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News 2019

December 16, 2019 – MentorAPM chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services to accelerate growth. MentorAPM is next generation Asset Performance & Work Management Platform. For More Information Click Here.


December 10, 2019 – CMG’s Tom Rose to keynote Dallas Electric Club Monthly Meeting on Friday Dec 13.  The Dallas Electric Club meets each month in downtown Dallas.  The topic of Tom’s keynote is “Electric Storage: Game Changer.” Click on this link if you are interested in attending. For More Information Click Here.


December 3, 2019 – CMG’s John Butler interviewed by Big Ideas Show at McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin. Dr. Butler shares the insights of a new white paper focus on smart cities and formulas for success.  To See Entire Video Click Here.


December 2, 2019 – City of Madison, South Dakota chooses CMG’s Strategic Planning Framework and Smart Cities Roadmap Framework and Services. Madison is a city in Lake County, South Dakota, with a vision for growth and modernization. It is the county seat of Lake County and is home to Dakota State University.


November 25, 2019 – Kiwi Power chooses CMG’s Strategic Planning Framework and Go-To-Market Planning Framework and services to expand its growth. KiWi Power is the UK’s leading demand response aggregator and has been a key player in the UK energy market since 2009. They are passionate about driving innovation in technology to create efficiencies, generate commercial opportunities and promote a green agenda.


November 18, 2019 – City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico chooses CMG’s Smart Water Roadmap Framework and Services to accelerate its growth. City of Rio Rancho is a fast moving and visionary place inspired by its own vision statement of “Leading the way as the best City in the Southwest.” and its mission statement of “Building our Future by Optimizing Opportunities through Operational Excellence.”


November 11, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo drives collaboration between Genesis Energy, the biggest energy retailer in New Zealand, and Enchanted Rock, EDF, Engie, and Centrica/DirectEnergy. The New Zealand and Texas markets are highly similar and years ahead of the rest of the world in deploying new technologies and innovative business models.


November 4, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo appointed Materials Applications Research Center Fellow at Texas State University, Professor of Innovation at the Colleague of Science and Engineering at Texas State University and Co-Director of Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration and Applied Research Center at Texas State University. Andres will continue to own and manage CMG Consulting LLC, but dedicate a significant amount of his time to these three new roles and responsibilities. For More Information Click Here.


November 1, 2019 – CMG Consulting LLC showcased in Innovate series sponsored by Austin Technology Council and produced by Global Village Publishing. Read pages 52 and 53 to learn more about CMG. For More Information Click Here.


October 23, 2019 – CMG executives to EMCEE and speak at Smart Utility Summit 2019. John Butler to deliver keynote on Smart Cities and Smart Utilities. Andres Carvallo to EMCEE event and moderate EV panel. Dave Shpigler to deliver Power Utility Survey Report. Mike Carlson to moderate DER panel. For More Information Click Here.


October 21, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo interviewed by Forbes. “A Rural Revolution: How The 5G Era Will Bring Opportunity And Growth To Small-Town America”. Click Here to Read Entire Article


October 16, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo and others author “Technology Enhanced Infrastructure: A New Paradigm” paper. This 11 page paper delivers great insights into a new vision and innovations changing the construction and building industry. Click Here to Read the Entire Paper.


October 14, 2019 – CMG’s Tom Rose is the Keynote Address at the upcoming North Texas Association of Energy Engineers “36th NTAEE Energy Conference”.  This annual conference brings together energy engineers from around the region to find out new trends in energy. For More Information Click Here.


October 9, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to speak at Itron Utility Week 2019. Andres will moderate a panel titled “Understanding IoT Connectivity Options & Use Cases for Utilities” and speak on a panel titled “Navigating Practical & Regulatory Challenges to Diversify Service Offerings”. For More Information Click Here.


October 8, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo and others author “New Regulations, Financial Tools, Business Models” paper from Digital 360 Summit 2019. This 12 page paper delivers great insights into the transformational forces and solutions impacting the industry today. Click Here to Read the Entire Paper.


October 1, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to keynote GridFWD event in Seattle, WA. Grid Forward brings together diverse stakeholders to educate one another and collaborate to identify, replicate and scale successful approaches to modernizing our regional grid. For More Information Click Here.


September 30, 2019 – CMG Releases Digital 360 Summit Charles Dickerson – Austin Energy Keynote video. This exclusive video release, on Sep 30 at 10am central time, shares Charles Dickerson’s vision of the utility of the future and the priorities driving Austin Energy. Watch Full Video Here.


August 21, 2019 – CMG releases Digital 360 Summit Smart Cities Panel video. This new exclusive video release provides great insights and clarity into the challenges and solutions for creating Smart Cities in large and small communities. Hear from Helen Ramirez (City of Brownsville), Ying Chan (City of Austin), Brian Huey (AT&T), Itai Dadon (Itron), and Arun Vedhathiri (National Grid). Watch Full Video Here.


August 19, 2019 – CMG’s Tom Rose to speak at SunStorageFest2019.  Tom will be part of a panel covering Distributed Energy Resources, Data, and The Future Grid. For More Information Click Here.


August 12, 2019 – CMG introduces Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) Framework. Our EPMO operates at a strategic level in collaboration with the executive team. This ensures that no single business interest is necessarily subserviant to all others except by executive direction.  Our EPMO promotes efficient Governance, Risk and Compliance and it works well with Business Process Management Discipline (BPM-D) that has saved the top two Shipping and Logistics companies Billions of Dollars. Kevin Clark will lead the EPMO Framework and Services Practice at CMG. For More Information Click Here.


August 5, 2019 – CMG releases new Digital 360 Summit 5G/IoT/PrivateNetworks video. This new exclusive video release provides great insights and clarity into the challenges and solutions for deploying best of breed and/or hybrid wireless voice and data networks using 5G, LTE, RF-Mesh, LoRAWAN, Wi-Fi, Wi-SUN and many other technologies for Utilities, Cities and Buildings. Hear from Peter Londa (Tantalus), Steve Lowe (AT&T), Mike Robinson (Cisco), Ty Roberts (Itron), and Jeff McElroy (Tait Communications). Watch Full Video Here.


August 2, 2019 – CMG to produce Inaugural Technology Enhanced Infrastructure Summit (TEI Summit) for Texas State University. TEI Summit will launch Civil Engineering program with 100 experts, 6 keynotes, and 4 panels covering topics like sensors, data management, analytics and asset management. For More Information Click Here.


July 31, 2019 – CMG releases video inducting Jon Wellinghoff to the Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame. Selected as the very first inductee to the Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame on May 21, 2019 for his honorable, impactful and successful career as a lawyer, policy expert, public servant, visionary and entrepreneur. Listen to Jon’s acceptance of this award and also watch the short bio of his journey to introduce him and honor him.


July 29, 2019 – CMG releases Digital 360 Summit Smart Utilities, Smart Grid, Smart Edge panel video.  This exclusive video release provides great insights and clarity into the challenges and solutions for utilities and energy digitization, digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization. Hear from Lawanda Pernell (PEC), Dan Smith (Austin Energy), Sacha Fontaine (Siemens), Kenan Ogleman (ERCOT), Richard Medina (CPS Energy), and Paul Lau (SMUD). Watch Full Video Here.


July 23, 2019 – CMG releases Digital 360 Summit Dr. John Butler Keynote video. This exclusive video release shares Dr. Butler’s great insights into the challenges and solutions for Smart Cities and Economic Development. Watch Full Video Here.


July 17, 2019 – CMG releases Digital 360 Summit George Bjelovuk Siemens Keynote video. This new exclusive video release provides George’s great insights into digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization of the energy industry. Watch George Bjelovuk, VP of Energy Solutions at Siemens.


July 15, 2019 – CMG releases Digital 360 Summit New Regulations, Financial Tools, and Business Models Panel Video. This new exclusive video release provides great insights and clarity into the challenges and solutions of Energy digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization. Hear from Jon Wellinghoff (GridPolicy), James Steffes (Direct Energy), Brian Lloyd (Sempra), Dixon Wright (USI), Cengizhan Yenerim (Engie), and Greg Tamberlane (Signature Bank). Watch Full Video Here.


