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Mark Piening

Principal & Senior Consultant
Co-Leader of Go-To-Market Planning Practice
Leader of Commercialization of Software Practice
Austin, TX
Tel: 888-445-5486

Mark Piening brings over 25 years of experience leading sales, marketing and cross-functional teams across a range of technology-centric industries and markets. Throughout his career, Mark has had a successful track record of building revenue through direct and partner channels. Whether highly matrixed global companies, like Symantec or Dell, or breakthrough start-ups, like Nodesource or Bazaarvoice, Mark has helped lead organizations in answering the growth question, “Should we build, buy or partner?” — and then executed that plan.

Mark is also a principal at Mereo. Prior to CMG, Mark was SVP of Sales and Partnerships at GraceHill, Principal & Founder at Project Lighthouse, Principal at SBI, Chief Operating & Growth Officer at Legion, Chief Operating & Growth Officer at NodeSource, CEO & Founder of Circle Media, VP of Business Development at Bazaarvoice, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Uplogix, Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing at Symantec, Director of Business Development at Partnerware, Brand Manager at Dell, and Senior Auditor and EY.

Expertise — General Management, Strategic Planning, Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Project Management, Product Management, Software Development, Software Markets, and Technology Integration.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation.

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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