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Wednesday, March 07

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...
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

David Buchanan

Director of Consultation
FirstNet

Dominick Arcuri P.E., PMP, ENP

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Richard Mirgon

President
Richard Mirgon Consulting LLC

Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC

Fiber, microwaves and backhaul – make sure all your pathways don’t end up at the same point! Robust system operation requires knowledge of the various contributors to survivability, hardening, redundancy and resiliency. Covering every inch of the country will require a significant investment that makes this objective somewhat unrealistic. What...
Speakers
Hansen Chan

Product Marketing Manager
Nokia

Jim Pelegris

Business Development Specialist
ITW/LINX

John Szpak

VP Services & Solutions
EF Johnson

Kevin Kleinsmith

Solutions Architect
Parallel Wireless

Mary Walsh


LBC Consultants and Services

The tower industry is expecting carrier activity to increase significantly in 2018 and beyond. Among the near-term catalysts are the FirstNet buildout, the TV Repack, 4G buildouts and 5G fixed wireless. What does this mean for the owners and operators of critical wireless infrastructure such as towers, small cell, distributed...
Speakers
Alex Gellman

CEO and Co-founder
Vertical Bridge, LLC

David Weisman

President and CEO
Insite Wireless Group, LLC

Don Bishop

Executive Editor/Associate Publisher
AGL Media Group

Tom Kane

President and Managing Member
Network Building & Consulting

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

Policy issues are still plaguing NG911 rollouts but are the technical and operational aspects set?  Examine the operational considerations to the dispatcher, IT/radio lead within the PSAP, the overall PSAP itself, and the end user.  And examine the technical standards developed by NENA and a diverse group of stakeholders. Technologists...
Speakers
Brian Fontes

CEO
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Jeff Cohen

Chief Counsel
APCO International

Katy Myers

Technical Services Division Manager
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA)

Maria Jacques ENP

President
National Association of State 911 Administrators

Ray Paddock

Vice President, Government Markets Business Development
Inteliquent

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....
Speakers
Alex Richardson

Senior Analyst, Critical Communications
IHS Markit

Brian Shepherd

Program Manager
State of Colorado

Justin Dickstein

Director
Black & Veatch

Kevin Coyne

VP Advanced Services
West Safety Services

Rohit Bhanot

Vice-President Public Safety Practice
Nokia

All public safety T-Band users are required by law to exit the spectrum by 2021. However, no one seems to know what their spectrum alternatives are.  In addition, the enterprise users of T-Band are being left in limbo.  Explore the alternatives and their challenges. 
Speakers
Alan Tilles

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

Gary McCarraher

Chair of IAFC Communications Committee
Franklin MA Fire Dept

Mark Crosby

President/CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  W07
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Take a look at how TETRA has grown since entering into North America, and what the future holds. With the growth of LTE, how will TETRA and LTE work together? Is LTE a threat to TETRA’s future, or will it in enhance its growth in the North American market? Also...
Speakers
John Monto

Director, Radio Technology Solutions
Rockwell Collins/ARINC

Keith Ammons

Vice President, Market Development
PowerTrunk Inc.

Steve Macke

Principal
Advent C3

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  W09
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Examine UAVs of yesterday, today and tomorrow with reference to lidar, RF spectrum analyzers, Artificial Intelligence and photo-recognition software.
Speaker
Phil Larsen

Global Director of Sales and Operations
ABJ Drones


Wednesday, March 07

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...
Speakers
Emil Olbrich

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

Jason Karp

Principal
The Public Safety Network

Kelly Hill

Editor
RCR Wireless

Kenneth Morckel

Senior Consultant
The Digital Decision, LLC

Rod Cronin

VP-Product Management
Redline Communications

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  W11
  • Wednesday, March 07, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
A panel of FirstNet early builders and subscribers will interactively discuss the transformative public safety innovation occurring within the FirstNet Ecosystem. Panelists will share case studies of their own innovation projects and answer questions from the audience. Gain an understanding of how the FirstNet Ecosystem supports transformative innovation in public...
Speakers
Greg Rubin

Chief
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Michael Newburn

Communications Technology Manager
Department of Information Technology, County of Fairfax, Virginia

Ryan Burchnell

Director – Strategy and Policy
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Shing H. Lin

CTO, Public Safety Technology Services
Harris County

Timothy Roufa

Major
Florida Highway Patrol

The expansion of IoT into the world of public safety offers opportunities but also creates challenges. Take a look into the vast array of IoT that interface with public safety operations including smart devices, applications, smart cities, connected/autonomous vehicles, drones, home assistants, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, GIS, LMR, enhanced PTT...
Speakers
Barry Fraser

General Manager
BayRICS Authority

Charles Werner

Chair
National Council on Public Safety UAS & Association of American Railroads Public Safety Advisory Committee

Dean Skidmore

Principal Consultant, IoT+LTE Consulting Group
NPSTC, Vice Chair, PS IoT Workgroup

Eddie Reyes

Senior Law Enforcement Project Manager
Police Foundation

Randy Van Buren

Solutions Engineer
Nokia

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

TJ Kennedy

Founder
The Public Safety Network

Utilities provide highly essential services on a daily basis and often require “mission-critical” grade comms systems for both daily operations and often for disaster recovery. As utilities are often a mix of public and private enterprise – sometimes within the same organization – they are often on the cutting edge...
Speakers
Christian Reynolds

IT Network Engineer
Bay Electronics

Jeff McElroy

Global Vice President of Utilities & Industrials
Tait Communications

Jeorge J. Olague

Director of Technical Sales
PCTEL

Jim Mattox

VP Business Development, Utilities
PowerTrunk, Inc.

Kevin Sumrell

Vice President of Energy Markets
Avtec

Steve Macke

Principal
Advent C3

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  W17
  • Wednesday, March 07, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
With the explosion of wireless technologies and the merging of radio and IP technologies we are often asked to compare and contrast the various technologies that are available. While most Public Safety LMR systems have moved to P25, and broadband applications have moved towards LTE solutions, questions are still asked...
Speakers
Brad Barber

Director of Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.

William Waugaman

Senior Consultant
Mission Critical Partners

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  W19
  • Wednesday, March 07, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Radar technology has direct links to modern microwave communication systems.  In this short course, the historical and technological development of microwave radar systems will be examined. Topics addressed will include: radar operational theory; microwave frequency concerns (band allocation, wave lengths, range and bearing determination); radar block diagram (signal flows, module...
Speaker
Bill Bailey PhD

Adjunct Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University World Wide Campus

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.

The last few years have left many of us scratching our heads questioning if our towers can be compliant with the myriad of new legislation being handed down.  Many new regulations left several of us with more questions than answers.  Do our towers 50’-200’ now need to be marked/lit?  Didn’t...
Speakers
Cory Crenshaw

President
Crenshaw Communications Consulting, LLC

Gary Chiasson

Director of Sales, International and Airport
Flash Technology

Richard Hickey

Sr. Manager, National Regulatory Compliance
Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC

Successful planning for a public safety radio system requires careful consideration to system capacity and configuration options.  Using a case study from the County of Monterey, Next Generation radio system (NGEN), discuss the technical, managerial and logistical lessons learned on system capacity planning and radio configuration post 45-Day Reliability test...
Speakers
Donald Denning

Manager
DELTAWRX

Granaz Movahed

Senior Consultant
Deltawrx


Wednesday, March 07

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Smart Cities require a new type of communication. With the influx of data that these cities collect, the end-users of that data must be able to access and respond to it in real-time. This requires a more effective way to analyze and transfer data to the field. It is necessary...
Speakers
Greg Albrecht EMT

Co-Founder and CTO
Orion Labs, Inc.

James M. Wolfinbarger

Retired Chief of the Colorado State Patrol; Smart Public Safety Solutions
Motorola Solutions

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  W27
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
A comprehensive device management strategy is critical for all users to handle voice, data, text, image and video. Two-way radios and other devices are evolving, but are you investing in your device capabilities? Examine new device options – the hardware, the software, the right programming and the network to operate...
Speakers
Denis Coulon

President
APPI-Technology

Jani Lyrintzis

Vice President and General Manager
Bittium USA, Inc.

Joe Hanna

President
Directions

Michael McMenamin

CEO
Three Birches Lane Consulting

Rex Lee

Business Analyst & Mobile Data Security Consultant
RML Business Consulting, LLC

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,...
Speakers
Anna Gomez

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Seth Hutcherson

Director of Client Strategy and Business Development
Skyward (A Verizon Company)

Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
Anritsu Company

Reliable communications are a lifeline – so what happens when they are taken away? Radio frequency interference can degrade or block communications – and while some might be unintentional interference from faulty equipment or natural sources, some incidents may be caused by intentional use of a jamming device. The Department...
Speakers
Brandon Smith

Communications Technician, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Brian LaFlure

Director/Fire Coordinator
Warren County Office of Emergency Services

Darin Douglass

Public Safety Communications Administor
Mesa Police Department

Sridhar Kowdley

Manager, Science and Technology Directorate First Responders Group’s (FRG) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
US Department of Homeland Security

