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Empowering Electric Women: How can we improve safety, accessibility and affordability for all?

Part of the EV SUMMIT'S popular Top Women in EV week, this expert panel discussed how we can make EV ownership safer, more affordable and more convenient for people who identify as women.

Speakers at the event:
  • Erin Baker, Editorial Director, Autotrader
  • Maria Bengtsson, Partner, EY
  • Kate Tyrrell, Founder, ChargeSafe
  • Charnjit Saranna, Co-Founder, Electric Zoo
  • Iryna Kocharova, Head of Corporate Customer Journey & Sustainability, Motor Finance and Leasing, Lloyds Banking Group

Hosted by: Gill Nowell, Head of Electric Vehicles, LV= General Insurance

How do we deliver a decarbonised international aerospace sector?

As the need to create a net-zero world becomes more and more pressing, on this panel we delved into the notoriously complex prospect of decarbonising aviation, in partnership with EY. Our expert panelists discussed the future of aviation and innovations in the new global market space, drawing on the recent successes and advancements of the electric vehicle industry.

Speakers at the event:
  • Matthew Ward, UKI Lead Aerospace and Defence, EY
  • Katya Akulinicheva, CFO, ZeroAvia
  • Rachael Everard, Head of Sustainability, Rolls-Royce
  • Steve Wright, Senior Research Fellow, Avionics and Aircraft Systems, UWE
  • Matt Finch, Policy Manager UK, Transport & Environment
  • Dr Harini Kulatunga, Former Head of Solutions and Head of UK, Airbus Urban Mobility

Moderated by Ade Thomas

How can women drive leadership in the EV industry?

As part of our hugely successful Top Women in EV campaign, a week long celebration of women driving forward the emobility industry, this panel aims to inspire the next generation of top women by motivating the sector to embrace a diverse workforce.

Our panellists told us their stories and presented strategies on how we can work together to press ‘refresh’ on our rapidly growing industry.

Speakers at the event:
  • Barbara Calixto, Chief Marketing Officer at Wallbox Chargers
  • Maria Bengtsson, Partner at EY
  • Louise Hardman, Head of Marketing and Events at Polestar UK
  • Kelly Becker, President at Schneider Electric UK & Ireland
  • Swarna Ramanathan, Associate Partner at Mckinsey & Company
  • Samantha Keay, Head of Cleantech at Piper Maddox

Moderated by Michelle Davis, Head of Automotive, LinkedIn

EV SUMMIT Online Series: 'The end-to-end EV experience' in partnership with Geotab

What does the end-to-end journey of electrifying a fleet entail?

This EV SUMMIT Online Event in partnership with Geotab covers the full EV experience and all the relevant partners required when electrifying your fleet. The discussion includes use cases, challenges for different stakeholders and how to prepare for 2030.

Speakers at the event:
  • David Savage, Associate Vice President - UK & Ireland, Geotab
  • Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low
  • Olly Craughan, Head of CSR, DPD UK
  • James McKemey, Head of Insights, Pod Point Ltd

Moderated by James Carter

EV Summit Online Series: 'Leasing and the Acceleration of EVs' in partnership with LeasePlan

With a 2030 ban on ICE vehicles on the horizon, how can businesses, from HR to procurement, and from fleet managers to senior business leaders, adopt sustainability, and in particular, break down the barriers to make a case for electric vehicle adoption?

This EV SUMMIT Online Event in partnership with LeasePlan covers cost effectiveness, employee brand benefits, infrastructure and the broader case for sustainability in the electric vehicle sector.

Speakers at the event:
  • Matt Walters, Head of Consultancy, Leaseplan
  • Penelope Guarnay, Carbon Programme Manager, BT
  • Lorna McAtear, Fleet Manager, National Grid
  • Simon Down, Associate Director, Deloitte
  • Oliver Johnson, Business Development Manager for EV charging, ABB

Moderated by Ade Thomas

The Drive to Net Zero in partnership with Schneider Electric

The world is changing faster than we ever imagined and is leaving many companies behind. This online event looks at how to build a sustainability strategy that will help you make the move to being fully electric.

