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Monday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  M111
  • Monday, March 05, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Now that FirstNet is a reality, you need to fully understand how FirstNet will operate and impact public safety. Who has access to FirstNet? What is FirstNet Band/14? How do I subscribe to FirstNet?  What user devices are available now, and what’s planned?  How do devices get approved for use?...
Speakers
Barry Fraser

General Manager
BayRICS Authority

Chris Fischer

Partner
Presidential Partners Consulting

Corey Reynolds PMP

Regional Project Manager
Bay Area UASI Security Initiative

David Rush

Sr. Product Manager
Cradlepoint

Doug Clark

Assistant Vice President, FirstNet State Outreach & Consultation
FirstNet Built with AT&T

John Szpak

VP Services & Solutions
EF Johnson

Mary Doherty

North America LTE, Vice President
Motorola Solutions

Richard Mirgon

President
Richard Mirgon Consulting LLC


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


Monday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • 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


Monday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  M141
  • Monday, March 05, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
As FirstNet become a reality for public safety, we move into a world where they will need to rely on both traditional LMR and roll out FirstNet LTE communications systems. In addition, it is understood that the network will support voice communications and may ultimately replace land mobile radio networks...
Speakers
Chuck Shaughnessy

Sr. Advisor, Public Safety Telecommunications, Chief Technology Office
FirstNet

Michelle Johnson

Director, LTE Center of Excellence
Harris Corporation

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Nicholas Falgiatore

Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Paul Steinberg

Chief Technology Officer
Motorola Solutions

Ross Spearman

Chief Technology Officer
Tait Communications

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software


Tuesday, March 06

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N220AB
  • Session Number:  T211
  • Tuesday, March 06, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
What will FirstNet mean to public safety’s existing 911 communications systems?  We will explore the technical, operational, security and financial impacts associated with FirstNet’s introduction into the public-safety-communications arena in the near term. Gain an understanding of the National Cost Study and related maturity model, as well as what legislators...
Speakers
Bill Hinkle

Senior 9-1-1 Advisor
FirstNet

Laurie Flaherty

Program Analyst
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Michael Marusich PMP, CSM

Senior Program Manager
Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)

Ryan Burchnell

Director – Strategy and Policy
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Scott Neal

Communications Consultant
Mission Critical Partners, Inc.

Steve Marzolf

ISP Director, Integrated Services Program
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University


Tuesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 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.


Tuesday, March 06

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • 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


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...
Speakers
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
LA-RICS

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...
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


Wednesday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 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


Wednesday, March 07

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • 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


Wednesday, March 07

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

  • 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


Thursday, March 08

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • 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:   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


Thursday, March 08

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • 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


Thursday, March 08

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 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


Friday, March 09

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

  • 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


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


Friday, March 09

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 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