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...
Speaker
Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Wireless coverage within multi-dwelling buildings is more complicated than at first glance. Hear how deploying systems within sports stadiums for mega events can provide valuable insight into the technical and operational requirements needed for creating a working and workable system for your buildings and cities. Examine how each technology such...
Speakers
Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

John Dundas

Director DundasTech Ltd
DundasTech Limited

Robert Sisley

COML/COMT
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

Trey Browder

Regional Sales Manager
Advanced RF Technologies Inc (ADRF)

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  W29
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
IoT devices and products are evolving to interface at very high speeds to the Internet. Billions of these devices will be connected by high speed fiber and wireless technologies. This session explores the interface connection of IEEE 802.11 (WiGig) emerging IoT products and devices to a Fiber Within The Home (FWTH)...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  W21
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Once the new national public safety broadband network’s buildout is complete how will mission-critical grade devices and apps use that coverage enhance the capabilities of first responders? For the envisioned first responder broadband network to achieve its aim of attracting developers to the new first responder app ecosystem, developers will...
Speakers
Brian Scarpelli

Senior Policy Counsel
ACT | The App Association

Chris Eyhorn

Co-Founder and CEO
DroneSense

Mark Golaszewski

Director of Applications
FirstNet

Scott Agnew

AT&T Assistant Vice President, FirstNet Solutions
FirstNet Built with AT&T

  • Room:   N220D
  • Session Number:  W23
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Frequently, we hear that networks are "closed" and therefore safe, from a cybersecurity perspective. Unfortunately, this approach leads to the creation of trusted networks which are only as strong as their weakest links. As cyberthreats are evolving from eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attack to DDoS advanced persistent threat (APT), malware/ransomware, network...
Speakers
Aaron Riley

Malware Research Analyst
Phishme

Bill Butler

Chair, Cyber & Information Security and Director, Critical Infrastructures & Cyber Protection Ctr
Capitol Technology University

Hansen Chan

Product Marketing Manager
Nokia

Timothy Lorello

President & CEO
SecuLore Solutions


Wednesday, March 07

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...
Speakers
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

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  W31
  • Wednesday, March 07, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
What happens if your current system is supported by another carrier? How do you fit in if the state has opted into FirstNet, but your municipality uses either a legacy system or another LTE network? You likely can’t replace your system, so how do they overlap, how do they interact? ...
Speakers
Arshdeep Sawhney

Senior Manager, Product Management, Global Products and Solutions
Verizon

Ayrielle LeGrande

Business Analyst
The Digital Decision, LLC

David Buchanan

Director of Consultation
FirstNet

Joe Boucher

Chief Technology Officer
Mutualink

Patrick Mallon

Assistant Director
Cal OES Governor's Office of Emergency Services

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, Harris County LTE
Harris County - Public Safety Technology Services

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

  • Room:   N220E
  • Session Number:  W34
  • Wednesday, March 07, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
P25 system security and encryption has become increasingly important to protect mission-critical communications from unauthorized listeners. Explore P25 security standards updates, enhanced sharing between Key management facilities and devices and a future new P25 Link Layer Encryption standard. P25 authentication and AES encryption applications will be detailed. Proper planning and...
Speakers
James Downes

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

Jeremy Elder

Systems Product Line Manager
Harris Corporation

Jim Holthaus

Vice President - Chief Technology Office
BK Technologies

Richard (Alan) Massie

Electronics Engineer
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

Can renewable energies, with the right battery (energy storage) strategy, be a game changer to reliably power communications (even FirstNet type sites) “Off-grid”? Yes! But avoiding all-too common mistakes are the key to success. Learn from industry experts how to design the system from the start. Includes site assessment, load...
Speakers
Brad Berwald

Product Manager
Morningstar Corp

Mark Dettmer

President & Founder
Mission Critical Energy Inc.

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...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

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

Kyle Connor

Global Transportation Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems

Tre Zimmerman

Co-Founder and CTO
Ubicquia

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is commonly referred to when talking about IP-based telephony and voice transmission. SIP is used for 911 voice traffic, standard telephony, and radio traffic. Understand SIP telephony, SIP signalling and related protocols used in IP telephony. The goal of this session is to provide an introduction...
Speaker
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  W39
  • Wednesday, March 07, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
More data, more users, more interference and more piece in the puzzle! The role of radio boosters is increasing through the radio bands, along with Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Small Cells.  All can be considered radio boosters, and all contribute to the overall level of RF we live with. Cellular...
Speakers
Merle Taylor GCT2, RFIM

National Training Manager
Wilson Electronics

Todd Fariss PE

Director of Product Development, WilsonPro
Wilson Electronics

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  W37
  • Wednesday, March 07, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
With the recent announcements by AT&T and Verizon, QPP, i.e. QoS, Priority and Preemption, is a term being used more frequently, particularly when discussing the need for critical users to have prioritized access to LTE network resources. Put QPP into context, explaining why it matters and the tools and services...
Speakers
Bujji Vempati

VP Advanced Technology
Kodiak: A Motorola Solutions Company

Harlin McEwen

Former FirstNet PSAC Chair
Public Safety Communications Consultant

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Nickie Petratos

President
SpheraTek Inc.


