8.15 AM - registration and breakfast
9.00 AM - Welcome from Richard Jordan, K&L Gates
9.10 AM - Presentations and Q&A, chaired by Anne McIvor
10.30 AM - Event ends
Breakfast Briefing: EV Infrastructure
The Electric Vehicle Investor Club/Cleantech investor and K&L Gates will host a breakfast briefing on the theme of EV infrastructure on Thursday 8 December 2011.
Recharging of EV batteries will be critical to the success of the EV industry. Governments around the world, at national, regional and city levels, are supporting the roll-out of infrastructure for PHEVs and EVs.
This breakfast briefing aims to address the investment opportunities emerging in infrastructure technologies as well as to discuss the role of these technologies in the EV industry more generally.
An expert panel will discuss the latest developments in EV charging, including fast charging and wireless charging technology.
Martin Hale - Head of Marketing & Sales, UK & Ireland at ABB
Christoph Frank - Vice President of Sales for Europe, Greenlots
David Martell - Chief Executive, Chargemaster
Joe Barrett - Senior Director of Marketing, Qualcomm
Simon Crowfoot - Commercial Director, Ecotricity
The EV Investor Club
Cleantech Investor has launched the EV Investor Club. Membership is open to professionals active in the EV and associated industries and to the investment community. The club meets on a regular basis to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities in this emerging space. In addition to the regular breakfasts, club members are invited to the EV film series, commencing in September 2011.
Membership of the club costs £155 and a one-off joining fee of £20 (VAT is included). This price includes free entry to the quarterly EV Investor Breakfasts, subject to space (value £96); annual subscription to Cleantech magazine (value £135); reduced price advertising in selected issues of Cleantech magazine and on the EV section of the Cleantech Investor website; reduced price entry to other EV events hosted by partner companies; free/reduced price priority attendance at the EV film nights and other events organised by the club.
Attendance at the EV Investor Breakfast on 8 December is free to members of the EV Investor Club. By purchasing club membership from this website you will be registered automatically for this event. Attendance at future breakfast events will require registration to secure a place - although there will be no fee.Join the EV Investor Club!
Martin Hale - Head of Marketing & Sales, UK & Ireland (EV Charging Infrastructure Group) at ABB
Martin Hale is the Head of Marketing & Sales for UK and Ireland for EV Charging Infrastructure at ABB. ABB acquired Dutch company Epyon Power, one of the world's leading ultra fast charging solutions providers, on 1st July and changed its name to ABB in August. ABB’s Terra range of rapid electric vehicle chargers are web-connected, intelligent, with the capability to rapidly charge two cars simultaneously in under 20 minutes. As the global electric vehicle market for cars and commercial vehicles looks set to grow substantially in 2011 and beyond, Terra charging stations address two of the most significantly perceived barriers to growth in the low carbon vehicle market – range anxiety and a lack of fast-charging infrastructure.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB group of companies operates in around 100 countries, employs about 117,000 people and turns over in excess of $30 billion.
As well as his current position working for this technology solutions provider in the rapid charging sector, Martin also has experience from the operators' perspective. Before that, he helped develop various brands including Canon, Chelsea Building Society, e2save (Carphone Warehouse), Eastern Electricity (now eOn), IBM, ICI, Sandoz and Toyota.
David K Martell - Chief Executive, Chargemaster Plc
David Martell is the Chief Executive and founder of Chargemaster, the parent company of POLAR - which provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
David has over 30 years of experience in the successful establishment of national-coverage businesses. In 1989 he set up Trafficmaster, the traffic monitoring system operating through a nationwide network of bridge-mounted sensors. The traffic information supplied by Trafficmaster, either directly through in-car screen-based products or via motoring organisations such as the RAC, allows motorists to avoid jams in real time.
POLAR is his passion and he will not rest until every parking space has an EV charging post!
Joe Barrett - Senior Director of Marketing, QUALCOMM
Joe Barrett is Senior Director of Marketing, QUALCOMM European Innovation Development. He is responsible for wireless electric vehicle charging strategy, vision, messaging, market research, market analysis and public relations. Joe is also responsible for liaising with the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) and sits on the executive committee.
Joe joined QUALCOMM in January 2006 as part of the Flarion Technologies acquisition. While at Flarion he helped create the business environment that supported trials with tier 1 mobile operators and the eventual commercial deployment of FLASH-OFDM technology. Previously Joe was director of industry marketing at Nokia Networks, where he helped to define and communicate the company's messages, materials and story, promoting the evolution towards 3G-network deployment.
Prior to Nokia, Joe worked in sales and marketing in the UK's emerging mobile phone market, witnessing firsthand the explosive growth of mobile communications. He started his communications career in the Royal Navy as a radio engineer and then with BT. Joe holds an MSc. in Marketing from the University of Glamorgan and is the co-editor of the book 'Services for UMTS', published by Willey in 2001.
Simon Crowfoot - Commercial Director, Ecotricity
Simon Crowfoot is Commercial Director for Ecotricity. Part of his responsibilty includes Ecotricity's joint venture with Welcome Break in establishing the UK's first nationwide EV charging network, one powered by its own renewable energy production. Previously Simon has held senior roles with companies such as Tesco and DSG as well as being involved in start-ups.
Ecotricity is the world's first renewable utility company and is the next biggest utility after the 'Big Six' in the UK.