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September 20, 2021 – Larry Tittle, Founder and CEO of ClearWorld, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker September 22 at 2PM CDT. 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. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


September 15, 2021 – Richard Medina, VP of Grid Transformation and Engineering at CPS Energy, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday September 15 at 2PM CDT.CPS Energy is the largest combined electric and gas public utility in the US. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


September 8, 2021 – Byron Rojas, Founder and CEO of Easymetering LLC, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday September 8 at 2PM CDT. Easymetering offers 4G and 5G smart metering solutions with built-in cybersecurity and theft detection. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


September 1, 2021 – Larry Tittle, Founder and CEO of ClearWorld, selected as Digital 360 Summit 2021 Entrepreneur of The Year. 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. Visit Here for more detail.


August 31, 2021 – Audrey Zibelman, VP of X at The Moonshot Factory, inducted into the Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame by Pat Wood III, Jon Wellinghoff, and Andres Carvallo. Visit here for more detail.


August 23, 2021 – Hernando Parrott, President of North America at Open International will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday August 25 at 2PM CDT. Open International’s Open Smartflex is a comprehensive system that integrates the customer care, billing and field service operations processes under one modular, multi-service product platform. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


August 16, 2021 – Troy Blaschka, Director of Connected Solutions at Ubicquia, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday August 18 at 2PM CDT. Ubicquia creates innovative technologies and solution to make cities smarter, safer and more connected. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


August 2, 2021 – Harvey Ring, is a retired angel investor and former executive at Dell Technologies, ADP, ITT, and BT, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday August 4 at 2PM CDT. He has a PhD in Physics and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Michigan. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


July 26, 2021 – Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of New York Power Authority (NYPA), will be our guest speaker on Wednesday July 28 at 2PM CDT. NYPA is officially the Power Authority of the State of New York, is a New York State public-benefit corporation. It is the largest state public power utility in the United States. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


July 19, 2021 – Karl Popham – Manager of Electric Vehicles and Emerging Technologies at Austin Energy, will be our guest speaker on Wednesday July 21 at 2PM CDT. Austin Energy is the 8th largest city-owned utility in the US. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


July 16, 2021 – Kenny Mercado, EVP of Utilities at CenterPoint Energy, to speak on the Smart Energy & Utilities Panel on August 31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in the American states of Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 15, 2021 – Col Martin Salinas, COO of AFWERX, to speak on the Smart Mobility Panel at Digital 360 Summit on September 1. AFWERX is a United States Air Force program with the goal of fostering a culture of innovation within the service. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 14, 2021 – Tom Deitrich, President and CEO of Itron, to deliver Sensors and Edge Computing Keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on September 1. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 13, 2021 – Michael Adeeko, Managing Director and VP of Training, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday July 14 at 2PM CDT. Direct Line to Compliance is a TXST CIEDAR member and a hybrid location cybersecurity training firm based in Houston TX and San Marcos TX. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


July 12, 2021 – Scott Sellers, City Manager of Kyle TX, to speak on The Smart Cities Panel at Digital 360 Summit on August 31. City of San Marcos is a founding member of CIEDAR at Texas State. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 11, 2021 – Helen Ramirez, Deputy City Manager of Brownsville TX, to speak on The Smart Cities Panel at Digital 360 Summit on August 31. City of San Marcos is a founding member of CIEDAR at Texas State. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 10, 2021 – Dr. Rebecca Davio, Associate Professor at Texas State University, to speak on The Smart Cities Panel at Digital 360 Summit on August 31. City of San Marcos is a founding member of CIEDAR at Texas State. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 9, 2021 – Dr. Stan McClellan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Co-Director of CIEDAR at Texas State University, to speak and moderate the Future of Research Panel and the Industrial IoT and Private Networks Panel. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 8, 2021 – Byron Rojas, Founder & CEO of Easymetering LLC, to speak on The Smart Networks Panel at Digital 360 Summit on August 31. Easymetering is a founding member of CIEDAR at Texas State. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 7, 2021 – Bert Lumbreras, City Manager of San Marcos TX, to speak on The Smart Cities Panel at Digital 360 Summit on August 31. City of San Marcos is a founding member of CIEDAR at Texas State. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 6, 2021 – Dr. Walt Horton, Chief Research Officer and Associate VP of Research and Federal Relations at Texas State University, to deliver The Future of Research Keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on August 31. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


