Program – Geo IoT World EMEA 2018
Geo IoT World - Where Geolocation Powers IoT Innovation | June 11-13, 2018 – Brussels, Belgium



DAY 2 - Tuesday June 12

8.00 AM: BADGE DELIVERY - 9.00 AM: Start of the conference


Core Technologies Vertical Business   Side Events

Session Chair: Ludovic Privat, Geo IoT World EMEA Co-Chair; President and CEO, Crowdloc
Next-gen satellite-based location is now available. Discover the huge potential of mass-market high-precision GNSS positioning services for manufacturers up to mobile app developers.
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Fiammetta Diani

KEYNOTE Where are my things? The Power of Location for IoT

Remember the time when GNSS technology was only available for professional use in transport and geodesy? Well, those times are over. In recent years, the access to GNSS technology has developed exponentially from the first phone with GPS in 2007 to more than 5 billion GNSS phones available globally in 2017, and expanding to cover all interconnected devices. Today location performance is considered sufficient to enable many applications, starting from navigation of ships and landing planes to the search for closest restaurant. Tomorrow the self-driving cars, drones and locating things in IoT will require much more accuracy, ubiquity of location indoor and outdoor and security of location data.

And here is where GNSS technology steps in. In the last 10 years more than 40 navigation satellites have been launched globally providing new generation of positioning signals. New frequencies are being used and the GNSS signals are hybridized with other technologies such as inertial sensors, computer vision, laser/LiDAR sensors, etc. to offer unprecedented level of accuracy that will generate new services and business opportunities. Galileo, the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) made in Europe and working worldwide, adds some significant advantages such as the authentication of the signal to prevent spoofing, additional frequencies for better accuracy in urban environments, and high accuracy service for more demanding applications.

The European GNSS Agency in charge of Galileo Satellite Navigation services will share the latest innovations around GNSS and its contribution to build the Internet of Things.

Mark Burbidge

GNSS Cloud Services with Mass Market IoT Applications

● GNSS cloud for future mass markets applications such as autonomous vehicles and LBS
● Scalable GNSS cloud that can plug-in any GNSS correction service engine into a single global solution with one single point of access
● Additional IoT sensors and gateway  to deliver seamless and ubiquitous GNSS corrections globally for positioning accuracy applications

Samuel Ryckewaert

Bridge the Gap to Ubiquitous GNSS : the Low-Power Approach

● Why cloud-powered geolocation for IoT
● Comparison of technologies for indoor/outdoor continuity
● To push IoT further : accurate, low-power and low-cost

Martin Šunkevič

GNSS Raw Measurements: From research to commercial use

● Why we need higher accuracy in mass market devices
● GNSS Raw Measurements use cases
● GSA GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force

PANEL: GNSS New business opportunities

Mark Burbidge, CMO, Navmatix, Czech Republic
Fiammetta Diani, Deputy Head of Market Development, European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Ludovic Privat, Co-Founder, CROWDLOC; Founder, ConnecteDriver
Samuel Ryckewaert, Co-Founder & GM, Ubiscale
Martin Šunkevič, Market Development Innovation Officer, European GNSS Agency
Panel Chair: Ludovic Privat
Next-gen satellite-based location is now available. Stakeholders of the new high-precision GNSS positioning services will debate the huge potential of mass-market from chip manufacturing up to mobile app development.
Panellists include Mark Burbidge, Samuel Ryckewaert, Fiammetta Diani, Martin Šunkevič.
Mark Burbidge
Fiammetta Diani
Ludovic Privat
Samuel Ryckewaert
Martin Šunkevič
10.50 – 11.30 AM: COFFEE BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

Session Chair: Steve Statler, Principal and CEO, Statler Consulting
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Steve Statler

Passive Bluetooth: The Technology & the Implication for IoT

● Technical challenges of creating sticker size Bluetooth beacons removing the size, cost and power constraint from Bluetooth Low Energy
● The ability to enable IoT connections with Consumer Packaged Goods, apparel and medication changes the balance of power between brands and retailers
● Call to action to implement a new set of vendor neutral standards for Bluetooth ephemeral IDs/Conditional Access and Sensor Data in Bluetooth Advertising Packets

Giorgio Delzanno

DidUp: IoT-Enabled Technology for a Smart Campus

● IoT Technology for management of campus administration
● Beacon for digital accounting (students, instructors, quiz, etc)
● Pub/sub architecture for notifications
● Web apps for front/back‐end applications (calendar, classes, etc)

