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Monday, August 24

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  M13
  • Monday, August 24, 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; IoT devices, data and applications 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...
Speakers
Bryan Brake

President
Infosec Education Foundation

Eyal Elyashiv

CEO & Co-Founder
Cynamics

Paul Hill

Cybersecurity Services Business Owner
Motorola Solutions

Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy

Curtis Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc. and Cybersecurity Advisor to NATO

Mark Perkins

VP & Director of Lifecycle Management Services Delivery Operations
Mission Critical Partners

Brian Sizemore

IoT Solutions Lead Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Sponsored by

5G, fiber and smart devices – everything from connected lightposts to connected cars – can get a city to “smart.” But a lot has to go into the process when building this technology before anything can be deployed. Examine regulatory, funding and process obstacles; understand the connectivity needs from cities...
Speakers
Ian Aaron

CEO
Ubicquia

Morne Erasmus

Director, Smart Cities
CommScope, Inc.

Anna Gomez

Attorney at Law
Wiley

Michael Sherwood

Director, information Technologies
City of Las Vegas

John Shubin

Director of Business Development
Advanced RF Technologies Inc. (ADRF)

John Szpak

IoT Solution Manager
Cisco Systems Inc.

Sheryar Wahid

Virtual Edge Technology
Agile Interoperable Solutions (AGILE)

With public safety broadband systems being developed, vendors are vying for position for public safety LTE. This session will explore the next steps for possible transitional issues of LMR-to-LTE, including hybrid solutions. Voice will always be a priority for first responders, but what does LTE bring to enhance the current...
Speakers
Heath Beach

Principal
Kaleo Partners

Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

David Dombrowski

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

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software

Michelle Geddes

Public Safety Communications Director
City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency Management

KaeVon LeGrande

Project Manager, State and Local Solutions
The Digital Decision, LLC

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, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), Internet of Things (IoT),...
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
Cheryl Boyer

Electrical Engineer
Sinclair Technologies

Chris Carney

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

Bill Fredrickson

Vice President Business Development
Leonardo

Dean Hart

Senior Consultant
Tusa Consulting

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Murray Shaw

Vice President of Sales
MCM Technology

Sponsored by

In this workshop, hear several OEMs and other experts discuss DAS and BDAs for public safety and the current state of the Emergency Responder and Radio Communications Systems (ERRCS). In-building wireless has become an integral part of critical infrastructure for both first responders and citizens, and the marketplace for in-building...
Speakers
Mike Collado

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Mindshare Advisors

Tom Cooper

Director of Sales, Public Safety
Dali Wireless

Chris Godwin

Chief Technology Officer
RF Solutions LLC

James Renfrew

Systems Architect
Codan Communications

Andrew Ruschak

Wireless Technology Consultant
Stantec

Joe Schmelzer

Vice President Marketing
Nextivity, Inc.

Fernando Sommariva

Director of Engineering
Fiplex Communications, Inc.

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
Joseph Gottlieb

President
Goosetown Communications

Jay Jacobsmeyer

President
Pericle Communications Company

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Alan Tilles

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

Explore the evolution of 911 architecture as PSAPS, dispatchers, ECCs and other operations centers move from legacy 911 systems to smarter NG911 networks and beyond. Examine the different technologies that NG911 enables, such as IoT, cloud services, edge computing, intelligent sensors, GIS/mapping, data integration, ESInets, IMS and more. Then discuss...
Speakers
Jeff Ledbetter GISP, ENP

Public Safety GIS Expert
DATAMARK - Michael Baker International

Steve Marzolf

ISP Director, Integrated Services Program (ret)
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Scott Neal

Vice President - Director of Wireless Services
Mission Critical Partners, Inc.

Dan Sawicki

Principal Consultant Business Operations and Planning
Motorola Solutions Inc

Edmond Vea

CTO /Solutions Architect
NGA 911 Inc.


Monday, August 24

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

Chief Engineer
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Tom Manley

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Mike Norin

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company


Monday, August 24

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S102
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Monday, August 24, 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 during an extended lunch break.  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course is...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
COMMDEX CONSULTING

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S110
  • Session Number:  DAS
  • Monday, August 24, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NOTE: 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,...
Speakers
Joseph Delio CETma,ms

Senior Vice President
IWA Technical Services Inc.

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.

Principal Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S103
  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Monday, August 24, 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 during an extended lunch break.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S112
  • Session Number:  GCT1
  • Monday, August 24, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NOTE: This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. DISCLAIMER* The Associate CET (CETa) and General Communications Technician-Level 1 (GCT1) are similar courses that cover basic electronics. The CETa focuses on fundamentals and is perfect for those just entering the industry or for seasoned techs who want...
Speakers
Mike Brownson

Director, IBW Business Development
Westell Technologies

AJ Wiesenfeld PE

Senior Staff Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S111
  • Session Number:  LAS
  • Monday, August 24, 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


Thompson Communications Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S101
  • Session Number:  PAT
  • Monday, August 24, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. In this course participants will be introduced to basic antenna theory.  We will examine the fundamental principles of RF propagation and explore the antenna’s critical role in wireless communication systems.  A major problem in any wireless communication system is...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.


Monday, August 24

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

With the explosion of wireless technologies and the merging of radio and IP technologies we are often asked to compare and contrast the various technologies that have caught the eye of users and administrators. While most public safety LMR systems have moved towards P25, and broadband applications moving towards LTE...
Speaker
Brad Barber

Director of Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Sponsored by

Crucial to 5G connectivity will be the broadband radio access and the underpinning backhaul networks. As radio technology evolves from P25 to LTE to 5G, the underlying technology changes from TDM to IP/Ethernet to cloud. Explore backhaul network architecture to seamlessly interworks with the dynamic SDN, NFV and VNF environments...
Speaker
Hansen Chan

Senior Marketing Manager
Nokia

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  M23
  • Monday, August 24, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Due to several 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 land mobile radio (LMR) technology, such as Project 25, the relative cost of employing encryption services to...
Speakers
Joshua Black

Program Manager, CISA
US Department of Homeland Security

John Bryant

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

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, US Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Justin Evans

Radio Systems Manager
Montgomery County Hospital District

Keith LaPlant

Telecommunications and Interoperability Prgm Mgr
US Coast Guard

Alan Massie

Electronics Engineer
FBI Operational Technology Division

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer II
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Agencies are challenged with managing and extracting intelligence from more data than ever before. Artificial Intelligence can help - but has had notable challenges in the public and private sector. In this session, understand the difference between mission-critical AI and consumer AI technology that is pervasive in the modern era....
Speaker
Paul Steinberg

Senior Vice President - Technology
Motorola Solutions

As authorized by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), NTIA and NHTSA awarded $109,250,000 of new funding for a grant program to upgrade public safety answering points (PSAPs) to NG911 capabilities. This presentation will provide recent development of the 911 Grant Program and highlight...
Speakers
Budge Currier

9-1-1 Branch Manager, Public Safety Communications
Cal OES

Yuki Miyamoto

Federal Program Officer
National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Karen Ziegler

Public Safety Program Manager, ADOA - Office of Grants and Federal Resources
State of Arizona

It’s clear that communications only work when you have you get your message across – whether through a quality voice connection or quality data sharing, one of the strategic advantages of critical communications over LTE is the level of service, delivering priority and preemption capabilities to the mission critical traffic...
Speaker
Anatoli Levine

Director, Products and Standards
Softil Inc.

Sensors, IDs, asset management/RFID, and more – all are Internet of Things and some are Internet of Life Saving Things. Explore how these technologies are applied in different industries, from manufacturing to utilities to public safety. Know what you have in your tool box for tracking, managing, and deploying different...
Speakers
Heath Beach

Principal
Kaleo Partners

Scott Eggers


Zebra Technologies

Harlin McEwen

Former FirstNet PSAC Chair
Public Safety Communications Consultant

Hear a detailed case study about AskRail, the app from the Association of American Railroads. Examine how it was developed, created and deployed specifically for public safety responders in the railroad industry. 
Speaker
Andy Elkins


Association of American Railroads


Monday, August 24

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Smart cities bring the opportunity for increased efficiency across the board; from streamlining traffic and public transportation to making a greener future with lowered emissions. But, before a city can become “smart,” it needs improved network densification to support the high volume and constant processing of IoT data. Smart cities...
Speaker
John Shubin

Director of Business Development
Advanced RF Technologies Inc. (ADRF)

Public safety dispatching is in the midst of a paradigm shift on a national level, as PSAP consolidations push changes – not from just a traditional analog to digital shift – but from blind telecommunicators listening to voice-only, to importing text to 911, data-centric systems, and 5G capable technology meant...
Speakers
Gary Bates

