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Positions of Trust

Brought to you by The Location Group

At this event you can get to grips with the technology that can deliver high-performing, secure and trustworthy positioning and navigation systems, with a particular focus on autonomous driving and ranging applications.

About the event

Autonomous driving presents many technological challenges, but maybe the most difficult and contentious are those of security and trust. Positioning plays a major role here, both relative and absolute, and of course tracking and navigation. Traditional positioning systems like GNSS need to work alongside sensor-fused systems, vision, ultrasonic, LIDAR or RADAR, and all feed into verifiably reliable and trustworthy vehicle control systems. Machine learning is likely to be an important part of the solution. There are many avenues for a potential attack on such a system.

Security and trust have increasingly become concerns for users of ranging technology too. Secure payments, Passive Keyless Entry Systems and vehicle control demand considerably more security than interactive gaming and augmented reality. Other uses for secure ranging and control, for example factory processes and automated farming, have their own specific considerations. Accurate localisation has become essential in defending against remote attacks.

In this Location SIG event, we will look at these two related topics and our speakers will explore the technological and social challenges involved in making positioning and navigation high-performing, trustworthy and secure enough to support these exciting new opportunities.

Speakers to be announced shortly.

Starting at 2pm, the event will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow delegates and speakers to explore the themes of this event.

Following this event all delegates are invited to join the CW Founders' Dinner drinks reception, which is being held in the same location. The Founders' Dinner is an invitation-only event and offers business networking opportunities for Founder member organisations within the CW network.

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 £150 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

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWLocation.

SIG Champions

David Bartlett - Senior Principal Engineer 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.

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Bob Cockshott - Quantum Lead, PNT Lead, 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.

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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Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH

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