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Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The successful implementation of any IT centric project requires the coordination of talented individuals, shared resources, and conflicting timelines. Migration to a NG911 solution also entails the fine tuning of data management in order to take full advantage of the new technology solutions. Examine the different technologies that NG911 enables,...
Speakers
Andre Williams

Director of Product Management
Motorola Solutions

Brian Fontes

CEO
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Dan Craigie

Deputy Director, Emergency Communications Network Division
MN Dept of Public Safety

David Lucas ENP GISP

Senior Consultant
Black & Veatch

Keller Taylor

Infrastructure Operations Manager, Department of Public Safety
Princeton University

Laurie Flaherty

Program Analyst/National 911 Program Manager
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Robert Bloom CMCP, RPL, CPE

Public Safety Systems Administrator, Department of Emergency Communications
City of Alexandria, VA

Roy Massie

Senior Product Manager
Motorola Solutions


Monday, March 04

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

While there is a variety of 911 state and sub-state data available for research, reporting and more, challenges exist in comparing non-standardized data across states. In this session, learn about efforts made by a group of 911 leaders to create a strategic plan to develop a nationally uniform 911 data...
Speakers
Jared Hertzler


ComTech Telecommunications

Laurie Flaherty

Program Analyst/National 911 Program Manager
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Robert Brown


INDigital


Monday, March 04

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

In the state of Connecticut, airborne assets include Fixed wing aircraft operated by the CT State Police, Civil Air Patrol, and with Rotary wing Assets operated by CT State Police, Eagle One Helicopter, multiple Hospitals (air ambulance), US Army National Guard. Hear a case study on how a plan to...
Speaker
Matthew Valleau

Telecommunications Engineer 1
CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection


Monday, March 04

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

With the advent of mobile phone technology, the 911 center isn’t currently working like it should. PSAPs have been promised major improvements both with data and 911 calls, but many don’t have the budget for any additional technology. Discuss the 911 call, and how citizens, increasingly reliant on smartphones, expect...
Speakers
Jeff Robertson

Senior Vice President / General Manager of Public Safety
RapidSOS

Larry Helms

PremierOne Area Sales Manager - US East
Motorola Solutions

Lawrence Hicks

VP Engineering
InterTalk Critical Information Systems Inc.

Laxman Singh Rana

Administrative Officer (Operations)/Project Manager (Control Room)
Centralised Accident & Trauma Services (CATS)

Mark Fletcher

Chief Architect, Worldwide Public-Safety Solution
Avaya

Michael Marusich PMP, CSM

Senior Project Manager
Liberum, LLC

Michael Salonish

Managing Director
DataTech911

Sami Honkaniemi

CVO
Mentura Group


Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Maria, Florence, Michael….Sandy, Katrina, tornados, fires, floods… The US has been hit hard in recent years. The climate change debate notwithstanding, hear case studies on the disasters that illustrate survivability, resiliency and redundancy for communications networks, whether it’s from a man-made incident or from Mother Nature herself. Hear how to...
Speakers
Ben Holycross

Radio Systems Manager (ret)
Polk County Emergency Management

David Lambert

Senior Manager, Field Service Operations
MSI

Greg Holcomb

Public Safety Communications Technology Manager/E911
Lake County Office of Public Safety Support

Kody Kerwin

Public Safety Communications Specialist
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Shing H. Lin

CTO, Public Safety Technology Services
Harris County

Steven Williams Sr.

