UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Electric and Autonomous Transportation - UCLA CAEV (Connected Autonomous Electric Vehicle) Annual ConferenceWednesday, March 5, 2019


Angela Konert
Head of Government and External Affairs California, BMW of North America LLC

Angela Konert heads the BMW Group Government and External Affairs Office of in Sacramento, Calif. She coordinates corporate positioning with all relevant stakeholders in the fields of environmental, mobility and sustainability policies in California, Oregon and Washington. Previously, Konert coordinated BMW's international political communication on issues related to social policy and electric mobility. She also managed the communication activities with key opinion leaders, government representatives and city officials to promote policies fostering the uptake of electric vehicles in multiple markets. Her career with BMW began in London at the Representative Office for the UK and Ireland representing the BMW Group in a broad range of bodies covering the whole range of policy issues. Konert grew up in Germany and holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics.

Angela Konert

Benjamin Preston
Senior Policy Researcher & Director, RAND Corporation & RAND's Community Health and Environmental Policy Program

Dr. Benjamin Preston is a Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and Director of RAND's Community Health and Environmental Policy Program, where has responsibility for RAND's research efforts on energy, infrastructure, climate change, science and technology, community resilience, and environmental health. His recent research efforts include understanding the development of knowledge systems for climate risk management, scenario analysis for a low-carbon future, and assessing the benefits of innovations in mobility. Previously, he held research positions with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Australia's CSIRO, and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Dr. Preston has contributed to national and international scientific assessments including the U.S. National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth and Sixth Assessment reports. He received a B.S. in biology from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in environmental biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also minored in public policy.

Benjamin Preston

Bernard Soriano
Deputy Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles

Bernard C. Soriano is a Deputy Director for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and is in charge of the department's autonomous vehicles program. He has over 30 years of engineering and management experience in the private and public sector. He previously held engineering and management positions at Hughes Space and Communications, where he designed attitude control systems for commercial and military satellites and was involved in their launch missions. He was also the Assistant Technical Director at the USGA Research and Test Center in New Jersey. In the public sector, Bernard was the Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Secretary of State and was the information technology task force leader on Governor Schwarzenegger's California Performance Review.

Bernard was also a member of the part-time faculty at the California State University, Sacramento, where he taught courses in the College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration.

Bernard holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from U.C. Irvine, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from U.C. Davis. He also holds an M.B.A. from California State University, Sacramento. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has numerous publications and patents. His honors and achievements include selection as a finalist in the NASA astronaut program.

Bernard Soriano

Brian Taylor
Professor & Director, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies

Brian D. Taylor, PhD, FAICP is Professor of Urban Planning in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA. He studies travel behavior and transportation equity, finance, politics, and history. He has recently studied falling public transit ridership; public sector responses to new mobility services; the travel of Millennials, high-school students, and same-sex households; the rise of local sales taxes for transportation; and the economic effects of traffic congestion. He was recently named one of the Top 10 Academic Thought Leaders in Transportation by the Council of University Transportation Centers, and honored as a National Associate by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

Brian Taylor

Brittany Syz
Director of Clean Transportation, San Diego Gas & Electric

Brittany Syz is Director of Clean Transportation (CT) at San Diego Gas & Electric, managing SDG&E's transportation electrification strategy and programs. She and her team are responsible for electric vehicle adoption in SDG&E's territory, which assists with the State of California's goals for GHG reduction.

Prior to this position, Brittany was Senior Counsel of Real Estate at SDG&E and she previously worked as General Counsel and VP of Business Development at Oberon Fuels, an alternative fuels producer.

Brittany Syz

Clayton Schoeny
Data Scientist, Fair

Clayton Schoeny received his B.S. (2012), M.S. (2014), and Ph.D. (2018) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a recipient of the 2015 Henry Samueli Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, and the 2017 UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship. His research, focused on creating mathematical techniques to address the difficulties associated with storing, transmitting, and analyzing massive amounts of data, has led to multiple best paper awards at IEEE and ACM conferences. His dissertation-Coding for Future Large-Scale Data Systems-won the award for Distinguished PhD Dissertation in Systems & Signals.

