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


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Update: March 22, 2018


DAY 2 - Tuesday June 12

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


Core Technologies Vertical Business Side Events

with Politecnico Milano
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.
Built in partnership with Polytechnic of Milan among others, this dedicated session will feature some of key players in the field from research and industrial horizons.
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.

PANEL: GNSS New business opportunities

in partnership with LBMA
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Asif R Khan


Thomas Walle

Latest Proximity.Directory Report Insights

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)

Steve de Mamiel

The Digital Disrupted Guide Dog

● Case study of indoor wayfinding proving independence for the disabled
● How the same infrastructure provides marketing opportunities for retailers
● What traffic flow and safety information is available to the space owner from the beacon infrastructure
● Beacon infrastructure in public spaces has multiple applications and therefore the business case hurdles are easily achieved

PANEL: State of the BeacoSystems

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

Large Scale Indoor Projects
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Samuel McLaughlin

Indoor Mapping Trends: Technologies, Business Models and Use Cases

● Key market technologies and differentiators: technologies and trends that are shaping the indoor mapping market
● Mapping techniques and business models
● Key use cases; breakdown of end markets and revenues
● Future trends: how technology advancements will enable scalable indoor mapping

Campbell Kennedy

Tracking People Places and Things in all the World’s Airports

● Airports are the largest indoor spaces on earth, creating enormous ROI opportunities for location services and IoT
● Empowering the local venue managers with the tools to control and analyze their geospatial information
● Improving the experience for hundreds of millions of travellers
● Applications such as consumer mobile wayfinding, digital signage, staff/asset tracking, sensor and data visualization

Rainer Wolfsberger

Implementing Large Scale Indoor Positioning Projects

● Challenges of large scale Indoor Positioning projects
● innovative solution: efficiency and accuracy
● Examples of real‐life large‐scale project

Dr. Thomas Foerste

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

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.

The widespread availability of connected devices, including both clinical-grade and consumer devices, the new Big Data driven scenarios, the “connected life” trend are, among others, deeply transforming the health and care domain. This session will assess the impact of enablers such as LBS, LPWAN, GNSS… on the future of Health and Care.
With speakers from both pharma/medtech/biotech/healthcare and geolocation sectors.
Day 1
12 Jun 2018
Kurt Höller


The widespread availability of connected devices, including both clinical-grade and consumer devices, the new Big Data driven scenarios, the “connected life” trend are, among others, deeply transforming the health and care domain. This session will assess the impact of enablers such as LBS, LPWAN, GNSS… on the future of Health and Care.

Giuseppe Conti

Presentation by UNCAP Project

IoT Networks Advances for Geolocation
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

John Dow

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: Towards Disposable IoT Devices?

Smart Mobility use cases
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
Alejandro Badolato

Radar Positioning System

● Radar Positioning System for vehicular guidance at any speed with 1cm accuracy
● For Trains, driverless L5 cars, AGVs, hyperloop
● Mm‐wave radar and 3D paint drops deployed in the infrastructure

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

7.00 pm: Geo IoT World Awards Ceremony

DAY 3 - Wednesday June 13


New Precision Location Technologies
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Steve Statler

NEAD 911 – The eLoc Standard, it’s 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?

Asset Tracking with UWB
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

Innovative GeoData Processing
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Ed Freyfogle

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”

Ervin Ruci – From Raw Text to X,Y and Z

● Latest AI advances in geoparsing named location entities from text
● A quick way to compute elevation for any point on earth
● Language independent geoparsing
● Open Data based worldwide geocoding

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

Asset Tracking with other location-aware techs
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
Nick Knellinger

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

Clemens Kirner
Industry 4.0

How can factories benefit from Augmented Reality Indoor Navigation in the realm of industry 4.0?

● The need for AR Indoor navigation in Industry 4.0
● Connection of hardware independent & ability for Augmented Reality in indoor navigation
● A European approach to business – let the customer keep his data!
● Stories form exciting use cases like VW or F/List

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

Earth Observation
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
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

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

From GNSS signal to IoT security
Day 1
13 Jun 2018
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

When Big Data Meets IoT
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.

Peter van der Mede
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

Thomas Walle

Location Intelligence in the Financial Sector

● Only 30% of time spent awake takes place in front of a screen, while 70% is in the physical world
● In the financial sector in particular, location intelligence can provide critical insights
● Impact of location data across the investments and payments space
● How location data can impact decision-making across industries

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

PANEL: Key Success Factors for Geo IoT Projects

5.00 PM: End of the conference