Andres E. Carvallo
Clean Technology 2008
Andres E. Carvallo

Andres E. Carvallo

Chief Information Officer
Austin Energy

Andres 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 has been driving a wireless and SOA transformation to deliver a fully-integrated and self-healing enterprise. The current direction for the company is to deliver the first smart grid in the world by 2009. In addition to his responsibilities as CIO, Andres is member of the 8 person executive team, and member of the Innovation and Opportunity Development executive board. Outside of Austin Energy, Andres is Vice-Chairman for the Large Public Power Companies’ CIO Task Force, a board member of the Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies and an advisor to several companies.

Andres 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, and Computerworld’s Top 12 Green IT Companies in 2008 (First Ever).

Andres has over 22 years of experience and great knowledge of the Energy, Software, Computer, and Wireless industries. Prior to Austin Energy, he held key titles at four start-ups and large companies like Philips Electronics, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Microsoft.

Andres received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and has completed executive management programs at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania

Austin Energy’s Press Release Company Description

Austin Energy is the 10th largest public power utility in the nation providing low cost reliable power to the capitol city of Texas and metro area, with annual revenues over $1.2 billion servicing 400,000 premises representing around 41,000 businesses and 1 million consumers. Austin Energy is also recognized as an industry leader in conservation and renewable energy offering the most comprehensive residential and commercial energy efficiency programs in the nation; leader in distributed generation by operating the first fuel cell in Texas tied directly to the electric grid and the largest module combined heat and power plant in the nation, and leader in using the best solutions for information technology and telecommunications to deliver the first smart grid.