News 2017

October 12, 2017 – India Smart Grid Week 2018 selects CMG’s Andres Carvallo as a keynote speaker.  The ISGW is the premier Smart Grid and Smart Cities conference in India. It will be held in New Delhi, India from March 5 to March 8 in 2018. For More Information Click Here.

October 10, 2017 – Andres Carvallo and Artech House have published their 30th book.  The newest title: “Smart Grid Resiliency for Adverse Conditions” by Nicholas Abi-Samra. This practical book offers a comprehensive understanding of the impact of extreme weather and the possible effects of climate change on the power grid. The impact and restoration of floods, winter storms, wind storms, and hurricanes as well as the effects of heat waves and dry spells on thermal power plants is explained in detail. For More Information Click Here.

September 25, 2017 – Ligado Networks chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services. Ligado Networks is working to ready an advanced satellite-terrestrial network unlike any that currently exists in North America, providing pervasive, highly secure and ultra-reliable connectivity to critical industries anywhere, all the time. In this way, Ligado Networks will connect the Internet of Things and help the emerging 5G market enable innovations that are yet to be imagined. For More Information Click Here.

September 13, 2017 – Policy/DER Consulting and CMG sign marketing partnership. Both companies are joining forces to help accelerate the understanding and adoption of Distributed Energy Resources and Microgrids in the marketplace.  Policy/DER Consulting, led by Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, drives policy and market planning.  CMG, Led by Andres Carvallo, drives technology, business and market planning.

September 7, 2017 – Andres Carvallo and Artech House have published their 29th book.  The newest title: “The Smart Grid As An Application Development Platform” by George Koutitas and Stan McClellan. This authoritative new resource explores the power grid from its classical role as a utility or service provider towards its new role as an application development platform. For More Information Click Here.

September 1, 2017 – Boardmaps chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Commercialization Services. BoardMaps today is used by nearly 200 boards and executive committees with more than 4000 users holding more than 20,000 meetings. BoardMaps helps companies to achieve their goals by developing a strategy, approving projects and resolving matters by conducting focused meetings, adopting resolutions and controlling and monitoring the implementation of action items. For More Information Click Here.

August 8, 2017 – CMG joins CABA as a full member.  CMG’s Andres Carvallo to join the Intelligent Buildings Council and the Connected Home Council. CABA is the Continental Automated Buildings Association. For More Information Click Here.

July 31, 2017 – David Emmerich joins CMG team. David has over 20 years of success in high tech product, organization and market development.  He advises startup, mid-size and global firms that provide equipment, software or services for energy efficient, demand response, and smart buildings. For More Information Click Here.

July 8, 2017 – Andres Carvallo and Artech House have published their 28th book. The newest title: “Plug-in Electric Vehicle Grid Integration” by I. Safak Bayram and Ali Tajer. This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive introduction to plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including critical discussions on energy storage and converter technology. For More Information Click Here.

July 5, 2017 – CMG introduces Smart Infrastructure Advisory (SIA). CMG’s SIA is designed to help Chairmen, Board Directors, City Councilmen, Mayors, City Managers, CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CIOs, and Senior Executives to drive the own transformation towards Smart Utilities, Smart Cities, and Smart Buildings. For More Information Click Here.

 June 26, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo speaks at Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo 2017. First, Carvallo is part of the panel “Engineering The Smart City” on June 26 hosted by Texas State; and second, Carvallo will also provide a Poster Presentation titled “Smart Cities Means Smart Services” on June 27 where he will cover the key use cases and benefits that cities across the globe are rushing to. For Cities and their executives trying to figure out what and how and with the least wasted dollars, CMG delivers 1-day and 3-day workshops to help cities vision, assess, define, and plan their Smart City strategies.  Furthermore, CMG also offers a full Smart Cities Roadmap Planning and Development framework to deliver a full strategic plan and decision governance for cities. For More Information Click Here.

June 6, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo speaks at a Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) panel on “Connecting Core to the Powerful Edge”. This panel will answer what are the connecting network technologies that will realize the Internet of Things; what to use and when depending of available network assets, market content demands and affordability; and it will examine the expanding choices of the technologies that will support worldwide communications for industrial IoT. Watch The Video Now.  For More Information Click Here.


May 8, 2017 – Itron chooses CMG’s Strategy and Scenario Planning Framework and Services. Itron is a technology leader offering products and services for smart utilities, smart cities, and enterprises.  Itron’s new connectivity platform enables affordable full control and management of systems across multiple use cases. For More Information Click Here.


