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Digital Roundtable

Welcome to the “Digital-Roundtable”

Every Wednesday at 2PM CT / 3PM ET

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Andres Carvallo
CEO @ CMG – Professor of Innovation, Fellow of Materials Applications Research Center, and Co-Director of CIEDAR Consortium @ TXST – Smart Grid Godfather

Llewellyn King
Exec. Producer and Host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS, Columnist at Forbes, InsideSources Syndicate, and Commentator at SiriusXM Radio

Dr. John Butler
The J. Marion West Chair in Constructive Capitalism, Faculty Director Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, and IC2 Endowed Fellow, and Professor at McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin

Carvallo-King-Butler will share the latest digital transformation news impacting the planet and share their insights. This new Digital-Roundtable via Zoom is a first of its kind.

You don’t want to miss it.

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Video Library

Mar 15, 2023 – John Reynolds, President of Agile Fractal Grid, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on March 15 at 2PM CDT. Agile Fractal Grid has created a platform to help rural and campus communities achieve energy security and meet renewable energy goals while also providing gigabit broadband access.

March 8, 2023 – Gregg Dixon, CEO and Founder of Voltus, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on March 8 at 2pm CDT. Voltus connects distributed energy resources to electricity markets, ushering in the clean energy transition by delivering less expensive, more reliable, and more sustainable electricity, and more cash to our customers and partners.

March 1, 2023 – This session is just Andres Carvallo, Llewellyn King and John Butler discussing the latest on digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization trends impacting industrial digital transformations across cities, utilities, enterprises, vendors and startups.

February 22, 2023 – Omeed Badkoobeh, CEO and co-founder of Yotta Energy, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on February 22, at 2pm CDT. Yotta is a renewable energy company headquartered in Austin, Texas. We have a complete range of distributed energy technologies to convert buildings into their own solar power plants.

February 8, 2023 – Panos Moutafis, CEO and Co-Founder of Zenus, will be our guest speaker on February 8 at 2pm CDT. Zenus develops AI-powered solutions for events, retail, and more. Our Smart Cameras measure sentiment, demographics, and impressions.

January 25,2023 – Erik Andersen, Director of Broadband Business Development at LCRA, will be our Digital RoundTable 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.

January 18, 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.

December 21, 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.

December 14, 2022 – David Flanary, Senior Market Leader for Texas at Samsung Mobile Enterprise Business, will be our guest speaker on December 14, 2022 at 2PM CDT. Samsung is one of the largest high-tech and infrastructure companies in the world.

December 7, 2022 – Dan Gregory, CEO of Available Power, will be 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.

November 30, 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.

Novermber 23, 2022 — Tom Roush, 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.

November 16, 2022 — Roger Skidmore, CEO, and Klaus Riedel, Chief Sales Officer of EDX Technologies, will 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.

November 9, 2022 — We are joined by Linda Gasparello – Publisher of White House Chronicle – to discuss the midterm elections expected impacts.

November 2, 2022 — Steve Koenig, VP of Research at Consumer Technology Association, for a second time as our Digital RoundTable Guest speaker on Nov 2 at 2PM CDT. Steve Directs all aspects of CTA’s consumer and business research, including methodology, design, analysis, marketing, analyst staff supervision, budgets, etc. Contribute to the direction and execution of CTA’s market data program and U.S. and global consumer technology forecasts. Serves as a primary industry analyst. Frequent conference speaker and presenter. Media spokesman for CTA

October 19, 2022 — Marty Travers, Former Executive Director and Former Group President at Black and Veatch, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on October 19 at 2PM CDT. Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure.

October 12, 2022 — Don Ward, Founder and CEO of Laundris, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on October 12 at 2PM CDT. Laundris™ is a B2B commercial laundry services software platform designed to bring efficiency to linen inventory management, providing real-time article tracking, analytics, spoilage, and location status.

October 5, 2022 — Dr. Jemma Green, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of PowerLedger, as our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on October 5 at 2PM CDT. Powerledger develops software solutions for the tracking, tracing and trading of renewable energy. We believe in the democratization of power, for a sustainable future.