Project Manager
Pyramid Architecture, Consulting and Engineering

Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

Sponsored by

The UL2524 performance standard ensures that a NRTL has verified BDAs perform exactly as required by IFC 510 & NFPA 1221. Examine the standard’s role in in-building communications, and discuss confusion about to clear up with clear information about testing labs, UL, or the ANSI standard.
Speaker
Derek Case

General Manager, Global BDA Systems Business
Honeywell Fire Systems

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  M33
  • Monday, August 24, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
A critical topic for all federal government organizations from DoD and law enforcement to every civilian agency, implementing a security scheme for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave networks is vital. Real-time sharing, video applications and access and other microwave uses are being used from Federal to small/medium sized businesses. Examine encryption...
Speaker
Bob Shaw

Regional Technical Manager - Federal Business
Cambium Networks

Sponsored by

The wireless industry’s initial 5G deployments are evolutionary and are based on the 3GPP 5G Non-Standalone Architecture that uses LTE as the anchor. The next phase of the 5G deployments will be based on the 3GPP 5G Standalone Architecture that includes 5G New Radio and 5G Core network.  Examine prioritization...
Speakers
Robert Dew

Chief Technology Officer
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Naseem Khan

Chief Architect
Leidos

FCC rebanding of spectrum is not new and is definitely not going away. The 900 MHz band looks to be the next in line, and it likely won’t be anything like the previous rebanding efforts. Don’t just survive rebanding but find out how to leverage it and advance your system...
Speakers
Mark Crosby

President and CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Bill Jenkins

Vice President
Anterix

Alan Tilles

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

John Wehmann

900 MHz Transition Consultant

Sponsored by

TETRA is the leading mission-critical grade, digital radio technology standard in the world today, and is vastly employed throughout the public safety, public transport, utilities, and other business and industrial sectors around the globe. Examine the status of current and future TETRA projects in 700/800 MHz in the US, and...
Speaker
Jose Martin

CEO
PowerTrunk, Inc.

During the Dubai Future Accelerator (DFA) program, a pilot using smart license number plates as well as the use of a smart app to monitor driver behavior was implemented to make Dubai’s roads smarter and safer. The program was further enhanced with AI and machine learning to monitor driver behavior,...
Speaker
Ali Emam

Head of Enterprise Field Marketing - North America
Nokia


Monday, August 24

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,...
Speakers
James Craig

CTO
Rimot.io Inc.

Dino Giordano

Vice President, Product
Microlab (A Wireless Telecom Group Company)

Joe Lesky

Director of LMR/Public Safety Solutions
C Squared Systems, LLC

Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Nick Pennance

President of Tait Americas
Tait Communications

Ryan Poltermann

Principal Investigator and Innovation Architect
Commdex

Sponsored by

These discussions look at the emerging network technologies that are part of the Smart City and Smart Buildings Sectors. 5G, CBRS, Fiber Optics, IoT, and WiFi 6 are starting to gain momentum. These technologies are enabling creative connectivity deployments that increase coverage and capacity. Together with sensors, video cameras, analytics...
Speakers
Rich Berliner

CEO/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media LLC / Connected Real Estate Magazine

Kurt Jacobs

Director
JMA Wireless

Jim Lockwood

President
Aero Wireless Solutions

Peter Murray

Executive Director
Dense Networks

Michael Sherwood

Director, information Technologies
City of Las Vegas

Eric Toenjes

National Market Manager, Wireless Solutions
Graybar

  • Room:   S225
  • Session Number:  M45
  • Monday, August 24, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The hits just keep on coming…. In recent years, the whole world has been reeling over disaster after disaster. 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....
Speakers
Chris Baker PE


FirstNet Authority

Steve Fallin

Senior Product Manager
NetMotion Software

Greg Holcomb

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

Graeme Hull

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

Cale Teeter-Gregg

VP, Federal Sales
goTenna

Panel 1: Interoperability with ISSI and CSSI Advancements in technology have allowed users to roam into other systems, resulting in enhanced interoperability and an expanded coverage area.  One option is the P25 ISSI technology, a standards-based Internet Protocol (IP) connection between two or more ISSI-capable P25 networks to form a “system...
Speakers
Ian Carpenter

President/CEO
valid8

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, US Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Justin Evans

Radio Systems Manager
Montgomery County Hospital District

Sridhar Kowdley

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

Roger Strope

P25 CAP Advisory Panel Vice Chair
Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri Interoperability Center

Andrew Thiessen

Deputy Program Manager
PSCR

John Vallarelli

Captain
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer II
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  M43
  • Monday, August 24, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
This session is a hands-on presentation that introduces attendees to hacking tools and techniques used by white-hat hackers for penetration-testing activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own notebook PCs to participate in the activities. Software tools will be supplied to the attendees in the form of two USB thumb...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

Sponsored by

With the adoption of LTE mobile broadband technology, public safety networks can benefit from the advantages of fast and reliable IP broadband rich multimedia data and real-time video services, opening new communications possibilities for emergency response, and search & rescue operations. IP broadband technologies enable rescue and emergency teams to...
Speakers
Chris Kindelspire

Director Electronic Ops
Grundy County 911 / Sheriff's Office

Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University

Randy Richmond PE

Standards & Regulatory Specialist
Zetron, Inc.

