Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Receive an update on public safety broadband requirements work being conducted by the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), including technical and operational considerations for broadband deployable systems, LMR to LTE migration including off network and radio ID, and the role of sensors and analytics in public safety.  Sponsored by:
Chris Kindelspire

LMR to LTE Working Group Chair

Barry Luke

Deputy Executive Director

Tom Sorley

Deputy Director, Radio Communication Services
City of Houston, IT Services (HITS)

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  TM2
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
In 2016, the DHS Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and the National Governors Association (NGA) launched the Policy Academy on Enhancing Emergency Communications Interoperability.  Its mission is to address the constantly-evolving challenges of interoperability, so that when the next emergency strikes, we are fully prepared.  The Academy is helping states...
Jackita Bass

Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Gordy Coles

Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
State of Utah

GE McCabe

Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
State of West Virginia

Jeffrey McLeod

Division Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division
National Governors Association

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  TM3
  • Tuesday, March 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join S&T Program managers and engineers to discuss some of the cutting edge technologies S&T is funding to help responders be protected, connected and fully aware such as datacasting, communications resiliency and spectrum management, modeling and simulation, augmented reality and virtual reality applications for incident command training. •      ...
Sridhar Kowdley

Program Manager
DHS Office for Interoperability and Compatibility

Cuong Luu

Program Manager, Science & Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security

Eileen Smith

Director, E2i Creative Studio, Institute for Simulation and Training
University of Central Florida

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

  • Room:   S229
  • Session Number:  TM4
  • Tuesday, March 28, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
In early 2016, a group of public and commercial sector leaders formed a Coalition to accelerate the adoption of Next Generation 911 (NG911) services across America, with the goal of nationwide implementation by the end of the year 2020. The NG911 NOW Coalition – a group of thought leaders in...
Brian Fontes

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Lisa Madden

Vice President, NG911 and FirstNet, Winbourne Consulting

Dorothy Spears-Dean

Public Safety Communications Coordinator
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Keynote Area
  • Session Number:  TM5
  • Thursday, March 30, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Jeff Bratcher


David Buchanan

Director of Consultation

Kevin McGinnis

Board Member

Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor