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Monday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  M121
  • Monday, March 05, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
In response to requests from the First Responder Community, US and international regulatory authorities have authorized the use of High Power User Equipment (HPUE) on the FirstNet LTE Band 14. The use of HPUE, with approximately six times the output power of standard “Smart Phones,” can provide First Responders with...
Speakers
Jim McMillan

Director - Infrastructure and Communications Services
Harris County - Public Safety Technology Services

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

Thomas Bilotta

CEO
Assured Wireless Corporation

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...
Speakers
Arvin Singh

Associate Director Technology, Global Products & Solutions
Verizon

Kathleen Cowles

Partner
Deep Water Point, LLC

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

Ralph Barnett

SAFECOM Program Lead, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Location, location, location is not only the key to successful real estate transactions, but also to identifying the right field resources for faster responses. Explore how integrating location sharing and tracking, including geofencing, with broadband PTT provides enterprises, utilities and transportation with a critical communication solution that makes it easy...
Speaker
Bujji Vempati

VP Advanced Technology
Kodiak: A Motorola Solutions Company

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M125
  • Monday, March 05, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) is the only formal, independent process for ensuring communications equipment declared by the supplier actually is P25 compliant and tested against the standards with publicly published results.  P25 CAP has taken steps to streamline the program and...
Speakers
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

Roger Strope

P25 CAP Advisory Panel Vice Chair
Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri Interoperability Center

Sridhar Kowdley

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

What if your site cannot connect to the power grid?  A power line on poles or buried is likely cost-prohibitive.  Off-grid power may be your only option, costing far less and it can be designed for the high-level of reliability required to sustain mission critical communications.
Speaker
Tom Mahon

Senior Radio Project Consultant
Wireless Consulting, Inc.

Mobile technology, cloud computing, broadband networks and low-cost technology will forever change emergency services 2.0.  From body camera files, crime analytics software solutions and evidence collection and tracking, law enforcement is increasingly dealing with mountains of data.  They may understand the value of this data and using it to analyze...
Speakers
Daniel Seals

Former Crime Analyst and Detective, and Current Public Safety Industry Expert
Motorola Solutions

Tony Gomez

Senior Solutions Specialist
Motorola Solutions


Monday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Learn how LA-RICS is utilizing smart phones and tablets to replace expensive Mobile Data Computers and extend the reach of CAD, RMS and other advanced technologies to officers outside the patrol car. See how this is driving down costs, enhancing officer safety and improving public safety outcomes by empowering the...
Speakers
Charles Dowd

Public Safety Consultant
Former Board Member, FirstNet

Niki Papazoglakis

Program Coordinator, Harris County LTE
Harris County - Public Safety Technology Services

Robert Escalle

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

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M135
  • Monday, March 05, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Are you looking for ways to improve the productivity of your enterprise team? Connecting your front-line workers on radios with your team members using smartphones, tablets, and laptops has never been easier. Team communications can help organizations eliminate the barriers between devices, networks and locations, and let everyone be part...
Speaker
Lester Miller

Commercial and Launch Marketing Manager
Motorola Solutions

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  M131
  • Monday, March 05, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
FirstNet is a public safety network but other non-public safety users like utilities and transportation may be permitted, especially at times of disaster, as secondary users of FirstNet.  Examine who will be allowed to use FirstNet’s network and when.
Speaker
Walt Rivenbark

AVP
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Get an overview of the technical challenges encountered when designing systems to provide voice, sensor data, personnel and asset tracking in isolated, limited-line-of-sight environments such as tunnels, mines, underground parking garages, collapsed buildings, etc. This will include a review of underground propagation models and existing technologies that should be considered...
Speaker
Steve Harrison

Vice President Engineering
Innovative Wireless Technologies

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

Toronto Pearson International Airport’s (TPIA) objective is to become World-Leading Mega Hub Airport. This quest will necessitate significant new facilities and investment in technology that allows growth and expansion to meet the 20 year and beyond Business Plan Objectives, even as we deal with the demolition and expansion of facilities...
Speakers
Dan Elliott

Manager Communications, Integrated Operational Control Centre.
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Rob Graham

CEO
Genwave Technologies

With the eventual mandatory migration of public safety out of the T-Band, the potential "rebanding" of the 900 MHz band, and the FCC reviewing "Mid-Band" Spectrum for possible broadband sharing, what can we learn from previous spectrum migrations?  Hear from experts who have negotiated and performed relocations at 800 MHz...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

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

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

John Wehmann

Consultant
Wireless Executive


Tuesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn seven key regulatory trends in the NG911 deployment, including reliability, funding, text-to-911 and location accuracy. Regulators are trying to keep up with transition from a legacy 911 network to a next-generation 911 network. Walk through various efforts by Congress, the FCC, and state regulatory agencies to fund the next...
Speakers
Tim Doughty

Associate
Keller & Heckman

Wesley Wright

Attorney
Keller and Heckman

  • Room:   N220G
  • Session Number:  T226
  • Tuesday, March 06, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
The graying of the wireless workforce and industry emphasis on IP has created a gap in wireless education for new entries into the work force. At the same time, new technologies demand wireless workers to continually refresh and update their knowledge. Advances in wireless are changing the landscape and delivery...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

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

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Bill Butler

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

Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  T221
  • Tuesday, March 06, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
With AT&T's being selected as operator of the FirstNet public safety broadband network, how much has the larger picture for sourcing public safety communications services changed? Will AT&T gain a larger share of non-FirstNet business by leveraging its new status? Will Verizon make serious efforts to compete for would-be FirstNet...
Speaker
Art Katz

Principal
Katz Law Office, P.C.