Dr. Schoeny is currently a Data Scientist at Fair, an automotive FinTech company pioneering the cars as a service concept. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Fair redefines car ownership through flexible car subscriptions free from long-term debt.

Clayton Schoeny

Dakota Semler
CEO, Thor Trucks

Dakota Semler is the co-founder and CEO of Thor Trucks, Inc. His passion for the clean fuels and experience in Fleet Operations established the founding vision for Thor Trucks. Dakota's business and leadership aptitude have been realized through successful ventures in hospitality, real estate, and tour operations. Dakota's vision for Thor Trucks is to create battery-electric commercial vehicles that achieve performance benchmarks of an existing diesel, accomplish higher levels of reliability, and are commercially viable without public subsidization. This vision has led Thor Trucks to building and launching its first fully-electric class-8 semi-truck prototype, the ET-One, in December 2017. The ET-One will enter into production in 2019 along with Thor's medium duty class 6 delivery vehicles. Dakota concurrently serves as CEO and founder of Malibu Wines Safari.

Dakota Semler

Dale Thompson
Manager of Emerging Technologies and Customer Programs, LADWP

Dale Thompson holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has over 35 years broad-based experience in energy efficiency, electric transportation, water, power, aerospace, design, analysis, and project management. Prior to working for the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) he worked for Rockwell International, Rocketdyne division performing stress analysis on the Space Shuttle main engines. For the last 31 years he has been working for LADWP in a variety of capacities, including electric transportation from 1994 to 2004. He currently holds a position at LADWP as the Manager of Emerging Technologies and Customer Programs at the LaKretz Innovation Campus in Downtown Los Angeles.

Dale Thompson

Edwin Liu
president, Industrial Technology Research Institute

ITRI President Dr. Edwin Liu received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Before joining ITRI, he was the Senior Vice President of Smart Grid & Grid Management at Nexant, Inc., where he was responsible for initiatives in advanced grid management solutions and strategies. Prior to Nexant, Dr. Liu worked for Quanta Technology, Bechtel, PG&E, Siemens, and Control Data Corporation (CDC).

Dr. Liu is an expert in big data, smart grids, and wide-area surveillance. He has over 30 years of experience in technology management and has worked closely with industry and academia, which allows him to leverage global R&D resources from international communities. Dr. Liu is an IEEE Fellow and the former Chairman of the IEEE Computer & Analytical Methods Subcommittee. Besides being an energy domain expert, he has practical experience in big data analytics and artificial intelligence research as well as application development, along with a strong background in startups, R&D, and business strategy. He has also served as a consultant for many enterprises.

Edwin Liu

Ian Televik
Director of Marketing, Chanje

Ian Televik is the head of marketing and customer experience at Chanje, an innovation company delivering ground-up designed electric commercial trucks and turnkey energy solutions for the last mile industry. He launched the Chanje brand in 2017 and recently announced FedEx was acquiring 1,000 Chanje trucks, making it the largest commercial EV order in US history. Prior to Chanje, Ian held various marketing, finance, and supplier management roles across the automotive and defense industries. Ian earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Ian Televik

Jordan Smith
Senior Engineer for Emerging Technologies Evaluation, SCE's Grid Technology and Modernization organization

Jordan W. Smith is Senior Engineer for Emerging Technologies Evaluation in SCE's Grid Technology and Modernization organization. He has been evaluating advanced technology vehicles, energy storage, and charging infrastructure for 20 years at SCE's EV Technical Center. In 2011, California adopted battery charger efficiency standards in its appliance code, based in part on prior work by Smith at SCE, work which later led to him to chair the SAE J2894 task force on EV charger power quality. In 2013 he developed and executed the SCE test plan which enabled connection of the first vehicle to grid systems in the L.A. Air Force Base V2G pilot - the first V2G systems aggregated to engage in the California ISO ancillary services market. Mr. Smith received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and an M.S. degree in engineering management from California State Polytechnic University and is a licensed professional engineer in California.

Jordan Smith

Joseph Osha
Managing Director, JMP Securities LLC

Joseph Osha is a Managing Director and senior research analyst with JMP Securities, covering industrial and energy technology. In his role as an analyst he provides equity research coverage for a variety of listed companies including Tesla, First Solar and Sunrun among others.

