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, 9 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 05:10 pm

    The Challenges Facing EV Charging Infrastructure in the Decade Ahead

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    Despite the prolific year-on-year growth of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in many major markets, charging infrastructure is still perceived as one of the major obstacles preventing more widespread consumer adoption. Over the coming years, considerable investments from various automotive and non-automotive stakeholders are expected, and IHS Markit’s Supply Chain & Technology charging team foresees a cumulative annual increase of more than 40% in charging station deployment during the next decade. What challenges must be addressed in deployment of BEV charging station infrastructure? Which factors will determine the extent of installation growth? How might governments’ financial pledges support these ambitious goals?