The 2017 CW International Conference is kindly supported by the following organisations:

Platinum Sponsor

Magna is a leading global automotive supplier with 312 manufacturing operations and 93 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries. Magna has over 155,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to its customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. At Magna, we take great ideas and develop them from innovation to industry standard. We also know that great thinking happens outside our four walls, and that our ability to commercialise great ideas benefits inventors, entrepreneurs, customers, and ultimately all who share the road.

Pod Sponsor

RS Components is the no.1 high-service distributor for engineers across the globe. We offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.
DesignSpark is RS’ web-based resource centre for engineers and online community of over half a million members. The DesignSpark website hosts a comprehensive range of free-of-charge software design tools, technical data and development resources.
DesignSpark helps engineers across the globe bring their projects and ideas to fruition. Our tools are free and easy to use enabling design engineers to reach their goals quickly. The DesignSpark community gives our members a platform to share their ideas and also seek advice and support from like-minded members.

Gold Sponsor - LPWAN

Ofcom is the communications regulator in the UK. We regulate the TV, radio and video-on-demand sectors, fixed-line telecoms, mobiles and postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. We make sure that people in the UK get the best from their communications services and are protected from scams and sharp practices, while ensuring that competition can thrive. Ofcom operates under a number of Acts of Parliament, including in particular the Communications Act 2003. Ofcom must act within the powers and duties set for it by Parliament in legislation. The Communications Act says that Ofcom’s principal duty is to further the interests of citizens and of consumers, where appropriate by promoting competition. Meeting this duty is at the heart of everything we do. Accountable to Parliament, we set and enforce regulatory rules for the sectors for which we have responsibility. We also have powers to enforce competition law in those sectors, alongside the Competition and Markets Authority.

Gold Sponsor - Keynote

Cambridge Consultants is a world-class supplier of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting. Cambridge Consultants has one of the world's largest independent wireless development teams, with more than 150 experts covering every design expertise from short-range wireless connectivity to global satellite communication.
Over the years, Cambridge Consultants has helped its clients to develop the world's smallest satellite data terminal, the world's first single-chip Bluetooth radio, the world's first GSM videophone for Orange, Europe's first FCC-approved UWB (ultra-wideband) product, and the radios that manage more than 50 per cent of the world's airspace.

Gold Sponsor - AI

ARM technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 100 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world's most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving ARM innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

Gold Sponsor - The Intelligent City

EdgeConneX operates and is the pioneer of world class Edge Data Centers®, bringing Cloud, Content and Capacity to where you need it, within close proximity to your customers. EdgeConneX can scale the data center capacity to perfectly align demand and future supply. We can deliver new capacity in less than 6 months on average. Our speed to market is unrivaled with a global footprint of 30 existing data centers across 27 markets and expanding. The custom wholesale model means that EdgeConneX can provide what you want, where you want it, when you want it to support the growing data center demands of today.

Gold Sponsor - Innovation Programme

ANSYS is the leading provider of electromagnetic and electronics simulation software for IC design, PCB design, and electromechanical system design including antenna and RF design.
Engineers rely on ANSYS electronics simulation software to design robust and power-efficient integrated circuits (ICs), printed-circuit boards (PCBs), communication infrastructures, and electromechanical systems.
Our software is used in a variety of applications from a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive electronics, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, academia, civil engineering, consumer products, healthcare, sports, and others.
Engineering simulation is our sole focus. For more than 40 years, we have consistently advanced this technology to meet evolving customer needs.

Innovation Programme Delivery Partner

Iotic Labs is the provider of Iotic Space – our patented technology indexes public and private sources of data so you can discover and interact with them securely. We index legacy systems, platforms, devices and data and provide an intuitive way for anyone to discover and interact with all of them in an entirely virtualised environment. Iotic Space is turning silos into sources, creating a Web of Things, and in the process democratising access to data. Customers use secure private spaces to safely index and interact with public and private devices, data and feeds securing IoT networks, generating new insights and services across transport, utilities, Smart Cities and construction.

Silver Sponsor - Transport

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise. We have six offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester and Norwich. The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in technology, charities, education, food and agribusiness, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment and sport.
The legal advisers behind some of the UK’s most successful technology businesses, including ARM, Aveva, Bango, Jagex, Ubisense and Xaar. At Mills & Reeve, we pride ourselves on identifying future, technological developments that are likely to be relevant to our clients. A few years ago, we identified that the arrival of driverless cars and automated vehicle technology was likely to have profound implications for organisations involved in infrastructure planning and for those involved in the technology, automotive and insurance sectors. Since then, we have been at the forefront of this technological development and advised on various national projects.
Mills & Reeve, working together to achieve more.

