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8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

RF systems are evolving into smart networks which are being integrated with new IP based applications and services. RF professionals are expected to understand, recommend, and implement new capabilities for their public safety systems including public safety video, Internet of Things (IoT), smart antenna systems, cloud services, and IP capable...
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

For radio technicians with only beginning networking experience, this workshop offers an in-depth introduction to IP technology, terms, and equipment. Review ethernet/IP as the new trend for LMR backbones, how to develop IP addresses, various network elements, and tools to assist in troubleshooting. In addition, learn the benefits as well...
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

ADCOMM Engineering Company

Mike Norin

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Tom Manley

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

In recent years, the development and employment of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms has increased exponentially. Large and small technology companies, Universities, FFRDCs, and a limitless number of other organizations are all creating cognitive engines aimed at enabling computers to think more like the human brain.  But what does...
Miro Salem

Founder & CEO

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

As the next evolution of LTE, 5G is expected to help in those scenarios with support for higher data rates, lower latency and a denser network. But what is 5G?  How is it different than just another “G” rollout from carriers? In this overview, discover what 5G will mean to you, as...
Earl Lum

EJL Wireless Research

Kalpak Gude

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Mary Walsh

LBC Consultants and Services

Patrik Ringqvist

Principal Solutions Consultant
Ericsson North America

Preston Marshall PhD

Technical Program Manager, Spectrum Access Technology

Wayne Wong

Product Manager

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Push-to-talk cellular apps were invaluable communications tools during the hurricanes last fall. Satellites and drones supplemented what wasn’t working (or wasn’t working enough…) for comms network coverage and could also be used as delivery vehicles for much-needed supplies. High Frequency Single Side Band (HF SSB) and NVIS may be your...
Ben Holycross

Radio Systems Manager
Polk County Division of Emergency Management

Bill Moore


John Rosica

Barrett Communications Consultant
NVIS Communications

Josh Lober


Paul Gilbert

State Radio Coordinator
Texas Department of Transportation, Radio and Technology Support

Ryan English

President, Co-Founder
FLYMOTION Unmanned Systems

Steve Hailey

Disaster Technology Consultant
Steve Hailey and Associates, LLC

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Examine how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – commonly known as drones – are being used across various industries for everything from vertical tower inspections, to helping public safety manage incidents (or avoid them), to their use in agriculture, land management, mapping, and other areas.  Discuss the technology, backhaul, FAA rules,...
Anna Gomez

Wiley Rein LLP

Charles Werner

Fire Chief (ret.),
Charlottesville Fire Department

Tom Brinkoetter

Anritsu Company

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Availability of video imagery is increasing exponentially. Public video programs, use by private organizations and even video captured by individuals with mobile devices like tablets and smartphones all contribute to an avalanche of data for law enforcement organizations to access. While this mass of data may contain critical nuggets of...
Cuong Luu

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

Donald Zoufal

Safety and Security Industry Executive
SDI (System Development Integration, LLC)

John Contestabile

Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness &Response Systems
Johns Hopkins, Applied Physics Lab

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The emergence of LTE into business and mission-critical communications has enabled countless new applications. A number of early adopters have chosen hybrid LTE/LMR critical communications applications.  In addition, explore the world of data applications that can make a big difference. From push-to-talk apps to physiological monitoring to, location information, and...
Bill Moore


Kofi Appiah

PLM for P25
Harris Corp

Mike Ridge

Strategic Partnering Program Manager

Morné Stramrood

Technology Director Tait Americas
Tait Communications

Robin Grier

Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

TJ Kennedy

The Public Safety Network

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Augmented reality as a technology is no longer science fiction.  Examine a number of direct, practical applications of augmented reality technology to the fields of wireless communications, public utilities, and public safety. The benefits and drawbacks will be addressed, as will recommended approaches adopting and integrating the technology inside of...
Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL

Jason Landers

Founder & CEO
Landrian Networks, Inc.

Roger Skidmore

EDX Technologies, Inc.

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

New technology combines rugged, low power, remote communication platforms with computer capacity that is designed to run third party applications. The Industrial IoT expands possibilities as companies look for communication platforms that can perform Sensor-to-Server (S2S) functions that streamline operational and cost efficiencies. Big Data is ubiquitous in our society,...
Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder

Renee Garcia

Product Line Manager
FreeWave Technologies

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Cloud services are one answer to digital storage solutions, and now blockchain is another.  Understand the pros and cons of each, the security concerns, access management, functionality and analytics.
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and US Virginia Islands in late 2017. This panel of DHS Office of Emergency Communications subject matter experts who deployed both within the CONUS and to the Caribbean Islands will discuss the issues of destroyed public...
We had kept this session open in case any game-changing technology is created between now and March. Check back to see more exciting, cutting edge topics!