What do users and applications really need for ubiquitous positioning?

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With multiple GNSS now operational and UWB, BLE and low cost inertial sensors making ubiquitous high quality positioning a reality what is it that applications and users really need from positioning, navigation and localisation?

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About the event

At one time it was always about accuracy, but do other performance metrics matter more now? Is the time it takes to compute a position (TTFF or latency) an issue? What about confidence in the position? Reliability of the positioning system under all circumstances? Is accurate 3D positioning essential? What about the position context, especially for indoors? Do secondary parameters such as speed, orientation and direction matter?

In this SIG meeting we are going to explore some of the applications that are really beginning to take off embracing positioning, navigation and localisation for users and things (IoT) with a specific emphasis on what the technology really needs to deliver for these applications. We have brought together a few visionary speakers and several creative start-ups for this exciting event hosted at the Geovation Hub in London.

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Agenda

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13:30

Registration and networking with refreshments (Please note lunch will not be provided)

14:00

Introduction to Location SIG from Bob Cockshott, The KTN

14:20

Welcome from our Host, Alex Wrottesley, Head of Geovation, Ordnance Survey

14:40

Micro-Location: adding value and security to the IOT; Adrian Ward, FAE Manager, Decawave

Whether it is to further optimize processes in the industry, to develop deeper analytics in sports or to develop context aware applications, location information is key. In an era where all objects - even the smallest - are getting connected and are becoming autonomous, the need for object level location accuracy is becoming a must. In this presentation, we will introduce a new technology bringing centimetre location accuracy. We will present real use cases from industrial, automotive and consumer verticals where this technology is already proving to be extremely valuable including example where accurate location can bring a new layer of security for wireless data communications.

15:00

Q&A

15:10

Refreshments and networking

15:40

The Road to 5G; Martin Kingston, Principal Designer, EE

A short overview of 5G from the perspective of characteristics and capabilities, along with the evolutionary and revolutionary steps required for current 4G networks.

16:00

Q&A

16:10

Start Up’s Pitching

We are delighted to welcome several creative start-up’s:
 Andy Thurman, CEO, Omnisense Ltd
 Jack Lomas, Co-Founder, Sensat
 Ramsey Faragher, Founder & CEO, Focal Point Positioning Ltd
 Nina Tumanishvili, Connector, HelloHub

17:00

Exhibition and Refreshments

17:30

Event Closes

Speakers

Ramsey Faragher - Founder, President, and CTO, FocalPoint

Dr Ramsey Faragher is Founder, President and CTO of Focal Point Positioning, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a Fellow of Queens' College, at the University of Cambridge. He is the inventor of the Supercorrelation digital signal processing technique, which has redefined the state of the art in GPS positioning. He is the author of dozens of patents, and has been the recipient of numerous awards within the positioning and navigation ecosystem. His company is pioneering improvements to smartphone and automotive navigation systems, and in the past during his time in the Defence sector he has developed technologies that have been to the bottom of the ocean and all the way to Mars. He also helped to improve the bluetooth tracking capabilities of various globally-deployed contact tracing technologies during the Covid pandemic. He regularly contributes to technology podcasts, writes for Forbes, and has provided science advice for two television production companies. Ramsey lives with his family in Cambridge and is currently navigating the challenging landscape of having three small and adventurous children.

Martin Kingston - EE

Jack Lomas - Head of Product, Smart Infrastructure, Mott MacDonald Group

Jack leads product within the Smart Infrastructure startup team at Mott MacDonald Digital Ventures. Tasked with driving digital transformation across the business and within customer organisations, the team adopts lean methodology to design, develop and release new tech products, applying the team's combined experience in technology, startups and infrastructure.

An experienced business leader, Jack co-founded SenSat, identified as Europe’s fasting growing AI startup (Crunchbase) and awarded 'Startup of the Year' (New Civil Engineer) that transformed civil infrastructure projects through using specialised digital twins to convert manual and physical tasks to digital and automated. Having scaled the company from 3 to 25 people, raised several million pounds of venture capital and hit revenue milestones, Jack sits as a shareholder and adviser to the management team. Outside of Mott MacDonald, Jack is a founding board director at Cambridge Wireless and founder at Future Engineering Club, a working group for senior industry thought leaders.

Andy Thurman - CEO, Omnisense

Nina Tumanishvili - HelloHub

Adrian Ward - Field Applications Manager (APAC), Decawave

SIG Champions

David Bartlett - Head of Technology Positioning, u-blox UK

David Bartlett works in the positioning technology (R&D) group at u-blox with a focus on hybrid positioning: bringing together GNSS with terrestrial systems such as UWB and V2X, primarily in support of future autonomous vehicle, driverless car and robotics applications but also for IoT and indoor positioning. Prior to this he was CTO and co-founder of Omnisense delivering high precision indoor IoT tracking solutions. He also worked at Cambridge Positioning systems with a focus on cellular positioning and network aided GNSS techniques.

Bob Cockshott - Knowledge Transfer Manager, Positioning, Navigation, Timing and Quantum, KTN

After 25 years in the space industry working mainly on electro-optical payloads, Bob has spent the last 13 years in the government-funded Knowledge Transfer Network, supporting business in position, navigation and timing, and more recently also quantum technology. Bob has taken a special interest in GNSS vulnerability, and has organised international conferences on vulnerability and its mitigation. Bob is a member of the Cabinet Office PNT Technical Group and chairs the Royal Institute of Navigation’s Technical Committee. Bob is a member of the International Time and Sync Forum Steering Group and is also a Cambridge Wireless Location Based Services SIG Champion.

Ramsey Faragher - Founder, President, and CTO, FocalPoint

Dr Ramsey Faragher is Founder, President and CTO of Focal Point Positioning, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a Fellow of Queens' College, at the University of Cambridge. He is the inventor of the Supercorrelation digital signal processing technique, which has redefined the state of the art in GPS positioning. He is the author of dozens of patents, and has been the recipient of numerous awards within the positioning and navigation ecosystem. His company is pioneering improvements to smartphone and automotive navigation systems, and in the past during his time in the Defence sector he has developed technologies that have been to the bottom of the ocean and all the way to Mars. He also helped to improve the bluetooth tracking capabilities of various globally-deployed contact tracing technologies during the Covid pandemic. He regularly contributes to technology podcasts, writes for Forbes, and has provided science advice for two television production companies. Ramsey lives with his family in Cambridge and is currently navigating the challenging landscape of having three small and adventurous children.

Ben Tarlow - Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International

Ben has worked in positioning for 15 years, developing algorithms for satellite, cellular and other terrestrial RF technologies. At Qualcomm, Ben works in the Advanced Algorithms group, where current research areas in location are data fusion, use of sensor data for positioning and fitness applications; one day, he hopes to be given the remit to explore the area of olfactory positioning. Ben has a background in Pure Mathematics and a PhD in Combinatorics. He has over 20 different patents filed or granted, mostly on subjects relating to positioning.

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Geovation Hub, Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0BE

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