Industry visionaries join Ubisense Board of Directors


Ubisense, the leading provider of precise, real-time location technology, today announced its Board of Directors.

The seven member team represents some of the most successful and influential technology, financial and entrepreneurial executives from across the globe.

The Ubisense Board will draw from its considerable pool of distinguished experience with leading companies, such as Cadence, FORE Systems, GE and Sun Microsystems to meet the tremendous global demand for the Ubisense precise real-time location system (RTLS).

The rapid rate of growth Ubisense continues to experience corresponds with recent industry analyst predictions. According to IDTechEx Ltd., the RTLS market is expected to be worth $1.25 billion by 2010. This accelerated market expansion is also predicted by Yankee Group, which estimates global revenue for the RTLS market will exceed $1.6 billion within the next four years. To best manage this intense growth pattern, Ubisense sought expertise from some of the most prominent industry visionaries who are now members of the Ubisense Board of Directors.

Professor Andy Hopper has been appointed Chairman of the Board. He is considered one of the foremost leaders in the technology industry having co-founded twelve successful companies that include Acorn Computers Ltd., acquired by Olivetti; Adaptive Broadband Ltd., acquired by California Microwave, Inc.; Cambridge Broadband Ltd.; Level 5 Networks; and Ubisense Ltd.

He is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College and a Trustee for the Institution of Electrical Engineers and Fraser Research. Professor Hopper is currently head of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory where he earned his PhD in 1978.

'Ubisense has all the corporate qualities and technical resources needed to be a long-standing, dominating force in the rapidly growing RTLS market,' said Professor Hopper.

'Combined with this experienced team of board members, Ubisense will continue to pioneer this market and make significant advancements by working closely with and meeting the needs of its partners and customers.'

Dr. Robert Sansom, who also joined the Ubisense Board, has extensive experience in the data communications industry. Dr. Sansom is responsible for co-founding FORE Systems, acquired by Marconi for $4.5 billion. An active angel investor and mentor to start-up businesses, he co-founded and currently serves as chairman of Cambridge Angels. Dr. Sansom earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

David Gammon lends to Ubisense his more than 20 years of experience in financial investment services. At Credit Lyonnais UK, he was a founding member of the technology private equity advisory team. Gammon was also a founder of Library House, a research and data services company to help investors connect with innovative businesses across Europe.

Peter Harverson most recently held a number of senior executive roles at Sun Microsystems, including director of services, Europe. He also held senior roles at Cadence Design Systems, Intel Corporation and Texas Instruments. He is a Senior Industrial Fellow at De Montfort University.

Dick Newell was the founder and chairman of two successful UK-based start-ups, Cambridge Interactive Systems, which was sold to ComputerVision in 1983, and Smallworld, listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and then sold to GE in 2000.

Current Ubisense CEO Richard Green and CFO Martin Cartwright also serve on the Ubisense Board.

About Ubisense

Ubisense delivers a precise, real-time location system (RTLS) utilizing ultra-wideband (UWB) technology that locates people and assets within 30 cm in 3D. More than 85 customers spanning logistics and manufacturing, workplace, military, healthcare and hazardous environments rely on Ubisense to analyze and dramatically improve complex processes resulting in significant operational savings.

The company is headquartered in Cambridge, England with offices in Denver, Colorado, Dortmund, Germany and Singapore.

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