22-26 October 2017
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

Speakers & Presenters

  • Brian Zahnstecher

    Brian Zahnstecher is a Power Electronics Engineer and Principal of PowerRox, a power electronics consulting firm in San Jose, CA, USA, where he focuses on power design, integration, system applications, OEM market penetration, and private seminars for power electronics. He has over 13 years of experience and previously held positions in power electronics with industry leaders Emerson Network Power, Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard.

    Brian holds a Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Chair of San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.

  • Petar J. Grbović

    Petar J. Grbović received the Dipl. Eng. (B. Sc) and M.Sc. degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1999 and 2005, and a Ph.D from the Laboratoire 'Électrotechnique et d'Électronique de Puissance deLille, l'Ecole Centrale de Lille, France in 2010.

    Dr Grbovic is a R&D research engineer and has published over 50 IEEE conference/journal papers, 10 IEEE tutorials and a book "Ultracapacitors in power Conversion Systems: Analysis, Modeling and Design in Theory and Practice". He has 14 patents granted and six patent application pending. He has previously has held positions with RDA Co, Belgrade, CESET Italy, PDL Electronics, New Zealand, Schneide Toshiba Inverter Europe, France.

    Since 2011 Dr Grbovic has been with HUAWEI Technologies at the Europe Energy Competence Center in Germany and currently is the Senior Expert in the area of power electronics and power conversion. He also is a scientific member of Center of Power Electronics and Drives (C-PED), Roma TRE University in Italy. The focus of his research is on application of advanced energy storage devices, power converter topologies, advanced power semiconductor devices, control of power converters and semiconductor devices.

  • Dr Ehsan B. Haghighi

    Dr Ehsan B. Haghighi is a thermal design engineer with a PhD in Thermal and Flow management and M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Management from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University, Iran.

    Dr Haghighi has previously been a thermal engineer for Envirotainer Engineering AB, Sweden, a thermal specialist with Dantherm Cooling AB, Sweden, and a R&D thermal engineer within the Thermal Technology Division of Fujikura Ltd., Japan.

    He recently took up a position as a thermal expert with Northvolt AB, Sweden. He is also a member of the international INTELEC Executive Committee.

  • Cal Lahteenmaa

    Cal Lahteenmaa is an electronic engineer specialising in Telecom and Data Centre infrastructure and energy systems, and has 35 years of strong infrastructure build expertise in Asia Pacific, North America and South Africa. Between 1982 and 2009, Cal was variously a Project Director, Infrastructure Director, and Core Engineering Manager with Nortel. Since 2010 he has been with Vertiv Co (formally Emerson) and currently is the Technical Director of Telecom Solutions Architect Asia Pacific business.

  • Carlos Ordenez

    Carlos Ordenez is an electrical engineering background and specialises in energy systems for telecommunications infrastructure. Carlos has more than 37 years’ experience in DC Power, Outside Plant and Hybrid Energy Systems in the Asia Pacific region. For the years 1980-2000, Carlos was an Energy Systems Enginer with Ericsson, and since 2000 he has been a Telecom Solution Architect with Vertiv Co.

  • Dr Yu Yonezawa

    Dr Yu Yonezawa is a researcher in the Computer Systems Laboratory of Fujitsu Laboratories in Japan. His current research area is power supply technologies, particularly model-based development of a digitally controlled powersupply. He gained experience in circuit design at Tohoku Electronics Industries Limited. Thereafter, he earned a PhD in functional materials from Ishinomaki Senshu University, Japan, in 2005. Since 2009, he has been employed with Fujitsu Laboratories.

  • Mr Hiroshi Nakao

    Hiroshi Nakao has a Master's Degree in Physics from the Tokyo University of Science, Japan. Since 1989 he has been with the Fujitsu Laboratories in Japan researching in a wide range of fields, from semiconductor materials and devices to server power supply systems. In 2015, Mr Nakao also became a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Engineering at Nagasaki University, where he is using Fujitsu Laboratories' original model-based design scheme to study failure prediction of switching mode power supplies.

  • Ole Vigerstol

    Ole Vigerstol has a long career in telecom powering arena and is expert in batteries and energy storage systems in the ICT energy infrastructure. After completing his Electrical Engineering Degree at Gothenburg’s Technical Institute in Sweden, Ole worked as a telecommunications engineer with LM Ericsson, Sweden before taking a position with Nife Jungner as a region sales manager of Nickel-Cadmium battery products for the Africa and Middle East. From 1976 to 1985, Ole was the Managing Director of Nife Batteries in Sydney, Australia before transferring to Nife Inc in Rhode Island, USA as VP of sales and marketing. After Nife merged with Saft in 1992, Ole continued to work for Saft and retired from the position of VP Sales and Marketing, Industrial Batteries North America in 2012. He now is engaged in consultancy work. Ole is an IEEE member and has been a regular participant at INTELEC conferences for the last 20 years. He was a member of the INTELEC Management Committees for INTELEC 2010 and INTELEC 2012.

  • Harol Koyama

    Mr. Harol (Hal) Koyama is CEO of H2 PowerTech LLC (previously IdaTech, LLC) focused on developing hydrogen production and fuel cell power generation products capable of competing with traditional power generation systems, such as diesel generators, for grid-connected backup power and off-grid primary power applications. Prior to joining IdaTech, Mr. Koyama was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine Corporation, and prior to that, Vice President of Business Development for International Fuel Cells (a subsidiary of United Technologies).

    Mr. Koyama holds a degree in Physics & Mathematics from the University of Oregon, a Masters Equivalent in Nuclear Engineering from the Naval Nuclear Power Training program and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is currently a member of the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC).

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  • Key Dates
  • Close of earlybird 18 August 2017
  • Final Paper Submission18 August 2017
  • Accommodation booking deadline18 September 2017
  • 9am - Tutorials and Welcome reception 22 October 2017
  • Main stream conference 23 - 26 October 2017
  • Conference closes at 4:30pm26 October 2017
  • INTELEC© 201722-26 October 2017