Saying Goodbye to Wires, and Hello to a More Efficient Approach to Powering Up

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Date Oct 14, 2014
Time 09:00 AM EDT
Cost Free
With trillions of dollars having been invested in electricity, it’s no secret that it’s a key mechanism for carrying out most of our operations and day-to-day activities. However, wires and batteries (the traditional tools for enabling electricity transfer) are cumbersome, and as the number of devices continues to increase, managing wires and identifying outlets will only become more difficult. Kaynam Hedayat of WiTricity will explain how wireless electricity addresses these challenges by providing a seamless, easy way to charge. Specifically, Hedayat will offer:
  • An in-depth explanation of resonant energy transfer
  • An overview of how wireless charging can be applied across vertical markets including consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, and defense
  • Insight into when we can expect to live wirelessly – and what needs to happen to realize that future

About WiTricity
WiTricity Corporation was founded in 2007 to commercialize a new technology for wireless electricity invented and patented two years earlier by a team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), led by Professor Marin Soljačić.  Professor Soljačić and team proved the magnetic fields of two properly designed devices with closely matched resonant frequencies can couple into a single continuous magnetic field, enabling the transfer of power from one device to the other at high efficiency and over a distance range that is useful for real-world applications.

Dubbed “highly resonant wireless power transfer” – or “WiTricity®” for short – the team demonstrated WiTricity technology by illuminating a 60 watt light bulb from a power source over 2 meters away (as published in the prestigious journal Science in July 2007).  More important than simply proving they could illuminate a light bulb, the experiment validated their theoretical models of how electric power is wirelessly transferred as a function of the geometry, distance, and electrical properties of the devices used.
About Keynote Speaker Kaynam Hedayat
Kaynam Hedayat is the vice president of product management and marketing at WiTricity where he is responsible for defining and driving the marketing, product strategy, and direction of the company for the entire WiTricity product line.

Hedayat joined the company in February of 2013 from EXFO where he served as CTO and Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing of the Service Assurance Business Unit where he was responsible for defining and driving the strategic and technology direction of the firm. Prior to EXFO, he was CTO and VP of product management at Brix Networks Corporation,  held consulting and engineering positions of increasing responsibility at PictureTel, Xerox Imaging Systems, Stonehand, Inc., and Digital Equipment Corporation.

A 20+ year industry veteran, Hedayat is the lead author and co-author of several standards and is co-holder of several patents. Additionally, Hedayat is co-author of the book, “Multimedia Systems, Standards, and Networks.” Hedayat has a Masters of Engineering degree from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.


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