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Fabricio Velez

Global Solution Architect
Nokia

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...
Speakers
Umesh Bhavsar

Product Management - Wireless Business
Verizon

Michael Doerk

Marketing
Motorola Solutions

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Reginald Jones

Senior Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America

Anatoli Levine

Director, Products and Standards
Softil Inc.

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair
TCCA


Tuesday, August 25


Tuesday, August 25

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 must be transportable, resilient, secure and cost-effective. However, duplicating LMR performance in an off-network scenario—when coverage...
Speakers
Tony Bardo

Assistant Vice President, Government Solutions
Hughes Network Systems

Thomas Bilotta

CEO
Assured Wireless Corporation

Elan Frantz

Lead, Product Strategy
goTenna

Sheikh Hafiz

VP, Product Engineering
Assured Wireless Corporation

Dennis Kohlmeier

Director of Business Development- Public Safety Markets
REDCOM Laboratories

Ed Mills

Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager/Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
Evergreen Fire Rescue/Captain

James Renfrew

Systems Architect
Codan Communications

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder
Virtualnetcom

“Safe Cities” is quickly becoming one of the most essential aspects of a connected and smart community since safety and security is at the heart of our everyday lives. New connectivity technology and private networks can provide connectivity solutions to help shape, deliver and drive adoption of the global Safer...
Speakers
Eyal Elyashiv

CEO & Co-Founder
Cynamics

Keshav Gupta

Managing Principal and Global Smart Cities Leader, EPAM Systems
Former San Jose Smart City IoT Leader

Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University

Thomas Sands

Lt. Colonel (ret)
The Digital Decision/Michigan State Police (ret.)

Alan Shark


Public Technology Institute

Michael Sherwood

Director, information Technologies
City of Las Vegas

Alexander Van Overveld

Head of Public Sector, Global Services Portfolio
Nokia

Mike Wengrovitz

VP of Innovation
Mutualink

The next-generation public safety officer will have more technology at their fingertips than ever before. The first wave of LTE-LMR converged devices is here, providing public safety users the best of both worlds-the ability to use LMR for voice along with the expanding universe of broadband-enabled features provided by LTE...
Speakers
Alex Cooper

Director, Public Sector Strategy & Market Development
Zebra Technologies

Charles Dowd

Asst. Chief (Ret) NYPD
Former Board Member, FirstNet

Tom Guthrie

SVP, Public Safety
RapidSOS

Eric Makovsky

Manager, Product Management
L3Harris Technologies

Keith Redlin

Senior Manager of Public Sector Major Markets
Samsung Electronics America

Kevin Shah

Director of Product, Real-Time Services
Axon

Bill Veasy

National Senior Enterprise Manager
Kyocera

Sponsored by

In this Executive Workshop featuring three separate presentations we explore the problem of “Wireless Dead Zones” inside buildings that pose a serious threat to life and property, especially during an emergency. Industry thought leaders from the Safer Buildings Coalition moderate these insightful discussions with an array of end-user, community, government,...

Tragic active shooter incidents at schools around the country have brought increased attention to the critical need to improve school safety. A key area cited for improvement is in-school wireless communications for first responders, school resource officers, administrators, teachers and students. We are seeing a significant increase in schools deploying...
Speakers
Dennis J. Burns

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

John Foley

Managing Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Paul Timm

Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates

It goes without saying that protecting lives and property is worthwhile. Recent widespread adoption of Fire and Building codes has moved in-building connectivity infrastructure projects “nice-to-have” into “table stakes,” especially in markets where enforcement is pervasive and construction activity is high. Topics:  • Which Markets are most active in enforcing the codes?  • Where...
Speakers
Seth Buechley

CEO
Cathedral Consulting

Eric Toenjes

National Market Manager, Wireless Solutions
Graybar

Radio communication is essential when responding to any emergency situation. Las Vegas police found this out firsthand during 1 October. The after-action report details the troubles they had with "poor radio reception" inside the Mandalay Bay Resort. As a result, it spearheaded an effort by first responders to ensure all...
Speakers
Barbara Doran

Division Director
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.)

