November 6-7, 2018
Four Points By Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
Chicago, IL

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Full Agenda

Tuesday, November 06
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Outside the International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, November 06
10:30 AM - 10:35 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
Speaker
Stephanie McCall

Show Director
IWCE
Master of Ceremonies

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Tuesday, November 06
10:35 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 10:35 AM - 11:15 AM
Speaker
Steven K. Miller

Director, Verizon National Security and Public Safety
Verizon
Keynote

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Tuesday, November 06
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Speaker
TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network
Keynote

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Tuesday, November 06
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 11:35 AM - 12:35 PM
5G services are expected to be available in some locations by the end of the year, with the technology becoming mainstream in 2019. In addition to providing greater speeds, 5G promises to bring low latency into the connectivity equation, which is important to a variety of sectors, including public safety,...
Speakers
Mr.  Arvin Singh

Managing Partner-Business Sales Government SALES-Channel Marketing-Direct
Verizon
Panelist

Carol Wilson

Editor-at-Large
Light Reading
Moderator

Mr.  Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research
Panelist

Mr.  Lindsay Notwell

Senior Vice President, 5G Strategy & Global Carrier Operations
Cradlepoint
Panelist

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Tuesday, November 06
12:35 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room:   Kennedy Room
  • Tuesday, November 06, 12:35 PM - 1:45 PM

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Tuesday, November 06
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Consumers have benefited from a very mature LTE ecosystem of hardware and software that meet their communications needs. This session will examine how these technologies are being adapted—or revamped—for the critical-communications sector operating on 4G sytems today and 5G networks in the near future.
Speakers
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications
Moderator

James Teel

Director Product Line Management - Applications & Services
Harris Public Safety & Professional Communications
Panelist

Mr.  Robert Escalle

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

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network
Panelist

Todd Maxwell

Senior Manager, Business Development & Innovation (Federal & Public Safety)
Samsung Electronics America
Panelist

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Tuesday, November 06
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Everyone agrees that cybersecurity is a key component to any successful critical-communications system, but there is not as much agreement about the best way to achieve this goal, particularly in a manner that is both operationally efficient and cost effective. Recent hacks and data breaches have highlighted the growing risks—DDoS...
Speakers
Mr.  Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Panelist

Mr.  Donald Zoufal

Safety and Security Industry Executive
CrowZnest Consulting , Inc.
Panelist

Mr.  Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy
Moderator

Todd Kelly

Chief Security Officer
Cradlepoint
Panelist

Mr.  William Fisher

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

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Tuesday, November 06
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room:   Kennedy Room
  • Tuesday, November 06, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

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Tuesday, November 06
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Deploying Internet of Things (IoT) technology promises to help public safety, utilities, transportation, healthcare and other critical-communications entities leverage key information in the surrounding environment to make better real-time decisions that can save life and property. Learn how analytics technologies can help process this influx of IoT information into data...
Speakers
Mr.  Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Moderator

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials
Panelist

Tim LaFaver

Senior Consulting Partner
Coeur Business Group, Inc.
Panelist

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Tuesday, November 06
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Tuesday, November 06, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Autonomous cars, connected buildings and smart services sound really exciting, but these promising technologies these could turn disastrous without reliable connectivity. With a driverless car, even a brief loss of connectivity or the introduction of unwanted latency could result in a crash. For a city, connectivity issues could undermine smart-city...
Speakers
Jason Nelson

Director of Partnership Engagement
Smart Cities Council
Moderator

John Muhlner

Head of Product Marketing
Verizon Smart Communities
Panelist

Maggie Goodrich

Retired CIO for Public Safety City of LA and Chair of the Board
Public Safety Technology Alliance
Panelist

Peter Murray

Executive Director
Dense Networks
Panelist

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Wednesday, November 07
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   Outside the International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Wednesday, November 07
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 8:05 AM
Speaker
Stephanie McCall

Show Director
IWCE
Master of Ceremonies

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Wednesday, November 07
8:05 AM - 8:25 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 8:05 AM - 8:25 AM
A (Mission) Critical Time for Interoperability & Choice” Public Safety communications is at a critical period of exciting change and while hard work remains, now is the time to lean forward on open standards for true interoperability. 
Speaker
James Teel