July 5, 2021 – Amy Akers, Board Director at PEC and Senior Council at McCullough Sundam, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday July 7 at 2PM CDTAmy is former board director of Edwards Aquifer Authority. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


June 30, 2021 – Dwight Smith, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Paragon VTOL Aerospace, to speak on The Smart Mobility Panel at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on September 1. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


June 29, 2021 – Richard Medina, VP of Grid Transformation and Engineering at CPS Energy, to speak on The Smart Energy & Utilities Panel at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on August 31. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


June 28, 2021 – John D. McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader and Senior Fellow at Grid Solutions for GE Renewable Energy, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on June 30 at 2PM CDT. 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. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


June 27, 2021 – Dr. Robert Mace, Professor of Practice in the Department of Geography and Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Water and The Environment, to moderate and speak at the Water & Smart Technologies Panel at Digital 360 Summit on September 1. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


June 26, 2021 – Alan Lee, Corporate VP of R&D at AMD, President & CEO of AMD Advanced Research LLC, to deliver High Performance Computing (HPC) Enables Digitalization Keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2021 September 1, 2021. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries.  Visit here for more detail.


June 25, 2021 – Dr. Arshad Mansoor, President and CEO of EPRI, to deliver Smart Energy & Utilities Keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on August 31. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries. Visit here for more detail.


June 24, 2021 – Noel Bernal, City Manager and Leader of Brownsville TX, to deliver smart cities keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on August 31. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries. Visit here for more detail.


June 23, 2021 – Llewellyn King to moderate smart cities panel at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on August 31. We are looking for sponsors. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries. Visit Here for more detail.


June 22, 2021 – Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Texas State University, to deliver welcome keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2021 on August 31. Hotel registration is open. Event registration is by invitation only. See details for invitation inquiries. Visit Here for more detail.


June 21, 2021 – Lee House, Founder and CEO of IoT83, will be our Digital RoundTable guest for June 23 at 2PM CDT. Prior to IoT83, Lee held GM and VP positions at GE, IBM, 3Com, IBM, and multiple Silicon Valley companies. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


June 14, 2021 – Caroline Chan, VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group at Intel Corp., will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday June 16 at 2PM CDT. Intel is the largest semiconductor company in the world. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


June 7, 2021 – Gary Rackliffe P.E., Vice President of Market Development and Innovation of North America at Hitachi ABB Power Grids, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday June 9 at 2PM CDT. 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. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


June 1, 2021 – Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director of Smart Mobility at City of Austin, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday June 2 at PM CDT. The City of Austin is investing $7 billion plus over 20 years on new transportation solutions. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


May 24, 2021 – Mike Bates, General Manager of Energy at Intel, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday May 26 at 2PM CDT. Intel is the largest semiconductor company in the world. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


May 18, 2021 – Texas State CIEDAR’s Andres Carvallo to deliver keynote at Industrial Internet Consortium’s Q2 Member Meeting on June 15 at 8AM CDT. Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) accelerates the growth of the industrial internet by identifying, assembling, testing and promoting best practices. Members work collaboratively to speed the commercial use of advanced technologies. Click Here for More Information on the IIC.


May 17, 2021 – Jim Steffes, SVP of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs at Washington Gas Light Company, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker on Wednesday May 19 at 2PM CDT. Washington Gas Light Company is a member of the AltaGas family and services Washington D.C. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


May 14, 2021 – Easymetering chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Ecosystem Commercialization Services to enter US market. Easymetering creates world class AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) products and services for clients around the world. Their hardware, software and firmware brings benefits for electricity utilities and energy producers around the globe. More info to come in months ahead.


May 10, 2021 – Cris Eugster, President and CEO of NAES, will be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker for Wednesday May 12 at 2PM CDT. NAES is an independent services company dedicated to optimizing the performance of energy facilities across the power generation, oil & gas and petrochemical industries. They apply their deep experience in operations, maintenance, construction, engineering and technical support to build, operate and maintain plants that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively. Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


May 3, 2021 – Sunil Cherian, Founder and CEO of Spirae, to be our Digital RoundTable quest speaker this Wednesday May 5 at 2PM CDT. Spirae is a leading microgrid technology platform & control software developer. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


April 26, 2021 – Arshad Mansoor, President & CEO of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 28 at 2PM CDT. 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. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


April 19, 2021 – Jeff DeCoux, Chairman of Autonomy Institute, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 21 at 2PM CDT.  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.  To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


April 12, 2021 – Erika Bierschbach, VP of Energy Market Operations and Resource Planning at Austin Energy, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 14 at 2PM CDT. Austin Energy is an enterprise of the City of Austin since 1895 has the goal of being carbon-free by 2035. The Austin City Council sets rates and terms and conditions of service. Austin Energy is part of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Erika is a long term Austin Energy member with a BS in Economics from Texas A&M. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


April 5, 2021 – Noel Bernal, City Manager of Brownsville TX, to be our Digital RoundTable guest speaker this Wednesday April 7 at 2PM CDT. Prior to Brownsville, Noel, was Deputy City Manager at City of Coppell TX, Assistant City Manager at City of Taylor TX, and others. Noel has BS and Master degrees in Sociology, Political Science, Local Government Management and Public Financial Management from The University of Texas-Pan American. And he has a post graduate certificate from The University of Virginia in Executive Leadership and Management. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


March 22, 2021 – David Heitzer, Head of Business Origination for Retail and Wholesale Renewable Energy at EDF North America, to be our guest speaker at Digital RoundTable this Wednesday March 24 at 2PM CDT. 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. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


March 15, 2021 – Ron Zimmer, President and CEO of CABA, to be our guest speaker at Digital RounTable This Wednesday March 17 at 2PM CDT. CABA is the Continental Automated Building Association. Ro has led the organization for over 24 years. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


March 10, 2021 – CMG’s and Texas State’s Andres Carvallo elected Vice-Chairman of SAE Austin Chapter. SAE is the Society of Automotive Engineers. The SAE Austin Chapter will launch its first meeting on April 15th from 5pm to 6:30pm. If you are interested in joining the inaugural meeting, please email andres@512cmg.com. For More Information on Becoming an SAE member, click here.


March 8, 2021 – Sharelynn Moore, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer at Bloom Energy, to be our guest speaker at Digital RoundTable on Wednesday March 10 at 2PM CDT. Prior to Bloom Energy, Sharelynn was SVP of Network Solutions Product Business Unit, VP of Marketing and Global Affairs, Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications, Director of Product Management, Product Line Manager, and Sr. Product Manager at Itron. Before Itron, Sharelynn was a Marketing Program Manager at Avista and a Product Manager at Micron Technologies. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


March 3, 2021 – CMG updates agenda program for Digital 360 Summit 2021.  To be hosted Aug 31, Sep 1 – 2, 2021 at Embassy Suites Conference Center and SPA in San Marcos, TX – “The Texas Innovation Corridor” (30 min south of Austin, 60 min north of San Antonio). An invitation only event, it will be in person with 100 plus speakers, 400 companies and 1,000 attendees. 20 keynotes and 14 panels. 2 tours of 6 labs. 14 white papers. 20 videos. 1 vendor showcase. And 2 Award Ceremonies.  To See Full Agenda Click Here. To Sponsor Click Here.


