STEFAN TONGUR, PHD
Vice President of Business Development, Electreon
Stefan Tongur is the Vice President of Business Development at Electreon, the leading provider of wireless charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). Tongur manages and drives Electreon’s work in North America, playing a key role in the company’s introduction to the U.S market. As the founder of the Electric Road System (ERS) definition, Tongur has nearly a decade of experience studying the challenges and opportunities of commercializing ERS in both Europe and North America. His doctoral thesis, entitled “Preparing for takeoff – Analyzing the development of electric road system from a business model perspective” is one of the world’s first on ERS. Tongur holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and Management as well as a Masters in Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
President & CEO, NextEnergy
Jim Saber is President & CEO at NextEnergy. Saber previously lead the business and technology development and demonstration activities to support commercialization and business growth of NextEnergy’s advanced energy clients and stakeholders. Saber’s experience includes the development of over $150 million in technology development and demonstration programs within e-mobility, smart grid, buildings and infrastructure, microgrids, energy storage, renewable energy, and alternative fuels.
He has lead NextEnergy’s work in establishing new technology development and demonstration platforms within next generation energy efficiency and transportation applications. Prior to joining NextEnergy, Saber spent more than a decade in the energy storage industry where he held product and business development positions with Fortune 500 and startup companies. He serves on the boards of TechTown, Detroit 2030 District, Michigan Institute for Energy Innovation, and the external advisory board of the University of Michigan Energy Institute. Jim holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University.
Vice President and Global Technology Lead for Advanced Mobility Systems, Jacobs
With 34 years of experience as an electrical and systems engineer, Brian serves as Jacobs’ Global Technology Leader for Advanced Mobility Systems. He specializes in electrical systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), connected, automated and electric vehicles, battery electric busses, smart cities, Internet of Things, transit systems, networking, and communications. He is currently leading up Jacobs EV mobility initiative.