ProfileDr. Walt Magnussen is currently Director for Telecommunications for Texas A&M University. He also directs the TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC). The ITEC is the premier higher education public safety emergency communications center in the United States. Walt received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He has an appointment with Internet2 where he serves as Public Safety Advocate for the US UCAN project. This work involves advancing the development of Public Safety LTE wireless broadband and NG 9-1-1 networks. Walt has served on two FCC committees, is a Past President of ACUTA and chairs both the IPTV and the VoIP SIGs. He had worked on the US Dot NG 9-1-1 Proof of Concept project as well as the NENA ICE interoperability events. Currently he is supporting Harris County, Texas on their Public Safety LTE deployment.