Prior to joining JMP in 2016, Joe served as Chief Financial Officer at two alternative energy start-ups, Greenfire Energy and Gravity Renewables. Joe previously spent 18 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a senior semiconductor analyst for a decade, winning recognition in rankings produced by Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. More recently, he served as the firm's Deputy Head of Americas Equity Research, Head of Alternative Energy Research and Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity Research. Joe started at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a senior electronics analyst based in Tokyo after beginning his equity research career as an analyst at Baring Securities Japan.

Joe holds an MBA and an MA in East Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and a BS from the University of Richmond. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Joseph Osha

Katie Sloan
Director, eMobility, SCE

Katie Sloan is director of eMobility in Customer Service at SCE. Katie leads a team that develops and implements new products and services for customers. Her team focuses in areas of transportation electrification, customer energy solutions (including energy efficiency & demand response), and building electrification.

Katie previously worked in Strategic Planning at Edison International where she developed innovative business opportunities for the company in areas including micro grids and transportation electrification. Prior to that, Katie led a regulatory and legislative policy team at SCE that worked on procurement of renewable, alternative, and conventional generation issues. Her team's work resulted in approval of 1,000s of megawatts of solar and wind projects. She also worked to pass legislation that helps SCE's customers save 100s of millions of dollars on clean energy.

Katie was also a Public Affairs manager at First Solar responsible for developing global policy positions for the company. In her early career, Katie took on increasing responsibilities at SCE, focusing on policy, strategic, and analytical issues relating to clean energy.

Katie was in the 2016 class of Leadership California, a program with the mission of "Moving Women from Success to Significance." Katie was named one of "40 under 40" young people to watch in Pasadena by Pasadena Magazine and a Woman of Achievement by the San Gabriel Valley YWCA for both her work at SCE and philanthropic activities.

Katie holds a master's degree in regulatory economics and bachelor's degree in business administration from New Mexico State University.

Katie Sloan

Leon Kaunitz
Director of Body and Structural Engineering, NIO USA, Inc.

Leon is a Mechanical Engineer specialized in Road Vehicles. He graduated the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest, Romania, with a MS Degree specialized in New Vehicles Design and Engineering. His specialty is developing new vehicles, advanced technology, lightweight materials and advanced structural concepts.

Leon moved to the USA in 1991 and became US citizen in 1998.

In 1991 Leon started working for Peterbilt Motors Co., in Newark, CA and later in Denton, Texas. At Peterbilt he was responsible for new vehicles design, engineering and technology - body and structure area. As Engineering Manager, he developed, designed & implemented in production the PB 387 truck (body & structure). He also served as Program Manager, vehicle body, responsible for all other aspects of the project (cost, schedule, manufacturing, procurement, etc.).

In 1997 Leon moved with his family to the West Coast, to Freightliner/Daimler Trucks of North America, in Portland, Oregon. At Daimler, Leon was responsible of the new vehicles design as Sr. Engineering Manager. Leon developed two new vehicles for Daimler: M2 Business Class (mid-duty vehicle) and Cascadia (class 8 vehicle). Both successfully implemented in production. At Daimler he was responsible for new vehicles & advanced technology, and led the concept, design, engineering and advanced technology for the body exterior and structure. He also served as Program Manger (SDT Leader) responsible for cost, schedule, manufacturing, procurement, quality.

In 2005 Leon started with Oregon Iron Works, Inc., in Clackamas, Oregon where he created a new Company: United Streetcar, LLC., subsidiary of OIW. Leon was responsible of all engineering and development for the full vehicle. At USC Leon designed and implemented in production 3 new streetcars: for the city of Portland, for the city of Tucson, AZ and a wireless vehicle for Washington, DC.

At the beginning of 2012 Leon joined Tesla Motors Inc., in Fremont, CA as Director of Body and Structural Engineering responsible for design, engineering and new technology. He implemented in production Tesla Model S as well as developed the concepts for Tesla Model X.

At the end of 2013 Leon joined Ford Motor Co., being responsible for Advanced Technology, new Lightweight Materials for the new (all Aluminum) Ford F 150. He implemented in production, in 2015, many new technologies and materials together with the new vehicle body structure.