Thursday, March 08

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...
Speakers
Bill Moore

CEO
Zello

Gabriel Brown

Product Manager
Avtec

Kofi Appiah

PLM for P25
Harris Corp

Morné Stramrood

Technology Director Tait Americas
Tait Communications

Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

TJ Kennedy

Founder
The Public Safety Network

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

Michael Newburn

Communications Technology Manager
Department of Information Technology, County of Fairfax, Virginia

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Stephen Devine

Lead Manager
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Steve Dyson

Wireless Communications Services Coordinator
Texas Department of Public Safety

Broadband is changing so much around the world – from NG911 to drones to IoT to smart cities. These technologies, or better yet 'capabilities,' may merely be components of a new, exciting, dynamic and complex information management ecosystem for public safety, utilities, transportation, manufacturing and other enterprises. It is only...
Speakers
David Schramm

SGS Branch Manager and EMC/RF/SAR/HAC Technical Manager
SGS North America

Neil Jamieson

Managing Director
Wireless Innovation

Peter Clemons


Quixoticity

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  TH09
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Measurements of RF transmission line upon to arrival at the job site and during installation can support improvements in construction practices, resulting in lower site cost and improved base station performance.  The presentation will talk about how to make measurements of RF transmission line as spools upon arrival at a...
Speaker
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
Anritsu Company

Communications technology is advancing faster than adoption by Emergency Medical Services and Hospitals. Innovations such a wireless broadband, NG911, FirstNet, telemedicine, and ever evolving mobile devices, sensors, imaging and data management offer promises of “better, faster and cost savings.” In public safety and especially in EMS this equates to lives...
Speakers
Alfred Klein

Alberta Health Services EMS Director Southern Communication Centre
Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services

Curt Bashford

President & CEO
GD (General Devices)

Jim Holthaus

Vice President - Chief Technology Office
BK Technologies

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  TH07
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
The transition to digital radio in the land mobile market has been fraught with fits and starts, misinformation and downright confusion.  This session will help make the right protocol decision by separating fact from fiction.  All sides state that their digital offering is better than the other, which is especially...
Speaker
Don Wingo

Senior Product Manager
JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.

Taking in-building to the next level is 3D visualization, IoT and advanced situational awareness. As a key service for law enforcement and firefighters, these new technologies require a faster mapping process, increased reporting, performance validation and operational advancements that can pinpoint incidents or provide precise blueprints in ways we have...
Speakers
Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL
PSCR

Jeff Kunst

Vice President, Product Development
TRX Systems

Joe Hernandez

CEO
BuildingDNA

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights

Wayne Wong

Product Manager
Anritsu

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...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

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

Mark Crosby

President/CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Ralph Haller

Executive Director
FCCA

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  TH01
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
New network services management platform can now provide cross-layer network management across IP/MPLS network, all run through software. Following on the overview provided in the General Session, review what all this new technology means for FirstNet, including software-defined networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), white boxes, virtual RAN and more.
Speakers
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Gary Spedaliere

Vice President, Technology and Market Development
Dali Wireless

Hansen Chan

Product Marketing Manager
Nokia

Rupesh Chokshi

AVP Product Marketing
FirstNet Built with AT&T


Thursday, March 08

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  TH17
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
While most agree that broadband push-to-talk (PTT) is an appropriate and relevant alternative to land mobile radio (LMR) in some situations, its adoption has varied greatly within and across industries. Many companies are unclear on which users to arm with broadband PTT, the timing of these moves, and whether these...
Speakers
Ana Ossa

Associate Director Product Management, Verizon Wireless Business Products
Verizon

Brent Kohman

Broadband PTT Strategy & Go to Market
Motorola Solutions

Robert Escalle

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

  • 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,...
Speakers
David Van Workum

Application Development Engineer
Keysight Technologies

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Sanjay Kulkarni

VP of Product Development
Kodiak: A Motorola Solutions Company

New Hampshire is a mostly rural state with three mid-sized cities. To meet the needs of Grafton County Sheriff’s Department (New Hampshire) and FirstNet, fully interoperable cohesive ecosystem was created in an end-to-end public safety LTE solution. In this case study, examine how the operators connected to LA-RICS core and...
Speaker
Steven Kropper

VP of Business Development
Parallel Wireless

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

Jay Paull

General Manager
pdvWireless

Kevin C Malloy

Director, Business Development
pdvWireless

PETE TSERONIS

CEO
Dots and Bridges LLC

Interference is often caused by the radio receiver, not the network or at the signal sender.  Examine how to optimize your receiver to mitigate interference and noise problems. 
Speaker
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  TH19
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
A lot has been said about the use of microwave in general vs. fiber cables for large data backhaul. Each, has their place and this seminar (presentation) will focus on the use of microwave radio, and the differences between conventional microwave as we know it and higher frequency millimeter microwave. ...
Speaker
Tom Dover

President
Dover Telecommunication Services, Inc.

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...
Speakers
Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL
PSCR

Jason Landers

Founder & CEO
Landrian Networks, Inc.

Roger Skidmore

CEO
EDX Technologies, Inc.

Education is the key for both tower safety considerations and radiofrequency radiation safety. With new technologies coming out all the time you need to know best practices for NEPA/EA requirements, OSHA regulations and FCC requirements. Understand OSHA rules regarding multiple employer telecom work sites, employers’ responsibility for telecom workers claiming...
Speakers
Benjamin Afton, CSP, CHST

ESH&S Manager - Telecom Division
Black & Veatch Corporation

Duane MacEntee

Executive Director
National Wireless Safety Association

Miranda Allen

CEO
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)

Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE

Cybersecurity often has a chilling effect on public safety agencies that are considering the deployment of NG9-1-1 systems. Because NG911 is an all-IP network, many believe this makes these systems more vulnerable to cyber attack. However, evidence is beginning to show that NG911 networks will be more cyber-secure than current...
Speaker
Timothy Lorello

President & CEO
SecuLore Solutions


Thursday, March 08

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Today, we take connectivity for granted, everywhere we go, our phones, tablets and other devices have the ability to connect to the internet. Imagine having a large remote business office that never stayed in the same place for more than two weeks at a time. Now imagine these offices located...
Speakers
David Whitten

Lead Innovation Project Manager
Pioneer Natural Resources

Scott Crist

CEO
Infrastructure Networks

  • Room:   N220D
  • Session Number:  TH23
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
In today’s environment, threats come at you from all angles that can block you from communicating in serious situations.  Jamming and interference (intentional or not) can block you from communicating at all.  A hacker can intercept your communications and stop it from reaching its destination, or they can let it...
Speaker
Jay English

CTO
APCO international

5G requires more coverage than we’ve ever had.  We’ll be moving to a completely different model, with hundreds of sites in a single neighborhood, possibly on every street light or stop sign. Densifying the wireless network for 5G will take time and energy and place sites in the most interesting...
Speakers
Dino Giordano

Vice President, Product
Microlab (A Wireless Telecom Group Company)

Emil Olbrich

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

Luke Getto

Director of Product Management
Microlab (A Wireless Telecom Group Company)

Meloni Boatswain

Strategic Director for State and Local Government
IntelliSpring Technologies

Randy Jenkins

Director of Business Development
Aviat Networks

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  TH29
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Explore how network connectivity as we know it is evolving through LiFi (Light Fidelity) technology and products. The current spectrum has to accommodate more and more users. The sheer number of connected devices are forecasted increase to 20 billion IoT devices by the year 2020. Future network growth is reliant...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

The broadband coverage for rural America is relatively poor. However, there is an opportunity to improve coverage by leveraging both FirstNet/AT&T and other federal programs. Delve further into the characteristics of the federal programs focused on rural broadband, and review approaches and considerations for communities when utilizing this approach. Finally,...
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Dominick Arcuri P.E., PMP, ENP

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

Dr Michael Britt

Principal
Copper Dome Consulting, LLC

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  TH21
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
What policies and measurement tools are available to ensure that you get the coverage and performance expected from FirstNet or commercial carriers? Everyone talks about optimizing system performance, but how do you really measure it? From sensors to user experience, discover ways to derive greater intelligence from network management data...
Speakers
Ayrielle LeGrande

Business Analyst
The Digital Decision, LLC

Eric Sinclair

Senior Manager, Business Development
Spirent Communications

Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software

Robots are now capable of operating as airborne, land and water based vehicles to improve public safety response. Review the current state of technology with public safety and military robots while examining the role of artificial intelligence and voice control technology. These devices may also function as a communications hub...
Speakers
Anna Gomez

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Barry Luke

Deputy Executive Director
NPSTC

Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor
FirstNet

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  TH27
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services provide an opportunity to let any user have a push-to-talk conversation with others using a cellular device. But there are drawbacks versus traditional LMR, such as most PoC solutions being proprietary to that network or app, and of course, the coverage limitations of a cellular network. However,...
Speakers
Daniel Buckley

