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News 2021

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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