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Accelerating the EV transition with AI and Data

By April 10, 2024April 30th, 2024No Comments

Thursday, June 6, 2024
11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM GMT
Duration: 1 Hour
Sponsor: Salesforce

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In the transition to a clean, equitable energy future, more and more energy companies are turning to AI to help manage their customer and stakeholder relationships, improve employee productivity, and optimize their operations and margins. It all hinges on AI’s ability to help us make better decisions with massive datasets at unprecedented speed.

As we roll out electrification infrastructure at a record pace, utility companies can apply AI to inform energy system design, optimize decisions, and automate predictive maintenance. A great example of this use case is electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The available data from vehicle telemetry, grid sensors, and consumer behavior is unprecedented. But to orchestrate it will require equally unprecedented trust between service providers who have never had to collaborate before, offering a shared value proposition to EV drivers and utility customers.

In this webinar, Kelly James, SVP and GM of Energy & Utilities at Salesforce, and Apoorv Bhargava, CEO of WeaveGrid, share how utilities, automakers and charging companies are using data and AI to optimize EV charging networks, working together to deliver the best outcomes for customers and the grid.


Kelly James
SVP & GM, Energy & Utilities Industries

Kelly James heads Salesforce’s energy and utilities industry strategy globally, delivering industry solutions and product innovations that help utilities and energy companies lead through the energy transition and transform their customer relationships. She also sits on the advisory board of WeaveGrid.

Over the course of her 20+ years experience in utility and energy software solutions, Kelly has led global teams building and delivering billing, meter data management, energy efficiency, CIS, asset, and customer experience solutions to utilities and energy companies. Kelly’s previous experience includes Oracle Utilities, Opower, where she was a Global Leader in Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management; First Data, where she led the Global Strategy for Competitive Retail Energy; and Vlocity, where as GM she built the Energy & Utilities practice that is now Salesforce Energy and Utilities.

Apoorv Bhargava
CEO and Cofounder

Apoorv Bhargava is the CEO and Co-founder of WeaveGrid. WeaveGrid is a Series B software company that drives rapid decarbonization at the intersection of clean energy and transportation, by helping some of the largest utilities and automakers transform electric vehicles into grid assets and enabling wide scale EV adoption.

Apoorv has dedicated his entire career to furthering innovation in the climate and energy sectors. His prior experiences include Opower and NRG, as well as in management consulting and venture capital in the climate space. Apoorv holds an MBA and an MS from Stanford University, and graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a B.A. in Economics.

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