Andres Carvallo is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. As chief technologist 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 has over 27 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications, Computer and Software industries. Andres is the founder and CEO of Compass Management Group and advisor to several universities and start-ups. He was previously the Executive Vice President of Energy Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at Proximetry.