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Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Many admins think when a new radio system is being implemented, it is a flip of a switch and it's on, ready to go. But there is a lot of planning that goes into transitioning from a legacy radio system to a new communications system, regardless of technology or spectrum,...
Speakers
Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Bill Fredrickson

Vice President Business Development
Leonardo

Chris Carney

Communications System Specialist
Orange County (NY) Department of Emergency Services

Dean Hart

Senior Consultant
Tusa Consulting

Jim Reville

Systems Engineering Manager
Sinclair Technologies

Murray Shaw

Vice President of Sales
MCM Technology

Scott Wiggins

Vice President
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
EBE Consulting, LLC


Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The IP for Radio Technicians has been updated this year. There will be less time spent learning the basics of IP and more on how routing works, designing and setting up networks, MPLS, network troubleshooting, and more. Students should have a basic understanding of IP and how to change the...
Speakers
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Mike Norin

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Tom Manley

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company


Monday, March 04

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn why governance is the foundational element necessary for establishing the highest level of interoperable communications. Case studies will be presented, actual governance models and best practice presented and a county who was recently implemented a governance structure will share their reason behind starting governance and what they have learned....
Speakers
Jay Vargo

Public Safety Systems Manager
Pinal County, Arizona

Scott Wiggins

Vice President
Federal Engineering, Inc.


Monday, March 04

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Now that drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles have become ubiquitous, review the various regulations that apply to flying them. Licenses are expected in most cases, even for the casual flyer. Line of site rules apply, but as drones are used for public safety, utilities, and other business organizations, have...
Speakers
Anna Gomez

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

David Price

Co-Founder
Drone Consultant Group


Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An FCC license to operate a transmitter is the single official, and legal, document allowing you to operate the most important resources keeping you in operation. Learn how the FCC licensing system works, how to license your system correctly, the hazards of not maintaining an FCC License, and what your...
Speakers
Amanda Bredstrup

Processor
AFC - APCO International Spectrum Management Division

Farokh Latif

Director
AFC-APCO Spectrum Management Division


Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The convergence of radio and information technology has created a new challenge for information technology directors. Especially in government many of these IT experts are now managing their radio communication organizations with little or no knowledge of how they operate and what radio technology is all about. This class provides...
Speaker
Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants


Tuesday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

A different look at Disaster Recovery that will focus on ensuring secure operations and interoperability along with redundancy. In the wake of a system loss or disaster, companies must have a solid Disaster Recovery plan to continue peak operations. In today’s world, Disaster Recovery has expanded from more than just...
Speaker
Johnny Goforth

Product Manager
Avtec Inc.


Tuesday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Too often the smallest line item costs in the system can make a big impact on performance. Contractors and design engineers either fail to specific the quality of the basic passive components for these next generation build outs or use the cheapest available, resulting in inconsistent performance and failure to...
Speakers
Alan Gatlin

VP Sales and Marketing
Steren Electronics, LLC

Alan Leffler N7WYE

Sales Manager- Americas
EMR Corp.


Tuesday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

As surveillance technology advances, there are many benefits and concerns about how it is being captured, stored, analyzed and distributed.  And many in the public are becoming more concerned about the impact on civil liberties and privacy expectations. Video can be amazingly helpful, as cameras can catch different incidents from...
Speakers
Cuong Luu

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

Donald Zoufal

Safety and Security Industry Executive
CrowZnest Consulting , Inc.

John Contestabile

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

Terry Derden

Attorney
Derden Consulting, Chtd.


Wednesday, March 06

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Finding interference and noise, especially as LTE and other broadband networks broaden, has always been an issue. But LMR is not going away in the near future, so learn about measuring and mitigating PIM problems at radio sites with 700 MHz FirstNet systems, examine the ever-increasing noise floor at VHF...
Speakers
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Joe Hanna

President
Directions

Lorena Figueroa Corral

Security Consultant
Equipo Tactico de México

Wayne Wong

Product Manager
Anritsu


Wednesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether for consumers, first responders or critical infrastructure, 5G brings with it capabilities never seen before. Now that we are closer to deploying 5G, understand what it can be used for now, its benefits and its potential. 
Speakers
Anna Gomez

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Nicholas Nilan

Director, Public Sector Product Development
Verizon

Peter Clemons

Managing Director
Quixoticity

Rishi Bhaskar

Vice President – Energy & Public Sector Markets
Ericsson


Wednesday, March 06

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

In the past, an agency typically chooses a vendor to provide a product or service related to public safety. With the advent of P25, PSBN's, and NG9-1-1 systems, the market has opened up to multiple vendors with similar and differing equipment and services. This has allowed for more competition and...
Speaker
Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting


Wednesday, March 06

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Explore how Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are steadily gaining traction in the telecom market. Some recent P3s in the market include San Fran Broadband, GA DOT, PA Turnpike…many others are contemplating this financing option. Examine what a P3 is and why it's specifically applicable to telecom projects. Understand how are P3s...
Speakers
Jason Karp

Principal
The Public Safety Network

KaeVon LeGrande

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

Paul Pishal

Sales Director - Connected Communities
Black & Veatch

Susan Metcalfe

Partner
Potomac Law Group


Thursday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The silver tsunami across many workforces and the industry emphasis on IP has created a gap in wireless education for new entries into the work force. And while RF is becoming increasing critical to a functioning society, many LMR support staff are retiring. Are there enough RF skilled replacement workers...
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Dr Michael Britt

CEO
Copper Dome Consulting, LLC

Nikki Henry

Founder & CEO
Ladies Leading Ladies


Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

For more than 30 years it has been possible to locate people, equipment and places of importance outdoors using GPS but providing those same services indoors has been a significant challenge, available only to limited audiences when available at all. Only in recent years with hardware and standards convergence has...
Speakers
Larry Emmett

Solutions Business Manager
JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.

Trevor Fulk

Sr. Manager, Professional and Commercial Solutions
Motorola Solutions


Thursday, March 07

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Imagine having to respond to a time sensitive complex bid for a statewide system coverage analysis that involves 36 separate subsystems with systems in VHF & 700 MHz and mixtures of NBFM, P25 and P25 phase 2 trunking. The project required predictions of the percentage of each subsystem’s “round trip”...
Speakers
Bernie Olson

Fellow of the Technical Staff
CSI Telecommunications, Inc.

Craig Trygstad

Principal Engineer
CSI Telecommunications, Inc.

Gregory Forrest

President
Forrest Telecom Engineering, Inc.

Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

Tom Eckels P.E.

Vice President / Senior Engineer
Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, LLC


Friday, March 08

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Hear a series of presentations about successful habits of effective women leaders, the successes and challenges of being at the table as “pioneers,” and how women in tech is timely and relevant. Hear about opportunities and experiences to drive communications technology now and in the future, for making more voices...
Speakers
Andrea Page Lee

Vice President of Operations and
Chairwoman, Women of NATE
Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc. and
NATE

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Maria Jacques ENP

President
National Association of State 911 Administrators

Nikki Henry

Founder & CEO
Ladies Leading Ladies

Shelley Westall

Office of the CIO
State of Washington

Victoria Garcia

General Counsel
NM General Services Department