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Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Many millions – and in the case of FirstNet, billions – are being spent on communications upgrades and new devices. This is necessary as the convergence of networks and-ultra reliable equipment are foundation of public safety communications. But let’s remember that the user is an important part of this project....
Speaker
Michael Abrams MD

CEO
Freelinc Technologies Inc.

Fiber is the backbone for most communications systems including the Internet. Even wireless like WiFi, microwaves, millimeter waves and 5G backhaul to a wire at some point and for high speed data, that wire is typically fiber. Discuss why fiber is key for wireless, especially smart cities deployments and densification...
Speaker
Ron Fangio

Director of Business Development, Public Networks Telecom Division
Black & Veatch

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
Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Rick Burke

Managing Partner
Televate

Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC

Radio systems are transforming into intelligent systems which are using public and private IP based communication systems, applications and services. RF professionals are expected to understand, recommend, and implement new capabilities for their public safety systems including smart public safety, video AI, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud services, IP capable...
Speaker
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

Many admins think when a new radio system is being implemented, it is a flip of a switch and it's on, ready to go. But there is a lot of planning that goes into transitioning from a legacy radio system to a new communications system, regardless of technology or spectrum,...
Speakers
Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Chris Carney

Communications System Specialist
Orange County (NY) Department of Emergency Services

Dan Draughn

Business Development Manager
Leonardo

Dean Hart

Senior Consultant
Tusa Consulting

Jim Reville

Technical Sales Engineer
Sinclair Technologies

Murray Shaw

Vice President of Sales
MCM Technology

Scott Wiggins

Director of Consulting Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Susan Ronning P.E.

Principal Consultant
EBE Consulting, LLC

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 Portfolio Management
Motorola Solutions

David Lucas ENP GISP

Senior Consultant
Black & Veatch

Dorothy Spears-Dean

Public Safety Communications Coordinator
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

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

Paging was the de facto standard for alerting for a long time because they were proven and document.  Messages were sent in real time, they had priority and preemption and you could send one message easily to many.  But paging was a one-way technology, and the word has moved well...
Speakers
Brad Welch

General Manager
TPL Systems Asia Pacific

Graeme Hull

Head of International Sales & Director of Business Development
Swissphone Wireless AG

Joe Hanna

President
Directions

Steve Holmes PMP

Senior Project Manager
RACOM Corporation

Wade Witmer

Deputy Director, IPAWS Division, DHS/FEMA
DHS/FEMA National Continuity Programs
Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

As a FirstNet Early Builder, Harris County Texas has been widely recognized as a leader in transforming public safety communications by driving operational adoption of mobile apps and collaborating with vendors and agencies alike across the region. This success was not by accident. It has resulted from a combination of...
Speaker
Niki Papazoglakis

Program Coordinator, Harris County LTE
Harris County - Public Safety Technology Services


Monday, March 04

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The IP for Radio Technicians has been updated this year. There will be less time spent learning the basics of IP and more on how routing works, designing and setting up networks, MPLS, network troubleshooting, and more. Students should have a basic understanding of IP and how to change the...
Speakers
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Mike Norin

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Tom Manley

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company


Monday, March 04

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N235
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Monday, March 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules change to allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall furing an extended lunch break. .  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
Commdex Consulting

  • Room:   N232
  • Session Number:  DAS
  • Monday, March 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. This Hands-on Training Hosted by ETA Focuses on the Application and Optimization of Active and Passive Bi-Directional Amplifiers used in Today's Distributed Antenna Systems. This two-day course is for anyone interested in learning the fundamental theories, components, installation, maintenance,...
Speakers
Joe Delio CETma

VP Marketing, Senior Field Engineer
IWA Technical Services Inc.

Merle Taylor CETsr

National Training Manager
Wilson Electronics

  • Room:   N233
  • Session Number:  GCT1
  • Monday, March 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. The General Communications Technician-Level 1 certification program introduces the attendee to basic elements of various communications concepts and technologies. This includes basic electronics, fundamentals of radio, tools, test equipment, power systems, cabling and installations, environmental systems, antennas, transmission lines,...
Speaker
Rob Walker LAS, PIM, GCT1, GCT2 , CET, RFIM

Principal
Walker & Associates

  • Room:   N238
  • Session Number:  LAS
  • Monday, March 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS) testing has been with us for more than 50 years but it was primarily lab based. Handheld units now bring line sweeping into the field at a technician level. Carrier and equipment manufacturers develop...
Speaker
Jay Thompson CETsr

Trainer
Dover Telecommunications Services

  • Room:   N237
  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Monday, March 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Microwave radio is continuing to play an ever-increasing role in wireless communications.  As we move towards 5G and FirstNet implementation, microwave frequencies will be used for more applications and new services.  This course is newly designed addressing the changes in roles, performance, installation and maintenance of microwave and millimeter wave...
Speaker
Tom Dover

President
Dover Telecommunication Services, Inc.

  • Room:   N236
  • Session Number:  STS
  • Monday, March 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This three-day class provides an overview of the fundamentals of intelligent building systems to the Electronic Technicians Associations Smart Technology Systems Integrator Certification in order for the participant to develop the knowledge required for entry-level positions within the...
Speakers
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

Les Campbell

Owner
Pro Lighting & Electrical


Monday, March 04

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Today’s first responders face dangerous, evolving threats, and are often equipped with proprietary technologies that restrict their ability to communicate between agencies at the incident scene. Responders need access to advanced, interoperable, plug-and-play technologies that can augment their existing capabilities. In December 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science...
Speakers
Amy Ramon

Fire Chief
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, Houston, Texas

Colin Rizzo

Emergency Management Coordinator
Port of Houston Authority

Rodney Reed

Assistant Chief of Operational Support
Harris County Fire Marshal's Office

Sridhar Kowdley

Program Manager, DHS Science &Technology Directorate, Office for Interoperability & Compatibility
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Emergency service responders – such as the police, fire and rescue and emergency medical services – are tasked with keeping the public safe, rapidly addressing problems and finding solutions to manmade and natural disasters. They rely on infrastructure that supports rapid, reliable, high-quality communications, enabling them to collect and disseminate...
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...
Speaker
Ben Pearce