May 1, 2017 – Energybox chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Framework and Services to advanced its commercialization. Energybox drives the idea of connecting appliances, machines, objects and gaining information towards improving efficiencies and serving sustainability goals. Energybox achieves this by monitoring and connecting electrical circuits in homes and buildings. For More Information Click Here.


April 4, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to speak in a panel at OSIsoft’s Regional Summit 2017 in West Palm Beach, FL May 2 -4, 2017. The panel is titled “Edge vs. Cloud: Myths and Realities” and will cover all the key topics on the ongoing battle for centralized vs distributed paradigms, architectures, control and security. For More Information Click Here.


March 14, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to keynote American Electric Power’s Annual Telecommunications Planning Summit. American Electric Power (AEP) runs the largest utility telecommunications networks in the US covering 11 states serving nearly 5.4 million customers. AEP owns more than 40,000-mile electricity transmission network (the largest in the nation),more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined, and approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity.


February 21, 2017 – CMG announces updates to its Smart Buildings Framework, Big Data Framework, IoT Framework, and Cloud Computing Framework. The updates come from over 10 engagements in 2016 and 2015 that helped improve CMG knowledge base of best practices, benefits, business models, technologies, standards, and vendor offerings. CMG strategic plans are at the core of its customers driving the global digital transformation. For More Information Click Here.


February 13, 2017 – MicroPower Global chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services to advance its commercialization. MicroPower Global is a private company that has developed a groundbreaking form of thermoelectric technology that can convert heat directly into electricity far more efficiently than current alternatives. Unlike most thermoelectric products, MicroPower’s devices are capable of working at relatively high temperatures (250°C to 600°C), enabling their application across a vast array of different industries. For More Information Click Here.


February 1, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to keynote the 2017 EMANZ Conference & Exhibition May 23 – 24, 2017. EMANZ is the Energy Management Association of New Zealand. The EMANZ conference is the biggest annual gathering of practising energy specialists and an excellent opportunity to showcase energy products and services. This year, the conference theme is “Disruptive Innovation” and attendees will see the newest and freshest innovations in products and services. For More Information Click Here.


January 30, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo and Mani Vadari to attend and speak at Distributech in San Diego Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2017. DistribuTECH is the leading annual electric power transmission and distribution conference & exhibition event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home. Bringing together 11,300+ individuals from 78 countries, DistribuTECH offers industry professionals from electric utilities, water utilities and other municipal utilities more information and networking opportunities than any other annual T&D event. For More Information Click Here.


January 16, 2017 – RealTerm Energy chooses CMG’s Strategy and Scenarion Planning Framework, and Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services. RealTerm Energy was founded on the principle of delivering the most comprehensive, reliable and affordable LED lighting solutions available. In just three years, this philosophy has enabled us to be the market leader in Canada, where over 160 cities and towns have trusted RealTerm Energy with their transition to LED lighting. We are committed to delivering unparalleled service and exceptional value to each of our growing portfolio of clients. For More Information Click Here.


January 11, 2017 – V2COM chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services to accelerate its commercialization. V2COM’s technology accelerates IoT project deployments and their time-to-market. V2COM’s core offerings and products serve as an operating system that removes the complexity of data protocols, sensors interfaces, security, microprocessors architecture, software application language and wireless connectivity to create seamless, device intelligence. For More Information Click Here.


January 9, 2017 – LiveEarth chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services to accelerate its commercialization. Live Earth combines live data feeds to keep you up to date, informed and able to make decisions quickly. Live Earth displays live weather, traffic, video feeds, moving assets, IoT sensors, public transit and more. Live Earth’s interactive timeline is as easy to use as your DVR. Simply play, pause, and rewind your data to review recent events, reconstruct incidents and correlate events from multiple sources. For More Information Click Here.


January 4, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to teach five lectures on “Building a Smart Grid Architecture” at the University of Texas at Austin in Jan and Feb. This will be part of a new graduate class titled “Smart Grids”. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of smart electric power grids, including definition, design criteria, and technology. Smart grid can be defined as the application of information processing and communications to the power grid. The course will motivate development of the smart grid, evaluating options for adding sensing, communications, computation, intelligence, control, automation to various part of the electricity system. For More Information Click Here.


January 2, 2017 – CMG publishes its events calendar for 2017. CMG works very closely with many of the event organizers in determining the right content, speakers, and sponsors for each event. CMG clients and partners enjoy VIP status at many of the events. For More Information Click Here.