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8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In a general discussion for public safety, a utility, transportation or enterprise, discuss how broadband networks have transforming voice and data to provide a more efficient and cost-effective means to configure, manage, and operate systems. Examine the technology of moving or operating two architectures, understand the benefits of each architecture,...
Speakers
Andrew Ruschak KK7TR, FCC GROL

Wireless Technology Consultant
Stantec

Kevin Kleinsmith

Solutions Architect
Parallel Wireless

Przemek (Adam) Mroz P.Eng.

LMR Product Manager
Codan Radio Communications

Scott Dicus

Engineering Manager, Electrical – Automation
Black & Veatch

Steve Marzolf

ISP Director, Integrated Services Program
Virginia Information Technologies Agency


11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Public safety communication is ever evolving and has become so much more than LMR. Efforts by public safety agencies to successfully integrate new and emerging technologies will only succeed if the agencies implementing them consider factors affecting their ability to talk to one another. In consideration of this increasingly complex...
Speakers
Adrienne Roughgarden

Selection Chief, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial and International Section, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

David Soloos

NCSWIC Funding and Sustainment Committee Chair, SWIC, State of Oregon
Oregon Chief Information Office

Joe Galvin

NCSWIC Vice Chair, SAFECOM Executive Committee, NCSWIC/SAFECOM Technology Policy Co-Chair, SWIC, SPOC
State of Illinois

John Miller

NCSWIC Plans, Training, & Exercises Committee Chair, SWIC, State of New Jersey
Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services

Nikki Cassingham

SWIC, State of Oklahoma, NCSWIC Chair
Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The County of Monterey, on its behalf and for over 20 local agencies participating in the Next Generation radio system (NGEN), has administered a project to replace the existing public safety and local government voice and data radio networks with interoperable narrowband VHF, and 700MHz digital trunking technologies.  The NGEN...
Speakers
Donald Denning

Manager
DELTAWRX

Granaz Movahed

Senior Consultant
Deltawrx


2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Coverage modeling of LMR systems has evolved significantly since the days of circles drawn on photocopied base maps. As communications moves into an environment dependent on LTE systems such as FirstNet, we need to expand that understanding to the unique parameters and issues involved with these new technologies. Issues include...
Speaker
Adam Nelson

Senior Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.


8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Interoperable communications are vital not only for emergencies, but also for planned events, such as large sporting events (Super Bowl and World Series), spectator events (air and sea shows), trade summits (World Trade Organization and Free Trade Area of the Americas), and conferences/conventions (Democratic/Republican National Conventions).  Most planned events require...
Speaker
Robert Sisley

COML/COMT
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

In relation to an active shooter event at a school in Washington State, discuss interoperability issues between the school and law enforcement, the role of social media and solutions being created through next-gen communications tools and processes. View an award-winning video created after the event, and discuss the implications with...
Speaker
Shelley Westall

Office of the CIO
State of Washington


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Public safety users subscribe to a variety of commercial wireless carriers. While all users are connected to each other via the internet, not all their applications are interoperable. Public safety experienced interoperability challenges prior to the mass adoption of P25 and could be headed in the same direction with fragmentation...
Speakers
Joe Boucher

Chief Technology Officer
Mutualink

Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

From modest beginnings as analog gateways supporting talk path patching interoperability between LMR networks, enhanced gateways have evolved into umbrella networks that incorporate push-to-talk (PTT) voice, video and data (VVD) over terrestrial internet and commercial and public safety wireless broadband networks. The current and evolving landscape of these solutions, how...
Speakers
Joe Boucher

Chief Technology Officer
Mutualink

Rick Burke

Managing Partner
Televate

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.


4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Public safety has experienced major interoperability challenges with the adoption of almost every new technology including land-mobile radio, Computer-Aided Dispatch, and Video systems to name a few. The interoperability challenges in a mobile data world could far exceed those of other technologies due to the vast numbers and types of...
Speakers
Niki Papazoglakis

Program Coordinator, Public Safety Tech Svcs
Harris County

Robert Escalle

Vice President – Public Safety & Defense Market Segments
Sonim Technologies, Inc.

Ron Hewitt

Director, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

Shing H. Lin

CTO, Public Safety Technology Services
Harris County


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Interoperability is generally driven by the Inter-Sub System Interface (ISSI) or Console Sub system Interface (CSSI). Examine roaming and sharing across adjacent or statewide Jurisdictions by allowing multiple P25 RF subsystems to interconnect and potentially create larger wide-area networks or “system of systems.” Address the benefits and challenges of both...
Speakers
Ed Boyer

Electronic Engineer II / DTR System Engineer at State of Colorado
State of Colorado

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Rick Iverson

Interoperability Coordinator
Oregon Department of Transportation, Wireless Communications Section

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer
Connecticut Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection

Stephen Devine

Lead Manager
FirstNet at AT&T Mobility

Steve Dyson

Wireless Communications Services Coordinator
Texas Department of Public Safety


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

As IP-based communication networks become more ubiquitous for Critical Infrastructure Industries (CII), public safety and other entities, learn from a panel of industry experts about examples of valuable use cases that provide opportunities for expanded capacity, new applications, and cybersecurity as some narrowband and LTE network platforms converge in the...
Speakers
Emil Olbrich

President and Trainer
Primelime Consulting and 5G-Courses.com

Kevin C Malloy

Director, Business Development
pdvWireless

PETE TSERONIS

CEO
Dots and Bridges LLC