Senior Communications Consultant - USA (West Coast) & Canada
Omnitronics

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...
Speaker
Laurie Flaherty

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

Many push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services provide high-quality services when users can leverage a broadband network, and dedicated bandwidth from FirstNet and commercial systems that deliver priority/preemption should only enhance their effectiveness. But what happens when a broadband connection is not available? Learn about the limitations and status of the 3GPP Proximity...
In today's increasingly IP-based network environment, some of the biggest threats facing public safety networks are unplanned outages and other disruptions. These outages can be caused by hardware or circuit failures—or worse a targeted cyber attack—and gaps in support agreements and slow vendor response times can increase their severity. Discuss...
Latency is the amount of time between you hitting a button to the time the signal gets to the receiving device. Push-to-Talk looks for less than 300 milliseconds (ms) of latency. Utilities look for sub 25 ms for connected devices so that if there is a power surge, you need...
Learn why governance is the foundational element necessary for establishing the highest level of interoperable communications. Case studies will be presented, actual governance models and best practice presented and a county who was recently implemented a governance structure will share their reason behind starting governance and what they have learned....
Speaker
Scott Wiggins

Director of Consulting Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.


Monday, March 04

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Increasingly AHJs are requiring the installation of BDA/DAS solutions in new buildings and some AHJs are moving to requiring installation of these devices in existing buildings interference to the LMR network is becoming commonplace. While national and local codes speak to survivability, battery backup and alarming, technical considerations with regard...
Corporations from all sectors are angling for any way they can to protect sensitive data and customer’s private information. High-profile breaches and foreign threats motivate corporations to quickly seek out the latest and greatest security technology – and learn critical lessons along the way. But unlike traditional enterprise networks, there...
Speakers
Carl Williams

Information System Security Engineer
Harris Corporation, Public Safety and Professional Communications

Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

Johnny Goforth

Product Manager
Avtec Inc.

Learn about privacy, cyber security and safety threats associated with connected products supported by the android OS, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows OS which are being adopted by government entities, municipalities, utilities, businesses and other entities that support critical infrastructure.  Learn best practices and policies to help mitigate risks associated...
Speaker
Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy

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

International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, better known as “stingray” technology, has been used for years by law enforcement to conduct cell-phone surveillance by mimicking a cell site. However, the technology reportedly also is being used by foreign entities to conduct unauthorized surveillance on wireless users, most notably in the...
Speaker
Curtis Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc.

Together, IoT, AI, AR, ubiquitous connectivity, cloud and analytics are enabling all-new types of communications and engagement experiences. Some of these scenarios and use-cases will be mundane and others profound, but there’s an expectation that all will appear seamless as people move throughout their day. A key ingredient for success...
Speaker
Arun Rajasekaran

Director of Engineering
Plantronics

P25 PTT and LTE Mission Critical PTT (MCPTT) networks will be interworking through a new network element, the Interworking Function (IWF) as part of the AT&T-FirstNet network design. There are many challenges that are currently being addressed within the various standards groups regarding IWF. Looking forward and beyond, interoperability offers...
Speaker
Bijan Nowroozi

System Architect
JVCKenwood

Now that drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles have become ubiquitous, review the various regulations that apply to flying them. Licenses are expected in most cases, even for the casual flyer. Line of site rules apply, but as drones are used for public safety, utilities, and other business organizations, have...

Monday, March 04

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Not everyone can replace their legacy LMR all at once, or even in the near future. So what must you consider if an IP- or LTE-based system isn’t an option at this moment. What if your legacy LMR system MUST last you another 10 years due to expenditures, CAPEX planning, environmental...
Speakers
Brad Barber

Director of Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Jim Lyon


Codan Radio Communications

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
Larry Helms

Sr Mgr Solutions Sales in Integrated Command & Control
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)

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
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

Interoperable communications are vital not only for emergencies, but also for planned events, such as large sporting events (Super Bowl and World Series), spectator events (air and sea shows), trade summits (World Trade Organization and Free Trade Area of the Americas), and conferences/conventions (Democratic/Republican National Conventions).  Most planned events require...
Speaker
Robert Sisley

COML/COMT
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

In a general sense, the Internet of Things has been around for a long time through machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. But IoT is like M2M on steroids – it has more access for more users through more channels than M2M typically has. In theory, IoT sounds like a panacea to all...
Speaker
Joel Tamkin

VP/GM Intelligent Site Management
Westell, Inc

Advances in wireless are changing the landscape and delivery models for industries as diverse as utilities, health care, financial services, higher education, agriculture, energy, aviation, public safety, government, military, sports and entertainment. These advances have led to explosive growth in wireless data consumption. According to a report by Accenture Strategy...
Speaker
Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE

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...
Speakers
Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Jay Jacobsmeyer

President
Pericle Communications Company


Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For 100 years, LMR users have operated private networks where they control the access and security. But with IP-based systems for data and carrier-based LTE for voice, the game has changed considerably. Examine how different security is when using a carrier-operated network, as well as security for internet use. Explore...
Speakers
Curtis Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc.

Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy

Vincent Sritapan

Mobile Security R&D Program Manager / Cyber Security Division - Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
US Department of Homeland Security

5G requires more coverage and capacity than we’ve ever had. We’ll be moving to a completely different model, with hundreds of sites in a single neighborhood, possibly on every street light or stop sign. Densifying the wireless network for 5G will take time and energy and place sites in the...
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...
In this Executive Discussion, examine the efforts needed to create a massive change across several industries, including architecture, building design and engineering, construction, fire rating and code management, electrical operation and wiring, and building ownership. All of these come together to create a truly connected building. So how do the...
Speakers
Alan Perdue (Ret)

Executive Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Alex Jovel

Sales Engineering, Manager
iBwave Solutions, Inc.

