For over 25 years, Brendon has served as a serial entrepreneur, investor, and CEO in the communications and web-based technology market. Brendon has been involved in multiple venture-backed technology start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, & private equity investment and portfolio companies during his career.
Brendon founded venture-backed GENBAND in 1999 and led the company as CEO, President until 2005. During his tenure at GENBAND, he secured financing venture capital funding from Sevin Rosen, Sequoia Capital, Venrock, and Invesco, and through a successful partnership with Alcatel, won a significant part of the SBC Communications APON, VOIP (Project Light Speed) contract in 2004. In 2006, Brendon founded Rip Code, Inc., a video technology company based in Dallas/Austin, Texas that focused on the deployment of mobile, three-screen video trans coding and delivery. In 2010, Rip Code merged with RGB Networks, a Klein Perkins and Accelerate backed video technology company. Brendon has held previous positions with ATEME, S.A., RGB Networks, Cisco Systems through its acquisition of NetSpeed in 1998, Dell Computers and NetWorth, Inc.
In 2012 Brendon joined Fortress Solutions. In 2017, Fortress Solutions formed Fortress UAV, a wholly owned subsidiary venturing into the UAS/drone industry. Fortress Solutions is not only a leader in the telecom market, but rapidly evolving their expertise and experience for new emerging markets, including EV charging.
Brendon serves as Managing Partner of Vspeed Capital, LLC. He has 12 US technology patents and holds a B.A. degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
Brendon Mills’s Session(s):
| Tuesday, October 18, 2022
The battle for improved energy density, along with access to supplies of such batteries, is ongoing. The pressure on battery tech and the supply chain to ramp up is beyond measure. Procurement of charging infrastructure can live in many different forms from mobile charging, on-site power storage, and others to create a multifaceted infrastructure buildout. Fully integrated systems connecting vehicles, the grid, and buildings are essential to managing power.
| Tuesday, October 18, 2022
More public and commercial BEVs on the road need a place to charge. Workplace and public charging can bolster continued adoption and enable a robust network for both consumers and fleets. With a power-limited grid, there is a benefit to pulling more power at a faster rate and through various charging levels. In this engaging session, attendees will hear how to:
- Consider emerging tools and technologies for grid expansion and microgrid adoption
- Enable cost-effective scaling through charging strategies
- Understand the requirements of DC fast charging
- Leverage bi-directional charging
- Gain insight into the multifaceted infrastructure procurement process