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The following agenda provides an overview of the Digital 360 Summit 3-day schedule. All times listed are in the Central Time Zone.

Day 1 – August 31

8:00 – 6:00 – Registration Hours

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome Keynote by Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Texas State University

8:45 – 9:00 – Intro to TXST CIEDAR – Andres Carvallo, Professor of Innovation, MARC Fellow, and Co-Director of CIEDAR at Texas State University

9:00 – 9:30 – The Future of Research Keynote – Dr. Walt Horton, Chief Research Officer and Associate VP of Research and Federal Relations at Texas State University

9:30 -10:30 – The Future of Research Panel – Moderator Ron Epperson, Director of Industry Relations of University Advancement at Texas State University. Panelists include Catherine Crago – Head of Strategic Initiatives, Housing Authority of the City of Austin & Austin Pathways, Amir Sternhell – Chief Strategy Officer at Sertainty Corp., Scott Smith – President & CEO of Augmented Training Systems, Neal Kohl – Sr. Director of Innovation Strategy at Dell, Walt Trybula – IEEE Fellow and Semiconductor Expert

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 – Smart Cities Keynote – Noel Bernal, City Manager of Brownsville TX

11:15 – 12:15 – Smart Cities Panel – Moderator Llewellyn King, Producer of White House Chronicle and Writer for Forbes. Panelists include Dr. Rebecca Davio – Associate Professor at Texas State University, Bert Lumbreras – City Manager of San Marcos TX, Scott Sellers – City Manager of Kyle TX, Helen Ramirez Deputy City Manager of Brownsville TX

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30 – Industrial IoT and Private Networks Keynote Interview – Robert Schwartz, President and CEO of Anterix

1:30 – 2:30 – Industrial IoT and Private Networks Panel – Moderator Bill Marsh, Principal at CMG. Panelists include Michael Welsh – Business Development Manager for 5G and Edge Computing at AT&T, Ryan Gerbrandt – COO at Anterix, Edison Llerena – Corporate & Technical Fellow at Easymetering, Liam Quinn – SVP and Senior Fellow at Dell Technologies

2:30 – 3:00 – Smart Energy & Utilities Keynote – Dr. Arshad Mansoor – President and CEO of EPRI

3:00 – 4:00 – Smart Energy & Utilities Panel – Moderator Andres Carvallo, CEO of CMG & Co-Director of CIEDAR at TXST. Panelists include Dr. Semih Aslan – Associate Professor at Texas State University, Darren Schauer – CEO/GM at GVEC, Richard Medina – VP of Grid Transformation & Engineering at CPS Energy, Kenny Mercado – EVP of Utilities at CenterPoint Energy, Gabriel Reyna – Managing Partner – Bandera Capital, Larry Tittle – Founder and CEO of Clearworld

4:00 – 4:30 – Coffee Break

4:30 – 4:45 – Digital 360 Summit Awards Intro (HOF & EOTY). Keynotes by Pat Wood III – President of Hunt Energy Network and former FERC Chairman and Texas PUC Chairman, and Jon Wellinghoff – Founder and CEO of GridPolicy and Former FERC Chairman. Both Digital 360 Summit Hall of Famers.

4:45 – 5:15 – D360S Hall of Fame Award – Inductee Audrey Zibelman – VP of Z at The Moonshot Company (Alphabet/Google)

5:15 – 5:45 – D360S Entrepreneur of The Year Award – Larry Tittle – Founder and CEO of ClearWorld

5:45 – 8:00 – Networking Drinks and Tapas


Day 2 – September 1

8:00 – 6:00 – Registration Hours

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome Keynote by Steve Frayser, Executive Director of Star Park and Co-Director of MARC at Texas State University

8:45 – 9:00 – Intro to CMG – Andres Carvallo, Founder & CEO of CMG

9:00 – 9:30 – Water & Smart Technologies Keynote – Bob Champagne – VP of Customer Experience Solutions at SEW

9:30 -10:30 – Water & Smart Technologies Panel. Moderator Robert Mace – Executive Director of Meadows Center at Texas State University. Panelists include Dr. Keisuke Ikehata – Assistant Professor at Texas State University, Pieter Stockmayer – Biz Dev Leader at Flyability, Jose De La Cruz – Director of Project Delivery at SAWS, Bob Champagne – VP of Customer Experience Solutions at SEW, Scott Williamson – Founder and CEO of Capstone Metering

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 – HPC Enables Digitalization Keynote – Robert Hormuth, Corporate VP, Architecture and Strategy of Data Center and Embedded Solutions Group at AMD

11:15 – 12:15 – HPC Enables Digitalization Panel. Moderator Eric Dean – Industry Relations at Texas State University. Panelists include Dr. Jacob Kornerup, Senior Research Group Manager at NI, Jay Boisseau – AI & HPC Technology Strategist at Dell Technologies, Dr. Tanzima Islam – Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Texas State University, Michael Schulte – Senior Fellow Design Engineer at AMD

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30 – Smart Mobility Keynote – Dwight Smith, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Paragon VTOL Aerospace

1:30 – 2:30 – Smart Mobility Panel – Moderator Bill Marsh, Principal at CMG. Panelists Col Martin Salinas – Chief Operating Officer at AFWERX, Darran Anderson – Director of Strategy and Innovation at TXDOT, Dwight Smith – Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Paragon VTOL Aerospace, Jason JonMIchael – Assistant Director of Smart Mobility at City of Austin, Dr. Feng Wang – Associate Professor at Texas State University