July 1, 2019 – CMG`s Tom Rose writes OP-ED published by Dallas Morning News on Sunday, June 30th. Titled, “Storage supports bridge to renewable energy,” brings electric energy storage to the forefront of key solutions to the integration of variable renewable energy. Tom summed up the impact of storage on the electricity industry, “Electricity storage has the potential to change our existing electric utility industry business, regulatory and financial models essential to attract investors to build out this infrastructure.”  To Read The Full Op-Ed Click DMNs Electricity Storage Op-Ed Tom Rose 6-30-19


June 24, 2019 – CMG`s Andres Carvallo to speak at 2019 Summer Impact Event in San Francisco. Industry experts bring up-to-date on how the infrastructure supply chain is going digital. The first electronic financial transaction with XBRL and the DOE’s Orange Button, fully digital and importable by multiple stakeholders throughout the infrastructure supply chain. For More Information Click Here.


June 19, 2019 – Michael Carlson, former President of Digital Grid at Siemens, joins CMG. “We are excited to have Michael join the team to lead the Distributed Energy ‘ Microgrid Practice as well as co-lead the Smart Grid and the Go-To-Market Planning Practices”, said Andres Carvallo, CEO. For More Information Click Here.


June 12, 2019 – CMG`s Andres Carvallo to speak at Cornell University and The City of Ithaca on Smart Grids, Distributed Energy, Renewables, Blockchain, Microgrids, Positive Energy Buildings, Smart Cities, and Sustainability. Special Program to exchange knowledge and best practices driven by Cornell`s drive to reach 100% renewables by 2040. For More on Cornell Click Here. And For More Information on Ithaca Click Here.


June 10, 2019 – CMG`s Digital 360 Summit exceeded all expectations. Inaugural event focus on the digitalization of Infrastructure, Utilities, Cities and Buildings had an amazing roster of speakers and attendees.  100 experts, 6 keynotes, 9 panels, 55 speakers all together. The summit will have a long tail with 9 white papers, one for each panel.  And be followed by 9 webinars in the coming months. The 2020 edition will be May 19 and 20, 2020. Sponsorships are open. For More Info Click Here. And to See The Highlight Video Click Here.


June 3, 2019 – Engie chooses CMG’s Regulatory Design Framework and Services. ENGIE wants to accelerate solutions for customers to best suit the way they want to run their operations and how they use their energy. For More Information Click Here.


May 28, 2019 – Dr. John Butler joins CMG’s consulting team, while retaining all his duties and responsibilities at UT-Austin and other institutions. We are excited to have John as an advisor and resource going forward related to economic development, smart cities planning, technology commercialization, and entrepreneurship development, said Andres Carvallo, CEO. For More Information Click Here.


May 20, 2019 – CMG’s Digital 360 Summit to host 100 experts, 6 keynotes, and 9 panels building one digital world May 21 – 22. Hosted by Star Park: Texas State University. Sponsored by Siemens, Itron, Spencer Stuart, Tantalus, and AT&T. We will go deep into 5G/LTE, Internet, Private Networks and IoT; Smart Utilities/Smart Grids/Smart Edge; Smart Buildings & Microgrids; Smart Factories & Industry 4.0; Smart Cities; AI/ML; Blockchain/Cloud/Databases; Electric Mobility; and New Regulations, Financial Tools, and Business Models.  For More Information Click Here.


May 18, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo and Artech House have published their 34th and 35th books in Power Engineering, Telecom/IoT, and Building Technologies. The new titles “Lithium-Ion Battery Failures in Consumer Electronics” and “IEC 61850 Demystified” are very timely and full of great insights. For More Information Click Here.


May 1, 2019 – AT&T chooses CMG’s go-to-market planning and commercialization services. AT&T is offering a Private LTE solution for utilities to build their own smart grids and grid edge services. AT&T provides mobile, broadband, video and other communications services to U.S.-based consumers and nearly 3 million companies globally – from the smallest business to nearly all the Fortune 1000 – with highly secure, smart solutions. Revenues from these services totaled more than $144 billion in 2018. For More information click here.


April 25, 2019 – CMG’s Digital 360 Summit to be sponsored by Siemens, Itron, Spencer Stuart, Tantalus and AT&T. It is all about Digital Infrastructure: Smart Utilities, Smart Grids, Smart Buildings, and Smart Cities. 100 Experts. 9 Panels. 6 Keynotes. A tour of 3 hi-tech labs at Texas State University. And our first inductee into the Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame. To Attend, Speak, and/or Sponsor contact us via info@512cmg.com.