Principal Systems Engineer
Orion Labs, Inc

Douglas Carroll


Verizon

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Michael Newburn

Communications Technology Manager
Department of Information Technology, County of Fairfax, Virginia

Ranjit Pradhan

Solutions Architect
Motorola Solutions

Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC

Paging was the de facto standard for alerting for a long time because they were proven and document.  Messages were sent in real time, they had priority and preemption and you could send one message easily to many.  But paging was a one-way technology, and the word has moved well...
Speakers
Brad Welch

General Manager
TPL Systems Asia Pacific

Graeme Hull

Head of International Sales & Director of Business Development
Swissphone Wireless AG

Ian Clemens

General Manager
Everbridge

Joe Hanna

President
Directions

Red Grasso

FirstNet SPOC
North Carolina Dept of Information Technology


Thursday, March 08

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

What happens when you need coverage where there isn’t any –  a rural area, the middle of a body of water, after a disaster.... With zero connectivity and backhaul, you need a solution that has to be transportable, resilient, secure and cost-effective. Hear examples of new technologies that are portable,...
Speakers
Curtis White

Senior Engineer
US Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Atlantic

Edmond Vea

Director of Interoperability
Rivada Networks

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates

Kelly Hill

Editor
RCR Wireless

Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder
Virtualnetcom

Victor Garmong

President
Pepro, LLC

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  TH31
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Take a glimpse into a crystal ball, at public safety technology and operations in the Year 2030 and how the FirstNet public safety broadband network has evolved. Using industry trends and technology roadmaps from leading research institutions, see examples of what a future emergency response may look like for law...
Speakers
Barry Luke

Deputy Executive Director
NPSTC

Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor
FirstNet

Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL
PSCR

Fred Scalera

Director Public Safety Strategies
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Jason Karp

Principal
The Public Safety Network

Ross Venhuizen

Software Strategy & Operations Consultant
Motorola Solutions

  • 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...
Speakers
Curtis Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc.

Jerry Hutcheson

Owner
Cybercreed Consulting

John Deveney

President
DEVENEY

Kathy Winger

Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Kathy Delaney Winger

The adoption and utilization of broadband services in public safety continues to increase as public safety agencies look for effective ways to keep first responders connected through critical communications systems. Different users and use cases require different devices and business models to get the right information to the right individuals...
Speakers
Alex Popof

CEO
Visual Labs

Cory Hohs


HAAS Alert

Dan Law

Chief Data Scientist
Motorola Solutions

John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Principal
Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

Ryan Seick

Global Business Development Manager
Harris Corporation

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  TH37
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
LTE was initially created for data, but as more smartphones used the technology and FirstNet identified LTE as its network of choice, voice has become more and more important. Mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) is a Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) standard developed by 3GPP (the global body that oversees LTE/5G standards) that is...
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Harald Ludwig

Chair of the TCCA Technical Forum
TCCA

Igor Glubochansky

AVP – Mobility Product Management
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Kris Patel

Vice President, Unified Communications
Motorola Solutions

Michelle Johnson

Director, LTE Center of Excellence
Harris Corporation

Robert Escalle

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

Managing and maintaining a fleet of radios and its network is no easy task.  Given the emphasis today on topics like FirstNet and Next Generation 911, it is easy to forget about the basics of radio maintenance, which remains key to a well-performing system. New models of maintenance take advantage...
Speakers
Craig Chenicek

Managed Services Offer Development Manager
Motorola Solutions

Joseph Rey

Managing Partner
LocusUSA

Safe and efficient public transit operations require the use of highly dependable radio networks for a variety of voice and data requirements. And when autonomous vehicles and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications are added into the equation, even more network resources and processing power become involved. Hear about new technologies...
Speakers
Bruce Simms

CEO
VA Regional Transit

Jose Martin

CEO
PowerTrunk, Inc.

Michael Marusich PMP, CSM

Senior Program Manager
Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)

Philip Bockrath

Director of Wireless Technology
Clever Devices

Rishi Bharadwaj

SVP and General Manager, PCTEL Connected Solutions
PCTEL

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  TH39
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
When we think of 5G we think of advances in speeds and applications for the UE, virtual reality, smart meters, and self-driving cars. But what about the design and construction of infrastructure? Advances in technology not only benefit the end user, but also those who work inside the industry. New...
Speaker
Patrick McNerney

COO
3D Design & Engineering

With the advent of mobile phone technology, 911 isn’t working like it should. At the push of a button we can get a ride, a meal – even a dog sitter – delivered to our exact location, but when we’re in an emergency, responders face severe challenges finding our location....
Speakers
Dan Keller

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc.

John Foley

General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

Reinhard Ekl

VP of Product & Public Safety
RapidSOS

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.

Tom Sawanobori

Senior Vice President and CTO
CTIA


Friday, March 09

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Examine the different options a PSAP has in implementing Text to 911, including the importance of the FCC registration, operational considerations, cost considerations and how best to deploy text to 911 in your jurisdiction. Get sample policies and public education materials that will make great resource documents for your agency,...
  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  F09
  • Friday, March 09, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Take an in-depth look at how Fire and Search & Rescue Personnel can incorporate UAV into their workflow. Examine successful implementations of UAV use for government infrastructure and public safety, such as finding lost hikers, locating a lost senior citizen or tracking a fugitive. Get an overview of cost and...
Speaker
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC

  • Room:   N220C
  • Session Number:  F05
  • Friday, March 09, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Ongoing risk assessments and business workflow assessments consistently point to employees as the biggest cyber risk in any organization and a key component of cybersecurity preparation. Discuss how cybercriminals are targeting company employees as the entry point from which to launch cyberattacks, and the measures that companies can take to...
Speakers
Aaron Riley

Malware Research Analyst
Phishme

Curtis Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc.

Through the Internet of Things (IoT), even the nation’s highways are destined to transcend simply becoming “smart roads.”  ODOT is leading the way in developing strategies to make “smarter” happen quicker. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) was awarded $6.8M in Tiger VII grant funds, and part of its focus...
Speakers
Chip Spann

Director of Engineering & Technical Services (ETS)
Connected Nation

Chuck Dyer

Administrator - ODOT Office of Transit
Ohio Department of Transportation

Jane Miller CPM

Transit Tech Ohio (T2O) Project Manager
The Lakatos Group

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  F01
  • Friday, March 09, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Now that your state has opted-in to the FirstNet build-out, your agency should consider whether to take service from FirstNet, or a competitive carrier. Agencies are free to enter into individual deals with FirstNet, which could include discounts for infrastructure access. During this session, you will learn about negotiation possibilities,...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

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

Guerdy Charles

Regional Director, FirstNet Program
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Rosa Akhtarkhavari

CIO
City of Orlando

Nowadays the DAS technology is used to cover diverse type of indoor coverage applications, among them, cellular, WiFi, public safety radio communications. Because of the natural differences of the applications, a unique type of DAS won’t entirely satisfy each application's needs. When it comes to public safety radio communication, immediate...
Speaker
Fernando Sommariva

Director of Engineering
Fiplex Communications, Inc.

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,...
Speakers
Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder
Virtualnetcom

Renee Garcia

Product Line Manager
FreeWave Technologies

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  F07
  • Friday, March 09, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Despite industry discussion of improving firefighter communications over the past few years, has anything actually changed?   FirstNet will take some time to roll out, so most jurisdictions will remain using traditional LMR systems for some time.  What advances have been made on existing LMR technology, and what advances are planned...
Speakers
Chris Baker PE

Battalion Chief
Roseville CA Fire Department

John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Principal
Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

Mark Krizik

Sales Specialist
Motorola Solutions

Mike Worrell

Senior Fire Services Advisor
FirstNet

Rebecca Norwood

former Volunteer firefighter and EMT
Harris Corporation

Robert Lopez PE

Principal
RLA Communications Engineering LLC

Stephen Verbil

Emergency Telecomm. Manager
Connecticut DESPP/DSET


Friday, March 09

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  F11
  • Friday, March 09, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Now that all 50 states have opted in, the hard work really begins. Budgets, technology, network service provider, migrating legacy systems, integrating with NG911, rural considerations, cybersecurity, access control. And where do utilities, transportation and smart communities fit in? It’s all so overwhelming but extremely important from both operational and...
Speakers
David Buchanan

Director of Consultation
FirstNet

Michael Marusich PMP, CSM

Senior Program Manager
Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)

Mike Barney

Director of Public Safety Programs
Cubic Mission Systems

Rosa Akhtarkhavari

CIO
City of Orlando

Timothy Roufa

Major
Florida Highway Patrol

Communication and situational awareness can be a significant problem to workers in high noise environments, especially when it comes to workers hearing protection and all-around general safety. Poor communication, insufficient hearing protection or loss of situational awareness due to hearing protection can create hazards in the workplace and have a...
Speaker
Jim Kruckow


