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Select Criteria: Tracks = FirstNet & Public Safety Broadband Track

Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

FirstNet seems the obvious for public safety broadband. It’s a government-backed program that will provide seamless interoperability and unprecedented coverage. Its carrier is AT&T so what if you already have another carrier for your current system and it’s operating smoothly? What’s the best way to compare and contrast the different...
Speakers
Melinda Miller

State Program Manager, FirstNet
State of Minnesota

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Red Grasso

Program Director, First Responder Emerging Technologies
North Carolina Dept of Information Technology

Richard Mirgon

President
Richard Mirgon Consulting LLC

Rick Burke

Managing Partner
Televate

Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC


Monday, March 04

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Over the past years we have all participated in presentations highlighting the LTE technology and the operational enhancements FirstNet will bring. However, little has been discussed on how we are going to fund these systems at the agency level. This presentation starts with providing and understanding of the basic differences...
Speakers
Art Katz

Principal
Katz Law Office, P.C.

Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Michael Paddock

President & CEO
Grants Office, LLC

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners


Tuesday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

As you are making decisions about moving from LMR to an LTE-based network, examine how you determine what equipment the users on your network need. You’ll need to decide who gets what - from subscriber units to body cameras to network access, what rights go with it, what is controlled...
Speakers
Brad Algeo

Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Debbie Tanner-Jacobs

Regional Coordinator
Mobility Acceleration Coalition


Tuesday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

At the simplest communications level, public safety is a group of people that need to talk to each other, and usually, ONLY each other. When a carrier-based network like LTE combines with a public safety group, parameters need to be created. The sheer number of public safety users will need...
Speaker
Marc Moore

CEO
ReadyOp Communications, Inc.


Wednesday, March 06

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

National PS Broadband Networks (NPSBNs) such as the UK's ESN, and the USA's FirstNet, have requirements to integrate with public safety Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs - aka PSAPs), and to use open standards in doing so. Examine the expectations of PS agencies (APCO Project 43, and NPSTC reports), the state...
Speakers
Brandon Abley

New Technical Issues Director
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Fidel Liberal

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and Project Leader
Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP)

Jason Matthews

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

Joseph Wassel

Director, C4 Resilience and Mission Assurance, and Chair
DoD Public Safety Communications Working Group

Randy Richmond

Standards & Regulatory Specialist
Zetron, Inc.

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network


Wednesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Agencies are free to enter into individual deals with FirstNet, which could include discounts for infrastructure access. During this session, learn about negotiation possibilities, as well as addressing the potential ability of competitive service to provide similar services and grant funding. In addition, discuss an adoption timeline for building the...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

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

Barry Fraser

Former General Manager, BayRICS Authority

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS


Wednesday, March 06

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Discuss primary users, extended primary, BYOD, authentication and access. Are non-public safety users like utilities and transportation permitted, and under what circumstances do they get priority? What criteria are used to identify users? What cybersecurity protocols are used for BYOD users? How do you authenticate and manage subscribers? Examine who...
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Karl Wilmes


Next Paradigm Consulting

Martha Ellis


FirstNet Association

Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy


Wednesday, March 06

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

So far, much focus has been on the new national public safety broadband network’s buildout and providing adequate wireless broadband coverage for America’s first responders. However, once that coverage is provided, there is less clarity as to how mission-critical grade devices will use that coverage to enhance the capabilities of...
Speakers
Brian Scarpelli

Senior Global Policy Counsel
ACT | The App Association

Jeff Robertson

Senior Vice President / General Manager of Public Safety
RapidSOS

Martha Ellis


FirstNet Association

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software


Thursday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Coverage modeling has evolved significantly since the days of circles drawn on photocopied base maps. As communications moves into an environment dependent on LTE systems such as FirstNet, we need to expand that understanding to the unique parameters and issues involved with these new technologies. It is vital for public...
Speakers
Adam Nelson

Senior Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Karl Wilmes


Next Paradigm Consulting

Rick Burke

Managing Partner
Televate

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software


Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

In this technical discussion, examine what security protocols will be used as FirstNet replaces private, closed LMR networks for public safety. With an extensive carrier-based network, FirstNet must be both easily accessible and secure.
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Timothy Lorello

President & CEO
SecuLore Solutions


Thursday, March 07

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Today’s commercial networks and emerging Public Safety Broadband networks present opportunities for provincial and local agencies to better connect and communicate with each other and first responders. But with a carrier-based system, network and backhaul are no longer within your control. Examine concerns over backhaul throttling and connection control, confidence...
Speakers
Harlin McEwen

Former FirstNet PSAC Chair
Public Safety Communications Consultant

James Teel

Director Product Line Management - Applications & Services
Harris Public Safety & Professional Communications

John Contestabile

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

Paul Moskowitz

VP
Codan Communications


Thursday, March 07

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

First responders have enough to handle without worrying about paperwork, data searches, and device usage. In this discussion, learn how to remove those dangerous distractions with an ecosystem of specifically for public safety. From applications to devices to multimedia, explore how teams can effectively leverage the power of FirstNet or...
Speakers
Charles Dowd

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

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials

Mary Doherty

North America LTE, Vice President
Motorola Solutions

Nishan Duraiappah

Deputy Chief of Police
Halton Regional Police Service

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS


Friday, March 08

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Situational awareness tools with map data, personnel location, and video integration deliver common operating pictures for on-scene and remote visualization. Flexible policy-based controls support sharing of communications as well as actionable map, video, and location data based on requirements for an incident or event, reducing time to resolve incidents. 3D...
Speakers
Britt Kane

CEO & Founder
Intrepid Networks

Jeff Kunst

Vice President, Product Development
TRX Systems

Mark Anderko

Director of Operationalization
Mutualink

Robert Escalle

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


Friday, March 08

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

In response to requests from the First Responder Community, US and international regulatory authorities have authorized the use of High Power User Equipment (HPUE) on the FirstNet LTE Band 14. The use of HPUE, with approximately six times the output power of standard “Smart Phones,” can provide First Responders with...
Speaker
Bob LaRose

VP Business Development
Assured Wireless


Friday, March 08

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Our Public Safety infrastructure is evolving. PSAPs are preparing to receive multimedia and data from citizens in need of help, and First Responders are beginning to use FirstNet and other Public Safety Broadband networks. As our cities become smarter and we deploy Internet of Things devices both inside and outside...
Speaker
Timothy Lorello

President & CEO
SecuLore Solutions