Looking after us at home: auto switch in the kitchen

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The second of the CW Location SIG's online events on indoor positioning takes you on a tour around a smart home. How can domestic technology that knows not only our whereabouts but also our habits contribute to a lower energy lifestyle?

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About the event

Indoor positioning has gradually eased its way into our lives. First it appeared in large public places: travel hubs, shopping malls. Then it found an increasingly vital role in large industrial buildings, eventually moving via the workplace and into the home.

In the second of our two online SIG events on indoor positioning we take a tour around a smart home. Knowing not only our whereabouts but our habits can turn what would be just a gimmick into something much more, a lower energy lifestyle. Positioning technology has enabled labour-saving cleaning around the home. A seamlessly connected network of devices that used to speak different languages, now communicate with each other in order to optimise our lives. They can heat areas of the house in anticipation of our arrival, clean the house when most efficient and least disruptive, minimise energy consumption without affecting our comfort. The cumulative energy saving when used widely in a domestic setting is huge.

This event is the second in a series, with the first webinar taking place on the 18th March, entitled 'Looking after us at work: where in the warehouse?'

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Delivered in collaboration with Royal Institute of Navigation

The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status and aims to advance the art, science and practice of navigation.

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Delivered in collaboration with KTN

The KTN is the UK'S innovation network. Connecting for Positive Change

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Agenda

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14:00

Welcome & Introduction from our Chair, Ben Tarlow, Qualcomm Technologies International and CW Location SIG Champion

14:03

Welcome from our Event Partner The KTN: Bob Cockshott, Positioning, Navigation, Timing and Quantum, KTN

14:06

Welcome from our Event Partner The Royal Institute of Navigation: John Pottle, Director, Royal Institute of Navigation

14:10

'Why Smart Homes are about to Get Real' - Eman Martin-Vignerte, Director, Robert Bosch Ltd

'Why Smart Homes are about to Get Real'

Smart Homes are more convenient, more energy-efficient, more connected and more secure. People today already have an average of more than 10 connected devices operating in their homes, and the COVID-19 Pandemic has only accelerated this trend as business digitalisation and working from home have boomed.

Home networks, AIOT (The AI-augmented Internet of Things) and 5G will allow new connected devices, unleash usage of greener products and better holistic connectivity with plug-and-play inter-operability. Smart homes will become future-proof and possible because developers and service providers will have more flexibility and lower risk in delivering products.

14:30

'Positioning for health and happiness - how location technologies are improving how we entertain ourselves, stay safe and stay healthy' Ramsey Faragher, Founder, President, and CTO,FocalPoint

'Positioning for health and happiness - how location technologies are improving how we entertain ourselves, stay safe and stay healthy'

This talk will look into a recent explosion in positioning technologies that are aimed at improving our well being - from sports and fitness applications through children and pet tracking, and also touching on the good the bad and the ugly aspects of covid contact-tracing apps.

14:50

Panel session for all speakers, chaired by Ben Tarlow, Qualcomm Technologies International and CW Location SIG Champion

15:00

Closing remarks and event ends

Speakers

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.

Eman Martin-Vignerte - Head of Political Affairs and Government Relations, Bosch

Eman Martin-Vignerte has been the Head of Political Affairs and Government Relations at Bosch, since 2013. Born in Qatar, Martin-Vignerte has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Paderborn and a degree in medical equipment engineering from Ulm University, both in Germany. She first joined Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, in 1999 to work on software and hardware development. Starting with common-rail diesel engines, she then went into sales, rising to the position of sales and business development director. Alongside her role at Bosch, she is the Chair of CBI (Confederation of British Industries) South East & Thames Valley, a board member of Local Enterprise Partnership Buckinghamshire and the Chair of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion for the Autocouncil.

John Pottle - Director, Royal Institute of Navigation

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).

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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