Director, Florida's Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System
Harris Corporation


Tuesday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Discuss the federal and state regulatory issues that impact NG911 systems, including compliance with the FCC's 911 network reliability rules as well as the FCC initiative to promote 911 network reliability, roll-out wireless location accuracy and text-to-911, and regulating 911 apps and placing 911 calls from NSI devices. Also examine...
Speaker
Wesley Wright

Attorney
Keller and Heckman


Tuesday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Cybersecurity is a hot topic today, even in emergency services. Breaches have occurred in many departments around the country, will yours be next? In this informative lecture Chief Robert Fling will go over basic security issues potentially found throughout your organization and how to deal with them. From office staff...
Speaker
Robert Fling

Ex-Chief
Dix Hills Fire Department Long Island, New York


Tuesday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The next-generation public safety officer will have more technology at their fingertips than ever before. A total conversation can be had through voice, real-time text, video, data, multimedia – on several different platforms, all while continuing to serve the community. Body cams, wearables, sensors, biometrics, in-vehicle systems, tablets, augmented reality,...
Speakers
Alex Cooper

Director, Public Sector Strategy & Market Development
Zebra Technologies

Alex Popof

CEO
Visual Labs

Bryan MacCulloch

Chief of Police
Niagara Regional Police Service

Ed Mills

Public Safety Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager/Lieutenant
Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology/Evergreen Fire Rescue

James M. Wolfinbarger

Retired Chief of the Colorado State Patrol; Smart Public Safety Solutions
Motorola Solutions

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
IHS Markit

Michelle Johnson

Sr. Director, LTE Advocacy and Business Development, Communications Systems
Harris Corporation

Reginald Jones

Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America

William Schwarz


Springfield (MA) Police Department


Wednesday, March 06

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

With rapid technology advancements and states migrating to a “total ecosystem” approach to emergency communications, citizens expect that first responders are communicating through interoperable systems. While the public safety community continues to make tremendous progress in achieving communications interoperability, many states experience governance challenges that impede seamless transmission of information....
Speakers
Brad Stoddard

Director, Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS)/SWIC
State of Michigan

Mark Grubb

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Emergency Communications Division (ECD)
US Department of Homeland Security

Michael Garcia

Senior Policy Analyst
National Governors Association

Robert Coupe

Cabinet Secretary Department of Safety and Homeland Security
State of Delaware


Wednesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

First responders often operate indoors where GPS does not reach and indoor maps are difficult to access and maintain. PSAPs and the general public have been promised major improvements for decades, particular for more accurate location information and location-based call routing. In this panel, hear about improved GPS functionality, enhanced...
Speakers
Carol Politi

CEO
TRX Systems. Locate, Map, Track. Indoors & where GPS is denied.

Ganesh Pattabiraman

Founder, President and CEO
NextNav, LLC

Jeff Robertson

Senior Vice President / General Manager of Public Safety
RapidSOS

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
IHS Markit

Manlio Allegra

Co-Founder and CEO
Polaris Wireless, Inc.

Mark Fletcher

Chief Architect, Worldwide Public-Safety Solution
Avaya


Wednesday, March 06

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Gain an understanding of what the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST) is, as well as the current and emerging IoLST landscape and capabilities. Discuss current use cases for the IoLST connecting public safety and the communities in which they operate, including secure data and voice platforms, high power user...
Speakers
Jason Karp

Principal
The Public Safety Network

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network


Wednesday, March 06

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

This presentation will introduce the collaborative Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP) project. Supported by the NIST, MCOP aims to face the new challenges of a complex ecosystem through the definition, development and validation of an MCPTT UE Open Platform (MCOP), that identifies neat interfaces between the different technologies in the...
Speakers
Ari Toivonen

Development Manager
State Security Networks Group Finland

Fidel Liberal

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

Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair
TCCA

Jani Lyrintzis

Vice President and General Manager
Bittium USA, Inc.

Jason Kahn


NIST/PSCR

Robert Escalle

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


Thursday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

A comprehensive review of public safety broadband projects – status, successes, learnings and next steps– from Europe to Asia to Australia and New Zealand to North America. With the success of FirstNet in the US, several countries are accelerating their LTE deployments by issuing RFIs/RFPs and we will talk about...
Speakers
Ari Toivonen

Development Manager
State Security Networks Group Finland

Jason Karp

Principal
The Public Safety Network

Knut Baltzersen

Senior Principal Engineer
The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)

Maggie Goodrich

Retired CIO for Public Safety City of LA and Chair of the Board
Public Safety Technology Alliance

Reginald Jones

Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America

Tony Gray

Chief Executive
TCCA


Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Integration between Next Generation 911 (NG911) and broadband can help to create an Internet of Life-Saving Things ecosystem, allowing field responders to access real-time data from sensors and other connected devices to help make smarter decisions. Learn about the rapidly evolving field of broadband-enabled applications being used in paramedicine in...
Speakers
Curt Bashford

CEO
GD (General Devices)

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials

Laurie Flaherty

Program Analyst/National 911 Program Manager
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

Victoria Lee

Vice President
The Public Safety Network


Thursday, March 07

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Public Safety LTE is coming, but when and to what are the differences?  Learn what will drive the migration / transition from LMR to LTE, and in when that will happen. Examine how it will affect operations and upgrades, cost difference, the provisioning differences and over what time period you...
Speakers
Jeff Stock


Buford Goff & Associates

Mike Barney

Director of Public Safety Programs
Cubic Mission Solutions

Paul Scutieri

Sales Director - Connected Communities
Black & Veatch

Todd Early

TxDPS Deputy Assistant Director
Texas Department of Public Safety

Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University


Thursday, March 07

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Once again we are experiencing major fires and disasters within the United States and its territories. With technology enhancements comes the challenges with old technology integrating with new technology and having to learn as we go...sometimes on the fire ground or during disaster operations. Hear the stories and take a...
Speakers
Chris Baker PE

Captain
US Civil Air Patrol

Don Stabler

Battalion Chief
Cordelia Fire District (retired)

Jason Matthews

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

Kody Kerwin

Public Safety Communications Specialist
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Rick Smith

Fire Capt/COML
Chumash Fire Dept.

Cloud-based digital evidence and record management platforms are ushering in a new era of operational efficiencies, cost savings, and reliability increases. From helping to update antiquated systems, to streamlining information across agencies, to more efficiently responding to FOIA public requests for info and court orders, the cloud offers real benefits...
Speakers
Alexander Van Overveld

Head of Public Sector, Global Services Portfolio
Nokia

Brian Dunaway

Customer Success Manager
Motorola Solutions

Daniel Seals

Former Crime Analyst and Detective, and Current Public Safety Industry Expert
Motorola Solutions

Kathleen Cowles

Partner
Deep Water Point, LLC

Michael Camp

Sergeant
Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Sayce Falk

Vice President
Axon


Friday, March 08

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Whether it’s a text from a citizen or a video coming in from the field, how does a PSAP handle the incoming multimedia and what’s the latency (is it real-time)? Does the dispatcher watch the video or hand it to another team? Should PSAPs have sportscast-like teams that specialize in...
Speakers
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Brandon Abley

New Technical Issues Director
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Donald Denning

Manager
DELTAWRX

Susan Metcalfe

Partner
Potomac Law Group


Friday, March 08

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM

The complexity of communications management and the execution of services required at an emergency incident has expanded significantly since the establishment of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) recognized the changing environment and created a Communications...
Speakers
Chris Lombard

Captain
Communications/Special Operations
City of Seattle
Seattle Fire Department

Dan Hawkins

OEC Coordinator Region VIII
Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dan Wills

Program Analyst
Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Wes Rogers

Communications Specialist
US Department of Homeland Security


Friday, March 08

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

The needs and deployments of public safety video in are increasing. Budgets for new video equipment are limited, rapid changes in technology make system investments risky, and video production and editing must be done by unskilled people on standard computers and smartphones. Public safety video needs also go way beyond...
Speakers
Dan (Scott) Marek

Sergeant
Southern Command Nevada

Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC

Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine


Friday, March 08

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Without trying to over-dramatize, legibility of speech, quality of video or getting the message exactly when needed might be a matter of life and death for the first responders or the people they serve. When properly implemented, one of the strategic advantages of Mission Critical Communications over LTE is the...
Speaker
Anatoli Levine

Director, Products and Standards
Softil Inc.