Andres Carvallo is the founder and CEO of CMG and has four key roles at Texas State University. Andres is a Materials Applications Research Center Fellow, Professor of Innovation in the College of Science and Engineering, Co-Director of Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration and Applied Research Center, and Industry Advisory Board Member to the Ingram School of Engineering.
Carvallo is the author of three books and the Editor of 35 titles in Power Engineering, Telecom/IoT, and Building Technologies. Carvallo has received 35 industry awards since 2005.
CMG is a strategy consulting and advisory company focus on enabling Smart Grids, Smart Utilities, Smart Cities, and Smart Buildings. CMG’s mission is to help define and accelerate the digitalization and transformation of its customers using its knowledge library of 500 use cases and 18 frameworks. CMG provides world-class expertise in Energy, Water, Transportation, IoT, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Software markets and technologies. For utilities, cities, and enterprises, CMG provides world-class strategies, processes, and best practices on how to design, build, run, and optimize all elements of planning and operational execution. For vendors and startups, CMG offers proven strategies and tactical methods to accelerate product innovation, go-to-market planning and commercialization, and build ecosystems. As CEO of CMG, Carvallo is responsible for the company strategy, growth and day-to-day operations. Carvallo also leads or co-leads many practices and has driven multiple projects for large, medium and small customers.
Expertise – General Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Use Cases, Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Project Management, Product Management, Energy & Utility Operations, Telecom Operations, Electronics Manufacturing, Software Development, and Technology Integration.
CMG Frameworks – Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Smart City Roadmap, Smart Buildings planning, Big Data planning , Internet of Things planning, Cloud Computing planning, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning, Virtual Power Plan Planning, and Distribution Management System Lifecycle Management.
Carvallo is an award winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive with 30 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications, Computers and Software industries. Carvallo is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. Carvallo defined the term Smart Grid on March 5, 2004. Carvallo co-authored the best selling book “The Advanced Smart Grid”, he has received 35 industry awards since 2005, and he is a popular speaker and guest lecturer.
As chief technologist reporting to the CEO and a member of the Austin Energy Innovation & Opportunity Development Executive Board from 2003 – 2010, Carvallo championed Austin Energy’s industry leading smart grid program design and implementation as their CIO. While at Austin Energy, Carvallo also co-led over $ 4 billion in investments into two wind farms, a solar farm, a biomass power plant, a natural gas power plant, two cogeneration power plants, two district cooling microgrids, roof top solar, over 100,000 thermostats for load control, a fiber communications network reaching every substation, 100% smart meter coverage, a smart grid architecture, and all the smart grid infrastructure. Carvallo also architected the Pecan Street Project as its CTO from 2008 to 2010 and led Austin Energy’s complete technology transformation.
Since 1992, Carvallo has held P&L responsibilities and senior executive titles while being responsible for the strategy, development, and commercialization of over 40 products as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Proximetry, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Grid Net, CEO at HillCast Technologies (acquired by Charles Schwab), CEO at agentGo.com (acquired by Avalon Marketing Systems), EVP and COO at iMark.com (acquired by FreeMarkets), VP at Tycho Networks (acquired by DSL.net), President & General Manager at Philips Consumer Communications, General Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation (now HP Enterprise), General Manager at Borland, Regional Manager at SCO, Product Manager at SCO, and Windows and MS-DOS Product Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.
Carvallo received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems. And Carvallo has also post-graduate certificates in Business Management from Stanford University, in Quality Management from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and in Power Utility Management from The University of Idaho.
Andres Carvallo is the founder and CEO of CMG Consulting, a strategic planning and advisory firm focus on Smart Grids, Smart Utilities, Smart Cities, and Smart Buildings. Additionally, Andres has three key roles at Texas State University. Andres is a Materials Applications Research Center (MARC) Fellow, Professor of Innovation in the College of Science and Engineering, and Co-Director of Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration and Applied Research (CIEDAR) Center. CIEDAR has 100 PhDs, 32 traditional labs, and 9 living labs focus in 5G/IoT, Mobility, Utilities, Cities, Infrastructure and Buildings, Energy, Water & Wastewater, Sensors, and BigData/Software.
Carvallo is the author of “The Advanced Smart Grid” and the Editor of 35 titles in Power Engineering, Telecom/IoT, and Building Technologies. Carvallo has received 35 industry awards since 2005. Carvallo has held c-suite and senior executive roles at Austin Energy, Philips Electronics, Digital Equipment Corp, Borland and five telecom and Internet startups. Carvallo started his career as a Windows Product Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. Carvallo received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems. And Carvallo also has received post-graduate certificates in Business Management from Stanford University, in Quality Management from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and in Power Utility Management from The University of Idaho.
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