In October 2015 Leon started with Nio, US (previous NextEV) as Director of Body, Structural Engineering and Advanced Technology. He is employee # 9 for Nio, US and he is actively researching, developing and implementing in production new technology, advanced materials and engineering. He is coordinating activities with offices in San Jose, Shanghai, Munich and UK.

Leon is married and has 2 daughters. Both daughters are students at UCLA, in Los Angeles, CA. His wife, Madalina, is also a mechanical engineer and works for Daimler Trucks of North America, in Portland, OR.

  • Leon is a member for SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) with multiple publications
  • Leon is a Board Member for Euro Car Body - Automotive Circle International organization
  • Leon is a Board Member for Car Body Strategies - Automotive Circle International organization
  • Leon holds the US Patent Office No.: 10,017,037 for Integration of the EV Battery Enclosure into the Vehicle Structure
Leon Kaunitz

Michael Boehm
Managing Director, Advanced Sustainability Institute

Founder of the Advanced Sustainability Institute, dedicated to thought leadership, demonstration, and entrepreneurship in new energy and cleantech, Mr. Boehm is an entrepreneur, consultant and educator in the sustainability space. He serves as Executive Director for the Advanced Transportation Center, Industry Liaison for UCLA's Smartgrid Energy Research Center, and consultant to its EVSE spin off MOEV, and has assisted AeroVironment, Trexa, LADWP, GenOn, LAANE, SaveMe, Sempra and Toyota in their new energy and Electric Vehicle endeavors. He also served as CEO of Solar Energy Development International - an early developer of solar concentrator technology. Mr. Boehm is the Executive Director of the E4 Advanced Transportation Center, coordinating regional efforts toward developing a cleantech industry sector. Educated at Northwestern University and Stanford Graduate School of Business, Michael has taught sustainability in programs at Darden School of Business, UCLA, and the University of santa Clara. Mr. Boehm serves as board member and chairman of the German American Business Association, Southern California, CleanTech and Sustainability Industry Group, co-chair of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation E4-Mobility Alliance, and is an advisor to LA's Clean Tech incubator.

Michael Boehm

Mircea Gradu
Senior Vice President of Validation and Chief Quality Officer , Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.

Mr. Mircea Gradu, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President of Quality and Validation at Velodyne Lidar. He leads Velodyne Lidar to design, develop and manufacture world-class products compliant with the international quality standards.

Mr. Gradu is an Officer of SAE International and the 2018 President and Chairman of the Board.

With over 25 years of experience in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, Mr. Gradu started his career at Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart, Germany, served as Vice President of Transmission Powertrain and Driveline at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and prior to Velodyne led Engineering and Quality at Hyundai Motor America.

An SAE Fellow Mr. Gradu has been awarded 56 patents on mechatronic automotive systems, published over 40 technical papers, was honored with the SAE Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation and listed among the 50 most influential Automotive Executives by Motor Trend, being credited with the revival of the rear-wheel-drive automotive platforms through the introduction of the novel and fuel efficient transmission solutions. He holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Mircea Gradu

Owen Hayes
Race Director, Porsche Motorsport North America

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Owen Hayes

Rajit Gadh
Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC) and Connected Autonomous Electric Vehicle (CAEV) Consortium

Dr. Rajit Gadh is a Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the *UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center* or *SMERC*. He is also Founder and Director of the *Connected and Autonomous Electric Vehicle* or *CAEV*.

Dr. Gadh's research interests include Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles (EV), EV-Grid Integration, Renewable-integration, Distributed Energy Resources, Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, Wireless sensors and RFID, and IOT, . He has over 200 papers in journals, conferences and technical magazines, and several patents granted.

He has a Doctorate degree from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a Masters from Cornell University and a Bachelor's degree from IIT Kanpur. He has taught as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, has been an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and did his sabbatical as a visiting researcher at Stanford University for a year. He has won several awards from NSF (CAREER award, Research Initiation Award, NSF-Lucent Industry Ecology Award, GOAL-I award), SAE (Ralph Teetor award), IEEE (second best student-paper, WTS), ASME (Kodak Best Technical Paper award), AT&T (Industrial ecology fellow award), Engineering Education Foundation (Research Initiation Award), William Wong Fellowship award from University of Hong-Kong, etc., and other accolades in his career. He is on the Editorial board of ACM Computers in Entertainment Publication and the CAD Journal.

