This lecture took place on 27 July 2022.

Trusted multiparty track-and-trace systems are needed to effectively manage assets in the value chain, enhance interoperability between stakeholders, and empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions with confidence. This can be accomplished by imbuing each asset with a unique, machine-readable identity which would connect the physical asset to its tamper-resistant Web3 identity on the blockchain.

MOBI and its members are releasing the Rechargeable Battery Identification Number (BIN) Standard to define such a framework for stakeholders in the global battery value chain. This indelible BIN will facilitate battery data retrieval, accurate and efficient battery recalls, global battery passports, recycling certification, battery swapping, peer-to-peer battery energy sharing, and life cycle traceability.

Our expert panelists will discuss the creation of the BIN Standard, potential use cases for BIN, scalability and adoption, and the next steps for the MOBI Battery Initiative. Audience members are invited to participate in an interactive Q&A session at the end of the panel!

The BIN Standard will be open for a 60-day community review period at release. Stay tuned for the release on our Standards page!

About the Panelists

Roger Berg is Vice President of DENSO’s North American Research and Development group. His latest research interests and responsibilities include next-generation connectivity, mobile edge computing, connected automated vehicles, and decentralized ledger technologies.

Alex Choo is the SW Solution Director of ASJade Technology Inc., a start up that focuses on EV charging solutions and data services. With more than 20 years experience in enterprise computing, consumer electronic products, and industrial embedded system development, he has delivered many innovative ODM/OEM products to leading industry players in different markets. His recent R&D activities include EV charging management, connected vehicle data application, and green energy.

Garrett Graham, Sr. Manager Industry X Automotive practice at Accenture, brings 15 years of industry experience in product development of alternative energy vehicles. He is passionate about working with innovative technologies like Blockchain with a focus on supporting sustainability while introducing new ways of working leveraging MBSE and agile principles.

Dr. Pramita Mitra is a Supervisor and Technical Expert, IoT and Blockchain Applications at Ford Motor Company Research and Advanced Engineering division in Michigan. She leads a cross-functional team to develop secure and robust solutions for smart factories of the future. Dr. Mitra earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Notre Dame in 2013. She received the Outstanding Paper Award at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress 2019, for her work on preventing data privacy leakage in connected vehicle services. Dr. Mitra received the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Detroit Section Technical Award in 2017, the WE Local New ELiTE (Emerging Leader in Technology and Engineering) Award in 2020, the SWE Patent Recognition Award, in 2020 and 2021, and the Women of Color STEM Technology Rising Star Award, in 2021. She co-chairs the Supply Chain Working Group in the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a non-profit consortium of major automakers, suppliers and blockchain technology partners. Dr. Mitra holds 16 US Patents to date.