March 1, 2021 – Tom Deitrich, President and CEO of Itron Inc, to be our guest speaker at Digital RoundTable this Wednesday March 3rd at 2PM CDT. Prior to Itron, Tom was an SVP and Vp at Freescale, SVP and VP at Flextronics, SVP and VP at Sony Ericsson, SVP / VP / Director / Project Manager / Engineer at Ericsson, and Chief Engineer / Sr Systems Engineer / Software Engineer at General Electric.  To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


February 22, 2021 – Jon Wellinghoff, CEO and Founder of GridPolicy and Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame Inductee, to return as our guest speaker at Digital RoundTable this Wednesday at 2pm CDT. Prior to GridPolicy, Jon was Chief Policy Officer at Solar City and FERC Chairman. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


February 17, 2021 – Texas energy market shows signs of fragility due to not having enough natural gas turbines on-demand reserves plus not having any sizable energy storage for backup. Wind and solar production were not available at all and as needed at the time of the storm. Solution: change policy and rules for generators and reserves. Invest in better backup systems. The Texas smart grid needs to be expanded as well. Solution: Build 2-way power flow and 2 way-data flow monitoring and controls using private LTE/5G networks to improve any issues from rolling blackouts. We should refine the power system architecture for this use case. Furthermore, utilities must become far more proactive and predictive with systems when dealing with customers and their expectations. Solution: Build interactive, proactive and predictive cloud-based Website, Texting and CRM systems using AI. The technology is here. The architecture is here. Call CMG at 888-445-5486 or email info@512cmg.com


February 15, 2021 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo chosen as a keynote speaker for India Smart Utility Week 2021 (ISUW). ISUW 2021 is an international smart energy and smart mobility for smart cities conference to be held virtually from March 2 – 5. For More Information Click Here.


February 8, 2021 – Stefan Wolf, Global VP of Go-To-Market Execution of Industry Business Unit Utilities at SAP, to be our guest speaker at Digital RoundTable this Wednesday February 10 at 2PM CDT. At SAP, their purpose is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Their promise is to innovate to help their customers run at their best. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


February 1, 2021 – Tim Fairchild, Director of Global Energy and Manufacturing Industry Practices at SAS, to be our guest speaker at Digital Roundtable this Wednesday February 3rd at 2PM CDT. Prior to his current role, Tim was an executive in supply chain at IBM and Compaq. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


January 25, 2021 – Chris King, SVP of eMobility at Siemens, to be our guest speaker at Digital Roundtable Wednesday at 2PM CDT. Prior to his current role, Chris was SVP of Digital Grid at Siemens and Chief Strategy Officer of Digital Grid at Siemens. Prior to Siemens, Chris was Chief Strategy & Policy Officer at eMeter. eMeter was acquired by Siemens in 2011. To Register For Digital Roundtable Click Here.


January 21, 2021 – CMG releases Smart Cities White Paper to the public. Authored by Dr. John S. Butler, Bill Marsh and Andres Carvallo, the Smart Cities White Papers covers the latest on strategies, challenges and solutions. To read more and download the entire paper for free click here.


January 5, 2021 – Digital Roundtable resumes this Wednesday January 6 at 2PM CDT. Carvallo-King-Butler will share every Wednesday @ 2pm CT their insights on the latest digital transformation news impacting multiple markets plus a VIP guest.

When: Wednesdays @ 2PM CT / 3PM ET.
Where: Register in advance for this weekly webinar


January 4, 2020 – CMG releases agenda program for Digital 360 Summit 2021.  To be hosted May 18 – 19 – 20 at Embassy Suites Conference Center and SPA in San Marcos, TX – “The Texas Innovation Corridor” (30 min south of Austin, 60 min north of San Antonio). An invitation only event, it will consist of 2 award ceremonies, 20 keynotes and 14 panels. Over 100 speakers, 400 companies and 1000 attendees. To See Full Agenda Click Here. To Sponsor Click Here.


January 1, 2021 – CMG is super grateful for its customers, friends and partners during 2020 and before, and wishes them all the very best for 2021. “May the Lord be kind and generous with all an abundant in delivering health, peace, prosperity and love. We are looking forward to working with you all in 2021”, said Andres Carvallo, founder and CEO.

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