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Day 1 – August 31

Welcome Keynote by Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Texas State University

Intro to TXST CIEDAR – Andres Carvallo, Professor of Innovation, MARC Fellow, and Co-Director of CIEDAR at Texas State University

The Future of Research Keynote – Dr. Walt Horton, Chief Research Officer and Associate VP of Research and Federal Relations

The Future of Research Panel – Moderator Ron Epperson, Director of Industry Relations of University Advancement at Texas State University. Panelists include Catherine Crago – Head of Strategic Initiatives, Housing Authority of the City of Austin & Austin Pathways, Amir Sternhell – Chief Strategy Officer at Sertainty Corp., Scott Smith – President & CEO of Augmented Training Systems, Neal Kohl – Sr. Director of Innovation Strategy at Dell, Walt Trybula – IEEE Fellow and Semiconductor Expert

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

Smart Cities Keynote – Noel Bernal, City Manager of Brownsville TX

Smart Cities Panel – Moderator Llewellyn King, Producer of White House Chronicle and Writer for Forbes. Panelists include Dr. Rebecca Davio – Associate Professor at Texas State University, Bert Lumbreras – City Manager of San Marcos TX, Scott Sellers – City Manager of Kyle TX, Helen Ramirez – Deputy City Manager of Brownsville TX

Industrial IoT and Private Networks Keynote Interview – Robert Schwartz, President and CEO of Anterix

Industrial IoT and Private Networks Panel – Moderator Bill Marsh, Principal at CMG. Panelists include Michael Welsh – Business Development Manager for 5G and Edge Computing at AT&T, Ryan Gerbrandt – COO at Anterix, Edison Llerena – Corporate & Technical Fellow at Easymetering, Liam Quinn – SVP and Senior Fellow at Dell Technologies

Smart Energy & Utilities Keynote – Dr. Arshad Mansoor – President and CEO of EPRI

Smart Energy & Utilities Panel – Moderator Andres Carvallo, CEO of CMG & Co-Director of CIEDAR at TXST. Panelists include Dr. Semih Aslan – Associate Professor atTexas State University, Darren Schauer – CEO/GM at GVEC, Richard Medina – VP of Grid Transformation & Engineering at CPS Energy, Kenny Mercado – EVP of Utilities at CenterPoint Energy, Gabriel Reyna – Managing Partner – Bandera Capital, Larry Tittle – Founder and CEO of Clearworld

Digital 360 Summit Awards Intro (HOF & EOTY). Keynotes by Pat Wood III – President of Hunt Energy Network and former FERC Chairman and Texas PUC Chairman, and Jon Wellinghoff – Founder and CEO of GridPolicy and Former FERC Chairman. Both Digital 360 Summit Hall of Famers.

D360S Hall of Fame Award – Inductee Audrey Zibelman – VP of Z at The Moonshot Company (Alphabet/Google)

D360S Entrepreneur of The Year Award – Larry Tittle – Founder and CEO of ClearWorld

Day 2 – September 1

Welcome Keynote by Steve Frayser, Executive Director of Star Park and Co-Director of MARC at Texas State University

Intro to CMG – Andres Carvallo, Founder & CEO of CMG

Water & Smart Technologies Keynote – Bob Champagne – VP of Customer Experience Solutions at SEW

Water & Smart Technologies Panel. Moderator Robert Mace – Executive Director of Meadows Center at Texas State University. Panelists include Dr. Keisuke Ikehata – Assistant Professor at Texas State University, Pieter Stockmayer – Biz Dev Leader at Flyability, Jose De La Cruz – Director of Project Delivery at SAWS, Bob Champagne – VP of Customer Experience Solutions at SEW, Scott Williamson – Founder and CEO of Capstone Metering

HPC Enables Digitalization Keynote – Robert Hormuth, Corporate VP, Architecture and Strategy of Data Center and Embedded Solutions Group at AMD

HPC Enables Digitalization Panel. Moderator Eric Dean – Industry Relations at Texas State University. Panelists include Dr. Jacob Kornerup, Senior Research Group Manager at NI, Jay Boisseau – AI & HPC Technology Strategist at Dell Technologies, Dr. Tanzima Islam – Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Texas State University, Michael Schulte – Senior Fellow Design Engineer at AMD

Smart Mobility Keynote – Dwight Smith, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Paragon VTOL Aerospace

Smart Mobility Panel – Moderator Bill Marsh, Principal at CMG. Panelists Col Martin Salinas – Chief Operating Officer at AFWERX, Darran Anderson – Director of Strategy and Innovation at TXDOT, Dwight Smith – Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Paragon VTOL Aerospace, Jason JonMIchael – Assistant Director of Smart Mobility at City of Austin, Dr. Feng Wang – Associate Professor at Texas State University

Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Keynote – Curtis Rodgers – Principal at Brick and Mortar Ventures

Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Panel – Moderator Andres Carvallo – CEO of CMG / Professor and Co-Director of CIEDAR at Texas State University. Panelists include Curtis Rodgers – Principal at Brick & Mortar Ventures, Pat Meagher – Principal atCMG, Alper Uzmezler – CEO of Anka Labs, Edi Demaj – Co-Founder of KODE Labs, John Dwyer – COO and Co-Founder of Tynt Technologies

Sensors and Edge Computing Keynote – Bill Greene – Senior Director of CPU Engineering at ARM

Sensors and Edge Computing Panel. Moderator Dave Anderson – President of SEMI North America. Panelists include Ray Almgren – CEO of SwiftSensors, Mike Bates – General Manager of Energy at Intel, Justin Patrick – SVP of Devices at Itron, Scott Hinson – CTO at Pecan Street, Brent Lunsford – Principal at Memstronics

Day 3 – September 2

Welcome Keynote by Dr. Chris Hailey, Dean of College of Science and Engineering

Intro to Texas Innovation Corridor Keynote – Jason Giulietti, President of Greater San Marcos Partnership

Smart Factory & Industry 4.0 Keynote – Sarah Chowdhury – Lean Program Manager at Signify

Smart Factory & Industry 4.0 Panel – Moderator Dr. Jesus Jimenez, Professor and Interim Director of Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University. Panelists include Dr. Damian Valles – Associate Professor at Texas State University, , Tom Lednicky – Composite Materials and Processing Science Engineer at CFAN, Gib Andrews – Industry 4.0 Manager at Vitesco Technologies, Paul Brown – EVP and Chief Operating Officer at XECO Energy, Eric William Sherrill – National Sales Director at Toolkit Technologies

AI and Cloud Computing Keynote – Ali Hasan, Business Development Leader for IoT & SmartCities at Amazon

AI and Cloud Computing Panel – Moderator Don Morrison – VC and Former Executive at Intel, Chordiant, SCO. Panelists include Dr. Ziliang Zong – Associate Professor at Texas State University, Elena Bondareva, Advisor at PowerLedger, Tucker Jones – CEO of Lumina-Labs, David Inbar – Founder & CEO at Dejalytics, Dave Albano – President & CEO of RestorePoint, Ali Hasan, Business Development Leader for IoT & SmartCities at Amazon

Industrial Control Platforms Keynote – George Karayannis – General Manager of Smart Cities at Honeywell

Industrial Control Platforms Panel – Moderator Andres Carvallo – CEO of CMG/ Professor and Co-Director of CIEDAR at Texas State University. Panelists include Charlie Nobles – VP of Utilities at Ubicquia, Sunil Cherian – Founder and CEO of Spirae, George Karayannis – General Manager of Smart Cities at Honeywell, Dr. Farhad Ameri – Professor at Texas State Univeristy, Jon Grooters – Director of Strategic Accounts at Generac/Enbala

Industry & New Business Models Keynote – Dr. John Butler, Professor at McCombs School of Business and Director of Texas Venture Labs at The University of Texas at Austin

Industry & New Business Models Panel – Moderator Tom Rose, Principal at CMG. Panelists Jim Steffes – EVP of Strategy and Regulatory at Washington Gas Light, Don Whaley – President of OhmConnect Texas LLC, Jon Wellinghoff – CEO of GridPolicy, and Gabriel Reyna – Managing Partner – Bandera Capital, Akash Kanojia – Professor at NYU Law School and former Trader and Portfolio Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

For any questions regarding our agenda or other items, please contact us via email at or via phone at 888-445-5486.

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

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