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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 May 18 – 19 – 20, 2021
It will be 80 plus speakers and 1,000 attendees.
16 keynotes and 12 panels.


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November 9, 2020 – Sharon Allan, Chief Innovation Officer at SEPA, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on November 11 at 2PM CT. Sharon worked at SGIP, Accenture, and Elster before SEPA.  To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

November 2, 2020 – Ron Zimmer, President and CEO of CABA, to organize and moderate Smart Buildings & Infrastructure keynote and panel at Digital 360 Summit 2021. D360S will be held May 18 – 19 – 20, 2021 at Embassy Suites Conference Center and SPA in San Marcos, TX. For More Information Click Here.

October 29 – 2020 – Digital Roundtable provides great insights – Listen to Alessandro Giacobbe (Microsoft), Bud Vos (Enbala), Angelos Angelou (International Accelerator), Scott Hinson (Pecan Street Inc), Pat Kennedy (OSIsoft), Jason Giulietti (GSMP), Al Berkeley (NASDAQ), John Schemmel (TXST), Pat Meagher (Katerra), Allan Schurr (Enchanted Rock), Alper Uzmezler (Anka Labs), Austin Trees (JLL), Brigid Shea (travis County), Jon Wellinghoff (FERC), Dixon Wright (USI), Charles Dickerson (Austin Energy), Steve Koenig (CES), Tom Rose (CMG), and Cheryl Mele (ERCOT) at #cmg #ditalization

October 26, 2020 – Alessandro Giacobbe, General Manager of Global Corporate Learning & Education Cloud at Microsoft Corp, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on October 28 at 2PM CT. Microsoft Teams is the leading platform for collaboration, training, and conferencing.  To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

October 22, 2020 – Andres Carvallo and Artech House publish 40th book. Now 29 Power Engineering Titles, 5 Telecom/IoT Titles, and 6 Smart Building Titles. The new book titled “Blockchain for Cyberphysical Systems” will explore how Blockchain (BC) technology has the potential to overcome challenges in the connected cyber-physical system (CPS) environments. It is a must read. For More Information Click Here.

October 19, 2020 – Bud Vos, President and CEO of Enbala Power Networks, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on October 21 at 2PM CT. Enbala was recently acquired by Generac Power Systems. To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

October 13, 2020 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo, who is professor of innovation at the college of science & engineering, fellow at materials applications research center, and co-director of CIEDAR Consortium at Texas State University, has just been accepted as graduate faculty in the graduate college at Texas State University. 

October 12, 2020 – Angelos Angelou, CEO of International Accelerator (IA) and Angelou Economics (AE), to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on October 14 at 2PM CT. IA is the leading accelerator in helping foreign-born entrepreneurs enter the U.S. market. AE is a firm that provides expertise in economic development and site selection. To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

October 5, 2020 – Scott Hinson, CTO at Pecan Street, Inc., to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on October 7 at 2PM CT. Pecan Street’s mission is to accelerate the transition to clean, low-carbon energy and integrated water management through innovative technology and policy. Our research, data, and technology expertise give researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and impact investors the insight they need to change the world. To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

September 28, 2020 – J. Patrick Kennedy, Founder and CEO of OSIsoft, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on September 30 at 2PM CST. OSIsoft, recently acquired by Schneider Electric for $5 billion, was founded 40 years ago and is a global leader in intelligent software controls and tools for industry. To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

September 22, 2020 – Jason Giulietti, President of Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on September 23 at 2PM CST.  GSMP is a public-private partnership that serves as the regional economic development organization for the City of San Marcos, and Hays and Caldwell Counties, located at the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor. To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

September 15, 2020 – Alfred Berkeley, Chairman of Princeton Capital Management, former WEF, XBRL INTL, XBRL US board member, and former Vice Chairman and President of NASDAQ, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on September 16 at 2PM CST.  Chairman Berkeley is a pillar of our modern financial systems and continues to drive digital innovation,  To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

September 8, 2020 – Dr. John Schemmel, Professor, Chair of Civil Engineering program, and Bruce and Gloria Ingram Chair at Texas State University, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on September 9 at 2PM CST.  Texas State University graduated POTUS 26 LBL, Offers 200+ degrees, has 39,000 students, investing in research.  To Register For Digital Roudtable Click Here.

September 1, 2020 – Pat Meagher, Principal & Senior Consultant at CMG and Former Executive at Katerra and Flex, to be a guest speaker at Digital Roundtable on September 2 at 2PM CST.  Pat joins CMG to lead the Product Development practice and Co-Lead the Smart Building and Infrastructure practice.  To Register For Digital Roudtable 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

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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.

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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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