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Wednesday, February 22 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout Session # 12: Evaluating and Mitigating Risk Associated With Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Lithium-ion batteries are a desirable choice as an energy source in a broad range of applications due to the many advantages over other battery chemistries. However, using these batteries in applications requires managing and mitigating risk in a different way. The overview will provide regulatory requirements including current gaps and strengths along with a view from engineering and human behavioral contributions.

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Melissa Williams

Director of Global Retail, Commercial & Industrial Division, UL LLC
Melissa Williams is the current Director of Global Retail for the Commercial & Industrial Division of Underwriters Laboratories headquartered in Northbrook IL. Melissa has been with UL for a two years but has more than 15 years’ experience dealing with Retailers, Distributors,   e-commerce... Read More →

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Ken Boyce

Principal Engineer Director, Energy & Power Technologies, UL LLC
Ken Boyce is Principal Engineer Director, Energy & Power Technologies at UL LLC. Ken has decades of experience in safety engineering across many sectors.  Most recently he has served as UL’s technical leader for the energy and power sectors, overseeing standards development and... Read More →
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Tim Cassidy

Director of Product Compliance and Safety, Best Buy Co.
Tim Cassidy is director of product compliance and safety for Best Buy Co., Inc., the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer.   In this role, Tim oversees the company’s product safety programs including compliance with voluntary and mandatory product safety standards... Read More →
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Daren Slee, PE, CFEI

Senior Electrical Engineer, Case Forensics
Daren Slee specializes in the failure analysis and reliability of lithium ion batteries, and low, medium, and high voltage electrical power circuits and components. He has 16 years of experience in design evaluation and testing of battery management and switching power supply circuits... Read More →
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Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D

Human Factors and Safety Consultant, Huntley-Fenner Advisors, Inc.
Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D. is a human factors and safety consultant with more than 20 years in the field as a researcher, author, educator and business advisor. His doctorate is in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Huntley-Fenner Advisors, Inc. guides corporate and law firm clients on... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Grand Cypress A