April 22, 2019 – Liberty Utilities chooses CMG’s Smart Grid Roadmap Framework, Smart Grid Governance Framework plus Services. Liberty Utilities is a regulated water, wastewater, natural gas, electric and propane/air utility company providing local utility management, service and support to small and mid-sized communities across the United States. For More Information Click Here.


April 15, 2019 – E.ON chooses CMG’s Regulatory Design Framework and Services. E.ON’s core focus is to provide decentralized, green, and interconnected solutions that address the needs of our customers and those of the environment. They aim to lead the global shift towards new technology by working with customers, companies and across communities to make energy simpler, smarter and more sustainable. For More Information Click Here.


April 2, 2019 – CMG’s Tom Rose, Senior Consultant, testified today before the Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee in support of new legislation that would help clear the way for economic integration of new electric energy storage technologies in ERCOT.  CMG is committed to improving and streamlining governmental laws and rules that allow for the addition of new technologies delivering better solutions in electricity markets across the country. Tom leads the Governmental Policy and Regulatory Design Practice for CMG Consulting. CMG also announced the formation of a New Electric Technologies Initiative, called NET, that will build support for fixing regulatory issues in federal, regional and state jurisdictions.  Tom added, “Due to the patchwork nature of regulations across the U.S., it is essential that we develop and communicate better public policy solutions like the electric storage policy addressed today.”  For more information to discuss joining and engaging directly in this critical effort, contact Tom Rose directly by phone at 214-717-1997 or email tom@512cmg.com.


March 25, 2019 – Black & Veatch Telecommunications Business Unit chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Framework and Services. BV Telecom serves infrastructure owners, telecommunications carriers, utilities, public agencies, energy storage, and vehicle charging/fueling companies across North America. Given its scope of expertise, BV Telecom is well positioned to lead the industry by leveraging its synergistic business lines through 2020 and beyond. For More Information Click Here.


March 18, 2019 – JEA and City of Jacksonville choose CMG’s Smart Grid Roadmap Framework and Smart City Roadmap Framework plus Services. JEA is located in Jacksonville, Florida, where they proudly serve an estimated 466,000 electric, 348,000 water, 271,000 sewer customers and 11,000 reclaimed water customers. Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, the most populous city in the Southeast, and the largest city by area in the contigous US.


March 11, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to deliver general session speech titled “The Smarter Enterprise” at AclaraConnect Conference & Exposition in Austin, TX on May 21st. AclaraConnect conference is more than just a user conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in electric, water, and gas utility industry and share the secrets to success. For More Information Click Here.


February 25, 2019 – CMG announces Digital 360 Summit May 21- 22, 2019. Inaugural event will offer unique smart infrastructure think tank format with a great number of speakers: GridPolicy – FERC – Department Of Energy – ERCOT – Engie – ComEd – PPL – CPS Energy – Austin Energy – PEC – Texas State University – University of Texas – Siemens – CABA – Edison Energy – Grid4C – Itron – Uptake – Exelon – Intel – Acuity Brands – Oracle – General Motors – Toyota – Oak Ridge National Lab – AT&T – SMUD – Tantalus – OSIsoft – Z-Bikez – Anka Labs and many more…..  For More Information Click Here.


January 28, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to speak at SAE’s 2019 Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Technology Symposium in Anaheim, CA Feb 19 – 21, 2019. This annual conference is the hub that connects people with the most cutting-edge technologies in the hybrid and electric vehicle industry developed for and beyond the North American market. For More Information Click Here.


January 23, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to Keynote EUCI’s Utilities and Smart Cities Conference March 4 – 5, 2019. The conference will cover data management, electrification, storage, distributive energy, customer service, and even a look into blockchain through interactive panels, comprehensive presentations, and a tour of Alabama Power’s very own flagship smart neighborhood. For More Information Click Here.


January 9, 2019 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo Interviewed by Energy Central. Carvallo shares some of his views on smart utility and smart building trends for 2019.  For The Full Article Click Here.


January 3, 2019 – Texas State University chooses CMG to help accelerate the Materials Applications Research Center Program. MARC will provide a seamless environment integrating applied multidisciplinary academic research, industry sponsored projects, and experiential learning opportunities for students addressing creation of a talent pipeline by integration of research, education and commercialization outreach. For More Information Click Here.

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