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09:00 – 09:45

Registration & Breakfast

09:45 – 10:00

Introduction & Welcome

10:00 – 10:30

Timo Sass

Timo Sass

Technical Sales Engineer

Harder Tech. Easier Tools.

Ekahau talk about the advancements in Wi-Fi technology that make it better, yet more complex to manage and understand. At the same time they will look at the shiny new Wi-Fi tools that are becoming easier to use, making survival in the Wi-Fi jungle more likely. The new, easier tools will even create disruption in the market place, giving the most innovative and brightest of Wi-Fi folks a significant competitive advantage.

10:30 – 11:00

David Corbett

David Corbett

Former NHS WiFi Programme Head
NHS Digital

Delivering Free WiFi Across the NHS

David will provide an overview of how he and his team supported the delivery of free WiFi across the secondary care and primary care NHS estate across England which included over 200 NHS Trusts and 7,500 GP surgeries, and how free WiFi is benefiting patients receiving NHS care and clinicians and other healthcare professionals working across the NHS in England.

11:00 – 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 – 12:00

Keith R. Parsons

Managing Director
Wireless LAN Professionals

Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Troubleshooting Wireless LANs

A quick “best of” highlights from a full Wireless LAN Troubleshooting course. An overview of the entire process from Wi-Fi client devices to full two-way packets traversing the Internet. With specific examples, processes, and especially the tools needed to solve Wireless problems, even when they aren’t.

12:00 – 12:30

Mark O'Leary

Mark O’Leary

Head of Network Access

Federated Roaming: Design Pattern and Results

Some years ago, the education sector identified an opportunity to cut the overheads associated with providing guest connectivity and thus support increased collaboration and resource sharing. The implementation of this idea ultimately became known as eduroam. Today, in the UK in a typical month we see around 3 million unique devices roaming to eduroam-equipped venues, facilitating around 7.5 million roaming-days of work by staff and students. The same technology has recently been deployed to wider public sector stakeholders in the form of govroam, with the goal of realising similar productivity gains and savings for UK PLC.

12:30 – 13:30


Breakout Sessions

Choose either Track 1 or Track 2.

13:30 – 13:50

Ian Tearle

Sales Engineer
Arista Networks

Is 802.11ax the Promised Land?

The 802.11ax standard heralds in the sixth-generation of Wi-Fi. Dubbed “Wi-Fi 6” by the Wi-Fi Alliance the promised benefits are massive, but what are engineers actually seeing in the real-world and has it changed the way we manage Wi-Fi networks? Ian Tearle will have a look at what’s been seen in the first 10 months of the year and whether adoption is on track with industry predictions.

13:50 – 14:10

Richard Shelford

Richard Shelford

Consultant Sales Engineer
Open Reality

Wi-Fi Security Essentials

Wireless networks are forcing organizations to completely rethink how they secure their networks and devices to prevent attacks that expose critical assets and confidential data. By their very nature, wireless networks are difficult to secure and manage, even for experienced network administrators.

Join Richard to learn some key Wi-Fi security essentials, including:

  • Reducing your attack surface
  • Preventing accidental associations
  • Defending against evil twin attacks
  • Identifying rogue access points and personal hotspots
  • Enforcing web and application control

14:10 – 14:30

Nick Turner

Technical Sales Engineer

Mastering Ekahau’s New Connect Solution

In this presentation, Nick will explain, through hands-on demos, how to take full advantage of Ekahau’s latest Wi-Fi tools that have just gone through a major overhaul.

13:30 – 13:50

Andrew McHale

Andrew McHale

Implementation Engineer

Designing Wi-Fi for Voice

Want to deploy Wi-Fi that works for any Voice client? Join Andrew as he shares the core parameters you control that make the difference between a poor voice experience and a great one.

13:50 – 14:10

Matthew Starling

Matthew Starling

WiFi Ninjas

Mac Deryng

Mac Deryng

WiFi Ninjas

How to Design, Install and Validate RTLS

The WiFi Ninjas will cover all aspects of what is required to design, install and validate a proper RTLS deployment using multiple vendors.

They will compare different architectures and location methods including triangulation, Cisco Hyperlocation / angle of arrival, BLE built in and beacon, and discuss use cases supported by real deployments (all Cisco) and their own lab testing.

In the presentation they will cover the following:

  • Use cases for various tracking methods: triangulation, Hyperlocation / AoA, BLE built in, BLE beacons, vBLE
  • Requirements, challenges & design considerations
  • How to validate and calibrate Wi-Fi location tracking accuracy
  • Benefits to why you would want to track clients
  • Using API to develop tracking tools in-house
  • Demos based on Cisco and Mist

14:10 – 14:30

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Mastering Ekahau’s New Connect Solution

In this presentation, Ekahau will explain, through hands-on demos, how to take full advantage of Ekahau’s latest Wi-Fi tools that have just gone through a major overhaul.

14:30 – 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 – 15:30

James Vajda

James Vajda

Director of Global Wi-Fi Solutions

Wi-Fi Performance Monitoring as a Design Tool

Real AP’s and real clients don’t always behave the ways we assume they will, and that has implications for design, capacity planning, validation, and application performance. Insights from a Wi-Fi performance monitoring system can be used in place of the usual assumptions to improve the accuracy of WLAN design and support ongoing operations. Jim will walk you through some real-world examples of designs that benefitted from using 7SIGNAL’s solutions.

15:30 – 16:00

Peter MacKenzie

Head of Technical Operations

Analysing Roaming Protocols

There are many different Wi-Fi roaming protocols, both standard-based and proprietary, but how do they work? How do these protocols improve user experience? What is the difference between them? Which should I implement? This session will answer these questions and demystify the complexly of Wi-Fi roaming.

16:00 – 16:30

Round Table Discussion

16:30 – 16:45

Closing Thoughts & Prize Draw


Event Close

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