Andres Carvallo is currently the Chief Information Officer at Austin Energy, where he is responsible for the technology vision, planning, development and operations across the enterprise. Since February of 2003, Andres Carvallo has been driving a wireless and SOA transformation to deliver a fully-integrated and self-healing enterprise.
Andres Carvallo coined the term Smart Grid in April of 2007 and he is the Chief Architect of the first Smart Grid built in the US in 2009. In addition to his responsibilities as CIO, Andres Carvallo is member of the 8 person executive team, and member of the Innovation and Opportunity Development executive board. Outside of Austin Energy, Andres Carvallo is Chairman for the Large Public Power Companies' Smart Grid Task Force, Chairman of the Operations, Systems Integration and Modeling Group at the Pecan Street Project, a board member of the Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies, and a technology advisor to GE Energy, AT&T, Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas, and several start-ups.
Andres Carvallo is a requested speaker on CleanTech, Smart Grid, SOA, Wireless, and Running IT as a Business. He is co-author of Information Technology Leadership and CTO Best Practices Collection. And he is an honoree to many awards, including IT Executive of the Year by the Association of Information Technology Professionals in 2005, Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld in 2006, Best in Class of Premier 100 by Computerworld in 2006, CIO 100 Award by CIO Magazine in 2006, InformationWeek 500 by InformationWeek Magazine in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Computerworld's Top 12 Green IT Companies in 2008 and 2009, and Computerworld Honors Laureate, Finalist, and 21st Century Award Winner in 2009, Hispanic Business Top 100 Influentials in 2009, and CIO of the Year by Energy Central in 2009.
Andres Carvallo has over 23 years of experience and great knowledge of the Energy, Software, Computer, and Wireless industries. Prior to Austin Energy, he held senior executive titles at four start-ups and large companies like Philips Electronics, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Borland. Andres Carvallo started his career as at Microsoft. Andres Carvallo received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and has completed executive management programs at the University of Idaho, Stanford University, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.