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Monday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

RF systems are evolving into smart networks which are being integrated with new IP based applications and services. RF professionals are expected to understand, recommend, and implement new capabilities for their public safety systems including public safety video, Internet of Things (IoT), smart antenna systems, cloud services, and IP capable...
Speaker
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine


Monday, March 05

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

For radio technicians with only beginning networking experience, this workshop offers an in-depth introduction to IP technology, terms, and equipment. Review ethernet/IP as the new trend for LMR backbones, how to develop IP addresses, various network elements, and tools to assist in troubleshooting. In addition, learn the benefits as well...
Speakers
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Mike Norin

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company


Monday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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


Monday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

As the next evolution of LTE, 5G is expected to help in those scenarios with support for higher data rates, lower latency and a denser network. But what is 5G?  How is it different than just another “G” rollout from carriers? In this overview, discover what 5G will mean to you, as...
Speakers
Arvin Singh

Associate Director Technology, Global Products & Solutions
Verizon

Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

Mary Walsh


LBC Consultants and Services

Patrik Ringqvist

Principal Solutions Consultant
Ericsson North America

Peter Flynn

Member
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Preston Marshall PhD

Technical Program Manager, Spectrum Access Technology
Google

Wayne Wong

Product Manager
Anritsu


Tuesday, March 06

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Push-to-talk cellular apps were invaluable communications tools during the hurricanes last fall. Satellites and drones supplemented what wasn’t working (or wasn’t working enough…) for comms network coverage and could also be used as delivery vehicles for much-needed supplies. High Frequency Single Side Band (HF SSB) and NVIS may be your...
Speakers
Ben Holycross

Radio Systems Manager
Polk County Division of Emergency Management

John Rosica

Barrett Communications Consultant
NVIS Communications

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Paul Gilbert

State Radio Coordinator
Texas Department of Transportation, Radio and Technology Support

Steve Hailey

Disaster Technology Consultant
Steve Hailey and Associates, LLC


Wednesday, March 07

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Examine how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – commonly known as drones – are being used across various industries for everything from vertical tower inspections, to helping public safety manage incidents (or avoid them), to their use in agriculture, land management, mapping, and other areas.  Discuss the technology, backhaul, FAA rules,...
Speakers
Anna Gomez

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Seth Hutcherson

Director of Client Strategy and Business Development
Skyward (A Verizon Company)

Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
Anritsu Company


Wednesday, March 07

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Availability of video imagery is increasing exponentially. Public video programs, use by private organizations and even video captured by individuals with mobile devices like tablets and smartphones all contribute to an avalanche of data for law enforcement organizations to access. While this mass of data may contain critical nuggets of...
Speakers
Cuong Luu

Program Manager, Science & Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security

Donald Zoufal

Safety and Security Industry Executive
SDI (System Development Integration, LLC)

John Contestabile

Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness &Response Systems
Johns Hopkins, Applied Physics Lab


Thursday, March 08

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The emergence of LTE into business and mission-critical communications has enabled countless new applications. A number of early adopters have chosen hybrid LTE/LMR critical communications applications.  In addition, explore the world of data applications that can make a big difference. From push-to-talk apps to physiological monitoring to, location information, and...
Speakers
Bill Moore

CEO
Zello

Gabriel Brown

Product Manager
Avtec

Kofi Appiah

PLM for P25
Harris Corp

Morné Stramrood

Technology Director Tait Americas
Tait Communications

Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

TJ Kennedy

Founder
The Public Safety Network


Thursday, March 08

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Augmented reality as a technology is no longer science fiction.  Examine a number of direct, practical applications of augmented reality technology to the fields of wireless communications, public utilities, and public safety. The benefits and drawbacks will be addressed, as will recommended approaches adopting and integrating the technology inside of...
Speakers
Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL
PSCR

Jason Landers

Founder & CEO
Landrian Networks, Inc.

Roger Skidmore

CEO
EDX Technologies, Inc.


Friday, March 09

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

New technology combines rugged, low power, remote communication platforms with computer capacity that is designed to run third party applications. The Industrial IoT expands possibilities as companies look for communication platforms that can perform Sensor-to-Server (S2S) functions that streamline operational and cost efficiencies. Big Data is ubiquitous in our society,...
Speakers
Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder
Virtualnetcom

Renee Garcia

Product Line Manager
FreeWave Technologies


Friday, March 09

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Communication and situational awareness can be a significant problem to workers in high noise environments, especially when it comes to workers hearing protection and all-around general safety. Poor communication, insufficient hearing protection or loss of situational awareness due to hearing protection can create hazards in the workplace and have a...
Speaker
Jim Kruckow


Sensear

Cloud services are one answer to digital storage solutions, and now blockchain is another.  Understand the pros and cons of each, the security concerns, access management, functionality and analytics.
Speakers
Debbie Hoffman Esq.

Co-Founder and CEO
Symmetry Blockchain Advisors Inc.

Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine


Friday, March 09

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

In this roundup, Lawrence Harte will be canvassing the exhibit floor on Wednesday and Thursday and bringing it back to share the exciting, cutting edge topics, products and trends with you!
Speaker
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine