Innovation is coming that will forever change your commute and change our cities. This session will explore innovations in transportation. We’re proud to have three influential movers and thinkers in the transportation space speaking: Bryan Wilson of OLEV Technologies, Andrew Amigo, CEO Blackburn Energy, Amory Lovins Chairman, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Mark Rabinsky, (session moderator) Associate Director, CommuterChoice, TDM, & Sustainability, Harvard University.
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Amory B. Lovins, an American consultant experimental physicist and 1993 MacArthur Fellow, has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, economy, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries for over 40 years, including 14 years based in England. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design and in superefficient buildings, factories, and vehicles.
Bryan S. Wilson is the CEO of OLEV (On Line Electric Vehicle) Technologies. OLEV is commercializing a breakthrough in wireless power transfer for the industrial electric vehicle industry. With OLEV, an EV can be continuously powered while moving or when stopped eliminating the need to be pulled out of service to recharge. Wireless electrification requires minimal, easy to install infrastructure. No more plugs, wires or overhead cables. The necessary components are buried underground and hidden beneath the vehicle, allowing the OLEV system to offer invisible recharging. Regular stops become convenient charging opportunities, eliminating the need for extra fleet vehicles or redundant battery packs. OLEV will accelerate the acceptance of purely electric vehicles as a viable option by solving technological issues that limit the commercialization of electric vehicles.
Prior to OLEV, Bryan spent the last 12 years as an entrepreneur developing infrastructure for the wireless communications industry. Bryan provided clients with successful development solutions for wireless deployment in the most challenging regulatory environments in the Northeast while developing a successful portfolio of towers that were acquired by a National wireless asset manager. Additional experience includes work in finance, analytical consulting, and commercial real estate development.
Bryan is an instrument-rated private pilot, community volunteer, and avid adventure traveler. He lives near Boston with his wife of 25 years and their four children.
Andrew J. Amigo is an entrepreneur and founder of Blackburn Energy, LLC. Blackburn makes a power unit for long haul trucks that eliminates idle time saving $10K & 21 tons/CO2 per truck annually. Blackburn is a 2014 CleanTech Open Northeast Semi-finalist and a 2015 Mass CEC Catalyst Award winner.
Andrew has held a variety of roles in several transportation companies including FedEx and TNT. Andrew has 15+ years experience in law, economics, and international relations where he helped found international NGO ICDAA. As Director of Strategic Investments at Hartford Ventures he served as a board observer for all investments, including ChargePoint and Driverside. Andrew is an advisor to numerous start-ups, co-founder Joinvestor & d-social.com and an inventor with 10 issued patents.
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Mark Rabinsky is the Associate Director of CommuterChoice, TDM, & Sustainability at Harvard University. Harvard’s CommuterChoice program manages a range of sustainable transportation options for employees. These options include subsidies for MBTA passes, carpool, or bicycle commuters, as well as university-wide relationships with Hubway and Zipcar. Prior to Harvard, Mark worked as a Clean Cities Coordinator in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where among his many accomplishments was a statewide plan designed to prepare Michigan for electric vehicles and electric vehicle infrastructure. Prior to his work as a Clean Cities Coordinator, he served as the Director of Sustainability at Jackson Community College, in Jackson, Michigan where he also taught sustainability classes and developed curriculum for the college. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan.