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Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Many millions – and in the case of FirstNet, billions – are being spent on communications upgrades and new devices. This is necessary as the convergence of networks and-ultra reliable equipment are foundation of public safety communications. But let’s remember that the user is an important part of this project....
Speakers
Chuck Phillips

Senior Business Development Manager
Kyocera

Jani Lyrintzis

Vice President and General Manager
Bittium USA, Inc.

Matthew Hemenez

President
Silynx Communications, Inc.

Michael McMenamin

CEO
Three Birches Lane Consulting

Scott Eggers


Zebra Technologies


Monday, March 04

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Many push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services provide high-quality services when users can leverage a broadband network, and dedicated bandwidth from FirstNet and commercial systems that deliver priority/preemption should only enhance their effectiveness. But what happens when a broadband connection is not available? Learn about the limitations and status of the 3GPP Proximity...
Speakers
Lindsay Notwell

Senior Vice President, 5G Strategy & Global Carrier Operations
Cradlepoint

Robert Escalle

Vice President – Public Safety & Defense Market Segments
Sonim Technologies, Inc.


Monday, March 04

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Learn about privacy, cyber security and safety threats associated with connected products supported by the android OS, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows OS which are being adopted by government entities, municipalities, utilities, businesses and other entities that support critical infrastructure.  Learn best practices and policies to help mitigate risks associated...
Speaker
Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy


Monday, March 04

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Not everyone can replace their legacy LMR all at once, or even in the near future. So what must you consider if an IP- or LTE-based system isn’t an option at this moment. What if your legacy LMR system MUST last you another 10 years due to expenditures, CAPEX planning, environmental...
Speakers
Brad Barber

Director of Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Chris Johnson

Radio Systems Manager
Montgomery County Police Department (MD)

Graeme Casey

Director of Services Offer Management
Motorola Solutions

James Lyon

Systems Architect
Codan Communications

Mark Hoppe

Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Omna Solomon

Senior Engineer/Consultant
Televate, LLC


Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

P25’s importance to public safety cannot be diminished. Its impact will be relevant, even as FirstNet and other public safety broadband networks roll out. In this workshop, hear how P25 is adapting and interworking to meet the changing technology marketplace. Hear a group of consultants and engineers review new P25...
Speakers
Alan Massie

Electronics Engineer
FBI Operational Technology Division

Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

Cindy Cast

Radio Systems Manager
Radio Communication Services Div. Miami Dade County

Del Smith

ALMR Operations Manager
Alaska Land Mobile Radio Communications System

Dominick Arcuri P.E., PMP, ENP, SMC

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
US Department of Homeland Security

Jeremy Elder

Director, Integrated Platforms
Harris Corporation

Jim Holthaus

Vice President - Chief Technology Office
BK Technologies

Justin Evans

Radio Systems Manager
Montgomery County Hospital District

Keith LaPlant

Telecommunications and Interoperability Prgm Mgr
US Coast Guard

Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group


Tuesday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

DMR Tier III is succeeding across the globe in many industry sectors including public transport, utilities, mining and aviation. DMR is the world's leading standard for professional digital mobile radio and is used in over 100 countries across North and Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East....
Speaker
Hamish Duff

Director
DMR Association


Tuesday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

All public safety T-Band users are required by law to exit the spectrum by 2021. However, no one seems to know what their spectrum alternatives are.  In addition, the enterprise users of T-Band are being left in limbo. Explore the alternatives and their challenges. 
Speakers
Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Mark Crosby

President/CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS


Tuesday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Work on the Mission Critical PTT (MCPTT) standard has introduced a new set of features that address the critical communications needs of both public safety. Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) also offers new technology to LMR users such as transportation and utilities, enterprises and commercial customers, and even public safety. Examine...
Speakers
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Harlin McEwen

Former FirstNet PSAC Chair
Public Safety Communications Consultant

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Michael Adamo

Sr Mgr-Prod Mgt/ Dev
Verizon

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Patrik Ringqvist

Principal Solutions Consultant
Ericsson North America

Sanjay Kulkarni

Director of Unified Communications Product Management
Motorola Solutions

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network

Tony Gray

Chief Executive
TCCA


Wednesday, March 06

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Now that mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standards have been set and initial services are in the market, what impact will it have in the push-to-talk arena? Hear a roundtable of experts discuss early impressions of MCPTT performance, interoperability with LMR/LTE services, direct-mode challenges, equipment and solution options. Get actionable tips about...
Speakers
Charles Dowd

Asst. Chief (Ret) NYPD
Former Board Member, FirstNet

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Richard Mirgon

President
Richard Mirgon Consulting LLC

Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC


Wednesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

While consumers enjoy LTE’s bandwidth, high-def voice over LTE (VoLTE), streaming video, and an endless variety of apps, the consumer LTE network needs several upgrades to be ready to handle the specific needs of first responders and associated government agencies. Public Safety over LTE mobile devices must be able to...
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Eric Sinclair

Senior Manager, Business Development
Spirent Communications

Nickie Petratos

President
SpheraTek Inc.


Wednesday, March 06

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Review the standards, devices, and technology that will make Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk a reality. 
Speakers
Bill Veasy

National Senior Enterprise Manager
Kyocera

Charles Dowd

Asst. Chief (Ret) NYPD
Former Board Member, FirstNet

David Dombrowski

Sr. Mgr for MSI Systems and Broadband Applications Specialist
Motorola Solutions

Reginald Jones

Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America

Robert Escalle

Vice President – Public Safety & Defense Market Segments
Sonim Technologies, Inc.


Wednesday, March 06

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Hear how TETRA transformed the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery (FHR), its radio user population of approximately 4,000 units, across 700 acres and diverse user groups including safety/fire, operations, maintenance, managers, construction Service, and turnaround. Examine TETRA’s use in North American transit systems, and how a utility in the...
Speakers
Christian Reynolds

IT Network Engineer
Nielson Networks, a division of Bay Electronics

David Torres

Senior Vice President Sales
PowerTrunk, Inc.

Hannu Aronsson

Chair
TCCA Apps working group

Nickie Petratos

President
SpheraTek Inc.


Thursday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

3GPP has with Release 13 and 14 finalized the main Mission Critical specifications, i.e. Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT), Mission Critical Data and Mission Critical Video. ETSI and TCCA have started in 2017 to organize Plugtests for these Mission Critical services. The last MCPTT have been conducted in College...
Speakers
Anatoli Levine

Director, Products and Standards
Softil Inc.

Christopher Walton

Electronics Engineer, PSCR
NIST | CTL | PSCR

Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair
TCCA

Sanjay Kulkarni

Director of Unified Communications Product Management
Motorola Solutions

Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University


Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 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
Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Scott Neal

Communications Consultant
Mission Critical Partners, Inc.

Travis Queen

Sr. Director of Commercial Strategy & Business Development
Cubic Mission Solutions


Thursday, March 07

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

With a growing number of PTToC Applications finding success in the public safety market, we need to ensure that we have technological interoperability and a business willingness to ensure inter-agency communication. Many vendors support Standards based and non-Standards based interop for connecting to LMR, but can’t these be used for...
Speakers
Andrew Narusewicz


Cubic Mission Solutions

Jason Matthews

Sergeant/COML
Lake County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Kris Patel

Vice President, Unified Communications
Motorola Solutions

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.


Thursday, March 07

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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
Jason Brennan

Product Manager, Communications Division
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation


Friday, March 08

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Simulcast is a very popular architecture frequently utilized for land mobile radio applications. It is often used in areas with high user density and when a limited number of frequencies are available. Today’s marketplace has a number of technologies that can be used in a simulcast configuration including, analog FM,...
Speakers
James Lyon

Systems Architect
Codan Communications

Jim Collum

Manager of Systems Engineering
Leonardo

Sara Isoardo

Export Sales Manager
Radio Activity

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company


Friday, March 08

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Integrating existing LMR systems into Public Safety LTE is a challenging prospect. This session provides an overview of the Radio over IP Gateway interoperability solution, and discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared to ISSI and CSSI solutions. Learn how a RoIP Gateway can be used to integrate existing...
Speakers
Bryan Carr

Director of Products
Raven Communications

Greg Albrecht EMT

Co-Founder and CTO
Orion Labs

Jack Kelly


Catalyst

Joe Boucher

Chief Technology Officer
Mutualink

Mike Barney

Director of Public Safety Programs
Cubic Mission Solutions

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.

Travis Queen

Sr. Director of Commercial Strategy & Business Development
Cubic Mission Solutions


Friday, March 08

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

 Canceled