|Title:||2nd Annual | Unlocking the Grid: Expanding Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Charging Capabilities|
|Date:||Thursday 24th June 2010|
|Time:||10:00am – 3:45pm (followed by networking drinks reception)|
|Venue:||One Whitehall Place
The Royal Horseguards, Westminster, London
Early Registration Discount Available!
There are a limited amount of delegate places for this event, so be sure to register early! Reserve your place before the 10th June 2010 and receive our Early Registration discount rate for this event series.
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Bret Aker (confirmed)
Chief Executive Officer
AKER WADE Rapid Charging Technology
Bret Aker is the founder and CEO of Aker Wade Power Technologies from Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Aker Wade designs and manufactures advanced fast charging systems for electric vehicles and industrial forklifts. Founded in 2000, Aker Wade is the market-leading provider of fast charging technology for Fortune 1000 companies servicing markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Aker Wade is collaborating with battery companies, infrastructure suppliers and EV manufacturers to deliver advanced Level III fast charging solutions for the future generation of battery electric vehicles. Among the companies Aker Wade is working with are EnerSys, A123, Coulomb Technologies, and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).
Erik Fairbairn (confirmed)
ECC Infracharge Ltd
Erik Fairbairn is founder and CEO of ECC Infracharge Ltd who design and make the POD Point networked electric vehicle charging device. Infracharge is the UK’s fastest growing electric vehicle infrastructure provider, and supplies not just the physical infrastructure, but also the network systems, management software and billing software required to support a fully joined up integrated approach to public EV charging.
Johan Peeters (confirmed)
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Epyon Power, Fast Charging Technology
Johan joined Epyon in 2009 after a position as VP Product-Marketing at Geotate ltd and four years of incubating the Software-GPS business development at NXP Software from his base in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, Johan held the position of Director of Sales, the Americas for the Business Unit Digital Transmissions Systems of the Philips division Digital Networks, which followed his earlier position as General Manager Marketing and Sales of that business in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Before 1997 Johan held various General Management positions with Philips Kommunikations Industries and Philips Business Communications in Belgium where his claim to fame is that he made the very first GSM phone call in Belgium after project managing the first installations of the GSM network infrastructure in Belgium.
Greg Simmons (confirmed)
Elektromotive is the world’s leading provider of recharging stations for electric vehicles. The company’s main product is the Elektrobay, which can be installed at the kerbside or in multi-storey car parks. Elektromotive works with governments and local authorities to provide Elektrobays and engineering consultancy services to help accelerate a shift towards emissions-free motoring. Founded in 2003, Elektromotive has grown very rapidly to become the clear leader in its field – no other company in the world is at such an advanced stage in the development and deployment of recharging stations for electric vehicles.
Nick Ford (confirmed)
Senior Automotive Consultant
Frost and Sullivan
Nick has worked closely with business planning functions, providing strategy guidance and market development support throughout his career. In his previous role he was Product Planning Director at TRW with global responsibility for their £3 billion automotive steering business providing strategy guidance for their electric steering products.Nick has 13 years of automotive experience preceded by 23 years in Aerospace and Defence at British Aerospace and Lucas. As well as holding senior management positions in these corporations, Nick has been MD of EMM Computers, a technology start up company which exceeded $ 1 million turnover in its first year of operation.
Roger Millington (confirmed)
Global Marketing Manager, Inductive Charging
Please check back shortly as we are currently updating this speaker's biography!
Over the past year, rapid advancements in technology have shaped electric vehicles (EVs) into viable, green alternatives for the future of personal transport. However, the question remains: which will evolve first - EVs or the infrastructure to power them? Despite the increasing capabilities of EVs, the lack of a cohesive recharging infrastructure has continued to impede their acceptance into the mass consumer market, creating a "chicken and egg" scenario. The recent expansion of workplace and public charging points, international growth initiatives and key alliances by major OEMs have demonstrated the substantial environmental benefits and economic importance of this electric vehicle movement. The effective implementation of unified recharging networks and global standardisation initiatives, coupled with the latest developments in charging technology, will make the transition to low-carbon vehicles a reality.
Our 2nd annual "Unlocking the Grid" conference offers a timely opportunity for stakeholders, investors and business representatives from the automotive, consulting and energy utility industries to share their experiences and exchange ideas in order to gain a key understanding of infrastructure requirements, standardisation and development of charging technology as the uptake of EVs begins to expand around the globe. In addition, this knowledge session will provide an invaluable opportunity for delegates to expand their business network, as well as identify future obstacles that must be overcome in order to create a unified and advanced electric vehicle charging infrastructure.