Sensear

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  F17
  • Friday, March 09, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
What’s the right combination of broadband push-to-talk (PTT) and land mobile radio (LMR) communications that maximizes operational and cost benefits? Hear from these organizations that successfully found the right combination of LMR and broadband PTT to extend coverage, expand users, and enhance the overall communication experience. Get an opportunity to...
Speakers
Mariano Aguirre

Channel Marketing
Kodiak: A Motorola Solutions Company

Stephen Devine

Lead Manager
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Steve Dyson

Wireless Communications Services Coordinator
Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Room:   N321
  • Session Number:  F19
  • Friday, March 09, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Review of the most important aspects of microwave antenna installation and alignment. All aspects of microwave antennas are covered including selecting, installing, aligning, optimizing and troubleshooting microwave antennas and antenna systems.
Speaker
Andy Singer

President
Singer Executive Development

Well-defined open technical standards have been a great boon to the technical advancements of our culture, without which no significant new technology has been adopted. For public safety, the decision between open standards and propriety solution may be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hear about the standards that are affecting...
Speakers
Bill Fredrickson

LMR Systems
Leonardo

Paul May

Senior Product Manager
Harris Corporation

Randy Richmond

Standards & Regulatory Specialist
Zetron, Inc.

The U.S. has allocated 150 MHz of spectrum for fixed and mobile broadband under the newly-created Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3550-3700 MHz band. CBRS will be the first multi-tier spectrum sharing framework, in which one or more Spectrum Access Systems (SASs) will actively manage incumbents, priority users,...
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.
Speakers
Debbie Hoffman Esq.

Co-Founder and CEO
Symmetry Blockchain Advisors Inc.

Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

Due to the widespread adoption of the NFPA code, the design and installation of public safety DAS has been greatly impacted. Explore the key technical and operational specs called out by the code, and review the results in the actual implementation. Examine ATP (Acceptance Test Procedure) of in-building radio coverage...
Speakers
Chris Godwin

Senior Wireless Technologist
RF Solutions LLC

John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Principal
Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

Kevin Persing

Western Regional Manager
Cobham Wireless

Rick Good

Market Segment Leader - Coverage Enhancement Products
Bird Technologies

Robert Lopez PE

Principal
RLA Communications Engineering LLC

Stephen Verbil

Emergency Telecomm. Manager
Connecticut DESPP/DSET


Friday, March 09

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...
Speakers
Pam Montanari

OEC Coordinator for Region IV Eastern States
Office of Emergency Communications. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ron Hewitt

Director, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Wes Rogers

Communications Specialist
US Department of Homeland Security

Environmental PIM can be a significant problem to UHF public safety systems, especially when there are high power TV and FM broadcast stations nearby.  Degraded Rx sensitivity with the Tx on will be the symptom.  This assumes proper Tx to Rx isolation from the duplex hardware has been verified. Environmental...
Speaker
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
Anritsu Company

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  F21
  • Friday, March 09, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Now that you’ve talked about public safety and automated systems, examine where FirstNet fits into the Smart City paradigm. Will it assist the deployment of connected technologies throughout a community? Will it become the backbone of a smart community? Or will it simply be one of several pieces?  Hear from...
Speakers
Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor
FirstNet

Matt Walsh

Director, Business Development Internet of Things Solutions
FirstNet Built with AT&T

  • Room:   N220C
  • Session Number:  F25
  • Friday, March 09, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Current attack vectors indicate that nefarious attacks are increasingly targeting critical infrastructure across ICS, SCADA, IIoT, and even P25 communications. Most organizations lack a defense-in-depth strategy to address the evolving wireless threat landscape of Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, P25, and more. These attacks occur from the Internet, the neighboring airspace,...
Speaker
Michael Raggo

Chief Security Officer
802 Secure, Inc.

In this roundup, Lawrence Harte will be canvassing the exhibit floor on Wednesday and Thursday and bringing it back to share the exciting, cutting edge topics, products and trends with you!
Speaker
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  F27
  • Friday, March 09, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Hear how well the various communications systems operated and interoperated during the fires in California, as well as examine issues pertaining to communications with so many large scale fires in a relatively small geographic area. Explore the changing role of the Communications Unit as it moves from the Logistics Section...
Speakers
Dan Wills

Program Analyst
Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Don Stabler

Battalion Chief
Cordelia Fire District (retired)

Kody Kerwin

Public Safety Communications Specialist
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

First responders often operate indoors where GPS does not reach and indoor maps are difficult to access and maintain. PSAPs and the general public have been promised major improvements for decades, particular for more accurate location information and location-based call routing, Citizens are used to smartphones and expect more and...
Speakers
Carol Politi

CEO
TRX Systems

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights

Ray Wendell ENP

Senior Product Manager
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Reinhard Ekl

VP of Product & Public Safety
RapidSOS