September 28, 2022 — Micah Grau, City Manager of Buda TX, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on September 28 at 2PM CDT. The City of Buda is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and the US. Current population is at around 16,000 from 1,000 in 1990.

September 21, 2022 — David Inbar, Founder and CEO of Dejalytics, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on September 21 at 2PM CDT. Dejalytics develops and markets AI-based solutions for energy markets that require asset optimization, stater trading, and risk and emissions reduction.

September 14, 2022 — Giri Iyer, Global VP of Business Development at Sentient Energy, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on September 14 at 2PM CDT. Sentient Energy, a Koch Engineered Solutions company, is the premier provider of intelligent sensing, data analytics, optimization, and control technologies for the distribution grid.

August 31, 2022 — Dr. Ken Wacks, Management & Engineering Consultant on Smart Home and Smart Building Systems, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday August 31, 2022 at 2PM CDT. Ken is an MIT PhD with over 30 years of experience.

August 24, 2022 – Eric Dresselhuys, CEO of ESS Inc. will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday August 24, 2022 at 2PM CDT. ESS is a leading global long-duration energy storage company.

August 17, 2022 – Brian Snider, CEO of Lit Communities, with Andres CarvalloLlewellyn King, and John Sibley Butler as 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.

August 10, 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.

August 3, 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.

July 27, 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”.

July 20, 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.

July 13, 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. John is a retired expert in cybersecurity among other topics.

July 6, 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.

June 29, 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.

June 22, 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.

June 15, 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.

June 8, 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.

June 1, 2022 – James Foutz, Data Leader at AFWERX-Austin Hub, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on June 1 at 2PM CDT. AFWERX is a United States Air Force program with the goal of fostering a culture of innovation within the service and supporting industry.

May 25, 2022 – Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on May 25 at 2PM CDT. SmartPower is a leading non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency.

May 18, 2022 – Dr. Ken Wisian, Associate Director of Environmental Division in the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin and retired Major General at USAF, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on May 18 at 2PM CDT.

May 11, 2022 – Bob Champagne, VP of Customer Experience Innovation at Smart Energy Water, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on May 11 at 2pm CDT. SEW is a global leader in customer experience solutions for utilities.

May 4, 2022 – Craig Lawrence, Partner at Energy Transition Ventures, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on May 4 at 2PM CDT. Energy Transition Ventures is HQ in Austin TX.

April 27, 2022 – Elizabeth Jennings, Program Manager of Global Innovation Lab at UT-Austin, Principal at Venture Atlas Labs, and Board Member at SWAN, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on April 27 at 2PM CDT.

April 20, 2022 – Tony Giroti, Chairman of Energy Blockchain Consortium, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on April 20 at 2PM CDT. Blockchain is a transformative technology that can fundamentally enable a new digital information and communications system that is equitable and digitally more secure than any preceding technology.

April 13, 2022 – Lawrence Latham, CEO of Everynet, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for Wednesday April 13 at 2PM CDT. Everynet is a global LoRaWAN network provider. LoRaWAN is a new Internet of Things network technology with global following and coverage.

April 6, 2022 – Clint Vince, Partner and Energy Chair at Dentons, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker April 6 at 2PM CDT. Dentons is a multinational law firm. Dentons was the world’s 5th-largest law firm by revenue, with $2.9B gross revenue in fiscal year 2019.

March 30, 2022 – Dan Diehl, CEO of AirCuity, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on March 30, 2022 at 2pm CDT. AirCuity delivers accurate ventilation for healthy, sustainable buildings. 

March 23, 2022 – Duane D. Highley, CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on March 23 at 2PM CDT. Try-State GNTA has 45 members in New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming, services over 5,771 miles of wires, and over 1 million consumers.

March 16, 2022 – David Elve, Executive Vice President at PayGo, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on March 16 at 2PM CST. The PayGo Electric platform is a dedicated smart meter data collection and analysis solution. It interfaces directly with the utility smart meter infrastructure to collect and consolidate consumption data for analysis.

March 9, 2022 – Greg Flay, VP of Technology & Data at Austin Energy, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on March 9 at 2PM CDT. Austin Energy is a leading utility in applying clean and smart technologies for its customers. It built its first smart grid by 2009.

March 2, 2022 – Victor Sauers, CEO of TKO Energy Capital, will be our Digital RoundTable speaker on March 2 at 2PM CST. TKO Energy Capital is a boutique consulting firm focus on smart energy and with deep expertise in the ERCOT market.

February 23, 2022 – Matt Plante, Co-Founder and President of Voltus, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for Wednesday February 23 at 2PM CST. Voltus connects distributed energy resources to electricity markets, ushering in the clean energy transition by delivering less expensive, more reliable, and more sustainable electricity, and more cash to our customers and partners.

February 16 – David Naylor, President / CEO of Rayburn Electric Cooperative, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday February 16 at 2PM CST. REC is a non-profit generation and transmission electric cooperative, formed in 1979 by seven distribution cooperatives in Northeast Texas. Click Here for Recording. Pass Code: ^iU2#g0n

February 9, 2022 – Eric Frazier, Founder and CEO of Tensor Networks, a GPU-based AI and Networks Edge Computing Platform for Smart Cities, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on February 9 at 2PM CST. Tensor Networks is a TXST CIEDAR member and has a very powerful new solution for edge computing. Click Here for Recording. Pass Code: Passcode: kBR@jG9!

February 2, 2022 – Stephen MacDonald, Managing Director of Business Development at TeMix, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for February 2 at 2PM CST. TeMix is a Transactive Energy Platform Software Provider enabling Peer-to-Peer energy transactions. Click Here for Recording. Pass Code: ^W@6$KA8

January 26, 2022 – Trey Mendez, Mayor of Brownsville TX, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday January 26 at 2PM CST. Brownsville is TXST CIEDAR founding member and one of the fastest growing cities on the US border executing a powerful smart cities plan that includes a space economy, broadband for everyone, smart mobility, smart services, and much more. Click Here for Recording. Pass Code: =mN57!5&

January 19, 2022 – Pete Londa, President and CEO of Tantalus Systems, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday January 19 at 2PM CST. Tantalus Systems develops and delivers purpose-built smart grid solutions for public power and electric cooperative utilities. Click Here for Recording. PassCode: Tm#*qt2h

January 12, 2022 – Jason Mock, President & CEO of San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday January 12 at 2PM CST.The Chamber strives to be the unified voice of business that advocates, promotes and inspires business and leaders in the Greater San Marcos Area. Click Here for Recording. Pass Code: 1sHX&yAt

December 15, 2021 – Scott Sellers, City Manager of Kyle, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday December 15 at 2PM CST. A founding member of TXST CIEDAR, The City of Kyle is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Click Here for Recording. Pass Code: 6!BE@69u

December 8, 2021 –John Wang, Founder and Chairman of Noodoe, Inc. will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday December 8 at 2PM CST. Noodoe is an EV charging platform company with leading technology and business model. Click Here for Recording. Pass Code: H1r=mR%=

December 1, 2021 – Kenny Mercado, EVP of Utilities at Centerpoint Energy, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on December 1 at 2PM CDT. Centerpoint Energy is one of the largest Gas and Power Utilities in the US.

November 24, 2021 – Amir Sternhell, Chief Strategy Officer at Sertainty, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday November 24 at 2PM CST. Sentainty, a TXST CIEDAR member, delivers an industrial-grade data cybersecurity platform like no other.

Novemer 17, 2021 – Mar Tarres, VP of Products at Anterix, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday November 17 at 2PM CST. Anterix delivers for electric utilities 900 MHz licensed spectrum to build Private LTE networks. Anterix is a TXST CIEDAR Founding Member.

November 10, 2021 – Jonathan Van, Head of Enterprise Innovation at Element 8, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday November 10 at 2PM CST. Element8’s mission is to connect people with the information of the world, with ease. Element 8 is a TXST CIEDAR founding member.

November 3, 2021 – Guest: Dave Albano, President and CEO of RestorePoint, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday November 3 at 2PM CST. RestorePoint is an AI + Cloud Data & Process Automation Platform for Enterprises.

October 27, 2021 – Guest: Darren Schauer, General Manager and CEO of Guadalupe Electric Valley Coop. GVEC sells energy, internet and home energy services to its members. GVEC is a TXST CIEDAR member.

October 20, 2021 – Guest: George Karayannis, North American Smart Cities Lead at Honeywell. Honeywell smart cities delivers a great platform for integration and works with multiple companies and standards in the industry.

October 13, 2021 – Guest: Jim Curtin, CEO of GridMonitor and a serial entrepreneur. GridMonitor collects, organizes and updates real-time video, filings and news – with curated archives and powerful search capabilities in an easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

October 6, 2021 – Guest: Pat Wood III, CEO of Hunt Energy Network and former FERC and PUCT chairman. Hunt Energy Network aims to utilize its platform to locally balance generation and load by empowering end users with cleaner, more reliable energy while fairly compensating owners of distributed generation assets.

September 29, 2021 – Guest: Gabriel Reyna, Managing Partner at Bandera Capital. Bandera Capital believes in ‘people-first’ so they generally look for owners and founders that are smart, passionate and want to go on a growth journey. Gabriel is a TXST CIEDAR Advisory Board Member.

September 22, 2021 – Guest: Larry Tittle, Founder and CEO of ClearWorld. ClearWorld is focused on providing off-grid/on-grid solar LED lighting solutions for roadways, sidewalks, apartment and condominium complexes, retail and corporate parking lots, university campuses, government institutions, military installations and more. ClearWorld is a TXST CIEDAR Founding Member.

September 15, 2021 – Guest: Richard Medina, VP of Grid Transformation and Engineering at CPS Energy. CPS Energy is the largest combined gas and electric public utility in the US.

September 8, 2021 – Guest: Byron Rojas, Founder and CEO of Easymetering LLC. Easymetering offers 4G and 5G smart metering solutions with built-in cybersecurity and theft detection. Easymetering is a TXST CIEDAR Founding Member.

August 25, 2021 – Guest: Hernando Parrott, President of North America at Open International. Open Smartflex is a comprehensive system that integrates the customer care, billing and field service operations processes under one modular, multi-service product platform.

August 18, 2021 – Guest: Troy Blaschka, Director of Connected Solutions at Ubicquia. Ubicquia creates innovative technologies and solutions to make cities smarter, safer and more connected.

August 4, 2021 – Guest: Harvey Ring – Former Angel Investor and Executive at Dell Technologies, ADP, ITT and BT. He has a PhD in Physics and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Michigan.

July 28, 2021 – Guest: Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of New York Power Authority. NYPA is the largest public power company in the US.

July 21, 2021 – Guest: Karl Popham, Manager of Electric Vehicles and Emerging Technologies at Austin Energy. Austin Energy is the 8th largest public power company n the US.

July 14, 2021 – Guest: Michael Adeeko, Managing Partner and VP of Training at Direct Line To Compliance. DL2C is a Texas State University CIEDAR.

July 7, 2021 – Guest: Amy Akers, Board Director at Pedernales Electric Coop and Senior Council at McCullough Sudan. Amy is a former board director of The Edwards Aquifer Authority.

June 30, 2021 – Guest: John D. McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader and Senior Fellow at Grid Solutions for GE Renewable Energy. John is a registered professional engineer, an IEEE Fellow and a CIGRE Distinguished Member. John and his colleagues at GE played a key role in the buildout of the first smart grid in Austin Energy from 2003 to 2010.

June 23, 2021 – Guest: Lee House, Founder and CEO of IoT83. Lee has a history of recognizing technology and market trends, and using this to define and deliver disruptive and game-changing products that show fast returns for customers.

June 16, 2021 – Guest: Caroline Chan, VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group at Intel Corp. Intel is the largest semiconductor company in the world.

June 9, 2021 – Guest: Gary Rackliffe P.E., Vice President of Market Development and Innovation of North America at Hitachi ABB Power Grids. Hitachi ABB Power Grids is uniquely positioned as a market and technology leader, with a proven track record of pioneering innovation and a vast global customer base served through a manufacturing, service, sales and R&D network in around 90 countries.

June 2, 2021 – Guest: Jason JonMIchael, Assistant Director fo Smart Mobility at City of Austin. The City of Austin is investing $7 billion plus over 20 years on new transportation solutions.

May 26, 2021 – Guest : Mike Bates, General Manager of Energy at Intel Corporation. Intel is the largest semiconductor company in the world.

May 19, 2021 – Guest: Jim Steffes, SVP of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs at Washington Gas Light Company. Washington Gas Light Company is a member of the AltaGas family and services Washington D.C.

May 12, 2021 – Guest: Dr. Cris Eugster, President and CEO of NAES. NAES is an independent services company dedicated to optimizing the performance of energy facilities across the power generation, oil & gas and petrochemical industries.

May 5, 2021 – Guest: Sunil Cherian, Founder and CEO of Spirae. Spirae is a leading microgrid technology platform & control software developer focus on commercial and industrial customers. A microgrid is a decentralized group of electricity resources (e.g Solar, Fuel Cells, Geothermal, Microgas Turbines, Microwind, and Energy Storage) and loads that normally operates connected to and synchronous with the utility grid, but can also disconnect to “island mode” and function autonomously.

April 28, 2021 – Guest: Arshad Mansoor, President and CEO of Electric Power Resarch Institute (EPRI). EPRI provides thought leadership, industry expertise, and collaborative value to help the electricity sector identify issues, technology gaps, and broader needs that can be addressed through effective research and development programs for the benefit of society.

April 21, 2021 – Guest: Jeff DeCoux, Chairman of Autonomy Institute. The Autonomy Institute is a government, industry, academia and public alliance to create the policies, industry, jobs and community benefits of autonomy, starting with the Intelligent and Autonomous Infrastructure that is the equivalent of the Eisenhower Interstate Highways.

April 14, 2021 – Guest: Erika Bierschbach, VP of Energy Market Operations and Resource Planning at Austin Energy. Erika is a long term Austin Energy member with a BS in Economics from Texas A&M.

April 7, 2021 – Guest: Noel Bernal, City Manager of Brownsville TX. Prior to Brownsville, Noel, was Deputy City Manager at City of Coppell TX, Assistant City Manager at City of Taylor TX, and others.

March 24, 2021 – Guest: David Heitzer, Head of Business Origination for Retail and Wholesale Renewable Energy at EDF North America. EDF North America is part of the EDF Group, one of the world’s largest power companies and a global leader in low-carbon energy.

March 17, 2021 – Guest: Ron Zimmer, President & CEO of CABA. CABA is The Continental Automated Building Association offering fantastic research about smart buildings and smart homes.

March 10, 2021 – Guest: Sharelynn Moore, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Bloom Energy. Prior to Bloom, Sharelynn was SVP of Network Solutions Product Business Unit at Itron.

March 3, 2021 – Guest: Tom Deitrich, President and CEO of Itron. Prior to Itron Tom was a SVP and VP at Freescale, Sony-Ericsson, and Ericsson.

February 24, 2021 – Guest: Jon Wellinghoff, Founder and CEO of GridPolicy. Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame Inductee. Former FERC Chairman.

February 17, 2021 – No Guest

February 10, 2021 – Guest: Stefan Wolf, Global VP of Go-To-Market Execution of Industry Business Unit Utilities at SAP.

February 3, 2021 – Guest: Tim Fairchild, Director of Global Energy and Manufacturing Industry Practices at SAS.

January 27, 2021 – Guest: Chris King, SVP eMobility at Siemens. Prio to his current role, Chris was SVP of Digital Grid and Chief Strategy Officer of Digital Grid at Siemens.

