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


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 decarbonization.

Digital 360 Summit 2023 has been announced to be September 26 – 29, 2023. The location will be in downtown Austin TX.

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CMG Introduces Virtual CFO Services

The chief financial officer (CFO) is an officer of a company who has the primary responsibility for managing the company’s finances in collaboration with the CEO and board of directors, including financial planning, financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting. For more information contact Luis Eduardo Alfonzo or Antonio Puente


January 23, 2023 – Erik Andersen, Director of Broadband Business Development at LCRA, as our guest speaker on January 25, 2023 at 2PM CDT. LCRA exists to serve the people of Texas. It’s been that way since the state Legislature created us in 1934. We continue that legacy today by providing a multitude of vital services to our customers and communities. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

January 16, 2023 – Jan Rippingale, CEO and Founder of Blu Banyan, will be our guest speaker on January 18, 2023 at 2pm CDT. Blu Banyan can rapidly transform your cloud based solutions by addressing operational inefficiencies with smarter project management tools. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

December 19, 2022 – Ethan Baehrend, Founder and CEO of Creative 3D Technologies, will be our guest speaker on December 21 at 2PM CDT. The mission of the company is to disrupt the 3D printing world by developing and manufacturing the world’s most versatile, capable and cost effective additive manufacturing platform ever. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

December 12, 2022 – David Flanary, Senior Market Leader for Texas at Samsung Mobile Enterprise Business, as our guest speaker on December 14, 2022 at 2PM CDT. Samsung is one of the largest high-tech and infrastructure companies in the world. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

December 5, 2022 – Dan Gregory, CEO of Available Power, as our guest speaker on December 7 at 2PM CDT. Available Power develops fleets of batteries in places where they create value for landowners and investors, benefit the broader power grid, and accelerate the energy transition. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

November 28, 2022 – David Smith, CEO and Founder of Strategic Pathways, will be our guest speaker on November 30 at 2PM CDT. David Smith is a polymath on multiple topics and provides strategic, design, and due diligence service to many agencies and large corporations. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

November 21, 2022 – Tom Rousch, Enterprise Sales Executive at BlockApps, will be our guest speaker on November 23 at 2PM CDT. Businesses are looking for smarter ways to track and trace their assets. BlockApps is leading the way. BlockApps helps you deliver greater transparency and trust to transactions in order to unlock the value of your business assets and deepen your customers’ understanding of products to make better buying decisions. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.

November 14, 2022 – Roger Skidmore, CEO of EDX Technologies, and Klaus Riedel, Chief Sales Officer of EDX Technologies, to be our guest speakers on November 16 at 2PM CDT. EDX Technologies, a global leader of 3D Digital Twin & XR announced the completed acquisition of EDX Wireless. 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

Smart Grid PodCast 

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 thing 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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