1st CharIN North America Conference

Introduction | Opening Speech from CharIN e.V.

Claas Bracklo, VDA
Chairman CharIN e.V.

Claas Bracklo is currently Senior Manager Electromobility at the VDA, Chairman of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.) and representing BMW within the National Platform Electromobility (NPE). He joined BMW in March 2005 and held various senior management positions in research and development with focus on E/E-architectures, system design, hardware/software components and in car networking. Before his current position in the innovation field electromobility he was in charge of body electronics development. He started his career with Mercedes Benz and Daimler in the development of bus systems technology and introduced the CAN and LIN in car networking. He led several teams in the area of system test, architecture and ECU-development. He was initiator and founding member of the LIN, Autosar and FlexRay consortium and acted as the FlexRay spokesperson in the initial phase. Claas Bracklo holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dortmund.

Axel Willikens, Daimler AG
Member of Steering Committee CharIN e.V.

Axel Willikens is the Engineering Sr. Manager for Daimler Global Charging Systems and Advanced Engineering. He started his career at Daimler after earning a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. With more than 34 years of experience, his previous responsibilities include development of charging components, HV/LV wiring and relays, power distribution, vehicle electrical architecture, advanced engineering in power electronics, telematics and cost optimization.

Oleg Logvinov, IoTecha
CharIN e.V. North America Spokesman

Mr. Logvinov is a co-founder, President, and CEO of IoTecha Corporation. IoTecha provides software and hardware products, and Cloud Platform as a Service to power major Internet of Things market segments, including Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Smart Factory. IoTecha is accelerating the Electric Vehicle revolution by providing critical hardware and software components for the Smart Charging infrastructure and enabling the integration of tens of millions of Electric Vehicles with the Power Grid.