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Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Fiber is the backbone for most communications systems including the Internet. Even wireless like WiFi, microwaves, millimeter waves and 5G backhaul to a wire at some point and for high speed data, that wire is typically fiber. Discuss why fiber is key for wireless, especially smart cities deployments and densification...
Speakers
Dan Feldman

Managing Director, Network Partnership Development
Verizon - Global Network & Technology

John George

Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services
OFS Fitel LLC

Keith Pennachio

Executive Vice President
SQUAN

Lee Kellett

General Manager
Light Brigade

Michael Sherwood

Director, information Technologies
City of Las Vegas

Ron Fangio

Director of Business Development, Public Networks Telecom Division
Black & Veatch


Monday, March 04

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Emergency service responders – such as the police, fire and rescue and emergency medical services – are tasked with keeping the public safe, rapidly addressing problems and finding solutions to manmade and natural disasters. They rely on infrastructure that supports rapid, reliable, high-quality communications, enabling them to collect and disseminate...
Speaker
Hebert Sedas

Vice President of Coverage Sales Americas
Cobham Wireless


Monday, March 04

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Corporations from all sectors are angling for any way they can to protect sensitive data and customer’s private information. High-profile breaches and foreign threats motivate corporations to quickly seek out the latest and greatest security technology – and learn critical lessons along the way. But unlike traditional enterprise networks, there...
Speakers
Carl Williams

Information System Security Engineer
Harris Corporation, Public Safety and Professional Communications

Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

Kevin Sumrell

Vice President of Energy Markets
Avtec


Monday, March 04

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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
Brian Buntz

Content Director
IoT Institute

Dean Skidmore

Principal Consultant, Public Safety
IoT+LTE Consulting Group

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates

Joel Tamkin

VP/GM Intelligent Site Management
Westell, Inc


Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

5G requires more coverage and capacity than we’ve ever had. We’ll be moving to a completely different model, with hundreds of sites in a single neighborhood, possibly on every street light or stop sign. Densifying the wireless network for 5G will take time and energy and place sites in the...
Speakers
Christopher Mitchell

Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Eric Toenjes

Program Manager, Mobility
Graybar

Keith Kaczmarek

President
inPhase Wireless

Kurt Jacobs

Director
JMA Wireless

Luke Lucas

Senior Manager Engineering Business Development
T-Mobile

Mark Reudink

Director, Product Development
Crown Castle

Peter Murray

Executive Director
Dense Networks

Rich Berliner

CEO/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media LLC / Connected Real Estate Magazine


Tuesday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM


Tuesday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Modern cities are quickly evolving into their own digital platforms that can source and analyze data from citizens, sensors, and information sharing with businesses and critical infrastructure. Technologies like Software Defined Networking, 5G, edge computation, and big data analytics are enabling this trend, which is beginning to manifest itself in...
Speaker
Nicholas Nilan

Director, Public Sector Product Development
Verizon


Tuesday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

What fiber, wireless, broadband, WiFi, 5G, and security do cities need before they can start adding smart traffic lights, parking meters, etc? Connectivity will be key for smart cities, so understand cities’ options, how they must do this to compete with other cities, and how cities recognize they must deploy...
Speakers
Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Bobbi Harris

Founder
Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates

Jason Nelson

Director of Partnership Engagement
Smart Cities Council

KaeVon LeGrande

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

Michael Paddock

President & CEO
Grants Office, LLC

Steve LeVar

Director of Network Field Engineering
Verizon


Wednesday, March 06

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The proliferation of external power sources like solar, and the volume of Electric Vehicles (EV) that require high amounts of energy in unique parts of the country like highways has put a massive strain on the grid. Managing the flow of energy in a bi-directional mode has created the need...
Speakers
Bruce Mazza

President, Tait Americas
Tait Communications

James Potter

Principal of Strategy for the Business and Industrial Markets
Harris Corporation, Public Safety and Professional Communications

Kathy Nelson PE

Director, Technical Product Marketing & Industry Relations
ONDAS Networks

Lance Johnson

Director, Strategy & Government Affairs
pdvWireless

Rishi Bhaskar

Vice President – Energy & Public Sector Markets
Ericsson


Wednesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Moving from LMR to a cellular-based LTE system is scary for critical infrastructure and even non-critical enterprise. Network reliability, interoperability, coverage, latency and redundancy as well as devices and a migration plan. Even non-critical systems should not fail, and in some cases CANNOT fail. Discover how to keep both your...
Speakers
Donald Denning

Manager
DELTAWRX

Gabriel Brown

Product Manager
Avtec

John Locatelli

Manager, Product Management
Avtec

Randy Richmond

Standards & Regulatory Specialist
Zetron, Inc.


