Chattanooga Engineers Club

Smart Factory - Global EV Battery Innovation Conference

  • 7 Apr 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • hybrid

Global EV Battery Innovation Conference

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 pm ET

presented by Smart Factory Institute of Tennessee

in collaboration with Deutsch Messe Technology Academy

This year’s Smart Factory Institute event will be a hybrid event held at:

Tennessee Department of Transportation, Administration Building

7512 Volkswagen Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416


9:00am Registration & Networking

9:30am Welcome

9:45am Effective and Efficient American Batteries

Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra, Founder & CEO, Sparkz Inc.

10:30am Charging Technology 101

Dennis Gardner, Western Regional Sales Manager, Phoenix Contact

11:15am Building Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Jeff Cohen, Vice President of Sales, Tritium Technologies LLC

Drew Frye, Manager Electric Vehicle Programs, TVA

Matt Meservy, Director - Long Range Planning Division, TN Department of Transportation

Alexa Voytek, Energy Programs Administrator, TN Department of Environment & Conservation

Panel Moderator: Rick Youngblood, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA)

12:00pm Lunch

12:45pm Solving Battery Materials Supply Chain Issues

Daniel Deas, Chief Operating Officer, Novonix Anode Materials

2:00pm Wireless Charging Innovation

Omer Onar, Research & Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2:30pm Optimized Battery Manufacturing Processes

Matt Mowry, Product Manager, Igus

3:00pm Closing Remarks

3:15pm Adjourn

For additional details and ticket purchase, please visit event page -

Please know in person tickets are limited.

More virtual attendee tickets available.

Priority registration to receive conference boxes ending on March 28th.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software