Dennis Burns

Business Development Manager
Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF)

John Foley

General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

P25’s importance to public safety cannot be diminished. Its impact will be relevant, even as FirstNet and other public safety broadband networks roll out. In this workshop, hear how P25 is adapting and interworking to meet the changing technology marketplace. Hear a group of consultants and engineers review new P25...
Speaker
Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

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...
Speakers
Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE

Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

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...
Speakers
Amanda Bredstrup

Processor
AFC - APCO International Spectrum Management Division

Farokh Latif

Director
AFC-APCO Spectrum Management Division

Judy Stone

Team Leader
APCO International


Tuesday, March 05

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The convergence of radio and information technology has created a new challenge for information technology directors. Especially in government many of these IT experts are now managing their radio communication organizations with little or no knowledge of how they operate and what radio technology is all about. This class provides...
Speaker
Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants


Tuesday, March 05

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N235
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Tuesday, March 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules change to allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall furing an extended lunch break. .  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
Commdex Consulting

  • Room:   N232
  • Session Number:  DAS
  • Tuesday, March 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. This Hands-on Training Hosted by ETA Focuses on the Application and Optimization of Active and Passive Bi-Directional Amplifiers used in Today's Distributed Antenna Systems. This two-day course is for anyone interested in learning the fundamental theories, components, installation, maintenance,...
Speakers
Joe Delio CETma

VP Marketing, Senior Field Engineer
IWA Technical Services Inc.

Merle Taylor CETsr

National Training Manager
Wilson Electronics

  • Room:   N233
  • Session Number:  GCT1
  • Tuesday, March 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. The General Communications Technician-Level 1 certification program introduces the attendee to basic elements of various communications concepts and technologies. This includes basic electronics, fundamentals of radio, tools, test equipment, power systems, cabling and installations, environmental systems, antennas, transmission lines,...
Speaker
Rob Walker LAS, PIM, GCT1, GCT2 , CET, RFIM

Principal
Walker & Associates

  • Room:   N238
  • Session Number:  LAS
  • Tuesday, March 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS) testing has been with us for more than 50 years but it was primarily lab based. Handheld units now bring line sweeping into the field at a technician level. Carrier and equipment manufacturers develop...
Speaker
Jay Thompson CETsr

Trainer
Dover Telecommunications Services

  • Room:   N237
  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Tuesday, March 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Microwave radio is continuing to play an ever-increasing role in wireless communications.  As we move towards 5G and FirstNet implementation, microwave frequencies will be used for more applications and new services.  This course is newly designed addressing the changes in roles, performance, installation and maintenance of microwave and millimeter wave...
Speaker
Tom Dover

President
Dover Telecommunication Services, Inc.

  • Room:   N236
  • Session Number:  STS
  • Tuesday, March 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This three-day class provides an overview of the fundamentals of intelligent building systems to the Electronic Technicians Associations Smart Technology Systems Integrator Certification in order for the participant to develop the knowledge required for entry-level positions within the...
Speakers
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

Les Campbell

Owner
Pro Lighting & Electrical


Tuesday, March 05

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The Public Safety community is served by a variety of communications systems today. The primary means of communications for these responders is voice; however, data over broadband networks has also become a critical method of information exchange. First responders need to discover, access, and consume mission relevant information while maintaining...
Speakers
Dusty Rhoads

National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Niki Papazoglakis

Program Coordinator, Harris County LTE
Harris County - Public Safety Technology Services


Tuesday, March 05

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Hear how Las Vegas’s Innovation District downtown highlighting all the Smart City pilots underway there that employ wireless technology in some fashion.
Speakers
Don Jacobson

IT Business Partner for Innovation
Innovate Vegas

Joanne Wadsworth


Innovate Vegas


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.

DMR Tier III is succeeding across the globe in many industry sectors including public transport, utilities, mining and aviation. DMR is the world's leading standard for professional digital mobile radio and is used in over 100 countries across North and Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East....
Speaker
Hamish Duff

Director
DMR Association

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

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
Chris Carney

Communications System Specialist
Orange County (NY) Department of Emergency Services

Niki Papazoglakis

Program Coordinator, Harris County LTE
Harris County - Public Safety Technology Services

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

Widespread use of LTE networks for mission critical communications is rapidly moving from concept to reality.  As implementation accelerates, interoperability with such widely-adopted protocols as P25 and TETRA will become increasingly critical.  In our presentation we will discuss the key test requirements and metrics that should be considered by system...
Speaker
Wayne Black

CTO
Freedom Communications Technologies


Tuesday, March 05

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) is a national non-profit assessment and certification organization that provides thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provides verified worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other...

Tuesday, March 05

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

In this innovative open discussion, learn how this organization can help you to make your operations more safe, secure, and resilient. 
Speaker
Peter Murray

Executive Director
Dense Networks


Tuesday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Too often the smallest line item costs in the system can make a big impact on performance. Contractors and design engineers either fail to specific the quality of the basic passive components for these next generation build outs or use the cheapest available, resulting in inconsistent performance and failure to...
Speaker
Alan Leffler N7WYE

Sales Manager- Americas
EMR Corp.

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

Today, new technology including augmented reality, drones, and artificial intelligence (AI) can work together to provide greatly enhanced situational awareness. This new form of data visualization can help responders understand a scene better, improve decision making, and respond to fast-moving situations more confidently. This discussion will explore how FirstNet and broadband connectivity, coupled with...
The safety of First Responders during a critical event is of the highest priority. Their ability to be safe, and safely perform their work, is highly dependent on high quality in their radio communication while inside buildings – both current P25/LMR systems and FirstNet LTE systems. Two standards organizations created...
All public safety T-Band users are required by law to exit the spectrum by 2021. However, no one seems to know what their spectrum alternatives are.  In addition, the enterprise users of T-Band are being left in limbo. Explore the alternatives and their challenges. 
Speakers
Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Mark Crosby

President/CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

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...

Tuesday, March 05

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This session will provide a "year in review" of key milestones and accomplishments with public safety broadband in the U.S. Key leaders within NPSTC will discuss this rapidly changing landscape with a focus on issues that impact first responders at the operational level. Learn the top 10 issues that will...
Speakers
Barry Fraser

General Manager
BayRICS Authority

Barry Luke

Deputy Executive Director
NPSTC

Chris Kindelspire

LMR to LTE Working Group Chair
NPSTC

Ralph Haller

Executive Director
FCCA


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
Ed Mills

Public Safety Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager
Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights

Michelle Johnson

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

Reginald Jones

Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America

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,...
Speaker
Chris Baker PE

Battalion Chief
Roseville CA Fire Department

What fiber, wireless, broadband, WiFi, 5G, and security do cities need before they can start adding smart traffic lights, parking meters, etc? Connectivity will be key for smart cities, so understand cities’ options, how they must do this to compete with other cities, and how cities recognize they must deploy...
Speakers
Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Jason Nelson

Director of Partnership Engagement
Smart Cities Council

Michael Paddock

President & CEO
Grants Office, LLC

In the event of a crisis, reliable communication is essential for public safety personnel and first responders. Yet surveys of fire chiefs reports that a large percentage of buildings lack coverage that eventually hampers communication. In this comprehensive session, learn ways to plan and design public safety network designs that...
In a general discussion for public safety, a utility, transportation or enterprise, discuss how broadband networks have transformed voice and data to provide a more efficient and cost-effective means to configure, manage, and operate systems. Examine the technology of moving or operating two architectures, understand the benefits of each architecture,...
Speakers
Neal Nystrom


Cubic Mission Solutions

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Work on the Mission Critical PTT (MCPTT) standard has introduced a new set of features that address the critical communications needs of both public safety. Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) also offers new technology to LMR users such as transportation and utilities, enterprises and commercial customers, and even public safety. Examine...
Speaker
Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

As surveillance technology advances, there are many benefits and concerns about how it is being captured, stored, analyzed and distributed.  And many in the public are becoming more concerned about the impact on civil liberties and privacy expectations. Video can be amazingly helpful, as cameras can catch different incidents from...
Speakers
Cuong Luu

Program Manager, Science & Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security

Donald Zoufal

Safety and Security Industry Executive
CrowZnest Consulting , Inc.

John Contestabile

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

Terry Derden


Derden Consulting, Chtd.


Wednesday, March 06

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N233
  • Session Number:  5G
  • Wednesday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
***Note: The schedule allows time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break.  The 5G for Technicians certification is aimed at cellular technicians and engineers with basic knowledge of the wireless industry. The course serves as an introduction to 5G and gives cellular technicians the opportunity to earn...
Speaker
Patrick McNerney

COO
3D Design & Engineering

  • Room:   N237
  • Session Number:  CET
  • Wednesday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. The Associate certification is designed for technicians who have less than two years of experience or trade school training for electronics...
Speaker
Christopher Miller CETsr

Professor
Heartland Community College

  • Room:   N235
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Wednesday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules change to allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall furing an extended lunch break. .  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
Commdex Consulting

  • Room:   N232
  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Wednesday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS.   The workshop will prepare attendees to challenge the new ITS...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

  • Room:   N238
  • Session Number:  RFIM
  • Wednesday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. This course is for anyone who is involved with interference hunting in radio services. It will provide theoretical and practical fundamentals...
Speaker
Don Huston

GES Training Manager
Bird Technologies Group

  • Room:   N236
  • Session Number:  STS
  • Wednesday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. ***Note: Wednesday's schedule changes to allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break This three-day class provides an overview of the fundamentals of intelligent building systems to the Electronic Technicians Associations Smart Technology Systems...
Speakers
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

Les Campbell

Owner
Pro Lighting & Electrical


Wednesday, March 06

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY
  • Wednesday, March 06, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker
Merritt Baer

Principal Security Architect
Amazon Web Services


Wednesday, March 06

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The National Public Safety Broadband Network is now here, bringing the benefits of 4G networks to our nation’s First Responders. With this comes the evaluation of these networks to 5G capabilities. These capabilities are essential to accelerating the successful deployment and true value of a broadband network. Find out how...
Speaker
Hansen Chan

Product Marketing Manager
Nokia

Those who are involved with field work have seen many examples of improper practices and poor workmanship. You may not be aware of how common this could be with your own staff. Attend this session to hear about common issues and learn solutions and best practices that could solve these...
Speaker
Lee Kellett


Light Brigade

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...
Speaker
Randy Richmond

Standards & Regulatory Specialist
Zetron, Inc.

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....
Now that mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standards have been set and initial services are in the market, what impact will it have in the push-to-talk arena? Hear a roundtable of experts discuss early impressions of MCPTT performance, interoperability with LMR/LTE services, direct-mode challenges, equipment and solution options. Get actionable tips about...
Speaker
Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights

Finding interference and noise, especially as LTE and other broadband networks broaden, has always been an issue. But LMR is not going away in the near future, so learn about measuring and mitigating PIM problems at radio sites with 700 MHz FirstNet systems, examine the ever-increasing noise floor at VHF...
Speakers
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
Anritsu Company

The proliferation of external power sources like solar, and the volume of Electric Vehicles (EV) that require high amounts of energy in unique parts of the country like highways has put a massive strain on the grid. Managing the flow of energy in a bi-directional mode has created the need...
Speakers
James Potter

Principal of Strategy for the Business and Industrial Markets
Harris Corporation, Public Safety and Professional Communications

Rishi Bhaskar

Vice President – Energy & Public Sector Markets
Ericsson

As a result of a number of security risk and vulnerability assessments, the public safety community has recognized the increasing need to protect sensitive information transmitted over its wireless communications systems. Additionally, as users continue to implement digital land mobile radio (LMR) technology such as Project 25, the relative cost...
Speakers
Alan Massie

Electronics Engineer
FBI Operational Technology Division; FPIC Security Subcommittee Convener

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

John Bryant

Assistant Director
Enterprise Wireless Communications Branch, Customs and Border Protection – National Law Enforcement Communications Center

