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


500 Use-Cases |
| 20
 Frameworks | 39 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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March 3, 2021 – CMG updates agenda program for Digital 360 Summit 2021.  To be hosted Aug 31, Sep 1 – 2, 2021 at Embassy Suites Conference Center and SPA in San Marcos, TX – “The Texas Innovation Corridor” (30 min south of Austin, 60 min north of San Antonio). An invitation only event, 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.  To See Full Agenda Click Here.To Sponsor Click Here.

March 1, 2021 – Tom Deitrich, President and CEO of Itron Inc, to be a guest speaker at Digital RoundTable this Wednesday March 3rd at 2PM CT. Prior to Itron, Tom was an SVP and Vp at Freescale, SVP and VP at Flextronics, SVP and VP at Sony Ericsson, SVP / VP / Director / Project Manager / Engineer at Ericsson, and Chief Engineer / Sr Systems Engineer / Software Engineer at General Electric.  To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

February 22, 2021 – Jon Wellinghoff, CEO and Founder of GridPolicy and Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame Inductee, to return as a guest speaker at Digital RoundTable this Wednesday at 2pm CT. Prior to GridPolicy, Jon was Chief Policy Officer at Solar City and FERC Chairman. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

February 17, 2021 – Texas energy market shows signs of fragility due to not having enough natural gas turbines on-demand reserves plus not having any sizable energy storage for backup. Wind and solar production were not available at all and as needed at the time of the storm. Solution: change policy and rules for generators and reserves. Invest in better backup systems. The Texas smart grid needs to be expanded as well. Solution: Build 2-way power flow and 2 way-data flow monitoring and controls using private LTE/5G networks to improve any issues from rolling blackouts. We should refine the power system architecture for this use case. Furthermore, utilities must become far more proactive and predictive with systems when dealing with customers and their expectations. Solution: Build interactive, proactive and predictive cloud-based Website, Texting and CRM systems using AI. The technology is here. The architecture is here. Call CMG at 888-445-5486 or email

February 15, 2021 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo chosen as a keynote speaker for India Smart Utility Week 2021 (ISUW). ISUW 2021 is an international smart energy and smart mobility for smart cities conference to be held virtually from March 2 – 5. For More Information Click Here.

February 8, 2021 – Stefan Wolf, Global VP of Go-To-Market Execution of Industry Business Unit Utilities at SAP, to be a guest speaker at Digital RoundTable this Wednesday February 10 at 2PM CT. At SAP, their purpose is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Their promise is to innovate to help their customers run at their best. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

February 1, 2021 – Tim Fairchild, Director of Global Energy and Manufacturing Industry Practices at SAS, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable this Wednesday February 3rd at 2PM CT. Prior to his current role, Tim was an executive in supply chain at IBM and Compaq. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

January 25, 2021 – Chris King, SVP of eMobility at Siemens, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable Wednesday at 2PM CT. Prior to his current role, Chris was SVP of Digital Grid at Siemens and Chief Strategy Officer of Digital Grid at Siemens. Prior to Siemens, Chris was Chief Strategy & Policy Officer at eMeter. eMeter was acquired by Siemens in 2011. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

January 21, 2021 – CMG releases Smart Cities White Paper to the public. Authored by Dr. John S. Butler, Bill Marsh and Andres Carvallo, the Smart Cities White Papers covers the latest on strategies, challenges and solutions. To read more and download the entire paper for free click here.

January 5, 2021 – Digital Roundtable resumes this Wednesday January 6 at 2PM CT. Carvallo-King-Butler will share every Wednesday @ 2pm CT their insights on the latest digital transformation news impacting multiple markets plus a VIP guest.

When: Wednesdays @ 2PM CT / 3PM ET.
Where: Register in advance for this weekly webinar

January 4, 2020 – CMG releases agenda program for Digital 360 Summit 2021.  To be hosted May 18 – 19 – 20 at Embassy Suites Conference Center and SPA in San Marcos, TX – “The Texas Innovation Corridor” (30 min south of Austin, 60 min north of San Antonio). An invitation only event, it will consist of 2 award ceremonies, 20 keynotes and 14 panels. Over 100 speakers, 400 companies and 1000 attendees. To See Full Agenda Click Here. To Sponsor Click Here.

December 21, 2020 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo, Anterix’s Morgan O’Brien, and NYPA’s Gil Quiniones interviewed on “Electric Utilities Eye Private LTE, 5G for Digital Transformations”. Electric utilities are — often by their own admission — not early adopters of new technology, but increasingly they are starting to explore how private 4G LTE networks, and eventually 5G, can benefit their operations. To See Full Interview Video Click Here. And To Read Full Article Click Here.

December 16, 2020 – Alex Keros, Lead Architect of EV Infrastructure at General Motors, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable today at 2PM CT. Prior to his current role, Alex was the Smart Cities Chief at Maven, Senior Manager of Public Policy at GM, and Manager and Senior Project Engineer at GM. 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

TASG 2nd E Cover

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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