Wednesday, March 06

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

With the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), having a robust communications infrastructure to support future deployments is becoming closer to a reality. But the connectivity and latency needed for connected cars still needs to be standardized, as well as what they connect to. The American Association of State...
Speakers
Barry Einsig

Principal
CAVita

Carla Bailo

President and CEO
Center for Automotive Research

Lucy Hakobyan

Head of Program
MOBI

Tracy Larkin Thomason MBA, PE, PTOE, CPM

Deputy Director - Southern Nevada
Nevada Department of Transportation

Smart cities need smart and connected buildings. Learn what in a building can be connected to improve network reliability and reduce operational costs for both the owner and the utility. Then examine how smart buildings can assist public safety when there is an incident or a need within or in...
Speakers
Kern Davis

Vice President: Business Development & Consulting Services
CTS

Luke Lucas

Senior Manager Engineering Business Development
T-Mobile

Paul Fettuccia

President & General Manager
ANS Advanced Network Services LLC

Rich Berliner

CEO/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media LLC / Connected Real Estate Magazine

Tim Moynihan

Sr. Vice President, Marketing
SOLiD


Wednesday, March 06

4:15 PM - 5:30 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...
Speakers
Christian Regnier

Critical connectivity Architect & AGURRE secretary
Air France

Dino Giordano

Vice President, Product
Microlab (A Wireless Telecom Group Company)

Lee Pucker

CEO
Wireless Innovation Forum

Meredith Singer

Associate
Wiley Rein LLP


Thursday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Cloud services are being offered for many applications today and communication systems are not omitted from this trend. This session will take a deeper look into different cloud options, how the Cloud option is affected by Cybersecurity, and issues that need to be addressed. As a cost savings measure, many...
Speakers
Allan Tantillo

Vice President of New Technologies
Vertical Bridge

Johnny Goforth

Product Manager
Avtec Inc.

Kathleen Cowles

Partner
Deep Water Point, LLC

Mariano Aguirre

Unified Communications Strategy Manager
Motorola Solutions

Paul Tatro

President, North American Operations
Carbyne


Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

The nation’s commuter rail agencies in the process of implementing or reaching a critical installation milestone for Positive Train Control (PTC), PTC uses communication-based train control technology designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, over speed derailments, incursions into established work zone limits, and the movement of a train through a main...
Speakers
Todd Ellis

Manager, RF and Systems Integration
Clifton, Weiss & Associates, Inc.

Wayne Wong

Product Manager
Anritsu


Thursday, March 07

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Everyone wants connectivity. Exponential increases in mobile data usage drives a need for more coverage and system capacity, which requires a shift from macro towers to 4G HetNets and ultimately 5G. At the same time, too many local governments are hearing “Not In My Backyard” from neighborhood groups who believe...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

Partner, and Chairman - Technology, Media and Telecommunications Department
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

David Witkowski

Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Radha Sharma

Senior Manager, Municipal Engagement
Verizon Wireless

Scott Longhurst

Government Affairs Manager, Southern California
Crown Castle

Tracy Scramaglia

Senior Engineer - Public Works
City of San Mateo (CA)

Canada has yet to adapt Band 14/700Mhz deployment standards unlike First Net in the US. Learn about how regions are piloting technology and working with the Canadian Government in light of FirstNet to establish standards and move this initiative forward. In this case study, hear about the broadband 700 MHZ...
Speakers
Dan Elliott

President
Communications Solutions Contracting

Rob Graham

President & CEO
Genwave Technologies


Thursday, March 07

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Now that you’ve discussed the operational objectives in bringing together technology and community leaders across FirstNet, NG911, IoT and smart cities, discuss how the technologies can work together to create the ultimate connected city. Examine how the technologies can connects or overlap so it doesn’t matter which agency (or even...
Speakers
Charles Gaimari

Senior Communications Engineer
AAA Texas | ERS Systems & Communications

Maria Jacques ENP

President
National Association of State 911 Administrators

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group


Friday, March 08

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Post 2008 recession, the cost associated with deployment of quality LMR and LTE technologies has plummeted with the arrival of FirstNET, TETRA and DMR in North America. Fleet operations, whether police, fire, EMT, utilities or transit are now able to leverage multiple voice and data solutions containing disparate technologies and...
Speaker
Philip Bockrath

Vice President of Wireless Technology
Clever Devices


Friday, March 08

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

The dawn of smart city is happening, and we are in mid-morning phase now even though many of us may still be sleeping. Connected cars to connected infrastructure to connected public transportation — all to create a better end-user experience. However the underlying infrastructure is not steel, concrete, or construction...
Speaker
Ashwin Krishnan

COO and Tech Ethicist
UberKnowledge


Friday, March 08

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Designing cost effective RF networks that function properly is a complex challenge. Today Wireless networks are being used by more people, more companies and more governments. IoT applications are driving more dependence on wireless networks. Wireless spectrum is being implemented across vast rural areas. Available spectrum is limited, and more...
Speakers
Jonathan Usher

Marketing Engineer
S&C Electric Company

Marty Snyder

President
Communications Infrastructure Corporation (CIC)