Hosted by IEEE Power Electronics Society and sponsored by AirFuel Alliance, join this webinar to learn how the rise of wireless power and the adoption of next generation wireless charging technology is helping us achieve the dream of a world without wires.
THE RISE OF WIRELESS POWER
February 24th 2022
10:00AM – 11:00AM ET
Today’s wireless power technologies are failing to deliver what consumers are looking for when we talk about wireless charging.
The most important characteristics for a wireless charging experience are the ability to be able to charge multiple devices of different kinds at the same time and at a distance. A consumer may have a laptop, a mobile phone, and a smartwatch, and they want all of them to be charged simultaneously with true spatial freedom.
Next generation technologies like AirFuel RF and AirFuel Resonant, enabled by emerging research, semiconductor advances, technical standards and regulatory guidance, are finally giving consumers the experience they want and need.
In this webinar, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, President of AirFuel Alliance, will be joined by Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous, to discuss the progress we have made and the opportunities for innovation to achieve our shared dream of a world where we can power up without plugging in.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
President & Chairman of AirFuel Alliance
Sanjay Gupta, Ph.D is President and Chairman of the AirFuel Alliance. Dr. Gupta is an entrepreneurial technology executive with expertise in conceptualizing and launching innovative hardware, firmware, and software systems solutions. He has broad experience identifying market opportunities to create revenue-generating products, developing and implementing product strategy, and establishing market leadership.
Recognized for creating engaging user experiences, building and maintaining product or technology roadmaps, and developing and leading global organizations, Dr. Gupta is a collaborative leader, highly effective in fast-moving matrixed organizations in diverse markets and industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, wearables, and Internet of Things (IoT).
At Motorola Mobility, Dr. Gupta developed and delivered multi-generation product and system solutions for a USD 1B business bringing 80+ new products to market every year and led global organizations of hundreds of people in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Dr. Gupta has a track record of ‘industry firsts’, such as mixed signal wireless charging ASIC, Dell Laptop with wireless charging, Android smartwatch and fitness monitoring ecosystem, and first smartphone with Wi-Fi and Voice Over IP.
CEO of Energous
Mr. Cesar Johnston joined Energous in July 2014 and serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Cesar is a seasoned technologist, entrepreneur, and investor. Prior to Energous, Cesar has had a broad experience in large enterprises and startups. He has previously served as Vice President of Engineering for Wireless Connectivity at Marvell Semiconductor. During his time with Marvell, Cesar led Marvell’s worldwide R&D and development of all Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM, and NFC products. Prior to Marvell, Cesar drove technology innovation at Broadcom responsible for 802.11g and 802.11n products.
Cesar has over 20 years of experience working across hardware, software, and services and is recognized as a pioneer in the technology development of multiple first-of generations of SISO and MIMO wireless products. He serves on the CTO Council for the Global Semiconductor Alliance, is an IEEE Senior Member, and is an advisory board member to KINS Technology Group. He also has written over 40 conference and journal papers and holds 26 patents.
Cesar holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and holds a Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) from the University of California, Berkeley.