Rajit Gadh

Sam Amen
Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Manager, District 11 California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)

Sam Amen, PE, PMP, is an Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Manager with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). With over 29 years' experience in planning, design engineering, traffic operations, construction, and project and program management in both Transportation and defense related industries. Sam is also an Adjunct Professor of Transportation Engineering at San Diego State University, Civil Engineering Department, and currently working on Inelegant Transportation System and connected vehicle regulation/safety.

Sam Amen

Stefan Krause
Founder, Evelozcity

Stefan had a 20 year long career at BMW. He held various positions in Engineering, Sales, Marketing & Financial Services at BMW in Germany and the US.

In 2002 he was promoted to the Board of Management of BMW as Global CFO. During his tenure he was also CEO of Rolls Royce and closely involved with the relaunch of the MINI Brand.

He moved to become the Management Board member responsible for Sales, Marketing and Branding before leaving BMW to accept the Global CFO Position at Deutsche Bank in 2008.

After 8 Years at Deutsche Bank as CFO and Managing Board Member, he became a member of the Supervisory Board of Rocket Internet SE, Berlin.

Before founding EVelozcity he was the CFO and COO at Faraday Future in Los Angeles. He has lived in Colombia, the US, Japan, Germany and the UK. Stefan speaks 3 languages fluently.

Stefan has a high passion for automobiles and the future of mobility, with extensive experience in marketing and lifestyle brands. His love for cars, coupled with his deep network in automotive, finance and technology, has motivated him to create and EV brand that addresses the rising demand for, and the future of, clean mobility.

Stefan Krause

Stella Li
Senior Vice President and President, BYD Company Limited and BYD Motors Inc.

Stella Li is Senior Vice President of BYD Company Limited and President of BYD Motors Inc. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning for BYD's North American and Latin American operations. Under Stella's leadership, BYD has achieved exponential international market growth and became a dominant global force in clean technology and consumer electronics.

BYD Motors Inc. is an American manufacturing company and a wholly owned subsidiary of BYD Company Ltd, a global technology company with over $15B in revenue annually and over 220,000 employees across the globe. BYD was founded in 1995 as a battery manufacturer and advanced consumer electronics company. In 2003, BYD entered the automotive market and began to apply its battery expertise to the challenge of transportation, becoming the largest domestic car manufacturer in China. BYD's unique combination of battery and automotive experience is now revolutionizing every aspect of clean transportation, with a product line of 100% electric buses, trucks, forklifts, passenger vehicles, and monorail systems. BYD's clean energy division also produces energy storage systems, solar panels, and LED lights.

Stella successfully launched BYD's cutting-edge technology products into markets across the globe. In September 1996, Stella joined BYD as a Marketing Manager. She established the first overseas office in Hong Kong in 1997, the European headquarters in Amsterdam in 1999, and the North American headquarters for batteries and consumer electronics in Chicago in 2000. In 2002, she helped develop the partnership between BYD and Motorola, providing the latter with mobile phone batteries and a wide range of components and parts. As the architect of BYD's thriving expansions in the Americas, Stella established the company's North American clean energy and transportation headquarters in Los Angeles in 2011 and its manufacturing in 2013 for electric buses, trucks, and energy modules in Los Angeles County.

Stella earned her B.A. in Statistics from Fudan University - one of the top 5 universities in China and among the most selective institutions of higher learning in the world. She was appointed as Vice President of BYD Company Limited in 2002 and Senior Vice President in 2006. Since 2007, she has focused on BYD's business development throughout the Americas.

Stella Li

Tsu-Chin Tsao
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA

Dr. Tsu-Chin Tsao is Professor at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Henry Samuelli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Tsao received B.S. in engineering from National Taiwan University (1981), and M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1988) in mechanical engineering from University of California Berkeley. Before joining UCLA as Professor in 1999 he was Assistant and Associate Professor at University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Tsao served the UCLA Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department as Vice Chair 2002-05 and Chair 2011-16. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His current research interest includes control systems, mechatronics, and robotics. Recognitions of his research work include ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control Best Paper Award, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award, American Automatic Control Council Hugo S. Shuck Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Flexible Automation Best Paper Award, and International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Mechatronic Systems Award.