Keith LaPlant

US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Steve Dyson

RF/Technical Services Coordinator
Texas Department of Public Safety

The approach to network deployment has changed dramatically – there is no longer need to put up 20,000 towers for nationwide coverage.  But wireless sites themselves have changed with HetNets, digital antenna systems (DAS) and small cells, so the number of access sites has increased dramatically. Deploying the sites is...
Speaker
Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research


Wednesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Moving from LMR to a cellular-based LTE system is scary for critical infrastructure and even non-critical enterprise. Network reliability, interoperability, coverage, latency and redundancy as well as devices and a migration plan. Even non-critical systems should not fail, and in some cases CANNOT fail. Discover how to keep both your...
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

Discuss the opportunities to combine smartphones with low power, long range PTT radio devices. These systems increase the effectiveness of first responders and workers alike. Hear about a platform of 5G, Wi-Fi, IoT and P25 interconnected networks that provides solutions to current capability gaps like situational awareness and resilience. 
Speaker
Bijan Nowroozi

System Architect
JVCKenwood

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

Ganesh Pattabiraman

Founder, President and CEO
NextNav, LLC

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights

Russ Markhovsky

Founder and President
PoLTE

In-building public safety communications requirements and ordinances are being enforced around the country by AHJs. However, many system integrators might not be prepared to comply with changing code requirements and recent enforcement trends. A failure to recognize these changes could result in out of compliance installations and drive the need...
Speaker
Don Henry

Public Safety Program Manager
Comba Telecom

While consumers enjoy LTE’s bandwidth, high-def voice over LTE (VoLTE), streaming video, and an endless variety of apps, the consumer LTE network needs several upgrades to be ready to handle the specific needs of first responders and associated government agencies. Public Safety over LTE mobile devices must be able to...
Speaker
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

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...
Speaker
Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants, LLC

Understanding the physics of how lightning works will help you in reducing the potential of lightning strikes, minimizing the damage caused by lightning, protecting against voltage surges and spikes and eliminating ground loop currents and voltage differences in facilities. The class also looks into some of the myths and truths...
Speaker
Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants

Whether for consumers, first responders or critical infrastructure, 5G brings with it capabilities never seen before. Now that we are closer to deploying 5G, understand what it can be used for now, its benefits and its potential. 

Wednesday, March 06

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

With the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), having a robust communications infrastructure to support future deployments is becoming closer to a reality. But the connectivity and latency needed for connected cars still needs to be standardized, as well as what they connect to. The American Association of State...
Speaker
Tracy Larkin Thomason MBA, PE, PTOE, CPM

Deputy Director - Southern Nevada
Nevada Department of Transportation

As a result of the first responder environment becoming increasingly complex and dangerous, public safety users have identified a critical need for mutual aid interoperability and the ability to operate on other P25 systems in adjacent or statewide jurisdictions. Advancements in technology have allowed users to “roam” into other systems,...
Speakers
Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Mark Wrightstone

Pennsylvania Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
Pennsylvania SWIC

Michael Newburn

Communications Technology Manager, Department of Information Technology
County of Fairfax, Virginia

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Tom Burkett

Product Manager
Harris Communications

Review the standards, devices, and technology that will make Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk a reality. 
Speaker
David Dombrowski

Sr. Mgr for MSI Systems and Broadband Applications Specialist
Motorola Solutions

The quality of the transmission line cable on a tower or DAS system is critical to the performance of the system. Solid conductor hardline cable is often used as it reduce loss, PIM and leakage. But hard line cable is easily damaged as it is spooled in the factory, cut...
Speaker
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

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...
Speakers
Al Catalano

Counsel
Keller and Heckman

Ed Mills

Public Safety Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager
Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology

Lonna Thompson

EVP, COO
Americas Public Television Stations (APTS)
Representing public televisoin in all 50 states and 6 territories

Michael Rohrbacher

RF/LMR Engineering Manager, Department of Information Technology
State of New Mexico

Victoria Garcia

NM Deputy State Point of Contact (SPOC)
State of New Mexico DoIT

Smart cities need smart and connected buildings. Learn what in a building can be connected to improve network reliability and reduce operational costs for both the owner and the utility. Then examine how smart buildings can assist public safety when there is an incident or a need within or in...
In the past, an agency typically chooses a vendor to provide a product or service related to public safety. With the advent of P25, PSBN's, and NG9-1-1 systems, the market has opened up to multiple vendors with similar and differing equipment and services. This has allowed for more competition and...
Speaker
Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

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...
Speaker
TJ Kennedy

Founder
The Public Safety Network

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...

Wednesday, March 06

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

The efficiency and effectiveness of any wireless communication system will depend greatly upon antenna performance.  Simply put, an antenna is a device capable of transitioning electrical energy into electromagnetic energy, but in either direction.  The antenna creates a vital link between internal signal processing and free space propagation.  This short...
Speaker
Bill Bailey PhD

Adjunct Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University World Wide Campus

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

Public Safety General Manager
RapidSOS

Mark Golaszewski

Director of Applications
FirstNet

Scott Agnew

AT&T Assistant Vice President, FirstNet Solutions
FirstNet Built with AT&T

The availability of a nationwide broadband LTE network is rapidly becoming a reality. As Public Safety and other Critical Communications agencies increasingly make use of priority access to faster data rates, better coverage, and more robust facilities, the option to use LTE for PTT voice becomes compelling. But the adoption...
Speakers
Chris Kindelspire

LMR to LTE Working Group Chair
NPSTC

Denis Gusty

Branch Chief
US Department of Homeland Security

Gary Schluckbier

Sr. Director, Secure Systems - Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions

Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

Sridhar Kowdley

Program Manager, DHS Science &Technology Directorate, Office for Interoperability & Compatibility
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Can renewable energies, with the right battery (energy storage) strategy, be a game changer to reliably power communications (even FirstNet type sites) “Off-grid”? Yes! But avoiding all-too common mistakes are the key to success. Learn from industry experts how to design the system from the start. Includes site assessment, load...
Speaker
Mark Dettmer

President & Founder
Mission Critical Energy Inc.