In 2005, Pierce County led a study to address the Federal Narrowband mandate that would go into effect in 2012, and what the impacts would be to Pierce County communications systems and its customer agencies. The study drove out five different recommendations; narrowband, implement a new VHF system, build its...
Speakers
Donald Denning

Manager
DELTAWRX

Scott Heinze

Deputy Director
Pierce County Emergency Management/Combined Communication Network

Tim Lenk

Radio Communications and E911 Division Manager
Pierce County

  • Room:   N220D
  • Session Number:  T223
  • Tuesday, March 06, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
This session is an executive level cybersecurity presentation that shows leaders how to design a defense in-depth cyber security strategy for protecting their organization. This design is based on four interdependent security zones – Physical Infrastructure Security, Local Host Security, Local Network Security and Edge Protection.  The US government’s cybersecurity...
Speakers
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

William Fisher

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

There are many challenges to working in a remote environment in Alaska. In a coverage area about 10% smaller than Colorado, with only 9,500 people, problems include a small construction window due to the weather, and nightmare logistics including only one location with a road and flying in equipment had...
Speaker
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

NTIA staff will provide an overview of SLIGP program metrics and the activities grantees conducted to plan for FirstNet. NTIA staff will discuss the upcoming SLIGP 2.0 grant awards.  Understand the states’ and territories’ use of SLIGP funds from 2013 through 2018 to prepare for FirstNet, and NTIA’s role in...
Speaker
Michael Dame

Program Director
NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  T225
  • Tuesday, March 06, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Integrating narrowband and broadband services in a single device is a game-changer for the LMR industry, offering access to markets that were previously owned by the cellular industry. Broadband data traffic has grown exponentially. However, narrowband technologies were designed primarily for voice, with limited data capability. The challenge has been...
Speakers
Martin Edwards

Chief Technology Officer
Hytera

Paul Wardner

Sales Engineer
Hytera Communications America


Tuesday, March 06

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

It used to be simple. A company could simply log into the FCC’s website and get an ASR. Need a license? No Problem! Many companies would readily include this service as an incentive if you bought your equipment from them or used their services for engineering or constructing a tower....
Speaker
Cory Crenshaw

President
Crenshaw Communications Consulting, LLC

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  T231
  • Tuesday, March 06, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
With the advent of a nationwide network such as FirstNet, the sheer number of users will need to be managed, as well as to be vetted somehow. A system for creating a Push To Talk ID for each individual, vehicle and device will need to be created and managed, and...
Speakers
Barry Luke

Deputy Executive Director
NPSTC

Jason Matthews

Sergeant/COML
Lake County Sheriff's Office (FL)

William Fisher

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

Your radio sites, dispatch centers, and other remote infrastructure sites are vulnerable to many evolving threats. Equipment failures, natural disasters, copper thieves, and even terrorists present real risks. Your job is to protect the reliability of public safety communications so first responders can save lives. Learn from experts at public-safety...
Speakers
Andrew Erickson

Applications Engineer
DPS Telecom

David Taylor

Radio Systems Manager
Thurston 9-1-1 Communications

Mariam Hall

Applications Engineer
DPS Telecom

Tim Simonson

Public Safety Systems Master Technician
Kitsap 911

  • Room:   N220D
  • Session Number:  T233
  • Tuesday, March 06, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Cybersecurity is constantly evolving, becoming more complex and costly as the number of cyber threats grow. Many organizations are increasing their focus on implementing countermeasures to safeguard their vital assets and data. Without a comprehensive plan for identifying threats and mitigating them before they penetrate networks, hackers, malicious users and...
Speaker
Edwin Waleh

Information Security Assurance Analyst
Avtec Inc.

Public safety communications in the border regions is a complex issue that affects all responder organizations. Emergency response agencies at all levels of government need to exchange voice, video, and data communications to successfully coordinate critical security and public safety operations. Agencies coordinating operations along and across international borders encounter...
Speakers
Brian Marenco

Electronics Engineer
Federal Communications Commission

Dusty Rhoads

National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Edward Lawson

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

Todd Early

TxDPS Deputy Assistant Director
Texas Department of Public Safety

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

At times it seems vendors that tell customers what, when and how to do something. Vendors have the most expertise concerning their products, services or installations, but they tend to be singularly focused for a good reason: their own business interest. There are three basic perspectives to look at when...
Speakers
Barry Ritter

VP
Ritter Strategic Services LLC

Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting