In Partnership With

Monday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

It may be annoying when a call is dropped in your apartment's elevator, but what if you’re a first responder during a fire in the building?  Your ability to communicate may be life or death. Examine current limitations to two-way radios, cellular and WiFi, as well as new advancements within...
Alan Leffler N7WYE

Sales Manager- Americas
EMR Corp.

Andrew Ely

Director of Consulting
PierCon Solutions

David Adams

Senior Product Manager

Earl Lum

EJL Wireless Research

Greg Najjar

Director, Business Development
ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies, Inc.)

John Foley

General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

Tuesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 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...
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

Tuesday, March 06

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  T241
  • Tuesday, March 06, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In this broad-reaching workshop, discuss some of the initial plans for FirstNet’s functionality and cybersecurity, review the parameters of priority/preemption and local control of the network, and explore the idea of “public safety” grade and resiliency for the AT&T FirstNet network and five nines reliability.  Learn what’s available during the...
Harlin McEwen

Former FirstNet PSAC Chair
Public Safety Communications Consultant

Jeff Bratcher

CTO and Operations Director
First Responder Network Authority

Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC

John Lenihan

Battalion Chief (ret.)
Los Angeles County Fire Department

Patrick Flynn

Head, Advanced Programs Group (APG)
McAfee LLC

Scott Agnew

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

Scott Edson

Executive Director

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software

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...
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

David Buchanan

Director of Consultation

Dominick Arcuri P.E., PMP, ENP, SMC

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Richard Mirgon

Richard Mirgon Consulting LLC

Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC

  • Room:   N220G
  • Session Number:  W06
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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....
Alex Richardson

Senior Analyst, Critical Communications
IHS Markit

Brian Shepherd

Program Manager
State of Colorado

Justin Dickstein

Black & Veatch

Kevin Coyne

VP Advanced Services
West Safety Services

Rohit Bhanot

Vice-President Public Safety Practice

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...
Emil Olbrich

President and Trainer
Primelime Consulting and

Jason Karp

The Public Safety Network

Kelly Hill

RCR Wireless

Kenneth Morckel

Senior Consultant
The Digital Decision, LLC

Rod Cronin

VP-Product Management
Redline Communications

Wednesday, March 07

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   N220F
  • Session Number:  W22
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
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...
Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Wednesday, March 07

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N220G
  • Session Number:  W36
  • Wednesday, March 07, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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...
Alan Tilles

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Kyle Connor

Global Transportation Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems

Tre Zimmerman

Co-Founder and CTO

Thursday, March 08

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N220E
  • Session Number:  TH04
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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...
Alan Tilles

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Mark Crosby

Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Ralph Haller

Executive Director

Thursday, March 08

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 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,...
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

Thursday, March 08

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 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...
Curtis Levinson

MetTel, Inc.

Jerry Hutcheson

Cybercreed Consulting

John Deveney


Kathy Winger

Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Kathy Delaney Winger