January 20, 2021 – No Guest

January 13, 2021 – No Guest

January 6, 2021 – No Guest

December 16, 2020 – Guest: Alex Keros, Lead Architect of EV Infrastructure at General Motors. Prior to his current role, Alex was the Smart Cities Chief at Maven, Senior Manager of Public Policy at GM, and Manager and Senior Project Engineer at GM.

December 9, 2020 – Guest: Helen Ramirez, Deputy City Manager of Brownsville TX. City of Brownsville is deploying a Smart Cities Roadmap. BTX is a TXST CIEDAR member. Prior to BTX, Helen was Assistant City Manager of Hutto TX.

December 2, 2020 – Guest: Jay Zoellner, CEO of Kiwi Power. Prior to Kiwi, Jay was President of Edison Energy and Managing Director of Global Industries at Enernoc.

November 25, 2020 – No Guest

November 11, 2020 – Guest: Sharon Allan, Chief Innovation Officer at SEPA. Prio to SEPA, Sharon was Managing Partner at Accenture and President of Elster.

November 4, 2020 – No Guest

October 28, 2020 – Guest: Alessandro Giacobbe, General Manager of Global Corporate Learning and Education Cloud at Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Teams has become one of the most popular learning, collaboration, and conference tools.

October 21, 2020 – Guest: Bud Vos, President and CEO of Enbala Power Networks. Enbala has been recently acquired by Generac Power Networks.

October 14, 2020 – Guest: Angelos Angelou, Founder and CEO of International Accelerator and Angelou Economics. Former VP and Chief Economist at Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

October 7, 2020 – Guest: Scott Hinson, CTO at Pecan Street, Inc. Pecan Street is focused on advancing original data research and accelerating climate and conservation data solutions.

September 30, 2020 – Guest: Pat Kennedy, Founder and CEO of OSIsoft. OSIsoft was recently acquired by Schneider Electric for $5 billion.

September 23, 2020 – Guest: Jason Giulietti, President of Greater San Marcos Partnership. Former Board Director at New England Economic Partnership, VP of Business Recruitment at Connecticut Economic Resource Center.

September 16, 2020 – Guest: Alfred Berkeley, Chairman of Princeton Capital Management and Vice Chairman of Gentag.

September 9, 2020 – Guest: Dr. John Schemmel, Bruce and Gloria Ingram Chair, Professor, and Chair of Civil Engineering Department at Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University.

September 2, 2020 – Guest: Pat Meagher, Principal & Senior Consultant at CMG. Former VP at Katerra and former CTO at Flex.

August 12, 2020 – Guest: Allan Schurr, Chief Comercial Officer at Enchanted Rock LLC. Prior to Enchanted Allan was President of Edison Energy and VP of Strategy for Energy & Utilities at IBM.

August 5, 2020 – Guest: Alper Üzmezler, Founder of Anka Labs. Alper delivers smart building solutions using AI and ML.

July 29, 2020 – Guest: Austin Trees, Vice President at JLL. JLL is one of the largest property management firms in the world and now innovates in the smart buildings category.

July 22, 2020 – Guest: Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner. Austin, TX is in Travis County.

July 15, 2020 – Guest: Jon Wellinghoff, CEO of GridPolicy Inc. Jon is a former FERC chairman and commissioner.

July 8, 2020 – No guest

July 1, 2020 – Guest: Dixon Wright, Chairman of Surety Resource Connection and SVP os USI Surety.

June 24, 2020 – Guest: Charles Dickerson, DGM & COO Austin Energy. Prior to AE, Charles was SVP at National Grid and PECO/Exelon.

June 17, 2020 – Guest: Steve Koenig, VP of Research at CTA (CES).

June 10, 2020 – No guest

June 3, 2020 – No guest

May 27, 2020 – Guest: Tom Rose, Principal & Senior Consultant at CMG. Before CMG, Tom was a senior regulatory executive at TXU and EFH.

May 20, 2020 – Guest: Cheryl Mele – Former COO at ERCOT. Prior to ERCOT, Cheryl was COO at Austin Energy.

May 13, 2020 – No Guest

May 6, 2020 – No guest

April 22, 2020 – No guest

April 15, 2020 – No guest

April 8, 2020 – No guest

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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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