Director Product Line Management - Applications & Services
Harris Public Safety & Professional Communications
Keynote

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Wednesday, November 07
8:25 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 8:25 AM - 8:45 AM
Speaker
Reginald Jones

Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America
Keynote

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Wednesday, November 07
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
Mission-Critical Networks Need a Mission-Critical Edge: LTE networks have taken a huge leap forward with dedicated cores delivering priority and preemption for mission-critical public safety communications. As more data-driven applications and sensors, cameras, drones, and other connected devices get deployed, the LTE edge has become equally mission-critical. This keynote will highlight...
Speaker
Todd Krautkremer

Chief Marketing Officer
Cradlepoint
Keynote

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Wednesday, November 07
9:05 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 9:05 AM - 10:15 AM
The need for instantaneous voice is the mainstay of the critical communications user. What happens when that voice is transmitted over a network made for data? The first mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) services are expected to be available by the end of this year and become more widespread during 2019. Get an...
Speakers
David Dombrowski

Sr. Mgr for MSI Systems and Broadband Applications Specialist
Motorola Solutions
Panelist

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications
Moderator

Mr.  Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair
TCCA
Panelist

Mr.  Leonardo Gonzalez

Manager - Wireless Business Product Management
Verizon Wireless
Panelist

Reginald Jones

Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America
Panelist

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Wednesday, November 07
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   Kennedy Room
  • Wednesday, November 07, 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Wednesday, November 07
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
New technological developments are great, but their effectiveness ultimate is measured by usage in real-world scenarios. Both FirstNet and Verizon have promised public-safety users priority and preemption across their networks, but many are still unclear how that will impact local-control practices during incident responses. Meanwhile, other critical-communications entities like utilities,...
Speakers
Mr  Chris Kindelspire

LMR to LTE Working Group Chair
NPSTC
Panelist

Corey Reynolds PMP

General Manager
BayRICS Authority
Panelist

Mr.  Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC
Panelist

Julia Kanouse

CEO
Illinois Technology Association
Moderator

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Wednesday, November 07
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hear from sponsors in this session, where they share knowledge in a lightning fast format. 
Speakers
Mr.  Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat
Participant

Travis Queen

Sr. Director of Business Development, Secure Networking and RoIP Solutions
Cubic Mission Solutions
Participant

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Wednesday, November 07
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room:   Kennedy Room
  • Wednesday, November 07, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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Wednesday, November 07
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
How does critical LTE interact with public safety’s existing LMR and 911 communications systems? How will new broadband offerings from FirstNet built by AT&T and Verizon change these dynamics? Explore the technical, operational, security and financial impacts in the near terms, as well as things could change with the implementation...
Speakers
Mr.  Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.
Moderator

Brian Fontes

CEO
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Panelist

Mr.  Mike Barney

Director of Public Safety Programs
Cubic Mission Solutions
Panelist

Dr.  Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University
Panelist

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Wednesday, November 07
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
With private LMR systems, critical-communications entities largely were responsible for testing their own systems to ensure that users could talk on the network and making the investment needed to address any reliability or coverage shortcomings. With LTE, most users are depending on a carrier to provide connectivity. Learn about tools...
Speakers
James Zik

VP Product Management
PCTEL, Inc.
Panelist

Mr.  Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC
Moderator

Mr.  Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.
Panelist

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Wednesday, November 07
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
What will take critical communications users to the next level? Drones, facial recognition, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, cloud services, integrated health care, enhanced location-based services and in-building wireless are just a few of the technologies being touted. We may not be able to discuss them all,...
Speakers
Andres Carvallo

CEO
CMG
Panelist

Joshua Dennis

District Chief/Chief of Staff, Office of the Fire Commissioner
The Chicago Fire Department
Panelist

Kathleen Cowles

Partner
Deep Water Point, LLC
Panelist

Niki Papazoglakis

Director
Mobility Acceleration Coalition
Moderator

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Wednesday, November 07
3:45 PM - 3:50 PM

  • Room:   International Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 3:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Speaker
Stephanie McCall

Show Director
IWCE
Speaker

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