Executive Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Vinnie Puglia

Director, Radio Systems
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Sponsored by

What was once a simple radio system upgrade replacement project now affects multiple system elements (i.e. wireless, microwave/ fiber, IP routers/ switches, sensors, commercial networks) across multiple end user platforms (i.e. tablets, smartphones, laptops, radios, scanners) for multiple stakeholders (i.e. business team leads, operations personnel, design engineers, field users, maintenance...
Speakers
Jeff Evans

Principal Research Engineer
Georgia Tech Research Institute

Sridhar Kowdley

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

Anne O'Neil P.E., CSEP

Systems Catalyst & Strategist
Anne O'Neil Consultants LLC

Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

In the first half of this workshop, discuss interworking for LTE over voice. 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,...
Speakers
Joe Boucher

Chief Technology Officer
Mutualink

Rick Burke

Managing Partner
Televate

Daniel Dan Draughn

Director Market Development, Critical Industries
Tait Communications

Robert Escalle

Senior Director of Product Management for Public Safety
Samsung Electronics America

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

Lubo Harizanov

Senior Product Manager
Motorola Solutions

Robert Kwapisz


Codan Communications

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Robert Sisley

COML/COMT
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

Sponsored by

P25 remains critically important to public safety users. With over 2300 systems on the air and 37 state-wide networks, its continued evolution with new standards, capabilities, and applications will be relevant, even as FirstNet and other public safety broadband networks roll out. In this workshop, hear how P25 is adapting...
Speakers
Dominick Arcuri P.E., PMP, ENP, SMC

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

Cindy Cast

Radio Systems Manager
Radio Communication Services Div. Miami Dade County

Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, US Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Jeremy Elder

Director, Integrated Platforms
L3Harris Technologies

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Sridhar Kowdley

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

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

Del Smith

ALMR Operations Manager
Alaska Land Mobile Radio Communications System

Brad Stoddard

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

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer II
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S225
  • Session Number:  T15
  • Tuesday, August 25, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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


Tuesday, August 25

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, August 25

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S102
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Tuesday, August 25, 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 during an extended lunch break.  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course is...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
COMMDEX CONSULTING

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S110
  • Session Number:  DAS
  • Tuesday, August 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NOTE: 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,...
Speakers
Joseph Delio CETma,ms

Senior Vice President
IWA Technical Services Inc.

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.

Principal Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S103
  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Tuesday, August 25, 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 during an extended lunch break.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S112
  • Session Number:  GCT1
  • Tuesday, August 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NOTE: This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. DISCLAIMER* The Associate CET (CETa) and General Communications Technician-Level 1 (GCT1) are similar courses that cover basic electronics. The CETa focuses on fundamentals and is perfect for those just entering the industry or for seasoned techs who want...
Speakers
Mike Brownson

Director, IBW Business Development
Westell Technologies

AJ Wiesenfeld PE

Senior Staff Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S111
  • Session Number:  LAS
  • Tuesday, August 25, 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


Thompson Communications Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S101
  • Session Number:  PAT
  • Tuesday, August 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. In this course participants will be introduced to basic antenna theory.  We will examine the fundamental principles of RF propagation and explore the antenna’s critical role in wireless communication systems.  A major problem in any wireless communication system is...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.


Tuesday, August 25


Tuesday, August 25


Tuesday, August 25

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by

5G could require 60 small cells to cover one square mile – meaning U.S. carriers competing to be the first to deliver 5G, need space for 5G small cells fast, and are turning to existing utility infrastructure to fill the gaps. For instance, to encourage 5G deployment in their communities,...
Speaker
Scott Wendland

Project Field Manager
Black & Veatch

Today's licensed microwave network applications are considered critical communications' infrastructure for almost all major industry segments! The latency/low latency nature of the network throughput requirement when compared the point-to-point (and multi-point) nature of challenging buildouts makes today's microwave networks an ideal solution for connectivity with Intelligent Transportation Systems, offshore oil...
Speaker
Rhett Westerman

President and CEO
Deep South Communications, LLC

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  T23
  • Tuesday, August 25, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
You can actually use the powerful spectrum of public television broadcasters to more effectively deliver your encrypted and targetable public safety video, files, alerts and other data. This one-to-many wireless data network can deliver any IP data to laptops in vehicles and soon directly to the phones and radios you...
Speakers
Tom Axtell

