Andres Carvallo, an IEEE member, is executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Proximetry, a leading global virtual network management software platform provider for the energy, telecommunications and transportation industries, and is an advisor to Zpryme’s Smart Grid Insights Practice. Previously Carvallo held executive positions at, Austin Energy, Philips Electronics, Digital Equipment Corporation, Borland, and five start-ups since 1992. Andres started his career as a product manager for Windows at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas with a concentration in robotics and control systems, and completed executive studies in utility executive management at the University of Idaho, in business management at Stanford University, and in quality management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.