The Internet of Things (IoT) could transform our communities, workplaces, and homes, but one issue is holding back innovation: power. Cords and cables hinder smart home technology, in particular, because no one wants to manually charge or replace batteries for 100s of devices.
This session with Hatem Zeine, co-founder and CTO of Ossia, will present the scale of the power challenge, offer a viable solution, and discuss the next steps in addressing the power gap. The solution is a new paradigm of connectivity - one in which safe, ubiquitous, consistent wireless power is distributed like Wi-Fi. We already have the technology to accomplish that. However, changing global power architecture is no small feat. We must create an ecosystem of innovators that build wireless power into new devices. And we must overcome regulatory hurdles that slow down adoption of new technology. Join Hatem for a conversation that will illuminate the future of power and show how mobile innovators can advance IoT by embracing a better vision of connectivity.
Speaker Biography (Hatem Zeine)
Technology innovator and serial entrepreneur Hatem Zeine wants the world to cut the wires between its devices and the electricity needed to power them. With a background in physics, in 2007 Hatem devised the now patented Cota™ technology that transmits power wirelessly.
Hatem's career in technology spans over two decades. In 1990 he founded Zeine Technological Applications, known later as Estarta Solutions, which today is the largest systems integrator in the Middle East, providing turnkey technology solutions to governments, financial institutions and telecom companies. Estarta, where Hatem has also served on the board of directors, was the first company in the region to receive direct investments from Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
Prior to founding Ossia, Hatem was a Principal Software Architect for Microsoft, where he spent seven years working first on the Windows operating system, and later in Web development.
A native of Jordan, he served as co-founder and vice chairman of the Information Technology Association of Jordan prior to relocating to the United States in 2004. Hatem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Manchester in the UK.
Company Profile (Ossia Inc)
Ossia is challenging people's core assumptions about what is possible with wireless power. Ossia's flagship product, Cota, redefines wireless power by safely delivering remote, targeted energy to devices at a distance. Cota, Ossia's patented smart antenna technology, automatically keeps multiple devices charged without any user intervention, enabling an efficient and truly wire-free, powered-up world, that is always on and always connected. Ossia is Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
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