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16 SMT007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2022 SMTA International features a keynote pre- sentation by two experts within the electric vehicle industry who will address what it will take to provide the infrastructure to support fast charging of electric vehicles in the United States. Matthew Blackler, founder of ZEF Energy, and Stephen Tok of Tritium Charging will cover the current state of EV infrastructure, challenges, and the outlook from both a stra- tegic and a manufacturing perspective. eir presentation is titled "Charging Forward: Best Practices in Deploying EV Fast Charging Infra- structure." e event is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. CST, in Room 200, at the Minneapolis Con- vention Center. It is free to attend. Matthew Blackler founded ZEF Energy in 2014 with the desire to help make EV own- ership more accessible and utilize his skills in clean technology solutions. Prior to ZEF, Matthew worked as a soware engineer at e Crown Estate creating soware that helped identify the best areas on the UK's continen- tal shelf for offshore wind farms, tidal, and wave generation. He also served as a solutions architect for the UK's Network Rail, where he developed an application that allows users to access a full 360-degree view of any Network railway at any time—essentially a Google Street View for trains. Matthew holds Mas- ter of Science degrees in both advanced infor- mation systems and geographic information science (GISc) from Birkbeck, University of London, and a post-graduate degree in infor- mation technology from Kingston Univer- sity. He and his wife drive a Nissan Leaf and a Chevy Bolt. Stephen Tok is currently director of Amer- icas–Energy and Utility Strategies at Tritium Charging. Prior to joining Tritium in 2018 he worked as regional sales and energy channel partner manager at Trimble, and utility sales director at Comverge. SMT007 Charging Forward: An EV Keynote Presentation Matthew Blackler Stephen Tok

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