Hear how TETRA transformed the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery (FHR), its radio user population of approximately 4,000 units, across 700 acres and diverse user groups including safety/fire, operations, maintenance, managers, construction Service, and turnaround. Examine TETRA’s use in North American transit systems, and how a utility in the...
Speakers
Christian Reynolds

IT Network Engineer
Nielson Networks, a division of Bay Electronics

Hannu Aronsson

Chair
TCCA Apps working group

Keith Ammons

Vice President, Market Development
PowerTrunk Inc.

Planning, building and operating a private broadband and/or private LTE network is not simple. Identify the most challenging aspects for any organization to build and operate its own private broadband and/or private LTE network, including needs analysis, regulatory compliance, spectrum acquisition, site permitting, systems engineering, RF & IP design, coverage...
Speaker
Lee Pucker

CEO
Wireless Innovation Forum

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
Harald Ludwig

Chair of the TCCA Technical Forum
TCCA

Jani Lyrintzis

Vice President and General Manager
Bittium USA, Inc.

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

Explore how Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are steadily gaining traction in the telecom market. Some recent P3s in the market include San Fran Broadband, GA DOT, PA Turnpike…many others are contemplating this financing option. Examine what a P3 is and why it's specifically applicable to telecom projects. Understand how are P3s...
Speaker
Paul Pishal

Sales Director - Connected Communities
Black & Veatch


Thursday, March 07

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N237
  • Session Number:  CET
  • Thursday, March 07, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. The Associate certification is designed for technicians who have less than two years of experience or trade school training for electronics...
Speaker
Christopher Miller CETsr

Professor
Heartland Community College

  • Room:   N235
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Thursday, March 07, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules change to allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall furing an extended lunch break. .  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
Commdex Consulting

  • Room:   N232
  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Thursday, March 07, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS.   The workshop will prepare attendees to challenge the new ITS...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

  • Room:   N236
  • Session Number:  PIM
  • Thursday, March 07, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
***Note: The schedule allows time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. Passive Intermodulation (PIM) testing is now a standard for many wireless carriers for site commissioning and certification. This one-day course will discuss why PIM has become such a hot topic in some wireless circles. ...
Speaker
Tom Dover

President
Dover Telecommunication Services, Inc.

  • Room:   N238
  • Session Number:  RFIM
  • Thursday, March 07, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. This course is for anyone who is involved with interference hunting in radio services. It will provide theoretical and practical fundamentals...
Speaker
Don Huston

GES Training Manager
Bird Technologies Group


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...
Speaker
Adam Nelson

Senior Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

With the FirstNet contract executed and vendors vying for position for LTE subscribers, what’s next? Explore the next steps, at a high level, for possible transitional issues of LMR to LTE. Voice will always be the priority, but LTE offers so much to the first responder. Examine current LMR with...
Speakers
Chris Kindelspire

LMR to LTE Working Group Chair
NPSTC

John Szpak

VP Services & Solutions
JVCKenwood

Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

Cloud services are being offered for many applications today and communication systems are not omitted from this trend. This session will take a deeper look into different cloud options, how the Cloud option is affected by Cybersecurity, and issues that need to be addressed. As a cost savings measure, many...
Speakers
Bernard Borghei

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Operations of Vertical Bridge
Vertical Bridge

Johnny Goforth

Product Manager
Avtec Inc.

Mariano Aguirre

Business Development
Motorola Solutions

Get an overview of the technical challenges encountered when designing systems to provide voice, sensor data, personnel and asset tracking in isolated, limited-line-of-sight environments such as tunnels, mines, underground parking garages, collapsed buildings, etc. This will include a review of underground propagation models and existing technologies that should be considered...
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...
3GPP has with Release 13 and 14 finalized the main Mission Critical specifications, i.e. Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT), Mission Critical Data and Mission Critical Video. ETSI and TCCA have started in 2017 to organize Plugtests for these Mission Critical services. The last MCPTT have been conducted in College...
Speaker
Harald Ludwig

Chair of the TCCA Technical Forum
TCCA

The silver tsunami across many workforces and the industry emphasis on IP has created a gap in wireless education for new entries into the work force. And while RF is becoming increasing critical to a functioning society, many LMR support staff are retiring. Are there enough RF skilled replacement workers...
Speakers
Dr Michael Britt

Principal
Copper Dome Consulting, LLC

Kathy Gill

Founder and CEO
Tower Safety & Instruction

Mel Samples

Consultant
CADSTAR, INC.

Nikki Henry

Founder & CEO
Ladies Leading Ladies

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...
Speaker
Jason Karp

Principal
The Public Safety Network

Brief History of Pipeline Leak Detection:  Deteriorating infrastructure · Urban development around pipelines carrying hazardous materials Legacy Leak detection:   “Goes inta – Goes outta “ · Wired systems · Ariel / Drive out pipeline surveys Preventative Measures:   Cathodic surveys · Sacrificial anodes · Protective coatings Drones:   Cameras · Gas sniffers /spectrometers Fiber Optic Leak...
Speaker
Greyson Knapp


Apex Optics Inc.


Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Para muchos lugares de comuniciones, el sol y el viento son a menudo la única fuente de energía confiable. Pero, porque muchos de ellos fracasan? Incluso en areas muy soleadas? Entendiendo los principios básicos de diseño profesional de fuera-de-red (off-grid) para sistemas inalámbricos y lugares de comunicaciones es a menudo...
Speakers
Carlos Giraldo

International Business Development Manager

Mission Critical Energy Inc.

Jorge Rubio

Product Manager
Syscom

Mark Dettmer

President & Founder
Mission Critical Energy Inc.


Thursday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Why is application interoperability so hard to achieve? Can we even agree on what interoperability is and what it means? Do applications have to be interworking across all systems, no matter what the device or network? Explore the challenges for interoperability and interworking, whether it’s for public safety and FirstNet...
Speaker
Niki Papazoglakis

Program Coordinator, Harris County LTE
Harris County - Public Safety Technology Services

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. 
Speaker
Britt Lewis

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

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.
Network performance and reliability for wireless networks often depends on the backbone connectivity. Whether the transport utilizes microwave, fiber, satellite or other technology, backhaul is increasingly important, particularly when low latency is a focal point. In addition, review how programmability enables a backhaul network to be responsive and dynamic, helping...
Speaker
Hansen Chan

Product Marketing Manager
Nokia

The nation’s commuter rail agencies in the process of implementing or reaching a critical installation milestone for Positive Train Control (PTC), PTC uses communication-based train control technology designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, over speed derailments, incursions into established work zone limits, and the movement of a train through a main...
Speakers
Stephen Weiss

Senior Vice President
Clifton, Weiss & Associates, Inc.

