CERV is a unique single-track conference with panel sessions comprised of experts, program directors, and key leaders in academia, industry, policy, and government. CERV connects the related industries of charging infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, electric utility, and automotive OEMs. Our forum encourages an exchange of ideas and discovery of developmental opportunities. Our aim is to advance the integration of energy, vehicle, communication, and highway infrastructure and their economics, adoption, and societal impacts.Learn More
Alex Gruzen is the CEO of WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance. Before WiTricity, Gruzen co-founded Texas-based Corsa Ventures, where he focused on building leading technology companies via early-stage investments. Prior to Corsa, he was the Senior Vice President of the Consumer and Small Medium Business Product Group at Dell, and previously led the company's global notebook computer business. His experience spans product development, global sales and marketing, operations and growth through mergers and acquisitions, having also held leadership roles at Hewlett Packard, Compaq, and Sony. Gruzen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a S.M. and S.B. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt is the Head of Innovation at Scania R&D. Holds a PhD in vehicle engineering from KTH, Stockholm 1995. At Scania R&D for more than 20 years in different management functions, including a decade of leading the truck and bus e-mobility development department.
Mike Rowand is Director, Technology Development for Duke Energy. With over 30 years' experience with Duke, he is responsible for technology evaluation and development, with a focus on Electric Transportation, and related Distributed Energy Resources, including energy storage, demand-side management, distributed generation, and other end-use energy systems and devices. He has held leadership positions in multiple industry groups that influence Electric Transportation and DER technology and market development.
The collaborative environment of CERV, set against the backdrop of spectacular Park City, UT, creates an exciting and enjoyable experience for conference attendees. Park City, UT is located a short 32 miles from Salt Lake City. Downtown Park City offers a vibrant and diverse cultural experience from dining to art studios, fine shopping, and local breweries. Many of the major skiing and snowboarding events of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City were held in Park City and the surrounding mountains provide world-class skiing and snowboarding for every level of skier. Join us for CERV 2020 and enjoy all this beautiful mountain valley has to offer.