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July 13, 2020 – Pat Meagher joins CMG Consulting LLC as Principal and Senior Consultant.  Additionally, Pat will lead the Product Development Framework and Services Practice and co-lead the Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Framework and services Practice. For More Information Click Here.

July 8, 2020 – Brad Williams, VP of Utility Strategies and Innovation Engineering at Oracle, to speak and share his insights on the BigData/Software panel at Virtual Digital 360 Summit 2020 on August 26 at 2:30PM CST. Digital 360 Summit is the premier event for senior executives driving industry digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization. For More Details and Registration Click Here.

July 1, 2020 – Cris Eugster, COO at CPS Energy, to deliver Smart Energy and Utilities keynote at Virtual Digital 360 Summit 2020 on August 19 at 2PM CST. CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility providing both natural gas and electric service. They serve more than 840,750 electric customers and 352,585 natural gas customers in and around San Antonio, the nation’s seventh largest city. For More Details and Registration Click Here.

June 29, 2020 – Dixon Wright, Chairman of Surety Resource Connection and SVP of Surety at USI, to be guest speaker on Digital Roundtable on Wednesday July 1 at 2PM CST.Prior to SRC and USI, Dixon was SVP of Surety at Wells Fargo, President of North Coast Surety Technologies, and an executive at Sedgwich and Fairmont Insurance Company.  To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

June 23, 2020 – Microsoft acquires CyberX to accelerate and secure customer’ IoT deployments. Congratulations to CyberX. CyberX Chose CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services in 2015 to enter US market. For More Information Click Here.

June 22, 2020 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo and Artech House published their 38th title jointly. Now 28 Power Engineering Titles, 4 Telecom/IoT Titles, and 6 Smart Building Titles. The new book titled “Lithium-Ion Batteries and Applications – Vol 1” focuses on the use of lithium-ion batteries from toys to towns and running smart grids. It is a must read. For More Information Click Here.

June 18, 2020 – Charles Dickerson, Deputy General Manager and Chief Operating Office at Austin Energy, to be guest speaker on Digital Roundtable on Wednesday June 24 at 2PM CST. Prior to Austin Energy, Charles was President of Business Services and SVP of Business Planning and Performance at National Grid;  SVP of Technical Services, VP of Performance Management and Support Services, VP of Customer Care,  VP of Strategic Planning and Chief Risk Officer, and VP of Gas Delivery at Pepco Holdings Inc. (an Exelon company). To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

June 15, 2020 – CMG announces final dates for Virtual Digital 360 Summit 2020.  New dates are August 18 – 19 – 20 and August 25 – 26 – 27. Digital 360 Summit is the premier event for senior executives driving industry digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization. 2020 Edition is a virtual event via Zoom. For Agenda and Registration Click Here.

June 10, 2020 – Steve Koenig, VP of Research at Consumer Technology Association, to be guest speaker on Digital Roundtable on Wednesday June 17 at 2PM CT. Steve directs all aspects of CTA’s consumer and business research, including methodology, design, analysis, marketing, analyst staff supervision, budgets, etc. Contribute to the direction and execution of CTA’s market data program and U.S. and global consumer technology forecasts. Serves as a primary industry analyst. Frequent conference speaker and presenter. Media spokesman for CTA. Prior to CTA, Steve was a Consultant with Comscore, Senior Analyst at NPD / PC Data Inc., Senior Editor at Computer Retail Week, Senior Analyst at ARS. Steve is a graduate of University of North Texas and UT-Arlington. To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

June 3, 2020 – CMG Announces Smart Utility Maturity Index for Electric, Water, and Gas Utilities. This new maturity index is designed to rank utilities on a 1 to 10 scale on their use of smart technologies, their deployments, and transformation of their businesses. For More Information Please Click Here.

June 1, 2020 – Watertown Municipal Utilities selects CMG and its Smart Grid Roadmap and Smart Grid Governance Frameworks. CMG uses its world-class knowledge library of 500 use cases and 20 frameworks to help utilities across the globe to create and plan their digital transformation initiatives. For More Information 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.

Building A Successful Digital Businesses Playbook:

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

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

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

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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 “Industrial IoT 5G Innovator” and “Top 50 Industrial IoT 5G Industrialist and Innovator” by RCR Wireless News on Feb 16, 2016.  Click Here For The Entire List. This is Mr. Carvallo’s 35th industry award since 2005 recognizing his contributions 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.

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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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