Tsu-Chin Tsao

Vandana Mangal

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Vandana Mangal

Waqar Hashim
Vehicle Line Executive and Vice President of Global Program Management, Faraday Future

Waqar Hashim is the Vehicle Line Executive and Vice President of Global program management at Faraday Future. Prior to joining Faraday in 2018, he worked at General Motors as the Chief Engineer for new Chevrolet Blazer and Holden Acadia. He has held various global roles in engineering and development at GM during a career that spanned 24 years. Waqar is a Mechanical Engineer with an MS Degree in Engineering as well as an MBA degree. He is the author of several technical papers and holds three patents on mechanism design. Prior to working at GM, Waqar spent two years as a research student at NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is a global leader focused on creating value by developing effective teams to produce exceptional results in a challenging environment. He is experienced in streamlining operations and increasing organizational efficiency that produces first-time quality. He has launched major vehicle programs with $0.5B budget successfully on time and turned around major products struggling in the market that required significant re-engineering and re-contenting / re-branding with urgency.

He has been following the evolution of the global automotive business for many years and has moved to California recently to be in midst of all the technological evolution.

Waqar Hashim

Previous Speakers/Panelists

Alexander Keros Manager, Advanced Vehicle and Infrastructure Policy General Motors
Andrea Linder Customer Experience Specialist Porsche Motorsport
Angelina Galiteva Board of Governors California ISO
Bernard Soriano Deputy Director California Department of Motor Vehicles
Bill Williams Commercial Sales Director Proterra, Inc
Carley Markovitz Transportation & Land Use Planning Manager AECOM
Colton Ching Vice President, Energy Delivery Hawaiian Electric Company
Dakota Semler CEO Thor Trucks
Dale Thompson Engineer LADWP
Doug Kim Director, Advanced Technology Southern California Edison
Eric Mika Government, and Corporate Affairs EVELOZCITY
Henrik Fisker Chairman Fisker Inc.
João Torres CEO EDP Distribuição, Portuguese Distribution System Operator
Kevin Dasso Senior Director of Smart Grid & Technology Integration Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Lee Krevat Director - Smart Grid San Diego Gas & Electric
Leon Kaunitz Director of Body, Structural Engineering and Advanced Technology NextEV/NIO
Livio Gallo Chief Executive Officer Enel Distribuzione
Mani Srivastava Professor UCLA Electrical Engineering
Mario Gerla Professor UCLA Computer Science
Mark McGranaghan Vice President Electric Power Research Institute
Marvin Moon Director of Power System Engineering Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Matt Mikio Miyasato Assistant Deputy Executive Officer Air Quality Management District
Michael Liu Director, Energy Storage Business Development BYD America
Michelle Bogen Advanced Technology Engineer BMW Group Technology Office
Nancy Ryan Deputy Executive Director for Policy CPUC
Nancy Sutley Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer LADWP
Pat Hoffman Assistant Secretary U.S. DOE
Rajit Gadh Director UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Ramanath Ramakrishnan EVP & Chief Technology Officer Eaton
Robert Weisenmiller Chair California Energy Commission
Ryan Harty Manager of Connected and Environmental Business Development American Honda Motor Co.
Sharmila Ravula CCO and VP of Business Development Bosch Building Grid Technologies
Stephen B. Wemple Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Con Edison
Steve Pazol GM, Wireless Charging Qualcomm Incorporated
Todd Petersen Mobility 2.0 Product Manager LADOT
Tom Doughty Vice President, Customer and State Affairs California ISO
Tsu-Chin Tsao Professor UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace
Veronica Siranosian Senior Project Manager AECOM Ventures
Vibhu Kaushik Director, Grid Technology and Modernization Southern California Edison
Vijaya Ganugula Manager, Demand Response Operations NYISO
Vincent Poor Professor of Electrical Engineering, & Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science Princeton University