New Year Honours 2024: OBE bestowed upon trailblazing tech pioneer


Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan, the founder of Cambridge company PervasID, has been awarded an OBE in the King’s New Year Honours for his pioneering work in location-tracking technology. His real-time location tracking system is used by NHS trusts, hospitals, aircraft manufacturers, and retailers. Dr Sithamparanathan is recognized for his contributions to innovation technology and the promotion of STEM subjects in education. His system is used in hospitals to track surgical instruments, ensuring proper decontamination and sterilization, as well as in retail to track stock and improve click-and-collect services. Originally from Sri Lanka, Dr Sithamparanathan studied at the University of Sheffield and completed his PhD at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He expressed his gratitude to Cambridge for allowing him to maximize his potential and bring his ideas from the lab to the real world. Other individuals from Cambridgeshire who received awards in the New Year Honours List include Lorna Woor, Sheila Betts, Sharon Livermore, Helen Pain, Maxine Purdie, Julia Fentem, Joan Winterkorn, and Michael Frankl.

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