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500 Use-Cases |
| 20
 Frameworks | 41 Books | 
| $10 Billion+ Deployed | 5,000+ Projects |
| 30 Years of Experience |

Digital 360 Summit is the premier event for executives driving industry digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonizatio

Digital 360 Summit 2022 and GSMP Innovation Summit 2022 will be together.

Digital 360 Summit 2022 has been announced to be September 6 – 9, 2022. The location will be JW Marriott downtown Austin TX.

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August 15, 2022 – Brian Snider, CEO of Lit Communities, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on August 17 at 2pm CDT. Lit Communities is a Fiber Internet Service Provider offering broadband solutions for cities and communities wanting to accelerate the use of Smart Technologies. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

August 8, 2022 – Dave Duckwitz, CEO of Sensor Industries, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for August 10, 2022 at 2PM CDT. Sensor Industries is a leading Internet of Things company bringing new operational efficiency, increased Net Operating Income and water and energy conservation to owners and residents of multifamily communities and commercial properties. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

August 1, 2022 – George Bjelovuk, Vice-President & Evangelist of Next Generation Grid Software at Siemens, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on August 3rd at 2PM CDT. Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate corporation and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe headquartered in Munich with branch offices abroad. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

July 25, 2022 – Bryson Bort, CEO and Founder of SCYTHE, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for July 27 at 2PM CDT. SCYTHE is disrupting the traditional approach to information security by taking vulnerability assessments to the next level. The SCYTHE platform provides “a common environment for the build, development, and operation of adversarial emulation”. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

July 18, 2022 – Brad Gammons, CEO of Irth Solutions, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on July 20 at 2PM CDT. Irth Solutions has a SaaS platform that improves resilience and reduces risk in the sustainable delivery of essential services that millions of people and businesses rely on every day. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

July 11, 2022 -John Savage, An Wang Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Brown University and a Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on July 13 at 2PM CDT. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

July 5, 2022 – Brad Williams, VP Industry Strategy & Innovation Engineering at Oracle Utilities GBU, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on July 6 at 2PM CDT. Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

June 27, 2022 – Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Texas Department of Transportation, will be out Digital RoundTable guest speaker on June 29 at 2PM CDT. TXDOT is a leader in transportation and mobility innovation across the State of Texas. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

June 20, 2022 – Erika Myers, Executive Director of CharIN North America, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on June 22 at 2PM CDT. CharIN is a leading global charging technology association dedicated to accelerating the electric vehicle transition through the adoption of universal open and interoperable charging standards. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

June 13, 2022 – Dwight Smith, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Paragon VTOL, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on June 15 at 2PM CDT. We are looking forward to this session and learn more about VTOLs and the future of mobility. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

June 6, 2022 – Kathy Kuras, President and CEO of Austin YMCA, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on June 8 at 2PM CDT. YMCA’s mission is to put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 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


Host Walter Isaacson and guests discuss the electric grid’s early roots with Thomas Edison and trace the path it’s taken as it went bigger and bigger…and eventually smaller and smaller, getting smarter every step along the way.

Click Here to Listen to “The electrical grid: keeping the lights on”

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.

Digital 360 Summit 2021 Highlight Video

Smart Energy & Utilities Panel Video

Smart Cities Panel Video

Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Panel Video

Smart Mobility Panel Video

Water & Smart Technologies Panel Video

Industrial IoT and Private Networks Panel Video

Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 Panel Video

Sensors & Edge Computing Panel Video

AI & Cloud Computing Panel Video

Industry & New Business Models Panel Video

Audry Zibelman induction into Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame Video

CMG Smart Utilities, Smart Cities and Beyond 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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