CMG is a strategy consulting and advisory company with focus on Smart Cities, Smart Utilities, and Smart Buildings.
We are experts in Energy, Water, Transportation, IoT, Telecommunications, and Software markets and technologies.
CMG’s mission is to help define and accelerate the digitalization and transformation of our customers.
Our consulting services include the development of Corporate Strategy, White Papers, Reports, Assessments, Gap Analysis, Benchmarking, Designs, Architectures, Roadmaps, Use Cases, Business Models, Business Cases, Marketing Programs, Go-to-Market Plans, IT/OT Management, IT Strategy, OT Strategy, Product Innovation, Funding Strategy, and M&A Strategy.
For utilities, cities, and enterprises, we provide 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, we offer proven strategies and tactical methods to accelerate product innovation, go-to-market planning and commercialization, and building of ecosystems.
Our CMG Logo represnts the academic knowledge, industrial experience, passion, focus and drive that we apply towards every client project. The logo includes the letters CMG connected to a Compass Rose moving forward at 4 degrees 1′ toward true north versus magnetic north with an Easterly declination angle from Austin, Texas. It is a common mistake by many to ignore the data and the facts versus what is believed to be common sense and biasses to make decisions while finding the right answer. CMG has a profound edge due to our world-class industry and academic experiences in assessing the true situation and finding the best answers
Best Selling CMG Services:
Strategy and Scenario Planning (SSP) Framework — The SSP Framework is a powerful methodology particularly useful in developing enterprise strategies to navigate extreme events like smart energy transformations. The process for this framework includes the selection of decisions needed, assumptions, drivers, brainstorming, solution seeking, blending, and mapping to decision-making.
Go-To-Market Planning (GTMP) Framework — The GTMP Framework provides world-class best practices to manage complex and multi-level cross-functional teams from strategy, sales, marketing, product management, operations, customer service, and support to deliver fast results. This framework provides a clear direction and method for true collaboration and synergy to help accelerate execution speed and success.
Business Optimization and Transformation (BOT) Framework – The BOT Framework delivers a proven step-by-step methodology to optimize and/or transform existing utility business processes to achieve superior customer satisfaction, operational productivity and profitability.
Smart City Roadmap (SCR) Framework — The SCR Framework delivers a world-class methodology and lessons learned to create a reality in which Smart Government, Smart Safety, Smart Education, Smart Healthcare, Smart Energy, Smart Water, Smart Waste, Smart Transportation, Smart Building, and Smart Home services are easily created and affordably maintained to enhance all City services and citizenship experiences year after year.
Smart Grid Roadmap (SGR) Framework — The SGR Framework offers to utilities a world-class methodology for the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps for all stages of lifecycle management including pre-implementation, during implementation, and post implementation.
Smart Grid Governance (SGG) Framework – The SGG Framework helps utilities create and deliver a clear technology governance and alignment process to support the required transformation from selecting and deploying a smart grid roadmap successfully. Without universal buy-in and a common perspective throughout the enterprise, no transformation will take place.
Smart Buildings (SB) Framework – The Smart Buildings Framework (inclusive of BAS and BIoT) provides a clear roadmap for building owners and technology buyers to the best practices, use cases, benefits, technologies, standards and vendor offerings (e.g. edge devices, sensors, gateways, networks, control platforms, analytics tools, portals and applications) in the market place.
Big Data (BD) Framework – The Big Data Framework shares great detail of the key use cases in Smart Grid, Energy Generation, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Water, and Customer Experience Solutions plus the best practices around data ingestion, automation, analysis, workflow and action.
Internet of Things (IoT) Framework – The Internet of Things Framework brings a proven roadmap model to commercial and industrial users of the best practices, use cases, benefits, technologies, standards and vendor offerings in the market place with focus on Government, Energy, Water, Transportation, Healthcare, Education, and Buildings.
Cloud Computing (CC) Framework – The CMG Cloud focus is on the roadmap of transformation from Packaged Software to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Software-as-a-Service plus the best practices and business models around the use and deployment of virtualization, private clouds, hybrid clouds, and IT-as-a-Service.
Distributed Energy and Microgrid (DEM) Planning Framework – The DEM Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps to build grid independent or grid black star solutions.
Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Planning Framework – The VPP Planning Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps to build integrated distributed edge resources and smart appliances into a utility grid.
Smart Cyber Security & Compliance (SCSC) Framework – The SCSC delivers a proven step-by-step methodology to understand, identify, and mitigate cyber security risks by leveraging best practices and industry specific guidance to achieve optimal protection and regulatory compliance, where Enterprise resources for core activities that generate productivity and profitability.
Distribution Management System Lifecycle Management Framework (DMSLM) — The DMSLM Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps for all stages of lifecycle management including pre-implementation, during implementation, and post implementation. The DMSLMF provides key focus to functionality, data model, data quality, architecture, integration, phasing, testing, project management, and change management.
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