In Partnership With

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

It may be annoying when a call is dropped in your apartment's elevator, but what if you’re a first responder during a fire in the building?  Your ability to communicate may be life or death. Examine current limitations to two-way radios, cellular and WiFi, as well as new advancements within...
Alan Leffler N7WYE

Sales Manager- Americas
EMR Corp.

Andrew Ely

Director of Consulting
PierCon Solutions

David Adams

Senior Product Manager

Earl Lum

EJL Wireless Research

John Foley

Vice President, Operations
Safer Buildings Coalition

Trey Browder

Regional Sales Manager
Advanced RF Technologies Inc (ADRF)

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   N220D
  • Session Number:  T223
  • Tuesday, March 06, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
This session is an executive level cybersecurity presentation that shows leaders how to design a defense in-depth cyber security strategy for protecting their organization. This design is based on four interdependent security zones – Physical Infrastructure Security, Local Host Security, Local Network Security and Edge Protection.  The US government’s cybersecurity...
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

William Fisher

Security Engineer
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  T241
  • Tuesday, March 06, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In this broad-reaching workshop, discuss some of the initial plans for FirstNet’s functionality and cybersecurity, review the parameters of priority/preemption and local control of the network, and explore the idea of “public safety” grade and resiliency for the AT&T FirstNet network and five nines reliability.  Learn what’s available during the...
Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC

Scott Edson

Executive Director

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  W01
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Now that FirstNet is becoming a reality and service will be available in your area, how will your agency determine if and when to transition to FirstNet? Key considerations include coverage; Band 14 build-out; priority and preemption; voice services, PSAP Integration, how to integrate FirstNet with LMR and NG9-1-1, local...
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Dominick Arcuri P.E., PMP, ENP

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Richard Mirgon

Richard Mirgon Consulting LLC

Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC

Safe City is a security concept that integrates critical information across a city onto a consolidated IT platform. The systems often promote interoperability between law enforcement, emergency services, utilities, transportation and other agencies to streamline operations and provide situational awareness to all stakeholders involved in the management of a city....
Alex Richardson

Senior Analyst, Critical Communications
IHS Markit

Brian Shepherd

Program Manager
State of Colorado

Justin Dickstein

Black & Veatch

Kevin Coyne

VP Advanced Services
West Safety Services

Rohit Bhanot

Vice-President Public Safety Practice

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Planning, building and operating a private broadband and/or private LTE network is not simple. Identify the most challenging aspects for any organization to build and operate its own private broadband and/or private LTE network, including needs analysis, regulatory compliance, spectrum acquisition, site permitting, systems engineering, RF & IP design, coverage...
Jason Karp

The Public Safety Network

John Celentano

Sales Manager, Key Accounts
Redline Communications

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for alternative means to fund your agency’s NG911 or FirstNet deployment? Learn more about the current grant landscape for state and local government entities, including public safety-related grants from a variety of federal agencies – focusing not only their deadlines, but also recent priorities, award amounts, and examples of...
Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Michael Paddock

President & CEO
Grants Office, LLC

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Small cell build-outs are for much more than just greater cell phone usage. Deployments provide a wealth of potential societal benefits, primarily making possible smart cities. Learn how to leverage small cell deployments to create a truly interconnected city. Explore the services small cells enable, and where can they be...
Alan Tilles

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The CBRS, Mid-Band, 800 band and 900 MHz PDV proceedings will have profound impact whether, and to what extent, public safety and private wireless spectrum is allocated and shared in the future. Will private narrowband spectrum remain available in the future? Will private narrowband share spectrum with broadband commercial allocations...
Alan Tilles

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Mark Crosby

Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Ralph Haller

Executive Director

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  TH11
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
As public safety communications migrates from the LMR world of the past 50 years top our FirstNet/LTE future, the changes are more than just technical and operational. We also need to adjust our financial planning and budgeting. Explore the business models and economics of migrating from LMR to LTE networks,...
Bruce Lawler

Head of Product Planning
Kodiak: A Motorola Solutions Company

David Van Workum

Application Development Engineer
Keysight Technologies

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N220D
  • Session Number:  TH33
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Discuss lessons learned from both large and small data breaches (e.g., Target, small web design company) and the takeaways from them, i.e., the significant change to the legal landscape that continues to occur in the data security/data breach arena which means that no companies are immune from liability. Examine the...
Curtis Levinson

United States Cyber Defense Advisor to NATO

Jerry Hutcheson

Cybercreed Consulting

John Deveney


Kathy Winger

Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Kathy Delaney Winger