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Erfan Ibrahim


Golden, CO

Dr. Erfan Ibrahim is a well-known engineer, speaker, and executive who is widely recognize as a smart energy thought leader.  Erfan has over 26 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications and Software industries with specialties in demand response, home area networks, dynamic pricing, smart networks, cyber security, standards development, product management, business development, and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Ibrahim is the CEO of The Bit Bazaar Consulting Group, a consulting firm focus cyber security and cyber resiliency. Prior to The Bit Bazaar, Dr. Ibrahim was the Director of Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This critical area of research and development addresses the challenges of integrating clean energy sources into the national energy infrastructure.

Before NREL, Dr. Ibrahim served as a Senior Consultant at CMG, Leader of Energy Practice at Scitor Corporation, Chief Scientist and Strategic Innovations Director for the GridSTAR project at Penn State University, Technical Executive in the Intelligrid Program Area of the Power Delivery & Utilization Sector of EPRI, VP of Sales & Marketing at Jyra Research, Product Manager for Network Management at Pacific Bell Network Integration (now AT&T), Science and Math Lecturer at National University, Nuclear Fusion Research Engineer at UCLA and Plasma Physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Dr. Ibrahim received a Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering from University of California Berkeley, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas Austin, and a B.S. Honors in Physics from Syracuse University (Suma Cum Laude).

Dr. Ibrahim is a Phi Beta Kappa, a Tau Beta Pi, Who’s Who amongst American Colleges & Universities and Who’s Who amongst IT professionals.  He is a frequent public speaker in Electric Sector conferences and workshops on Smart Grid globally and has been actively involved in International Toastmasters as a Competent Communicator since 1996.


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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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