Jakub Krzych

Future of real-world apps: Building an Operating System for the physical world

WRAP-UP: State of the BeacoSystems

Steve Statler, SVP of BD, Marketing & Consulting Services, Wiliot, USA
Moderator: Steve Statler
Tech and business perspectives of the digital to physical convergence trend: Adoption rates, standards directions e.g. uptake of Eddystone / issues with Google data ownership, who is making money and how, the vendor consolidation/acquisitions, the spread of beacon networks.
Steve Statler

in partnership with LBMA
Session Chair: Asif Khan, Founder & President, Location Based Marketing Association
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Asif R Khan

KEYNOTE Location – The Intersection of People, Places & Media

The marketing and advertising community uses location-based marketing today on case by case basis.  As this technology and data becomes more available, the opportunity is arising to market to your customers based upon their historical locations and planned travels. Understanding where your customers are and how to reach them is crucial to the success of any good business. What applications and tools are appropriate for you and your customers? How can you best reach your customers? How can we apply this thinking to both traditional and digital media? How do we measure effectiveness? Asif will share in a case-study driven format various forms of location-based marketing and how you can use them to increase awareness and interest in your business.
Or Sela

What You Can Do with PROXIMITY Location Based Services

● Proximity technology and capabilities linked with IoT
● What is the impact of engaging customers in the retail?
● Which technology has a better impact on customers?
● Recommended actions for your projects

Sybil Schmucker

Future of Local Search

● Historical nature, relevancy and importance of accurate location data management and the value it provides to the local search ecosystem
● Latest trends in local search / location data management including voice search, autonomous cars and proximity search valued in local SEO
● The future of local search / location data management, its evolution in ambient search

12.45 PM – 2.00 PM: LUNCH BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

Session Chair: Malik Saadi, Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technology, ABI Research
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Malik Saadi

Indoor Location Technologies: Supply Chain Analysis and Market Transformation

  • Indoor-Location Market Landscape and Evolution
  • Key Verticals Driving Indoor  Location Growth
  • Technology Benchmark and Drivers for Innovation
  • Value Chain Analysis and Challenges Facing Indoor Location Industry
  • Key Takeaways and Conclusions
Steve Statler

NEAD 911 – The eLoc Standard, its Future, the Trials and the Opportunities

● Version 1.1 of the NEAD standard offers the potential to significantly improve location accuracy of the 911 information
● Rollout of the standard, trials and supporting programs
● Opportunities and guidance for equipment vendors that want to participate
● Implications for indoor location services in the USA and elsewhere in the world

Robin Amsters

Unmodulated Visible Light Positioning

● Is it possible to localize a mobile receiver with continuous (non-pulsation) light sources?
● Which parameters influence the accuracy of unmodulated visible light localization?
● Can temporary shadowing of the receiver be dealt with?

Dr. Norman Dziengel

Leveraging Location Data Analytics in the Mining Industry

● From proximity warning in Collision Avoidance Solutions and Safety Zones to real-time tracking of people, vehicles and assets
● Up to several thousand people and assets
● Location Data Analytics for new applications

Session Chair: Regis Hourdouillie, Head of IoT partnerships, Ericsson
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Regis Hourdouillie
Transport / Smart City

KEYNOTE Leveraging Connectivity and IoT for a Smarter City

● The digitalization of cities
● IoT technical solutions for Smart City
● What will be the impact of 5G
● IoT use cases: Building, Environment, Energy, Transport
● Focus on success stories in Connected Urban Transport, Dallas and other business cases

Peter van der Mede
Transport / Smart City

How we Improve our Transport System by Using Mobile Phone Data

● How can we mitigate the effects of growing transportation in cities?
● Based on a sample of over 3 million users we created a national origin‐destination matrix
● When applied in a transport model we can estimate travel patterns and traffic volumes on all roads
● Big geo‐data application in a smart cities context

Hans-Hendrik Puvogel
Transport / Smart City

Street parking – how vehicle sensors help the city become much smarter

Sudhakar S Marthi

A New Era of Smart Cities

IoT, the key driver of smart cities, is championing the unison of machines/things, people, volumes of data & processes worldwide
Successful implementation of these parameters depends on the technologies like data communication, connectivity, mobility, cloud, etc.