Debate Sponsor

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership is focused on helping to drive forward sustainable economic growth in our area – with local business, education providers, the third sector and the public sector working together to achieve this. Our area currently has a population of 1.3 million people, which is estimated to grow to 1.5 million by 2031.
We host a number of globally significant business clusters, world class research capacity linked to our universities, a number of thriving market towns, and is the UK’s leader in agriculture, food and drink. The area boasts 700,000 jobs, 60,000 enterprises and generates £30 billion per annum.

Lanyard Sponsor

IC Resources is the recognised recruitment partner to the global technology community. We help our clients succeed in today’s competitive marketplace by identifying skilled and talented individuals for key hiring requirements. We offer candidates well-informed career advice and introduce them to career–enhancing opportunities.
Since 1999, we’ve been a key business partner to hundreds of ambitious wireless technology companies needing to grow their teams efficiently and cost effectively. For our team of 60 consultants, it’s an honour to be part of the wireless community and a pleasure to work with intelligent, committed professionals who are shaping the future every day.

Lunch Sponsor

The Technology Partnership plc (TTP) is a technology and product development company. TTP works closely with its clients to create new disruptive products based on advances in technology and engineering innovation. TTP’s technology lies behind many products and processes in areas as diverse as communications, digital printing, instrumentation, consumer & industrial products, medical devices, cleantech and security systems.

Gala Dinner Sponsor

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is an independent executive search firm operating globally to identify impactful talent across technology, life sciences, digital health and private markets. Founded in 1998, Bailey Fisher has contributed to the success of some of the most impressive companies to have emerged from the UK market, introducing executives who have a profound impact on the future growth of our clients’ businesses. We are continually expanding our network globally, affording our clients access to an unrivalled international pool of entrepreneurs, executives and investors. Our network is underpinned by a celebrated events programme which brings together business leaders to exchange ideas and generate thought leadership on key business topics.

Innovation Programme Partner

Swiss u blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Refreshments Sponsor

Arkessa helps make Global Enterprise IoT easier and future proof. We connect IoT devices and applications to the Internet, regardless of location, network operator or wireless technology. We provide our customers with a secure resilient mobility platform that is easy to adopt, integrate and scale. We also future-proof connectivity by aggregating multiple global mobile networks and technologies into a single service – cellular (2G, 3G, 4G), satellite and the emerging low power wide-area (LPWAN) radio technologies. Our technology enabled managed service helps our customers simplify and optimise their design, manufacturing, logistics and sales in a global marketplace.

Drinks Reception Sponsor

The Samsung Cambridge team is dedicated to wirelessly connect all people and all things. The team of hardware and software engineers work at the forefront of Moore’s law to add Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IP to advanced SoC chips. The team solves the tough engineering challenges of increasing data rates to the gigabit range whilst keeping power consumption levels low to maximise battery life. So whether it is a smartphone in your pocket, or a smart appliance in your home, you’ll see an increasing number of devices connected by Samsung Cambridge IP.


A trusted software development partner for many well known global brands, Janus have particular expertise in integration of smart devices for residential and commercial solutions, encompassing IoT devices and services. Experts in iOS / Android App creation, embedded system software, web development and device drivers.


IoTAS is a global leader in live network testing for 3GPP technologies, now bringing our experience into the IoT environment, with NB-IoT and Cat M1 test solutions. Included in our portfolio is Remote SIM Provisioning testing and Battery Life testing solutions, both critical features for successful IoT implementations. Founded in 2003, with our head office in Cambridge (UK) and local offices in Australia, France and Japan, we are UKAS 17025 accredited to offer a world class testing solution. We are founder members of the General Certification Forum (GCF) and a Recognised Test Organisation and UK’s only Assessment Capable Entity.


S-Tech Insurance Services Ltd, based in Cambridge, was founded in 1982. Today it is a large independent and specialist insurance broker with significant experience in the technology sector. With a team of more than 60 industry professionals, it provides a full range of commercial insurance, credit insurance, personal insurance and risk management solutions to clients across the UK – many of whom have international operations.


Form the Future links schools with businesses to get young people ready for work. We believe that regular contact with local businesses makes a valuable contribution to careers education. We run a wide range of activities that connect young people with employers to develop their careers awareness, employability skills and aspiration from events, enterprise challenges, mentoring and work experience, plus hands-on STEM learning through Cambridge LaunchPad. In a fast-growing region like the Cambridge area, where employers can’t hire fast enough, it’s essential that young people know where the jobs will be and the skills that will be most in demand.


We create and deliver innovative work-based learning. Developed with local tech employers, our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship course is a cost-effective way for you to attract, develop and retain a highly-skilled workforce, and maximise the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy. Develop your own talent pipelines for in-demand roles including software engineers and cyber security analysts, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin - experts in work-based learning.