2:30 – 3:00 – Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Keynote – Curtis Rodgers – Principal at Brick and Mortar Ventures

3:00 – 4:00 – Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Panel – Moderator Andres Carvallo – CEO of CMG / Professor and Co-Director of CIEDAR at Texas State University. Panelists include Curtis Rodgers – Principal at Brick & Mortar Ventures, Pat Meagher – Principal at CMG, Alper Uzmezler – CEO of Anka Labs, Edi Demaj – Co-Founder of KODE Labs, John Dwyer – COO and Co-Founder of Tynt Technologies

4:00 – 4:30 – Coffee Break

4:30 – 5:00 – Sensors and Edge Computing Keynote – Bill Greene – Senior Director of CPU Engineering at ARM

5:00 – 6:00 – Sensors and Edge Computing Panel. Moderator Dave Anderson – President of SEMI North America. Panelists include Ray Almgren – CEO of SwiftSensors, Mike Bates – General Manager of Energy at Intel, Justin Patrick – SVP of Devices at Itron, Scott Hinson – CTO at Pecan Street, Brent Lunsford – Principal at Memstronics

6:00 – 8:00 – Networking Drinks and Tapas


Day 3 – September 2

8:00 – 6:00 – Registration Hours

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome Keynote by Dr. Chris Hailey, Dean of College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University

8:45 – 9:00 – Intro to Texas Innovation Corridor Keynote – Jason Giulietti, President of Greater San Marcos Partnership

9:00 – 9:30 – Smart Factory & Industry 4.0 Keynote – Sarah Chowdhury – Lean Program Manager at Signify

9:30 -10:30 – Smart Factory & Industry 4.0 Panel – Moderator Dr. Jesus Jimenez, Professor and Interim Director of Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University. Panelists include Dr. Damian Valles – Associate Professor at Texas State University, Tom Lednicky – Composite Materials and Processing Science Engineer at CFAN, Gib Andrews – Industry 4.0 Manager at Vitesco Technologies, Paul Brown – EVP and Chief Operating Officer at XECO Energy, Eric William Sherrill – National Sales Director at Toolkit Technologies

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 – AI and Cloud Computing Keynote – Ali Hasan, Business Development Leader for IoT & SmartCities at Amazon

11:15 – 12:15 – AI and Cloud Computing Panel – Moderator Don Morrison – VC and Former Executive at Intel, Chordiant, SCO. Panelists include Dr. Ziliang Zong – Associate Professor at Texas State University, Elena Bondareva, Advisor at PowerLedger, Tucker Jones – CEO of Lumina-Labs, David Inbar – Founder & CEO at Dejalytics, Dave Albano – President & CEO of RestorePoint, Ali Hasan, Business Development Leader for IoT & SmartCities at Amazon

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30 – Industrial Control Platforms Keynote – George Karayannis – General Manager of Smart Cities at Honeywell

1:30 – 2:30 – Industrial Control Platforms Panel – Moderator Andres Carvallo – CEO of CMG / Professor and Co-Director of CIEDAR at Texas State University. Panelists include Charlie Nobles – VP of Utilities at Ubicquia, Sunil Cherian – Founder and CEO of Spirae, George Karayannis – General Manager of Smart Cities at Honeywell, Dr. Farhad Ameri – Professor at Texas State Univeristy, Jon Grooters – Director of Strategic Accounts at Generac/Enbala

2:30 – 3:00 – Industry & New Business Models Keynote – Dr. John Butler, Professor at McCombs School of Business and Director of Texas Venture Labs at The University of Texas at Austin

3:00 – 4:00 – Industry & New Business Models Panel – Moderator Tom Rose, Principal at CMG. Panelists Jim Steffes – EVP of Strategy and Regulatory at Washington Gas Light, Don Whaley – President of OhmConnect Texas LLC, Jon Wellinghoff – CEO of GridPolicy, and Gabriel Reyna – Managing Partner – Bandera Capital, Akash Kanojia – Professor at NYU Law School and former Trader and Portfolio Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

4:00 – 4:30 – Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:30 – Tour Texas State University Research Facilities

4:30 – Depart Embassy Suites in Shuttles to STAR Park

4:35 – 5:40 – Quick Tour of STAR Park Facilities

Steve Frayser is your tour host
Arrive to North Side of STAR One
See New CIEDAR NOC/SOC Training Lab

See New Smart Networks Lab display of PLTE 900 MHZ
Walk inside The Research Innovation Corridor
Visit one STAR One start-up member


5:20 – Return to Shuttle and Depart for Ingram Hall

5:40 – 6:30 – Quick Tour of On-Campus Engineering Labs

5:40 – Depart STAR Park in Shuttles to Ingram Hall

Dr. Jesus Jimenez is your tour host
Arrive to traffic circle in front of Ingram Hall
Review Maker Space – 3D Printing, SAE Vehicles, Industrial Robotics
Walk to RF Mitte Building
Tour MBE/Microscopy Centers
Tour Construction Management & Concrete Management Research Center
Tour of Green Energy Demonstration Project


6:30 – Shuttle departs from RF Mitte Building, meeting on the first floor loading dock area, and returns to Embassy Suites

6:30 – 8:00 Networking Drinks and Tapas


For any questions regarding our agenda or other items, please contact us via email at info@512cmg.com or via phone at 888-445-5486.

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