CWIC 2022 - THE HYPERCONNECTED HUMAN

Join us on the 2nd November at Hinxton Hall for an exploration of the ‘connected person’ and their connected environment

Pictures from the Past

Brought to you by The Wireless Heritage Group

Join the Wireless Heritage SIG on a journey to the Andromeda Galaxy, the Whirlpool and a few exoplanets on the way.

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About the event

Join the Wireless Heritage SIG on a journey to the Andromeda Galaxy, the Whirlpool and a few exoplanets on the way.

Over the past twenty five years, the Hubble Telescope has been capturing exquisite pictures from the earliest years of the Universe. The New James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), working in the lower infra-red band will see through the dust clouds that even Hubble could not penetrate capturing pictures of young warm exoplanets and the spectroscopy of their atmospheres, identifying and characterizing the first galaxies at long red shifts and analyzing the warm dust and molecular gas in young stars 13 billion years ago.

Meanwhile, in back gardens around the world, amateur astronomers with budgets rather smaller than Hubble and JWST, capture pictures that are also truly remarkable, bearing comparison with Hubble imaging and the work done in the early 1950’s at Mount Palomar and other great observatories.

Dr Gordon Aspin, Chairman at start-up Zero Point Motion, and who many of you know from his years at TTP Communications, Cognovo and u-blox, shows us what we can see on a clear night in Cambridge and how the latest image processing technology enables us to de-twinkle a star studded sky. The same technology is being applied to establish space to ground optical links that will take us even further back to the distant past.

Taking place at the Bradfield Centre, Cambridge with the presentation starting at 6pm, the event will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow delegates.

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 £10 plus VAT. CW membership may be more cost effective for your organisation than fully priced tickets – find out more about CW membership benefits.

LIMITED FREE PLACES AVAILABLE for non-members who are under 35. For further information and to claim a free place please contact clare.kettle@cambridgewireless.co.uk

COVID-19:

All attendees must make themselves aware of CW's Coronavirus Policy, in particular the requirement to take a Lateral Flow Test the day of the event and only attend if negative.  If restrictions do not allow or we deem it necessary we will switch the event to online-only and will inform all registered delegates.

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Agenda

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17:45

Registration opens

18:00

Introduction & welcome from Chair, Geoff Varrall of RTT Online and Wireless Heritage SIG Champion

18:05

'Pictures from the Past' - Dr Gordon Aspin

'Pictures from the Past'

Over the past twenty five years, the Hubble Telescope has been capturing exquisite pictures from the earliest years of the Universe. The New James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), working in the lower infra-red band will see through the dust clouds that even Hubble could not penetrate capturing pictures of young warm exoplanets and the spectroscopy of their atmospheres, identifying and characterizing the first galaxies at long red shifts and analyzing the warm dust and molecular gas in young stars 13 billion years ago. Meanwhile, in back gardens around the world, amateur astronomers with budgets rather smaller than Hubble and JWST, capture pictures that are also truly remarkable, bearing comparison with Hubble imaging and the work done in the early 1950’s at Mount Palomar and other great observatories.

Gordon will show us what we can see on a clear night in Cambridge and how the latest image processing technology enables us to de-twinkle a star-studded sky. The same technology is being applied to establish space to ground optical links that will take us even further back to the distant past.

18:35

Q&A with the audience

18:45

Networking over drinks

19:45

Event finishes

Speakers

Gordon Aspin - Executive Chairman, Zero Point Motion

Gordon has over 30 years experience in the mobile communications industry and in that time has been the co-founder of four technology-focused businesses mostly based in the Cambridge area. With an engineering degree and a PhD in optoelectronics from Cambridge University he worked at PA Consulting in the early 1980s before joining The Technology Partnership at its foundation to spearhead the company’s activities in wireless. Gordon’s interests in space technologies led to a number of projects working with satellite communications companies, before he and three colleagues created the successful spin-out mobile communications IP licensing business, TTP Communications. At TTPCom, Gordon took on the COO role and built the business to 700 staff worldwide and revenues of over $100M, and was part of the management team taking the company to IPO on the London Stock Exchange in the year 2000. Following acquisition of the company by Motorola in 2006, Gordon was a founder of Cognovo, a soft modem business ultimately acquired by the Swiss fabless GPS and wireless company, u-blox. In 2020, Gordon co-founded Zero Point Motion, a fabless start-up developing low-cost, high performance inertial sensors for stabilisation and positioning.

SIG Champions

Stirling Essex - Director, Espansivo

Stirling Essex has over 25 years of product development, product management, strategic marketing and business development experience in many areas of wireless technology, and has been intimately involved in the development of test systems for GSM, CDMA (IS-95), 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE. He founded Espansivo, a technology consultancy specialising in helping organisations with their technology, product and business decisions, in 2005. Stirling was previously a co-champion of the CW Future Wide Area Wireless Special Interest Group and has been a member of the CW Board since 2004.

Andy Sutton - Principal Network Architect, BT

Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Architecture and Strategy team. He is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Andy’s research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN and core architectures and protocols, network dimensioning, QoS and mobile backhaul (optical transmission, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems, network architecture and protocols along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks). He also works on low latency and ultra-reliable networks architecture and design. During his career Andy has worked for Mercury Communications Ltd, Orange, H3G, EE and BT. Andy holds the post of Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and University of Salford. Andy is a chartered engineer and holds fellowships from the IET, BCS and ITP. Andy contributes to International telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums. Andy also has an interest in the history and heritage of telecommunications and is a CW Heritage SIG Champion.

Geoff Varrall - Director, RTT Online

Geoff Varrall joined RTT in 1985 as an executive director and shareholder to develop RTT's international business as a provider of technology and business services to the wireless industry. He co-developed RTT's original series of design and facilitation workshops including 'RF Technology', 'Data Over Radio', 'Introduction to Mobile Radio', and 'Private Mobile Radio Systems and developed 'The Oxford programme', a five day strategic technology and market programme presented annually between 1991 and 2005. Geoff has been running in depth technology and market workshops for the industry for over 33 years, spanning five generations of mobile cellular technology. A co-author of the Mobile Radio Servicing Handbook (Heinemann Butterworth, UK), Data Over Radio, (Quantum Publishing, Mendocino, USA and 3G Handset and Network Design (John Wiley, New York). Geoff's fourth book, Making Telecoms Work – from technical innovation to commercial success (John Wiley) was published in early 2012 followed by 5G Spectrum and Standards published by Artech House in July 2016. His latest book 5G and Satellite Spectrum Standards and Scale is now available from Artech House and can be ordered from http://uk.artechhouse.com/5G-and-Satellite-Spectrum-Standards-and-Scale-P1935.aspx. As a past Director of Cambridge Wireless, Geoff is actively involved in a number of wireless heritage initiatives that aim to capture and record past technology and engineering experience and is a patron of the Science Museum In his spare time he plays Jazz trumpet semi-professionally and is a marathon and ultra-runner.

Nigel Wall - Director, Climate Associates Ltd

Nigel has been involved with connected vehicle research since 1992 when he led BT’s mobile data research team – initially using modems on first generation analogue TACS mobile phones! Since 2001 he has worked an independent complex-systems engineer, with a primary specialism in connected vehicles. For the last seven years he has acted as the Monitoring Officer for twelve of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle research projects supported by Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. These projects included Gateway, Venturer, UK Autodrive, MOVE UK, INSIGHT, Flourish and UK Cite. During this period he has not offered CAV-related consultancy services to other companies to avoid any potential conflict of interest. As these Innovate UK projects have now completed, he is now returning to offer traditional consultancy services to organisations that need to pragmatic advice on developing market share in this exciting market.

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Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB4 0GA

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