Advances in Wireless Power Technology for Wearable and Mobile Devices (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2014)

Mr David Schatz, Vice President of Sales & Business Development
WiTricity Corporation
United States
 
Nov 20, 2014.

Presentation Summary

As standards for wireless power transfer emerge, and products start to show up in the marketplace, wireless power is becoming integrated into the energy landscape. Charging smartphones, wearables, and other mobile devices will soon be commonplace, and consumers will demand products with wireless charging capabilities. In this session, Grant Reig, Director of Product Management of WiTricity Corporation, will talk about a near future where wireless power is embedded into our homes, offices, and public spaces, offering wireless charging everywhere, and a world where power cords quickly disappear.

Speaker Biography (Grant Reig)

Grant Reig is the Director of Product Management at WiTricity where he is responsible for defining and driving the product strategy and direction of the automotive and WiCAD design environment product lines. Reig joined the company in early 2014 from Olympus where he served as the Executive Director of Product Management for the global NDT product group. He has held multiple product management positions throughout his career across a wide range of disciplines successfully launching products into new and developed markets. Reig holds a High Tech MBA from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.

Company Profile (WiTricity Corporation)

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WiTricity Corp. was founded in 2007 to commercialize an exciting new technology for wireless electricity invented two years earlier at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A team of physicists, led by Professor Marin Soljačić, developed the theoretical basis for this method for wireless electric power transfer in 2005. Prof. Soljačić was recognized with a MacArthur Fellowship in September 2008. In addition, his work was recognized as one of the "Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2008" by Technology Review, "Top 100 Science Stories of 2007" by Discover Magazine, and cited in The New York Times Magazine: "The Year in Ideas - 2007."
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