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Monday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M115
  • Monday, March 05, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Gain a deeper understanding and updated awareness of the established P25 standards, the matching equipment capabilities, and the continued evolution of system technologies and interfaces. Completed P25 Standards, recently published updates and future P25 work priorities will be covered. Content includes a basic P25 overview of interfaces including trunking and...
Speakers
Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

Cheryl Giggetts MBA, CHS-III

Principal
CTA Communications

Chris Lougee

Principal
5 x 9 Communications

Dominick Arcuri P.E., PMP, ENP

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

Jeremy Elder

Systems Product Line Manager
Harris Corporation

Jim Holthaus

Vice President - Chief Technology Office
BK Technologies

Mitch Urbanczyk

Sales Engineer
EF Johnson

Nick Pennance

Vice President
ICOM America

Sridhar Kowdley

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

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group


Monday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 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


Monday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • 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


Monday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M145
  • Monday, March 05, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
This workshop will offer Project 25 user experiences and P25 system case studies. It is structured as a series of presentations from a diverse user group including Federal, State and Local government Systems. Each panel member will conduct a short prepared PPT briefing describing their P25 system, its scope, capabilities,...
Speakers
Brad Stoddard

Director, Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS)/SWIC
State of Michigan

Cindy Cast

Radio Systems Manager
Radio Communication Services Div. Miami Dade County

Del Smith

ALMR Operations Manager
Alaska Land Mobile Radio

James Downes

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

James Miller

Public Safety Radio Systems Administrator
Hamilton County Public Safety Communications Center

John Richards

Director Radio Operations, State of Maine
State of Maine

Keith LaPlant

US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard

Lorin Mock

Fire Chief
Clay County Department of Public Safety

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

Tim Lewis

IT Telecom Services Group Manager
Florida Power and Light


Tuesday, March 06

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  T215
  • Tuesday, March 06, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LTE initially was a data network, not meant for mission-critical voice.  Now that FirstNet has moved to onboarding subscribers, what needs to be considered specifically for voice? And are we at the forefront of next-generation LMR/LTE interoperability, or are we creating the next-generation of interoperability problems? Examine the interoperability of...
Speakers
Charles Dowd

Public Safety Consultant
Former Board Member, FirstNet

Dave George

President
Pryme Radio Products

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Guillermo Silva

Marketing Director
Servitron

Igor Glubochansky

AVP – Mobility Product Management
FirstNet Built with AT&T

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Kris Patel

Vice President, Unified Communications
Motorola Solutions

Leonardo Gonzalez

Manager - Wireless Business Product Management
Verizon Wireless

Michael Newburn

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

Mike Barney

Director of Public Safety Programs
Cubic Mission Systems

Scott Wiley

Product Manager
Sprint Business Products Group


Tuesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 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


Wednesday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • 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


Wednesday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 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


Wednesday, March 07

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • 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


Wednesday, March 07

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

  • 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

  • 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.


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.


Thursday, March 08

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • 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


Thursday, March 08

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 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.


Friday, March 09

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

  • 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:   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


Friday, March 09

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 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