Webinar: Demystifying Contact Tracing Apps
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Webinar: Demystifying Contact Tracing Apps

Why is Bluetooth proximity detection harder than people thought? What are the fixes, the alternative approaches, the best architectures?

21/07/2020
When: 21 July
1600 BST
Where: Webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Clare Stead

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Presenter: Dr Ramsey Faragher, Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation and CEO of Focal Point Positioning Ltd.

This webinar will present:
> Why Bluetooth for proximity detection is harder than many thought it would be.
> What are the fixes, including how to overcome issues with operating system lock screens and power consumption.
> Other technologies which are being considered for proximity detection, and why they are only part of the answer.
> The technical and practical issues that inform the choice between centralised and decentralised architectures.

Who is this webinar for?
> Everyone wanting to get behind the headlines to understand the real issues and fixes to enable contact tracing apps.
> App developers and system integrators wanting to provide the best solutions.
> Policy makers and regulators striving to gain accessible insights into the key issues and fixes.
> Writers and editors seeking knowledge and understanding informed by the latest research and science.

About the presenter:
Dr Ramsey Faragher is Bye Fellow (Computer Science) of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, Founder and CEO of Focal Point Positioning Ltd, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. Ramsey has written key papers on the topic of Bluetooth proximity sensing in mobile devices, with over 860 citations between them. His insights are proving to be an important piece of the jigsaw to enable effective, accurate contract tracing apps with architectures that find an acceptable balance of privacy and technical possibility.