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Preview IWCE 2014 with the Virtual Tradeshow December 5, 2013

The IWCE Virtual Show is a free-to-attend, in-depth day of learning, discussion, networking and exhibitions for communications technology professionals and key vendors to ask and answer today’s most pressing and business critical questions.

Just like a live event, the Virtual Show will feature an exhibit hall where attendees can visit and interact with knowledgeable vendors; an auditorium where they can view webcasts, presentations and live Q&A sessions; a resource center to browse white papers, presentations, videos and podcasts; and the app center where they can interact and connect directly with app sponsors.

Registered attendees can access 5 live Webcasts throughout the day and scheduled chats immediately following each webcast. The event will be live for one-day and then available on-demand through and for the four months leading up to IWCE’s live event. View the agenda and sponsors below for more information.

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11:00 am

Environment Opens

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Webinar 1
The Future of Public Safety Broadband

Donny Jackson, Editor, IWCE's Urgent Communications
Bill D’Agostino Jr., General Manager, FirstNet
TJ Kennedy, General Manager, FirstNet
Charles Dowd, FirstNet Board member

FirstNet has conducted several meetings and the first phase of funding already has begun. Examine the current status of this vital initiative—the grants, the state meetings, the challenges—even the misconceptions.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Visit booths and App Center

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Webinar 2A
Migration Plans: DMR, P25, NXDN and TETRA
Hear from members of the leading associations as they provide an overview on their specific technologies.

Moderator: Alan Tilles, Partner, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Bill Fillman, DMR Association
Mark Jasin, NXDN Forum 
Keith Ammons, TETRA Association
Roy McClellan, P25 Technology Interest Group

Webinar 2B
Migration Plans: Next-Generation 911
Where does everything stand with NG-911, including text to 911? Also explore the obstacles to deployment: funding, backhaul, analytics and even cultural issues.

Moderator: Glenn Bischoff, Editor-in-Chief, IWCE’s Urgent Communications

Terry Hall, York-Poquoson-Williamsburg Regional 911 Center
Brian Fontes, Executive Director, NENA
Jeremy Smith, Director of Strategic Relationships, Cassidian Communications
Dave Tucker, Executive Director, Enhanced 911 Board, State of Vermont
Kenneth Smith, State of Illinois

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Visit booths and App Center

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Webinar 3
Voice over LTE: When, Where, How?
LTE may be the next option for data, but what about voice? Examine the different possibilities of VoLTE applications for public safety, transportation, utilities and other traditional LMR users, as well as what the brightest minds feel is the most likely timeline.

Moderator: Donny Jackson, Editor, IWCE’s Urgent Communications
David Boyd, Office for Interoperability and Compatibility Director, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Patrick Mallon, Executive Director, LA-RICS Project Team
Chief Harlin R. McEwen, Chairman, Communications & Technology Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit booths and App Center

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Webinar 4
State of the Industry: What's on Your Mind?
Join the industry's thought leaders as they discuss the most important trends and most pressing issues—both for their businesses and the markets they serve—in this roundtable.

Moderator: Glenn Bischoff, Editor-in-Chief, IWCE’s Urgent Communications
Gary Lorenz, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hytera
Mark Jasin, Executive Vice President, Kenwood USA
Seth Buechley, President, SOLiD
Carlos Fernandez, Vice President, Business Development, Powertrunk
John Suzuki, Senior Vice President of Sales, Avtec
Bill Fillman, Vice President & Principal Consultant, Tait Communications

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Q & A, Backstage pass

*NOTE: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)



Association Partners

Communications Technology Innovator Certificate of Attendance

Earn your Communications Technology Innovator Certificate of Attendance when you meet the requirements below:

Communications Technology Innovator (CTI) Level II certificate

  • Attend the online conference on December 5 from your computer
  • Watch 4 webinars (one in each time slot)
  • Visit 9 virtual exhibit hall booths

Communications Technology Innovator (CTI) Level I certificate

  • Attend the online conference on December 5 from your computer
  • Watch at least 1 webinar session
  • Visit 3 virtual exhibit hall booths

Note: On-Demand Viewing is not eligible for the Certificate of Attendance program.

App Center

Apps have become an important resource for customers in connecting with and staying up-to-date on the latest happenings of companies they regularly do business with. The App Center at IWCE's Virtual Tradeshow provides an economical solution to showcase your company and maximize your exposure for IWCE 2014. Become a sponsor of the App Center for only $500 and get access to hundreds of communications technology professionals right from your computer. Click here to learn more.

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