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Monday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In a general sense, the Internet of Things has been around for a long time through machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.  But IoT is like M2M on steroids – it has more access for more users through more channels than M2M typically has.  In theory, IoT sounds like a panacea to all...
Speakers
Brett Gassaway

Vice President, Business Development/Technical Sales
Compliance Testing

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates

Megan Brown

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Michael Macki

Senior RF Design Engineer
Sinclair Technologies

Randy Van Buren

Solutions Engineer
Nokia


Monday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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


Monday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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


Tuesday, March 06

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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


Tuesday, March 06

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The term “smart cities” has become a buzzword, but what exactly does it mean? It’s so much more than automated systems within cities, and has evolved into connected communities and services. Move beyond smart utility meters and discover the exciting advancements in technology that will connect cities, communities and services...
Speakers
Brian Shepherd

Program Manager
State of Colorado

Chip Strange

VP, Strategy & Business Development
Mosaik

Dean Skidmore

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

Geoff Arnold

CTO
Verizon Smart Communities and Venues

Jason Nelson

Director of Partnership Engagement
Smart Cities Council

John Wilson

Director, Business Development America's Telco & IoT Solutions
Hitachi Vantara

KaeVon LeGrande

Project Manager, State and Local Solutions
The Digital Decision, LLC

Peter Murray

Executive Director
Dense Networks

Rebecca Hunter

Corporate Development & Strategy
Crown Castle

Rohit Bhanot

Vice-President Public Safety Practice
Nokia

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.


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....
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


Wednesday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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


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


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...
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


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


Thursday, March 08

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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


Friday, March 09

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

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