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Speakers 2019

The 2019 Speakers at the Digital 360 Summit had 100 experts from Energy, Telecom/IoT, Mobility, Manufacturing, Software, Computing, Cities, Buildings, R&D, Universities, Government agencies, Insurance, Finance, IT and more.
6 keynotes and 9 panels.
We will publish 9 white papers from the findings of the event.
We expect breakthrough thinking and partnerships to emerge.

| Agenda | Venues & Registration | Speakers |
| Videos | Sponsors | Hall of Fame Inductee |

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Confirmed Speakers

Jon Wellinghoff, CEO of GridPolicy and Former FERC Chairman

Charles Dickerson – COO of Austin Energy (KEYNOTE)
Former President of Business Services at National Grid
Former SVP of Business Planning & Performance at National Grid
Former SVP of Technical Services at Pepco Holdings
Former VP of Performance Management and Support Services at Pepco Holdings

Dr. Walt Horton – Chief Research Officer at Texas State University (KEYNOTE)

George Bjelovuk – Vice President of Energy Solutions at Siemens (KEYNOTE)

Jay Zoellner – CEO of Edison Energy

Kenan Ogleman – VP of Commercial Operations at Ercot

Peter Londa – CEO of Tantalus Systems Inc.

Dr. John Butler – IC2 Endowed Fellow, J. Marion West Chair in Constructive Capitalism, and Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs at The University of Texas at Austin (KEYNOTE)

Paul Lau – Grid Chief Strategy & Operations Officer at Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Helen Ramirez – Deputy City Manager at City of Brownsville, TX.

Ying Chan – Deputy Director of Communications Technology Management at City of Austin

Michael Raiford – Corporate Vice President at Samsung Austin Semiconductor 

Richard Medina – VP of Grid Transformation and Engineering at CPS Energy

Ty Roberts – VP of Product Marketing at Itron (KEYNOTE)

Itai Dadon – Smart Cities Product Marketing Global Leader at Itron

Lisa Caswell – Consultant at Spencer Stuart (KEYNOTE)

Amy Akers – Board Director at Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Lawanda Parnell – Chief Information Officer at Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Jim Steffes – EVP of Corporate Affairs at Direct Energy

Mike Bates – General Manager of Energy Solutions at Intel

Jeff McElroy – Global Vice President of Energy & Utilities at Tait Communications

Greg Carter – SVP Software Business Unit at Acuity Brands

Dixon Wright – SVP of Surety at USI Insurance Services LLC

Greg Tamberlane – VP of Digital Assets Solutions at Signature Bank

Dan Smith – VP of Electric Service Delivery (T&D) at Austin Energy

Brad Williams – VP Industry Strategy at Oracle Utilities

John Schemmel – Professor/Coordinator of Civil Engineering Program at Texas State University Ingram School of Engineering

Tim Fairchild – Director of Global Energy, Communications, Education and Government Practices at SAS

Sacha Fontaine – Director of Management Consulting at Siemens

Steve Frayser – Executive Director of Star Park at Texas State University

David Forfia – Director of Enterprise Architecture & IT Transformation at ERCOT

Arun Vedhathiri – Director of New Energy Solutions at National Grid

Cengizhan Yenerim – Director of Demand Risk Management at Engie

Brian Lloyd – Director of Regulatory Strategy at Sempra

Reed Cataldo – Founding Partner at Prysm Group

Steve Tarnowsky – Director of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure at General Motors

Mark Buckner – Power & Energy System Group Leader at Oak Ridge National Lab

Steve Lowe – National Smart Cities & Utilities Leader at AT&T

Vinod Tiwari – Head of Business Development and Sales at PowerLedger

Michael Robinson – Smart Grid Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems

Larry Chen – Senior Strategic Advisor – Hand Enterprise Solutions

Brian Huey – IoT Business Development Manager at AT&T

Ron Zimmer – CEO of CABA

Taylor Prestwood – CEO of Z-Bikez

Alpert Uzmezler – CEO of Anka Labs

Scott Hinson – CTO at Pecan Street Inc.

Cameron Freberg – EV Utility Strategist at Austin Energy

Rachna Handa – Innovation Manager at OSIsoft

Franco van Heijningen – Director of Client Success at Crean & Associates

Andres Carvallo – CEO and Founder of CMG and Former CIO of Austin Energy

Tom Rose – Principal at CMG and Former VP of TXU

Bill Marsh – Principal at CMG

Dave Shpigler – Principal at CMG

Bill Haser – Principal at CMG

Jeffrey Schaubschlager – Senior Consultant at CMG

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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