Speakers at the event:
  • Mike Hughes, President UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric
  • Matt Allen, CEO, Pivot Power
  • Toddington Harper, CEO GRIDSERVE
  • Charlie Jardine, CEO, EO
  • Oliver Craughan, Head of CSR, DPD UK

Moderated by Ade Thomas

EV SUMMIT online - World EV Day

On World EV Day on the 9th September 2020, we hosted a series of high level business and policy events, bringing the world’s emobility leaders together to discuss the key narratives driving electrification and sustainable transport forwards.

Emobility and the Green Recovery (World EV Day)

In this important discussion in today's post-Covid industry, we discussed how Green Recovery goes hand-in-hand with increased emobility usage and examined what can be done to support the growing industry.

Speakers at the event:
  • Rachel Maclean, UK Transport Minister
  • Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe
  • Alison Jones, MD for Groupe PSA in the UK
  • Daniel Bentham, UK Managing Director, ubitricity
  • Melanie Lane, CEO, NewMotion

Moderated by Ade Thomas

Marketing and emobility (World EV Day)

This panel takes a look at marketing's crucial role for consumer understanding of the key role electric vehicles play in creating a greener world, and whether or not marketing ideas are a few steps behind the technical infrastructure.

Speakers at the event:
  • Amber Putignano, Emobility Solutions, Global Marketing Leader, ABB
  • Tim Jones, Director of Marketing, DPD
  • Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low
  • Roni Dvir, Head of Marketing at Driivz

Moderated by Ade Thomas

Emobility in US Cities (World EV Day)

The opportunity for Electric Vehicles is greatest in cities where zero emissions are most needed. We take a deep dive to see what cities are doing to facilitate EV introduction as soon as possible.

Speakers at the event:
  • Asaf Nagler, Senior Director - Government Relations, ABB
  • Erika Myers, Principal - Transportation Electrification, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
  • Sarah Reed, Program Manager - Public Fleets, Electrification Coalition
  • Mike Salisbury, Transportation Energy Lead at the City & County of Denver
  • Catherine Kummer, Climate Advisor - Charlotte, North Carolina

Moderated by James Carter

Investing in US emobility

Investment in EV OEMs is all the rage today, yet it also needs to be supported by investment in EV infrastructure. This panel takes a close look at the importance of the financials in the EV conversation.

Speakers at the event:
  • Ahmad Thomas, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG)
  • Arcady Sosinov, CEO, FreeWire Technologies
  • Dan Adler, Governor’s Newsom’s Climate Finance Advisor
  • Catherine Kargas, VP, Marcon
  • Robi Mitra, Finance Director, Bollinger Motors

Moderated by James Carter

Employment and the Green Recovery in the EV Sector in partnership with Hyperion

In this important discussion around jobs in the emobility sector, we assessed the state of recruitment and employment in the industry post COVID-19, as well as the role of inclusion and diversity in the EV space.

Speakers at the event:
  • David Hunt, CEO & Founder, Hyperion Executive Search
  • Jordan Brompton, Co-Founder, myenergi
  • Terry Travis, Co-Founder & Principal, EVNoire
  • Fiona Howarth, CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles
  • Tanya Sinclair, Director of Policy UK, Ireland and Nordics, ChargePoint

EV Trucks in partnership with SVLG (Silicon Valley Leadership Group)

Silicon Valley Leadership Group in partnership with Green.TV led the very first session of the EV SUMMIT Online Series: What is the road to electric trucking?

A panel of industry leaders and experts discussed the future of electric trucks and e-cargo in and around our cities.

Speakers at the event:
  • Heidi Sickler, Director, Energy and Environment Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Claire McConnell, Director of Business Development, Proterra
  • Rob Fowler, CEO, Volta Trucks
  • Adam Barmby, Founder, EAV Cargo
  • Brad Kavin, Co-Founder and CEO, Lieef
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