Looking after us at work: where in the warehouse?

Brought to you by The Location Group

Location tech is indispensable for safety and optimisation in many industries, providing constant vigilance for misplaced machinery and orchestrating the precise ballet of robots needed to maximise production. We’ll explore the latest tech behind location services in factories and warehouses.

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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 this online SIG event from the Location SIG, we’ll discover something about the problems and solutions for location in factories and warehouses. Location technology has become indispensable for safety and optimisation in many industries, providing constant vigilance for misplaced machinery and orchestrating the precise ballet of robots needed to maximise production safely. With talks from 

  • Helena Lisachuk, Partner and IoT Global Lead at Deloitte Consulting B.V.
  • Andy Ward FREng, Chief Technology Officer at Ubisense

Employees of CW member organisations can attend this event for free. You will need to be logged into your CW account to access your free ticket – log in (or reset your password here)

Tickets for non-members are £25 plus VAT. Click here to find out more about CW membership benefits.

We do have LIMITED FREE PLACES AVAILABLE for this event for those who are under 35 and for organisations of less than 5 employees. For further information and to claim a free place please contact clare.kettle@cambridgewireless.co.uk

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Welcome from our CEO, Simon Mead, CW


Introduction from our Chair, David Bartlett, u-blox UK and Location SIG Champion


Helena Lisachuk, Partner and Global IoT Leader at Deloitte

'Bringing choreography into future of operations via location based technologies'


Andy Ward, CTO, Ubisene

‘Indoor Positioning for Industry – so much more than dots on maps!’

In his talk, Andy will describe the three fundamental classes of location-driven application which are transforming indoor industrial activities, illustrated by real examples deployed over the last decade. He will also explain how these applications can put extreme stress on the sensor and software technologies used to implement solutions and describe how system designers have solved those challenges.


Panel session for all speakers, chaired by David Bartlett, u-Blox and Location SIG Champion


Closing remarks & session ends


Helena Lisachuk - Partner and IoT Global Lead, Deloitte

Helena Lisachuk is a Partner at Deloitte Consulting. She leads the IoT practice globally and represents Deloitte in the Industrial Internet Consortium focused on development and adoption of (industrial) IoT. She has 20 years of experience in strategy definition / roadmap development, due diligence, target operating model development, post-merger synergy realization, customer journey mapping, organization redesign, technology delivery, change management, and program / portfolio management.

Andy Ward - Chief Technology Officer, Ubisense

Dr Andy Ward has designed, built and worked with in-building location systems for over twenty-five years. He studied at Cambridge University, receiving a MA in Computer Science and a PhD in 'Sensor-driven Computing', and led research into location technology at AT&T Laboratories Cambridge from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, he co-founded Ubisense Limited, one of the first companies to commercialize UWB in-building tracking products, and as CTO he now leads technology planning and development for Ubisense. He also sits on the advisory board of CENSIS, a Scottish innovation centre for sensing, imaging and IoT. Andy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Chartered Engineer and was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2015 Silver Medal for his contributions to this field.

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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