WWRF is the global forum where the wireless community can tackle the key research challenges. By searching out the issues, flagging them up to opinion leaders, and then working with our liaison partners, we drive the development of the Wireless World. Our members, by joining WWRF, play a leading role in this process. WWRF organizes three major events each year combining inputs from industry and academic experts, contributing to the exchange of ideas and the evolution of the research agenda and technology roadmaps. Our well received publication programme, working with partners such as IEEE and Wiley, makes the key messages and results available to the wireless research sector.


Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative smart products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences.


42 Technology is a Cambridge-based engineering and technology development consultancy. Since 1998 we have helped our clients to solve their most complex engineering problems, and develop their next-generation products. We work across industrial, healthcare, transport, energy and consumer goods sectors, with everyone from start-ups to multi-nationals like BP, Toshiba, P&G, AstraZeneca, BIC and Liebherr. Our clients know us best for our work on challenging electro-mechanical developments, particularly those involving sensor systems and wireless communications, fluid handling, and heat transfer.


RN Electronics Ltd. is a UKAS accredited (no. 2360) laboratory, providing testing to the latest Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive and Radio Equipment Directive (RED). The RED replaces the previous R&TTE Directive from June 2017 to ensure that any electronic device containing a radio (including WiFi, Bluetooth & GPS) must make efficient use of the radio spectrum and avoid interference with other systems.
RN Electronics is also an FCC Conformity Assessment Body for the USA and is listed by ISED for Canada. We also provide automotive VCA ‘e’ mark testing and can offer basic safety assessments towards the Low Voltage Directive.


The Broadband Wireless Association was originally formed in 1993 to promote the use of millimetre microwave for video and digital services (MMVDS). Once the licences for the 40.5 - 42.5GHz band were allocated, the BWA moved on to promote the use of firstly WiMAX and later LTE, organising (with its partner Quadritech) a series of successful conferences in Cambridge, Amsterdam and Delhi. After a dormant period it seems there are again issues around novel uses of wireless for the development of our future cities and for rural coverage. The Association is looking to enter the conversation, without duplicating the work of existing organisations, in order to link the interests of the Future/Smart/Connected Cities communities to the potential of wireless innovation. The BWA Directors, Helen Duncan and Stephen Lowe, have between them over fifty years experience of wireless innovation, and a list of more than 8,000 contacts worldwide.


Akendi help clients develop the right user/customer experience of the highest quality in the shortest time possible. We execute complete projects for clients, support internal UX teams through coaching, up skill staff through training and/or extent a client's own capabilities as their Virtual Experience Team (VXT(TM)). In business since 2007, with offices in Canada and the UK, Akendi have completed more than 350 projects for over 150 clients.


Coderus is a software development business based at Adastral Park, Ipswich and St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge. We specialise in innovative embedded and mobile solutions, optimised for exceptional usability and customer experience.
We understand the challenges of compact coding, efficiency, low power and high performance for devices in many rapidly developing markets. At Coderus we turn great ideas into market leading, connected products for global clients including: BT, Land Rover BAR, Bowers & Wilkins, Frontier Silicon and Glaze Alarm.
For further information about the limitless possibilities with Coderus, please visit or e-mail


Established in 1979 in the field of LEDs, Selectronic has over the past thirty years become the experts in all optoelectronic technologies.
With our experience, engineering resource and knowledge in both the UK and Asia, our team are dedicated to finding the best solution for your project in terms of price, performance and quality – usually resulting in a bespoke solution that fulfils your requirements.
We are industry specific, not geographical so we know what you the client needs and our experts understand your industry, your expectations and your wishes.
All of our production is in Asia in facilities fully audited by us. Each facility fulfils the requirements needed by your specific industry and application.


Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security, having developed AI algorithms that mimic the human immune system to defend enterprise networks of all types and sizes. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IOT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defence platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal’ for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.
By applying its unique, unsupervised machine learning, Darktrace has identified 30,000 previously unknown threats in over 2,000 networks, including zero-days, insider threats and subtle, stealthy attacks. The company has experienced 600% year-on-year revenue growth. With 370 employees in 23 offices and dual headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge UK, Darktrace was named ‘Best Security Company of the Year 2016,’ ‘Bloomberg Innovator,’ and ‘GSN Homeland Security’ award winner. The company’s valuation is $.5 billion and its investors include KKR, Softbank, Summit, Invoke Capital, and Samsung.

Poster Exhibitor

AgeCurve is a Cambridge based startup with a simple thesis: Aging is agings underneath, the results of many separate processes mainly governed by changing protein functions. AgeCurve’s Gen P kit is providing deep age profiles to end users by sequencing and quantifying thousands of human proteins to assess different aspects of their ongoing biological aging process and the potential effects of age-delaying interventions. The kit also measures bacterial proteins. Based on non-invasive saliva collection, the sample is sent to our partner lab and results are delivered to our users as a native web application accessible with digital devices.

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