Battery development in a rapidly-changing industry

The transportation industry is changing, maybe even faster than you think. Join us to find out what it all means for battery development.



  • 3PM London / 10AM New York
  • Free

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Tom Spangler
Senior Marketing Manager, Product Engineering Software

Tom Spangler has more than 30 years of experience in CAD and PLM, including 15 years in design, IT, and data management in the automotive industry at both the OEM and supplier levels. Tom completed his master’s degree in business administration in 2006 and joined Siemens in 2008 as a marketing manager. In that role he has created and contributed to multiple product launches, marketing campaigns, and other initiatives.

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Ed Bernardon
Vice President Motorsports / Racing Strategy

Ed is Vice President Motorsports / Racing Strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Responsibilities include strategic planning and business development in areas related to all forms of racing and sustainable motorsports. Previous responsibilities include strategic planning and business development for mobility and transportation. He hosts the Future Car Podcast and was a co-founder of VISTAGY, acquired by Siemens, that developed composite engineering software for the automotive and aerospace industry. Previously he directed the Automation Technology Group at Draper. He has a MSME MIT, BSME Purdue and MBA from Butler.

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Dr. Puneet Sinha
Senior Director, Battery Industry

Puneet Sinha is the Senior Director, Battery Industry for Siemens Digital Industries Software. He heads company’s strategy and cross-functional growth focus for batteries.

Puneet has more than 15 years of industrial experience in battery and electric vehicles go to market strategy, product development and taking pre-revenue startup to successful exit. Prior to joining Siemens, he has worked at General Motors where he led global R&D teams to solve wide range of issues with fuel cells and battery electric vehicles and at Saft, a Li-ion battery manufacturer. He has served as VP of Business Development for EC Power, a Li-ion battery software and technology development startup. Puneet has done his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, has authored more than 20 highly-cited journal articles and has been awarded 7 patents on battery and fuel cells system design and operational strategies.

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