Todd Ellis

Manager, RF and Systems Integration
Clifton, Weiss & Associates, Inc.

Wayne Wong

Product Manager
Anritsu

For more than 30 years it has been possible to locate people, equipment and places of importance outdoors using GPS but providing those same services indoors has been a significant challenge, available only to limited audiences when available at all. Only in recent years with hardware and standards convergence has...
Speaker
Larry Emmett

Solutions Business Manager
JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.

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
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, LLC

Ever heard the term LiFi? Wonder what this emerging technology is all about? How is it possible to connect to the Internet at 228 Gbps? The answer is by using LED bulbs and a technology called LiFi (Light Fidelity).  This session explores the technology and how it is being implemented...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services provide an opportunity to let any user have a push-to-talk conversation with others using a cellular device. But there are drawbacks versus traditional LMR, such as most PoC solutions being proprietary to that network or app, and of course, the coverage limitations of a cellular network. However,...

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
James Teel

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

Paul Moskowitz

Director, North America
Codan Radio Communications

Many of today’s - and certainly most of the communications system of the future - will rely on an in-building component. This includes Micro/Pico/Femto-cells, as well as Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). In addition to Band Class 14, building owners and jurisdictions we must also consider what...
Speakers
Andrew Ruschak

Wireless Technology Consultant
Stantec

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Project 25 has a large established base of over 2000 systems on the air today offering Mission Critical PTT communications to Public Safety and government agencies nationwide. As the new First-Net Broadband data system rolls out; many radio users and technologists question what type of Mission Critical PTT interoperability and...
Speakers
Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

Jeremy Elder

Systems Product Line Manager
Harris Corporation

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

With a growing number of PTToC Applications finding success in the public safety market, we need to ensure that we have technological interoperability and a business willingness to ensure inter-agency communication. Many vendors support Standards based and non-Standards based interop for connecting to LMR, but can’t these be used for...
Speakers
Andrew Narusewicz


Cubic Mission Solutions

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.

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
Chris Baker PE

Battalion Chief
Roseville CA Fire Department

Ed Mills

Public Safety Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager
Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology

Eric Berman

Board Member
Direct Sensing and Analytics Association (DS2A)

This session highlights confined and enclosed spaces and the toxic gases and chemicals we bring to work. It bring to attention that there are different Standards for general industry and construction. Discuss and define the acceptable air quality (PEL's, LEL,s IDLH.s) one should be breathing, including air quality and the...
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Everyone wants connectivity. Exponential increases in mobile data usage drives a need for more coverage and system capacity, which requires a shift from macro towers to 4G HetNets and ultimately 5G. At the same time, too many local governments are hearing “Not In My Backyard” from neighborhood groups who believe...
Speaker
David Witkowski

Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
Joint Venture Silicon Valley

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
Michael Newburn

Communications Technology Manager, Department of Information Technology
County of Fairfax, Virginia

Mike Barney

Director of Public Safety Programs
Cubic Mission Solutions

Paul Scutieri

Regional General Manager
Black & Veatch

Steve Graves

CIO
City of Richardson, TX

Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University

Canada has yet to adapt Band 14/700Mhz deployment standards unlike First Net in the US. Learn about how regions are piloting technology and working with the Canadian Government in light of FirstNet to establish standards and move this initiative forward. In this case study, hear about the broadband 700 MHZ...
Speakers
Dan Elliott

Manager Communications, Integrated Operational Control Centre.
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Rob Graham

CEO
Genwave Technologies


Thursday, March 07

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Session Number:  SP3
  • Thursday, March 07, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Uno de los aspectos más atractivos de la tan publicitada migración a "radio digital" ha sido la facilidad con la cual las organizaciones serían capaces de rastrear a sus usuarios de radio en el campo usando el GPS.  Si bien esta tecnología ha transformado completamente nuestra forma de vida en...
Speaker
Edwin Garcia

Senior Sales Engineer, North America
Omnitronics


Thursday, March 07

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

An in-depth look at how LEO & Public Safety Personnel can incorporate UAV into their workflow:  Introduction to UAV for Government Infrastructure (Successful implementations) UAV and its uses for LEO & Security Infrastructure Overview of cost and time savings: An introduction to using thermal imaging for S&R Find lost hikers; locate a lost senior citizen;...
Speaker
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC

Now that you’ve discussed the operational objectives in bringing together technology and community leaders across FirstNet, NG911, IoT and smart cities, discuss how the technologies can work together to create the ultimate connected city. Examine how the technologies can connects or overlap so it doesn’t matter which agency (or even...
Speakers
Dorothy Spears-Dean

Public Safety Communications Coordinator
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

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...
The transition to digital radio in the land mobile market has been fraught with fits and starts, misinformation and downright confusion.  This session will help make the right protocol decision by separating fact from fiction.  All sides state that their digital offering is better than the other, which is especially...
Speaker
Jason Brennan

Product Manager, Communications Division
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation

DHS S&T and the P25 CAP Advisory Panel has made Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) testing a priority.  Unfortunately, there was no laboratory testing or other type of testing available for these critical interfaces. DHS S&T invested in the development of a Conformance test laboratory, a...
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...
Speaker
Mary Doherty

North America LTE, Vice President
Motorola Solutions

Imagine having to respond to a time sensitive complex bid for a statewide system coverage analysis that involves 36 separate subsystems with systems in VHF & 700 MHz and mixtures of NBFM, P25 and P25 phase 2 trunking. The project required predictions of the percentage of each subsystem’s “round trip”...
Speakers
Bernie Olson

Fellow of the Technical Staff
CSI Telecommunications, Inc.

Bob Schwent

Electronic Services Division Commander, WA SWIC
Washington State Patrol

Craig Trygstad

Principal Engineer
CSI Telecommunications, Inc.

Gregory Forrest

President
Forrest Telecom Engineering, Inc.

Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

Tom Eckels P.E.

Vice President / Senior Engineer
Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, LLC

Tower sites are evolving, especially as tier one carriers face pressure to reduce rates. Smart cities, rights of way, 5G, small cell development are all changing the way site and tower managers do business. In addition, the changing carrier market (oh where have they gone: Nextel, Media Flo, Clearwire, Cricket?)...
Speaker
Thomas Engel

Director
Strategic Tower Advisors

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
Brian Dunaway

Customer Success Manager
Motorola Solutions

Daniel Seals

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


Friday, March 08

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Post 2008 recession, the cost associated with deployment of quality LMR and LTE technologies has plummeted with the arrival of FirstNET, TETRA and DMR in North America. Fleet operations, whether police, fire, EMT, utilities or transit are now able to leverage multiple voice and data solutions containing disparate technologies and...
Speaker
Philip Bockrath

Director of Wireless Technology
Clever Devices

The first wave of large LTE antennas in 2013 was when the industry first recognized a widespread need for antenna mount analysis. Prior to this time, mount analysis was virtually unheard of. Since 2013, the antenna size has drastically increased, which has led to mount failures.   TIA Rev G did address...
Speaker
Luke Ferguson PE

Applications Engineer
Valmont Site Pro 1

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

Taylor Umphreys

Sr. Business Development
Sonim Technologies

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
Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Industrial IoT and data analytics are enabling us to have entirely new ways to proactively manage LMR systems. System operators and maintainers have continuous insight into LMR systems so that they can make better decisions. Applicable across industries, from public safety to industrial groups to manufacturing to oil & gas,...
Speakers
Andrew Erickson

Applications Engineer
DPS Telecom

James Craig

CTO
Rimot.io Inc. provides remote monitoring as a service for wireless communications sites, and, is a solution development partner with Motorola Solutions.

Simulcast is a very popular architecture frequently utilized for land mobile radio applications. It is often used in areas with high user density and when a limited number of frequencies are available. Today’s marketplace has a number of technologies that can be used in a simulcast configuration including, analog FM,...
Speakers
Dale Reitsma

Director – Business Development & Innovation
Codan Radio Communications

Sara Isoardo

Export Sales Manager
Radio Activity

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company


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

  • Session Number:  F17
  • Friday, March 08, 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hear a series of presentations about successful habits of effective women leaders, the successes and challenges of being at the table as “pioneers,” and how women in tech is timely and relevant. Hear about opportunities and experiences to drive communications technology now and in the future, for making more voices...
Speakers
Andrea Page Lee

Vice President of Operations and
Chairwoman, Women of NATE
Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc. and
NATE

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants, LLC

Maria Jacques ENP

President
National Association of State 911 Administrators

Miranda Allen

CEO
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)

Nikki Henry

Founder & CEO
Ladies Leading Ladies

Shelley Westall

Office of the CIO
State of Washington

Victoria Garcia

NM Deputy State Point of Contact (SPOC)
State of New Mexico DoIT


Friday, March 08

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   N232
  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Friday, March 08, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. ***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break. STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS.   The workshop will prepare attendees to challenge the new ITS...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group


Friday, March 08

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Occupants in middleprise buildings – from apartment housing, hospitals, parking garages and retail spaces, to warehouses and high-rise offices – have come to depend on their cellular phones to keep them connected in business or their personal lives. Many commercial real estate owners constructing middleprise buildings (25K – 500K sq...
Learn about a game in physical spaces that won one of three top designs chosen among hundreds submitted through Northeastern University's Next-Gen Innovation Competition. Review the dynamics of the system; including the electrode-magnetic devices required, the importance of accuracy and timing of wireless communications throughout the systems and possibly the...
Speaker
Vincent Scirocco CETma


Northeastern University (alumni)

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...
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
Ian McDonough

CEO
Blackbird Video

Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

Integrating existing LMR systems into Public Safety LTE is a challenging prospect. This session provides an overview of the Radio over IP Gateway interoperability solution, and discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared to ISSI and CSSI solutions. Learn how a RoIP Gateway can be used to integrate existing...
Speakers
Bryan Carr

Director of Products
Raven Communications

Greg Albrecht EMT

Co-Founder and CTO
Orion Labs, Inc.

Joe Boucher

Chief Technology Officer
Mutualink

Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.

Travis Queen

Sr. Director of Business Development, Secure Networking and RoIP Solutions
Cubic Mission Solutions

The dawn of smart city is happening, and we are in mid-morning phase now even though many of us may still be sleeping. Connected cars to connected infrastructure to connected public transportation — all to create a better end-user experience. However the underlying infrastructure is not steel, concrete, or construction...
Speaker
Ashwin Krishnan

Tech Ethicist, Writer, Speaker, and Podcaster
ashwinkrishnan.me


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...
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.

Threats don’t always come on your computer. Communications and electrical equipment can be easily damaged even unintentionally or by mother nature. Examine how to make sure your equipment stays safe. 
Speaker
Sarah Pink

Director of Electrical Engineering
Trachte Electric Utility Control Enclosures

Exposure to RF signals is a fact of life for radio technicians. This class will inform you about the laws related to RF exposure safety, how to prevent and minimize RF exposure to the general public and how to meet FCC and other regulatory agency exposure standards.
Speaker
Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants

With constantly expanding IoT applications alongside more traditional network communications requirements, the need for flexible, robust and reliable intra-system wireless communications has become increasingly critical. Limited spectrum access and vast rural coverage requirements only add to these challenges. Many utility organizations have relied on lower-frequency and license-exempt technologies for most...
Speakers
Jonathan Usher

Marketing Engineer
S&C Electric Company

Ken Ruppel

Vice President of Engineering
Communication Infrastructure Corporation