. Allman received the Leadership Award.

Nearly 7,000 supplier diversity professionals and minority business owners are expected to attend

Miami Beach, Fl PERI Software, based in Newark, NJ plans to show its latest smart grid technology software and hardware products at the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference. The four-day Conference and Business Opportunity Fair — the nation’s benchmark forum on minority supplier development – takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center beginning Sunday, October 24th and runs through Wed., Oct. 27, 2010.

“As the nation’s leading Asian-owned global business solutions company, we’re delighted to display our smart grid technology and electric, gas and water meters at the one-day business opportunity fair on Monday, Oct. 25th,” said Sarav Periasamy, president & CEO, PERI software. “We look forward to face-to-face meetings at this exciting event.”

Nearly 7,000 procurement executives, supplier diversity professionals and Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners are expected to attend. The theme of the Conference is “Minority Businesses and Corporate America–Partnership: The Engine for a Global Economy.”

We are pleased to have a diverse lineup of speakers who represent the best in corporate procurement, minority business and academia,” said NMSDC President Joset B. Wright. “They will share their insights on the value of minority supplier development and the proven strategies MBEs must develop to succeed in the global supply chain.”

The conference program opens on Monday, October 25th, with a Power Breakfast featuring Steven Rogers, the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

PERI Software is the only minority-owned smart grid technology leader in this industry providing end-to-end smart grid business solutions. The international business solutions company has been named among the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine.  PERI will have its smart grid technology display at the 700-booth exhibit hall at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Most recently PERI was in called into action in Sacramento, CA to discuss implementation of Smart Grid Technology. The national California conference spotlighted PERI as one company that illustrates to national regulators and utility companies exactly how the technology will cut costs in operations and reduce energy consumption.

“Smart grid technology is the wave of the future and we are doing our part to educate the public and media on its deployment,” said Periasamy. “There are many challenges, but the opportunities are amazingly sustainable.

“Smart grid technology is mainly used by utilities, and thanks to the federal incentives program, it will be more affordable to municipalities and their customers,” Periasamy noted.

About NMSDC

The Business Consortium Fund, Inc. (BCF) is a minority business development company created by NMSDC to provide contract financing to NMSDC-certified minority businesses through a network of local participating banks and NMSDC affiliates. The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, one of NMSDC’s 37 regional councils, will co-host the To register: visit: www.nmsdc.org
About PERI (www.perisoftware.com) Founded in 1999, PERI is a global business solutions company, which has grown to more than 1000 plus employees and delivers high value-cost effective technology based business solutions. PERI draws on deep industry expertise and a portfolio of interrelated consulting, business processes, application development along with smart-intelligent hardware and software products. PERI blends strategic design, proven technology, and timely delivery of solutions that maximize customers return on IT investment. Be sure to visit PERI’s blog for company updates and developments http://perisoftware.wordpress.com.

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