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E-Mobility Today: Challenges and Opportunities on both Sides of the Atlantic

September 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The ACG and the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association will host a webinar with Michael D’Orazio, President at Sportiva; Stefan Knupfer, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company; James Schulte, Director at Exelon; Eric Tanenblatt, Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation at Dentons; and moderated by Elke Rehbock, Partner at Dentons and ACG Board Member. 

Michael D’Orazio is the President of Sportiva, LLC.  Sportiva, LLC is a professional Engineering Consulting Firm focused on mobility and autonomous vehicle technologies through our technology partners. Michael is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Stefan Knupfer leads McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice in the Americas and has global responsibility for helping the firm’s consultants develop sustainability expertise. He works with clients globally, including multiple recent projects in Brazil, China, Germany, and North America. As a former leader of the Automotive & Assembly Practice and lead partner in the firm’s Detroit office, Stefan’s client work centers on the automotive, aerospace, and advanced-electronics sectors. With his sustainability focus, he leads McKinsey’s cross-industry mobility discussions with more than 50 cities around the world, charging-infrastructure providers, ridesharing companies, and car and truck OEMs.

Elke Rehbock (Moderator) is a partner at Dentons US LLP and heads the German desk.  She focuses on U.S. and foreign corporate and financial institution clients representing them in domestic and international corporate, finance and commercial matters. Mrs. Rehbock serves on the Board of the ACG and the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and is actively involved with Legacy Charter School in Chicago’s North Lawndale’s neighborhood.  She earned her JD from Cornell Law School in 2004.  Before that she graduated from Sciences Po Paris – Ecofi (Institut d’Études Politiques) in 2001.  Mrs. Rehbock studied law in both France (Université Panthéon-Assas, 2000, Maîtrise en Droit) and Germany (Universität des Saarlandes, 1998, DEUG, Mention Droit).

 James Schulte leads Exelon’s Growth initiative across its regulated and competitive footprint – employing a lean startup approach to build new businesses that solve customer problems and help transform the utility business model. As part of the Innovation team, James also works on changing the company’s culture and deploying technology to boost efficiency. James is passionate about the Utility of the Future and making our electric power system more sustainable.

Eric Tanenblatt is the Global Chair of Public Policy and Regulation of Dentons. He also leads the firm’s US Public Policy Practice, leveraging his three decades of experience at the very highest levels of the federal and state governments. Mr. Tanenblatt, a renowned lecturer and political counselor who’s widely regarded as one of the nation’s preeminent public policy thought leaders, has served in the administrations of three US presidents and as a senior advisor to a US senator and governor, and held a US Senate-confirmable post governing a federal agency. He has a passion for shepherding disruptive companies and industries through the complicated web of law and regulation, and often writes and speaks about the innovation economy. He leads Dentons’ global Autonomous Vehicles group and developed the group’s Driverless Commute blog, a popular digest tracking regulatory, political and technical developments in the world of automotive autonomy.


September 25, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm