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At CMG, We build the Digitalization, Decentralization, and Decarbonization Strategies and Ecosystems


500 Use-Cases |
| 20
 Frameworks | 40 Books | 
| $10 Billion+ Deployed | 5,000+ Projects |
| 30 Years of Experience |

2021 Edition August 31, September 1 – 2, 2021.
It will be in person with 100 plus speakers, 400 companies and 1,000 attendees. 20 keynotes and 14 panels. 2 tours of 6 labs. 14 white papers. 20 videos. 1 vendor showcase. And 2 Award Ceremonies.  

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June 7, 2021 – Gary Rackliffe P.E., Vice President of Market Development and Innovation of North America at Hitachi ABB Power Grids, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday June 9 at 2PM CDT. Hitachi ABB Power Grids is uniquely positioned as a market and technology leader, with a proven track record of pioneering innovation and a vast global customer base served through a manufacturing, service, sales and R&D network in around 90 countries. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

June 1, 2021 – Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director of Smart Mobility at City of Austin, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday June 2 at 2PM CDT. The City of Austin is investing $7 billion plus over 20 years on new transportation solutions. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

May 24, 2021 – Mike Bates, General Manager of Energy at Intel, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday May 26 at 2PM CDT. Intel is the largest semiconductor company in the world. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

May 18, 2021 – Texas State CIEDAR’s Andres Carvallo to deliver keynote at Industrial Internet Consortium’s Q2 Member Meeting on June 15 at 8AM CDT. Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) accelerates the growth of the industrial internet by identifying, assembling, testing and promoting best practices. Members work collaboratively to speed the commercial use of advanced technologies. Click Here for More Information on the IIC.

May 17, 2021 – Jim Steffes, SVP of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs at Washington Gas Light Company, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday May 19 at 2PM CDT. Washington Gas Light Company is a member of the AltaGas family and services Washington D.C. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

May 14, 2021 – Easymetering chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Ecosystem Commercialization Services to enter US market. Easymetering creates world class AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) products and services for clients around the world. Their hardware, software and firmware brings benefits for electricity utilities and energy producers around the globe. More info to come in months ahead.

May 10, 2021 – Cris Eugster, President and CEO of NAES, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for Wednesday May 12 at 2PM CDT. NAES is an independent services company dedicated to optimizing the performance of energy facilities across the power generation, oil & gas and petrochemical industries. They apply their deep experience in operations, maintenance, construction, engineering and technical support to build, operate and maintain plants that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

May 3, 2021 – Sunil Cherian, Founder and CEO of Spirae, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for Wednesday May 5 at 2PM CDT. Spirae is a leading microgrid technology platform & control software developer. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

April 26, 2021 – Arshad Mansoor, President & CEO of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 28 at 2PM CT. EPRI provides thought leadership, industry expertise, and collaborative value to help the electricity sector identify issues, technology gaps, and broader needs that can be addressed through effective research and development programs for the benefit of society. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

April 19, 2021 – Jeff DeCoux, Chairman of Autonomy Institute, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 21 at 2PM CT.  The Autonomy Institute is a government, industry, academia and public alliance to create the policies, industry, jobs and community benefits of autonomy, starting with the Intelligent and Autonomous Infrastructure that is the equivalent of the Eisenhower Interstate Highways.  To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

April 12, 2021 – Erika Bierschbach, VP of Energy Market Operations and Resource Planning at Austin Energy, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 14 at 2PM CT. Austin Energy is an enterprise of the City of Austin since 1895 has the goal of being carbon-free by 2035. The Austin City Council sets rates and terms and conditions of service. Austin Energy is part of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Erika is a long term Austin Energy member with a BS in Economics from Texas A&M. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

April 5, 2021 – Noel Bernal, City Manager of Brownsville TX, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 7 at 2PM CT. Prior to Brownsville, Noel, was Deputy City Manager at City of Coppell TX, Assistant City Manager at City of Taylor TX, and others. Noel has BS and Master degrees in Sociology, Political Science, Local Government Management and Public Financial Management from The University of Texas-Pan American. And he has a post graduate certificate from The University of Virginia in Executive Leadership and Management. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

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What is the Smart Grid?

“The Smart Grid is the integration of an electric grid, a communications network, software and hardware to monitor, control, and manage the creation, distribution, and consumption of energy. The smart grid of the future will be distributed, it will be interactive, it will be self-healing, and it will communicate with every device.”

“An Advanced Smart Grid enables the seamless integration of utility infrastructure with buildings, homes, electric vehicles, distributed generation, energy storage, and smart devices to increase grid reliability, energy efficiency, renewable energy use, and customer satisfaction, while reducing capital and operating costs.”

Andres Carvallo – March 5, 2004

What is Digitization? Digitization is the process of creating a digital representation (into 1s and 0s) of an analog things and/or physical object that can be manipulated in a computing environment. The result is the representation of an object, image, sound, document, or signal by generating a series of numbers that describe a discrete set of points.

What is Digitalization? Digitalization is the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities; it is the process of moving to a digital business and economy.

What is Decentralization? Decentralization is the natural evolution of scientific and technological democratization that moves traditional large systems that historically serviced many affordably from a world of scarcity into mass customized sophisticated distributed solutions at super low prices that create a world of abundance for all.

What is Decarbonization? Decarbonization is the elimination of CO2 from our man-made energy ecosystem to ensure temperatures that have no negative impact on climate patterns.

CMG Builds Successful Digital Business Playbooks:

1) High-Quality, High-Velocity Decision-Making

  • Recognize That There Are Two Types of Decisions – Type 1 – Consequential and Irreversible or nearly reversible and – Type 2 – Changeable and Reversible
  • Don’t Make All The Decisions By Yourself
  • Don’t Wait for All The Information
  • Don’t Require Approvals That Are Lengthy And Must Go through Large Numbers of Hierarchical Layers
  • Don’t Wait For Everyone To Agree

2) Controlling for Quality

  • Find The Best Truth
  • Study Your Competition
  • Imagine The Possible Change
  • Combat Conformity and Complacency
  • Test Through The Experiment
  • Learn To Fail Fast

3) Scaling High-Velocity Decision-Making

  • Understand Your Customers and Their Segmentation
  • Define and Crystalize Consistent Principles
  • Define The Methodology Of Your Standard Operating Procedures (SPOs)
  • Reinforce and Reward The Use Of Your SPOs in Every Decision

Here is one of my gifts to the world

It will solve poverty and allow for nice retirements for each person. Collect the data of each person and allow each to get compensated at the rate of $25 for each 2 gigabytes of data. A normal person would generate around 10 terabytes of data annually or $125,000 as a base salary. If the individual creates and licenses more data than the annual number above, then they make more money. All we need is a personal data marketplace registry for people to tag their data before it goes into the social platforms, etc. #cmg #freedomtosucceed #equalrights

Andres Carvallo – June 3, 2020

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The Advanced Smart Grid : Edge Power Driving Sustainability — 2nd Edition

“Carvallo and Cooper have written a thought provoking and insightful book on smart grid and in particular its potential from leveraging the technology rich world that we live in.” – Larry Weis, Former CEO at Seattle City Light and Austin Energy

“Carvallo and Cooper do a masterful job conveying to utility industry practitioners, regulators, and consumers alike a great episode of our country’s energy evolution that should not be missed.” – Jon Wellinghoff, Former FERC Chairman

“Andres Carvallo and John Cooper in The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability share a unique ability to identify and frame the underlying trends, transformative opportunities, and technological advances for smart energy systems.” – Tom Siebel, CEO

“Andres Carvallo and John Cooper have gotten beyond the hype and blind promise of the Smart Grid to tell us why modernizing our grid is imperative, and the real steps that it will take to build the infrastructure that we need for the 21st century.” – Philip Mezey, Former President & CEO, Itron

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CMG’s Andres Carvallo named One of 10 Best Successful CEOs of 2020 by IndustryEra. IndustryEra is one of the leading global media brands offering technology-based magazines focus on the latest smart technology occurrences in various industry verticals. Click Here For The Entire List. This is Mr. Carvallo’s 36th industry award since 2005 recognizing his contributions, successes and leadership.

angelou logoJune 27, 2016 – AngelouEconomics and CMG unveil new Smart State Index. Read the preset release at Smart State Index Press Release FINAL.

Smart Energy & Utilities Keynote and Panel Video

Smart Cities Keynote and Panel Video

Smart Buildings Keynote and Panel Video

Smart Mobility Keynote and Panel Video

Water & Wastewater Keynote and Panel Video

Smart Networks Keynote and Panel Video

Space and Smart Factories Keynote and Panel Video

Sensors & Edge Computing Keynote and Panel Video

Big Data and Software Keynote and Panel Video

New Regulations and Business Model Video

Public Safety Keynote and New Financial Tools Panel Video

TXST Research and Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame Video

Why CMG?

CMG has built a library of over 500 use cases and 20 frameworks. Each framework delivers the answers to use cases, technologies, vendors, business models, business cases, policy models, and best practices.

CMG’s Team has planned for and successfully deployed and managed over $10 billion+ of technology solutions within 5,000+ projects in the last 20 years.

CMG offers advisory services per month, 1-day workshops for each framework, 2-day workshops for each framework, and customer-defined consulting projects (e.g. virtual CEO, COO, CMO, CTO, Chief Strategy Officer, PMO, Vendor Management Office, and more).

The CMG advantage is world-class advise by former senior executives with 25 years plus of successful experience for 50% less than the Big Old Brands. CMG is Cheaper, Faster and Better!!!

CMG team has developed smart grid roadmaps for multiple utilities in the US, EU, Middle East and South America.

CMG team has developed multiple smart city roadmaps for several fast growing cities across the US and Brazil.

CMG has developed a large number of Go-To-Market and Commercialization Plans for Fortune 1000, medium and small companies.

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