Andres Carvallo is the CEO & founder of CMG, a strategy consulting and advisory company enabling smarter Cities, Enterprises, Utilities, Vendors, and Startups. The CMG team are experts in Smart Energy, Telecomunications, and Software technologies and markets.
Andres is an award winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive. Andres is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. Andres defined the term Smart Grid on March 5, 2004. Andres championed Austin Energy’s industry leading smart grid program design and implementation from 2003 – 2010 and he architected the Pecan Street Project in 2009. Andres co-authored the best selling book “The Advanced Smart Grid”, has received 34 industry awards since 2005, and is a popular speaker and guest lecturer.
Andres has more than 28 years of experience in the energy, telecommunications, computer, and software industries. Having held executive management positions with P&Ls since 1992, he has been responsible for the successful development and commercialization of over 40 products, in companies ranging from start-ups to market leaders.
As the CIO and chief architect of the first successfully deployed smart grid in the US, he has a unique prospective on the strategies, business cases, project management focus, architectures, best practices, technologies, and products that work and don’t.
Prior to CMG, Andres was EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Proximetry, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer at Grid Net, CIO at Austin Energy and CTO at Pecan Street Project, CEO at HillCast Technologies, CEO at agentGo.com, EVP Marketing & Sales at iMark.com, VP Marketing & Sales at Tycho Networks, President & General Manager at Philips Consumer Communications, General Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, General Manager at Borland, Product Manager at SCO, and Product Manager for Windows at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.