Ludovic Privat

Case Study: Towards the End of Bike Theft? Collaborative Location Tracking of Bicycles in Cities

Athina Trakas

KEYNOTE Open Standards – the glue that connects IoT and Smart Cities

• Why open standards matter
• OGC standards work for IoT and Smart Cities
• Examples and related future activities in interoperability testbeds and pilots

3.50 – 4.40 PM: COFFEE BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

IoT Networks Advances for Geolocation
Session Chair: Abraham Joseph, Founder and Editorial Director, IoT Insights
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Nicolas Jordan

How LoRaWAN, LPWA Networks and multi-technology geolocation bands will disrupt the tracking industry

● Enabling low power outdoor & indoor geolocation
Complementary use of worldwide Public IoT networks
● Optimized multi-technology location system
● Disruptive solution for the tracking industry

Ed Chao

LTE Provides IoT with Global, Cost Efficient Ubiquitous Signal + Security

● LTE to identify and accurately locate any LTE device indoors or outdoors seamlessly while reducing costs and footprint-related issues typically associated with conventional approaches
● The conventional approach of using multiple location technologies (GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) is no longer satisfactory moving forward
● A whole new set of device and module requirements focused on extreme size, power and cost reductions
● LTE creates a massive total-cost-of-ownership advantage and accelerate time-to-market for in-building location, IoT and M2M applications services

David McDonald

Software Defined Location in Low Power Wide Area networks

● LPWA technologies powering the next generation of situational and context aware marketing
● Software defined location (SDL) in LPWAN
● Standards based and assistive SDL capable LPWA networks – performance comparison
● Can we get to GPS, in the Wide Area, without GPS?

PANEL: IoT Positioning Technologies and Applications

Abraham Joseph, Founder and Editorial Director, IoT Insights
Malik Saadi, Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technology, ABI Research, UK
David Smith, CTO, Multitech
Rikard Windh, COO, Combain Positioning Solutions
Panel Chair: Abraham Joseph
This panel will explore the location and positioning applications of IoT Technologies. It will examine the opportunities enabled by various technologies including Wi Fi, satellite and low power wide area networks, and explore the privacy and security issues that arise. Delegates participating will learn about:
● The relative strengths/weaknesses of the different technologies
● The best technology choice(s) for different applications, and
● Real-world applications, use cases and best practices involving the use of IoT geo-positioning technologies
Panellists include Malik Saadi, David Smith, Rikard Windh.
Abraham Joseph
Malik Saadi
David Smith
Rikard Windh

Smart Mobility use cases
Session Chair: Ajay Vemuru, BU Strategy & Business Development Manager, Spirent, USA
From connected and autonomous vehicles, ride sharing, automated fleets to emergency services, a broad range of new Geo IoT use cases for automotive are addressed in this session.
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Paul Drysch

Lightweight, Scalable Maps and Localization for Self Driving vehicle

● Autonomous driving challenges: Precise vehicle positioning and scalable HD map creation
● Voxel-based fingerprint technology and edge-based crowd sourcing
● Use cases of fingerprint-based map for self-driving cars

Tamás Prajczer

Towards to the Zero Tolerance in Emergency Vehicle Accidents

● Besides real-time traffic and road information provided by navigation systems, the authority owned traffic information can be useful for drivers
● Case of V2V communication technology: real-time location of an approaching emergency vehicle using emergency warning equipment
● Leveraging critical communication system built in the emergency vehicles to alert the other vehicles

Ajay Vemuru

Methodology to evaluate multi-sensor fusion for vehicle localization

PANEL: Location in New Mobility

Ajay Vemuru, BU Strategy & Business Development Manager, Spirent, USA
Hans-Hendrik Puvogel, COO, Parkopedia
Ludovic Privat, Co-Founder, CROWDLOC; Founder, ConnecteDriver
Asif R Khan, Founder & President, Location Based Marketing Association
Panel Chair: Ajay Vemuru
Three of the four anticipated disruptions of automotive industry: automation, connectivity, electrification and ride sharing, rely heavily on location awareness or localization.
Given this demand, where do we stand today in terms of technology and what are the gaps?
Large amounts of data is expected to go back and forth between the vehicle and the cloud who do we anticipate will have ownership of the data?
How is it going to be shared across the various players, because new capabilities need more data?
Is there a faster way to market for newer players?
How to develop, improve and validate localization techniques using existing data rather than collecting: driving thousands of miles?
Safety: how does the car know what sensor it can trust and how does the prioritization happen?
What regulatory hurdles need to be overcome?
Panellists include Asif R Khan, Ludovic Privat, Hans-Hendrik Puvogel.
Ajay Vemuru
Hans-Hendrik Puvogel
Ludovic Privat
Asif R Khan
6.45 pm: Geo IoT World Awards Ceremony

DAY 3 - Wednesday June 13


Innovative GeoData Processing
Session Chair: Ed Freyfogle, CEO, OpenCage Data, Spain
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Ed Freyfogle

KEYNOTE The Critical Missing Feature: Simplicity

● The need for simplicity in innovation with location
● A radical drop in barrier to innovation due to open data
● Examples of different European start‐ups succeeding in the location space with simple approach

Shiva Kumar

Geo Spatial Communication Horizontal and Vertical Market Segments

● A combination of maps, social networking and communication platforms/software to complements or replaces current street addresses
● Smart address” codes for personal and business addresses: when communication happens, everyone knows where they are geospatially on earth
● Delivery use case: focused on “last mile success”

José Gómez

Document Management in the Era of Mobility

● Semantic analysis of documentation information to extract space-temporal attributes
● Innovation in the use of geolocation as a tool
● Explanation of use cases
● Transversality of innovation applicable to multiple sectors

Chris Pendleton

Cutting “Edge” Maps

● Map Data Creation at the Edge
● The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Map Processing
● Challenges and Opportunities for Edge to Cloud CRUD Operations

Asset Tracking with UWB
Session Chair: Abraham Joseph, Founder and Editorial Director, IoT Insights
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Jean-Marie André
Industry 4.0

Precise Location in the Industry: How We Fix the Chicken & Egg Situation

● UWB location systems: a great deal of opportunities in the industry but an important entry ticket
● Mutualisation is the way to address this chicken & egg situation
● This calls for an UWB infrastructure able to address different use cases

Milan Šimek
Industry 4.0

Lessons Learnt from Implementing UWB-based RTLS in Logistic Hall of Car Manufacturer

● Experiences from deployment of large-scale installation in automotive hall
● Key metrics of RTLS to enable its massive applications in industry market
● Location data visualization and integration
● Virtual reality powered by precise location data

Oleg Tabarovskiy
Industry 4.0

Large Scale UWB Based Location at Blast Furnace Site: Lessons Learned

● UWB infrastructure planning, modelling and installation verification
● Wireless UWB synchronization in complex environment
● NLOS mitigation in severe multipath conditions
● Overcome of 3D positioning challenges with sensor fusion

Samuel Van de Velde
Industry 4.0

The Versatility of UWB Positioning Systems

● UWB is possibly the most versatile of all positioning technologies: examples from ultra‐high update rate to years of battery life
● Positioning techniques from different versions of TDOA to TWR, with the position known by the infrastructure, the mobile tags, or both
● The large versatility can result in a broad adoption by the market towards low cost systems

10.20 – 11.00 AM: COFFEE BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

Earth Observation
Session Chair: Ludovic Privat, Geo IoT World EMEA Co-Chair; President and CEO, Crowdloc
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Agnieszka Łukaszczyk

Earth Observation to the Power of Hundreds

● NewSpace industry: the new way of doing space business while benefiting the world
● From satellite design to daily imagery
● Recent use cases

Gianluca Luraschi

Developing a Data Centre for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

● Big Geodata from real time sensors are fostering a new generation of situational awareness for environmental monitoring or surveillance
● Multipurpose Aerial Surveillance in Europe based on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Service
● Data Centre challenges

Luca Perletta

Understanding our Changing Planet

● Understanding our planet change is essential if we want to save time, resources and even lives.
● Earth observation has a unique vantage point, providing the context and location intelligence required for the planning, use of and development from a plethora of interconnected devices and services.

Thomas Nicholls

Leveraging IoT and Drones to Produce Aerial Intelligence

● Drone mapping opportunities
● IoT technology enabling more complex flying missions
● Network of cellular providers for a secure link between the drone and the ground control station
● Virtually unlimited range beyond visual line of sight

Maria Krommyda

Serious Game Application for Engaging People in Crowdsourcing Earth Observations

● Gamification in Citizen Science and crowdsourced observations
● Engaging end-users in contributing to events of interest through serious games
● Collection of geo-tagged IoT, images, video and sensor measurements
● Management and storage of diverse IoT as OGC compliant observations

PANEL: Next-Generation Remote Sensing Challenges

Maria Krommyda, Assistant researcher, Software Developer, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
Agnieszka Łukaszczyk, Director, EU Policy, Planet, Netherlands
Gianluca Luraschi, Project Officer for the RPAS Data Centr,  EMSA European Maritime Safety Agency (EU Commission)
Thomas Nicholls, CMO, Delair Drones
Luca Perletta, Sales Manager, DigitalGlobe
Ludovic Privat, Co-Founder, CROWDLOC; Founder, ConnecteDriver
Panel Chair: Ludovic Privat
Panellists include Maria Krommyda, Agnieszka Łukaszczyk, Gianluca Luraschi, Thomas Nicholls, Luca Perletta.
Maria Krommyda
Agnieszka Łukaszczyk
Gianluca Luraschi
Thomas Nicholls
Luca Perletta
Ludovic Privat

Asset Tracking with other location-aware techs
Session Chair: Abraham Joseph, Founder and Editorial Director, IoT Insights
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Kipp Jones

Why Location Is a Critical Operational Component to All Aspects of the Internet of Things

● Why location is a critical operational component of IoT
● Problem and solution of how location and IoT can save money
● Business benefits of asset tracking, data enrichment from sensors for diagnostics and predictive analysis for contingencies

Yoonpyo Hong
Industry 4.0

Lessons Learned from Large Scale of Indoor BLE RTLS for Steel-Making Plant

● RTLS system for 9 of BLE-based OHC (Over-head Crane) at Steel-making plant
● BLE Mesh communication and LTE routers for Server interface
● Problem solving against WiFi RF interferences
● Lessons learned from BLE-based RTLS

Sanjay Sharma
Supply Chain

Leveraging IoT’s Foresight Analytics to Revolutionize Supply Chain and Beyond

● How real-time traceability today beyond understanding the shipment number and planned delivery window will drive down supply chain cost and drive up revenues.
● Benefits of IoT smart sensor technology to foresee and mitigate risk — improving all enterprise functions.
● Quick start tips for implementing IoT functionality — transforming supply chains from transaction to predictive

Tom Brabers
Supply Chain

Enhancing Traditional Supply Chain Security Setup with IoT

● Monitoring platform to enhance supply chain security
● Aggregating different types of (GPS/geo)sensors into one platform
● The use of algorithms and business rule engines
● RoI on different levels

1.00 PM – 2.00 PM: LUNCH BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

When Big Data Meets IoT
Session Chair: Dr. Thomas Foerste, VP Sales and Marketing, Nanotron Technologies
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Dr. Thomas Foerste

Location Data Analytics: Business insights 24/7

Leveraging Location Data Analytics in business applications requires an end to end ecosystem ranging from location sensors, data conditioning, data analytics and business applications to skilled resources for planning and deploying these types of solutions on a larger scale.

Nicolas Jordan

Low Power Geolocation Unlocking New Business Models Insurance: Die Mobiliar

● Transforming IoT geolocation into customer-focused mass-market solution
● multi-technology location system optimized for low power LoRaWan network
● Protection and theft-prevention based on a smart tracking service
● Low power geolocation disrupting such data-driven field as insurance

David Glantz

Location Intelligence – Just Another Hype Or A Future Must Have?

● Building Location Intelligence – How would Location Intelligence without Big Data Integration be feasible?
● Using Location Intelligence – What are possible Use Cases in different industries?
● Location Intelligence as part of Big Data – What additional potentials does big data and how could it be leveraged?

From GNSS signal to IoT security
Session Chair: Tom Brabers, Owner, Upside of Risk, Netherlands
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Nikolaos Isaris

KEYNOTE Geolocation Data: Challenges & Opportunities of the GDPR in the IoT environment

  • IoT benefits & challenges
  • The GDPR as an opportunity for innovation
  • The challenges of implementing the consent management and of profiling & automated decision-making
  • Soft law guidance & other EC Initiatives
  • Need for interdisciplinary approaches & stakeholders engagement
Danny Hughes

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

● Billions of sensors … a security nightmare
● The building blocks for a secure Industrial IoT
● Best practices to secure your Industry 4.0 solutions

Daan Scheer

The World of Spoofing & Position Integrity

● The broad use of location calls for Position Integrity against spoofing, hacking
● Authentication of GNSS signal & navigation message via global satellite reference receiver network
● A software solution suitable for mass market phones and IoT

PANEL: Privacy & GDPR impacts for Geo IoT providers

Nikolaos Isaris, Deputy Head, Internet of Things Unit, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, (DG CONNECT), European Commission
Danny Hughes, CTO, VersaSense, Belgium
Dr. Thomas Foerste, VP Sales and Marketing, Nanotron Technologies, Germany
Tom Brabers, Owner, Upside of Risk, Netherlands
Panel Chair: Tom Brabers
As the EU GDPR legislation has just taken effect, ensuring a greater level of privacy protection for geolocation data is challenging the whole geolocation and IoT ecosystems.
Massive sets of privacy-sensitive geolocation information can be collected and used in many different use cases, from mass consumer to corporate environments markets.
Which companies and organizations are impacted by geolocation legislations in Europe, US, etc.?
How to guarantee the privacy of data in addition to its security?
How to assess readiness regarding the legislations?
Panellists include Dr. Thomas Foerste, Danny Hughes, Nikolaos Isaris.
Nikolaos Isaris
Danny Hughes
Dr. Thomas Foerste
Tom Brabers
4.45 PM: End of the conference