Vijay George

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Senior Consultant
Co-Leader of Smart Utilities, Smart Cities and Cybersecurity
CMG Consulting LLC
Austin, TX
Phone: 888-445-5486
Email: vijay@512cmg.com

Mr. George is a Senior Consultant at CMG and has over 25 years of experience applying technology strategically across a range of sectors including utilities, government, manufacturing, IT Services and Management Consulting.

Expertise — General Management, Strategic Planning, IT and OT Alignment, Public Sector IT Strategy and Business Case development, Telecommunications, Federated models for technology modernization, Regulatory Compliance strategies, State and Local governments, Public Utility markets, Developing cross organizational models for modernization and cost sharing,  Developing effective governance models and decision frameworks, Cloud adoption strategy for public entities, and Developing ERP and MRP modernization strategy.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap Planning Framework, Smart City Planning Framework, and Smart Cyber Security & Compliance Framework.

Mr. George co-leads CMG practices in Smart Cyber Security & Compliance, Business Optimization and Transformation, and Smart City Roadmap Planning. Additionally, he also co-leading the development of a Smart State Index and Smart City Index.

Mr. George is an expert in General Management, Strategic Planning, IT and OT Alignment, Public Sector IT Strategy and Business Case development, Telecommunications, Federated models for technology modernization, Regulatory Compliance strategies, State and Local governments, Public Utility markets, Developing cross organizational models for modernization and cost sharing, Developing effective governance models and decision frameworks, Cloud adoption strategy for public entities, and Developing ERP and MRP modernization strategy.

Prior to CMG, Mr. George was VP for Texas Public Sector for Sogeti USA part of Capgemini S.A. before joining CMG. Vijay is the former CIO/CTO and Director of Innovation for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (TCPA). As a strategic member of the executive management team and led the statewide ERP modernization initiative, government transparency programs and security and privacy modernization efforts. He had operational and strategy responsibility for the Innovation and Technology division for the state agency that supports the financial systems for the State of Texas including tax, accounting, payroll, treasury, and procurement for the $100B+ State government.

Prior to the TCPA, Vijay was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority), where he was the executive responsible for multiple divisions including IT and Telecommunications. At LCRA he leveraged his experience in IT and OT to bring organizational alignment and bridge IT, Telecommunications and OT organizations together. Prior to LCRA, he ran two start-up software development and technology consulting firms that focused on the manufacturing and utility sectors. He started his career as an electrical and controls engineer with Alcoa leveraging Technology in manufacturing and utility.

Mr. George holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MS in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from St. Edwards University. He is also a Registered Professional Engineering in Texas (inactive).

He serves on a variety of regional, industry, education and technology advisory boards and groups.