UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research CenterConnected Autonomous Electric Vehicle
Electric Transportation of Goods and People and the resulting impact on Energy Infrastructure ConferenceTuesday, September 15, 2020

All times are PDT or Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM    Conference Check-in

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM    Introduction
Rajit Gadh

State of the EV charging infrastructure industry during and post COVID

Rajit Gadh, Professor and Director, UCLA CAEV, SMERC, ESmart

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM    Opening Talk
Gary Gero

Regional Approaches to Sustainable Transportation

Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM    Panel Discussion: Electrification of Truck Fleets, advances in technologies and impact on goods movement

Bob Purcell

It's All in the Mission. But it Starts with a Vision.

Bob Purcell, CEO, VIA Motors International

Dakota Semler Dakota Semler, Founder and CEO, XOS Trucks
Keshav	Sondhi Keshav Sondhi, Director - Fleet Engineering & Sustainability, PepsiCo, Inc.
Aparna Mehta Aparna Mehta, Vice President - Global Customer Solutions, UPS

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM    Break Outs

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Talk
Rajit Gadh Rajit Gadh, Professor and Director, UCLA CAEV, SMERC, ESmart

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Keynote Speech
Stella Li Stella Li, President, BYD Motors Inc.

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM    Lunch Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM    Panel Discussion: Infrastructure and Grid Impact resulting from Electrification of Transportation including the role of Smart Charging, V1G and V2G

Amin Ghazanfari

Electric Transportation and Energy Infrastructure

Amin Ghazanfari, Principal Scientist, Hydro-Qu├ębec's Centre of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage

Noel Crisostomo Noel Crisostomo, Air Pollution Specialist, California Energy Commission
Jordan	Smith Jordan Smith, Senior Engineer for Emerging Technologies Evaluation, Southern California Edison

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Keynote Speech
Jack Allen

Revolutionizing Transportation

Jack Allen, Chairman & CEO, Proterra

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM    Break Outs

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM    Charging Infrastructure and its relationship to Operations - Perspectives on light, medium and heavy duty EVs (cars, trucks, buses)

Vandana (Ana) Mangal Vandana (Ana) Mangal, Faculty Lecturer, UCLA and Executive Director of Easton Technology Management Center (former), UCLA Anderson School of Management

Marc Manning

Charging Infrastructure and its relationship to Operations

Marc Manning, Senior Director, Vehicle Engineering & Acquisition, LA Metro
Lincoln Bleveans

How The Rubber Hits The Road In Burbank

Lincoln Bleveans, Assistant General Manager, Power Supply, Burbank Water and Power
Ganesh V. Iyer

NIO's company introduction, mission/vision and the EV product lines

Ganesh V. Iyer, EVP, Managing Director, NIO USA

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Keynote Speech
Nancy Sutley

Los Angeles' Electric Transportation and Decarbonization Future

Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainabiity Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Keynote Speech
Freeman Shen

The Rise of Smart Connectivity

Freeman Shen, Founder and CEO, WM Motor

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Conference Closing - Open Participation from the Audience


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