Pre-Conference Fireside Chat

Walmart's Sustainability and Electrification Initiatives - So People Can Live Better

Antonio Villagomez Antonio Villagomez
Sr Director of Renewable Energy, Efficiency, & Sustainability
Jennifer Wheeler Jennifer Wheeler
Sr Manager of Supply Chain Sustainability

Join us on Sunday evening February 9th from 8-9:30 at the Park City Sheraton for the Pre-Conference Fireside Chat featuring Walmart's sustainability and electrification initiatives. Walmart executives Antonio Villagomez (Sr. Director of Renewable Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability) and Jennifer Wheeler (Sr. Manager of Supply Chain Sustainability) will speak about Walmart's electrification objectives and advancements. Follow the link below to see the full conference agenda with keynote speakers, session titles, panelists, and moderators.

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IEA-Sponsored Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme

Bonus Opportunity for CERV Attendees made possible by DOE Vehicle Technologies Office

Join us at a Task 45 informational meeting immediately following the Conference on Electric Roadways and Vehicles (CERV 2020) at the Sheraton in Park City, Utah on February 11 at 1:30 PM. This meeting will serve as an introduction to the HEV TCP, discussion of the scope of effort and focus areas of this task, and an opportunity to provide input and guidance with the task's operating agent and other stakeholders.

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Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for CERV 2020

Alex Gruzen

Chief Executive Officer - (WiTricity)
Alex Gruzen

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

Head of Innovation R&D - (Scania)
Nil-Gunnar Vagstedt

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.

Andy Daga

Chief Executive Officer - (Momentum Dynamics)
Nil-Gunnar Vagstedt

Andy Daga is the founder and CEO of Momentum Dynamics Corporation. Based in Malvern, PA, Momentum Dynamics has focused on delivering high power wireless charging technology that can be used on multiple types of electric vehicles, including autonomous EVs. In 2015 Momentum deployed a fully autonomous high power wireless charging system for autonomous electric vehicles in California. Momentum Dynamics also has charging systems operating in four states in the US and in Oslo, Norway with several others due for implementation in 2020. The company has deployed systems that operate in power ranges from 10 kilowatts to 300 kilowatts that are compatible with electric cars, trucks, buses, and industrial vehicles. Andy holds degrees in architecture, civil engineering, and space technology, with professional experience that spans the engineering of power plants around the world, directing a major division of an international software company, to advanced technology development for major aerospace companies where he contributed to the design of the power systems used on the International Space Station.

Mike Rowand

Director, Technology Development - (Duke Energy)
Mike Rowand

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.

Connect the mind. Renew the spirit.

Park City, Utah

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.

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About CERV

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.

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.

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