- Knowledge Transfer Manager, Positioning, Navigation, Timing and Quantum, The 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.
- Founder, President, and CTO, FocalPoint
Dr Ramsey Faragher is a world-leading expert in GNSS-denied positioning, sensor fusion, and machine-learning for navigation systems. He is the Founder and CTO of Focal Point Positioning Ltd. and is leading the development of game-changing new technologies to set new standards in indoor positioning and autonomous positioning systems. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a Bye Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge. Previously he was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, where he developed the first online SLAM-based indoor positioning system for smartphones.
Previously he was a Principal Scientist at the BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre where he developed the award-winning and patented NAVSOP opportunistic positioning suite and other GNSS-denied tracking technologies. In 2009 he won the BAE Systems Early Career Engineer of the Year award for developing NAVSOP.
Ramsey has developed and recommended state-of-the-art improvements to the navigation systems of manned and autonomous platforms in the land, air and sea domains working with BAE Systems, MOD, ESA, RSSB and a number of SMEs. He regularly contributes to BBC Naked Scientists broadcasts, and has also provided science advice for two television production companies.
Specialities: Opportunistic Radio Positioning, GPS-Denied Navigation, Multipath Mitigation, Sensor Fusion, Remote Sensing, Bayesian Inference, Autonomy, Machine Learning, Physics, Systems Engineering.
- Director - Political Affairs and Governmental Relations, Bosch
Eman Martin Vignerte is head of political affairs and government relations at Bosch UK. She holds B.S and M.S. degrees in electrical and Medical engineering from the University of Paderborn/Ulm, Germany. She was responsible for business development for telehealth in UK and Ireland. She has more than 6 years of experience in Software and hardware engineering in automotive industry. In 2004, she was the project manager for electronic pump for Hyundai customer and moved for a year to Korea. She was involved in developing the ceramic Medtronic control units for vehicle engine at Bosch GmbH. She is Vice Chair at CBI Thames Valley and board member of Local enterprise partnership Buckinghamshire. She sets on the advisory board for UK5G. She is a member at OCAVIA – The Oxford- Cambridge ARC Virtual Institute for Aviation.
John Pottle has been Director (CEO) of the Royal Institute of Navigation since 2017. Previously John was Marketing Director at Spirent Communication plc, helping customers around the world improve the performance and resilience of positioning, navigation, timing and critical infrastructure systems. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA). His early career was in satellite communications in London and as Commercial Development Director for Intelsat in the USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation (FRIN) and President of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN).