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Monday, March 04

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   N253
  • Session Number:  M123
  • Monday, March 04, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
One of the most appealing aspects of the much-hyped “digital radio” renaissance was the ease of which organizations would be able to track their radio users in the field using GPS. While this technology has completely transformed our way of life in the consumer world thanks to our highly intelligent...
Ben Pearce

Channel Enablement Manager
Tait Communications

Monday, March 04

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N253
  • Session Number:  M143
  • Monday, March 04, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Over the years, the shape of interference has changed. From channel sharing to UHF-TV issues, to more recent issues of analog and digital channel sharing, broadband to narrowband, BDAs gone wild and even light-fixture interference. Learn the FCC Rules, the types of interference, mitigation techniques and the FCC’s future plans...
Alan Tilles

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

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Jay Jacobsmeyer

Pericle Communications Company

Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles can be a valuable tool to many different industries. Public safety can use them to find missing people, surveil disaster areas, provide a bird’s eye view to monitor any incident or gathering as well as work as a deployable network to provide additional coverage in...
Anna Gomez

Wiley Rein LLP

Dan Gettinger

Center for the Study of Drones

Phil Burks

The Genesis Group / Phirst Technologies, LLC

Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director

Tom Brinkoetter


William Rockwell GISP

GIS Coordinator
Village of Vernon Hills

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...
Amanda Bredstrup

AFC - APCO International Spectrum Management Division

Farokh Latif

AFC-APCO Spectrum Management Division

Tuesday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N257
  • Session Number:  T241
  • Tuesday, March 05, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
What happens when you need coverage where there isn’t any – a rural area, the middle of a body of water, after a disaster.... With zero connectivity and backhaul, you need a solution that has to be transportable, resilient, secure and cost-effective. Hear examples of new technologies that are portable,...
Ben Holycross

Radio Systems Manager (ret)
Polk County Emergency Management

Darren Reis

System Engineer
Higher Ground

Julie Reis

Customer Satisfaction Manager
Higher Ground

Kenneth Morckel

Senior Consultant
The Digital Decision, LLC

Mayuresh Pandit

Mgr-Prod Mgt/Dev

Michael Marusich PMP, CSM

Senior Project Manager
Liberum, LLC

Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder

Roger Wespe

Public Safety Manager
Sonim Technologies

Wednesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Dignitaries and communications professionals from Puerto Rico will outline and discuss the immediate effect of Hurricane Maria on emergency communications infrastructure. Hear how they assessed the impact and coordinated a restoration path with FEMA to restore island-wide system communications as soon as possible. Examine how they integrated disparate legacy systems...
Jeya Selvaratnam

Technology Consultant
Consultant - JVCKENWOOD

Jose Jaime Romero

Codecom, Inc.

Wednesday, March 06

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  W33
  • Wednesday, March 06, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Whether it’s simply getting broadband to educators in loosely populated areas, or addressing a catastrophe in the wild back country or simply a state has a large geographic area but a sparse population, there are solutions. Broadband over power lines has evolved significantly since it was first suggested in the...
Al Catalano

Keller and Heckman

Alan Tilles

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

Ed Mills

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

Mark O'Brien


Paul Breakman

Senior Director – Business & Technology Strategies
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Victoria Garcia

General Counsel
NM General Services Department

Wednesday, March 06

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

On July 19, 2018, Marshalltown, IA took a direct hit from an EF3 tornado packing winds over 140 MPH. The storm ripped a path of destruction through the center of town, forcing the evacuation of Marshall County’s 911 Dispatch Center due to a gas leak. The community needed help from...
Mike Miller