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Right Tech, Wrong Time: About The Need For A Strong And Mature Ecosystem For Electrification
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
10:00 - 10:20
When looking at the electrification of transport, its survival is dependent on several key industries collaborating to push vision into reality. Christopher Burghardt, ChargePoint's Managing Director of Europe, will discuss how society is ready for the shift; but before we get to mass adoption - the ecosystem needs to fully develop. Tactically, he will run through the major players involved, how the ecosystem currently works, the hurdles standing in the way from major progress, and how collaboration is the only way forward.
Mark Braby leads the Strategic Partnerships team at ChargePoint, with a focus on the European market. This includes managing ChargePoint's investors, Auto OEM vertical, and Open Network strategy. Mark came out of the clean tech industry, working in strategy and business development for Enphase and running Bosch's project finance team focused on executing commercial scale solar projects. Prior to that Mark worked in finance, both in the corporate and investment banking as an equity analyst. Mark has degrees from Miami University (BS) and Duke University (MBA), and currently resides in Munich with his family.
ChargePoint is the leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. With more than 66,000 public and semi-public commercial charging spots and thousands of customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 55 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 60 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 1.4 billion gas-free miles on dispensed energy