The proliferation of handheld devices across our daily lives means we are often tethered via wires to power outlets. New, inductive-based technologies are enabling us to remove wires from the equation and eliminate the frustration of having to periodically plug in our gadgets. But, as wireless charging evolves and customers’ requirements increase, a second-generation technology is needed to support multiple device charging, freedom of placement, and most important wireless power delivery at-a-distance from the wireless charger—not just at contact. Cesar Johnston, COO and EVP of Engineering at Energous and a leading authority on wireless power, will share his vision for the future of Wireless Power Transmission. He will describe a second-generation RF Wireless Power solution that supports both at-contact and over-the-air wireless charging, ultimately transforming the way consumers and industries wirelessly charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond.

About the Speaker

Cesar Johnston is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering for Energous. He’s responsible for accelerating open innovation in new and emerging wireless power technologies, systems, and markets. 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 lead 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 recognized as a pioneer in the technology development of multiple first-of generations of SISO and MIMO wireless products. He is an IEEE Senior Member, and he has written over 40 conference and journal papers and holds 23 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.