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WITEC Track | IEEE PES YP | Powering the Future Summit

IEEE Power and Energy Society Young Professional’s maiden edition of the global conference, Powering the Future Summit is organizing a post-event on “ Women in Transportation and Electrification Community”.  

1. Gokcin Cinar, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
2. Satarupa Bal, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3. Simay Akar, CCO And Co-Founder, Innoses

Click here to view the Panel talk on YouTube.

WiTEC Chair

Simay Akar
Chair, Women in Transportation (WiTEC)
Simay Akar is an entrepreneur with extensive corporate industrial background and experience in the energy industry. She specializes in photovoltaic manufacturing, battery storage for electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies, and the clean energy market development.

Simay is currently the Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder at Innoses, based in Istanbul, Turkey.  Her past roles include Sales & Marketing Director of EkoRE (Eko Renewable Energy), Marketing & Business Development Director of GoodWe Turkey, and Head of Overseas Marketing at Talesun Solar.  Simay has worked in China and Turkey and focused on international commercial activities.  She has been employed by  CSUN Eurasia, Schneider Electric, Arcelik (BEKO), and Lucida Solar.  In addition to her professional acclimates, she is an IEEE Senior Member and an acknowledged volunteer since 2007. Simay is a graduate of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and she participated in the  Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program at Stanford University, USA.