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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
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Ben Holycross

Radio Systems Manager (ret)
Polk County Emergency Management

Dave Lambert


Motorola Solutions

Greg Holocomb

Office Director/911 Coordinator
Lake County, Police Departmen

Joseph Sheppard

Co-Founder
Focused Mission Inc.

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

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.

When major incidents occur, public safety agencies usually need to gather more resources to respond effectively. For example, they need instantly more critical communications capacity to support a significantly increased number of active first responders on the ground, or immediate access to CCTV feeds to attain situation awareness. This requires...
Speaker
Hansen Chan

Product Marketing Manager
Nokia


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...
Speakers
Jeya Selvaratnam

Technology Consultant
Consultant - JVCKENWOOD

Julio Jose

President
Codecom


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...
Speaker
Mike Miller

President/CEO
RACOM


Thursday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  TH13
  • Thursday, March 07, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
With increased amounts of data to improve decision-making, communities have new tools to plan and respond to natural disasters, like hurricanes. The Department of Homeland Security and Congressional Smart Cities Caucus want to work with you to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies to build resilience capacity for your community. Join...

Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  TH23
  • Thursday, March 07, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
In normal times, we consider cell phone coverage as ubiquitous—a given. Yet, that is not so at a disaster scene, where local terrestrial infrastructure and mobile phone networks are often overloaded, damaged or non-existent. Hear options for communications when all infrastructure, including electricity, has been wiped out. 
Speakers
Ben Holycross

Radio Systems Manager (ret)
Polk County Emergency Management

Brett Railey (ret)

Senior Consutant
The Digital Decision

Britt Lewis

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Inmarsat Government
Inmarsat Government

David Craig

Co-Founder
Focused Mission Inc.

John Rosica

President
NVIS Communications LLC


Thursday, March 07

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  TH33
  • Thursday, March 07, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
More cities are implementing sensors in specific places to provide potentially life-saving information back to public safety. This data provides a unique version of the Internet of Life-Saving Things (IoLST), which, using predictive analytics software, can be turned around and used to assess public safety needs, fire codes, building codes...
Speakers
Ed Mills

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

Eric Berman

Board Member
Direct Sensing and Analytics Association (DS2A)


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
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.