Alex Gruzen

WiTricity

Chief Executive Officer

Alex Gruzen is the Chief Executive Officer of WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance. Before WiTricity, Mr. Gruzen co-founded Texas-based Corsa Ventures, where he focused on building leading technology companies via early-stage investments. Prior to Corsa, he was the Senior Vice President of the Consumer and Small Medium Business Product Group at Dell, and previously led the company’s global notebook computer business. His experience spans product development, global sales and marketing, operations, and growth through mergers and acquisitions, having also held leadership roles at Hewlett Packard, Compaq, and Sony. Mr. Gruzen holds a SM and SB in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sessions With Alex Gruzen

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 07:00 pm - 03/mar/2021 07:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: EV Charging Infrastructure: Conquering range anxiety

    Panel Transportation & Mobility
    Despite prolific year-on-year growth of battery electric vehicles (BEV) in many major markets, consumer data points to public charging infrastructure as being a barrier to adoption for a potential “second wave” of more-cautious adopters. According to the 2020 IHS Markit Supply Chain & Technology E-Mobility Consumer Survey, range or a lack of charging infrastructure were among the top reasons not to buy or repurchase an electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PEV). To provide a satisfactory charging experience, the right quantity and type of infrastructure needs to be provided in the right place, at an acceptable price, and with the utmost reliability. Is this aim possible? Are the corresponding business cases for infrastructure providers viable? Are clear infrastructure usage patterns emerging as more PEVs come to market? What are technology leaders developing to support such critical aims?