General Manager
Vegas PBS

Jerald Fritz

EVP Strategic and Legal Affairs
ONE Media 3.0, LLC

Mark O'Brien

President/CTO
SpectraRep

After the infrastructure construction and some preliminary testing, the first user radio is programmed to operate on the DMR simulcast system and the fun begins. How will the users like the new system? What will the actual coverage be? How will the system perform? Hear lessons learned from a terrain-limited...
Speaker
Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  T21
  • Tuesday, August 25, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Learn how the FirstNet Authority is implementing its Roadmap with stakeholders across public safety and the industry ecosystem.  This session will review recent Roadmap developments and highlight opportunities for public safety to engage with the FirstNet Authority to implement, inform, and update the Roadmap.
Speakers
David Buchanan

Director of Consultation
FirstNet Authority

Brian Hobson

Director of State Plans
FirstNet Authority

Jeremy Zollo

Director, Enterprise Strategy Division
FirstNet Authority

Join a discussion of the numerous benefits associated with a connected, multi SIM solution for EMS –easy to use, expanded LTE network coverage (less white space), seamless device and monitor integration, faster and better recordkeeping, and the capability for improved patient care from prehospital interventions to the emergency room.
Speakers
Joey Branton

Sr. Vice President - Strategic Initiatives
Pulsara

Jason Karp

Principal
The Public Safety Network

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network

As fewer people are being training in radio systems management, RF and LMR, those vital departments are often led by another group – sometimes IT, sometimes the engineering department, and sometimes another group. Discuss how managing a radio system is different than managing these other departments, and what you need...
Speaker
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Chief Engineer
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Sponsored by

In order to be effective, any Public Safety Telecommunication system requires the installation of indoor coverage extension systems for in-building communications. The NFPA code, among many things, provides guidelines to ensure reliable communications to the first responders using their Public Safety communication equipment inside schools, stadiums, banks, jails or any...
Speaker
Fernando Sommariva

Director of Engineering
Fiplex Communications, Inc.


Tuesday, August 25

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sponsored by

The great challenge of delivering good public safety in-building coverage is well known. Many large cities are deploying hundreds of BDAs for individual buildings. This approach is limited as the uplink noise increases for each added BDA. An often talked about, but rarely implemented approach using a city- wide fiber...
Speaker
Henry Wojtunik

Founder
Safe-Com Wireless

One of the main transportation hubs in Latin America, the International Airport of São Paulo, in Guarulhos, had its communications system migrated from a multi-technology, multi-system environment to one secure, reliable TETRA voice and data system across all airport operators. Initially the system had MPT1327, conventional analog, TETRA, IDEN and...
Speaker
Gilson Pozzati

Regional Director at DAMM, general manager of DAMM Latin America branch
DAMM Cellular Systems A/S

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, DHS S&T is working with selected partners to develop an interworking function for Mission Critical Push to Talk between LMR and LTE.  FirstNet continues to grow in terms of use by public safety as well as availability across the country. However, legacy...
Speakers
Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

Chris Kindelspire

Director Electronic Ops
Grundy County 911 / Sheriff's Office

Sridhar Kowdley

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

David Nolan

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA)
US Department of Homeland Security

The Troy, NY Police Department sought to equip officers to access real-time in-progress call data without exclusively relying on their radios. In 2015, the department began an initiative to modernize patrol car technology by replacing fixed mobile data terminals with rugged tablet PCs. The result was an immediate transformation in...
Speakers
Sam Carello

Traffic/Community Police Supervisor
Troy Police Department

Alex Cooper

Director, Public Sector Strategy & Market Development
Zebra Technologies

Get a how-to guide for navigating the politically charged initiative to consider consolidating 911 services at local/regional levels. This session includes what goes into the decision to consolidate these critical services, understanding and surviving the politics attached. Prepare for the organizational changes and fiscal impacts, identify and engage stakeholders and...
Speaker
Sherri Bush

Sr. Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

  • Room:   S225
  • Session Number:  T35
  • Tuesday, August 25, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Our daily lives, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe and resilient cyberspace. Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risks stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards.  Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money,...
Speakers
Todd Early

Asst. Chief
Texas Department of Public Safety

Edward Lawson

Program Manager
US Department of Homeland Security

Michael Lettman

CISA Cyber Security Advisor Region IX
US Department of Homeland Security

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
Mark Crosby

President and CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

Alan Tilles

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

The term "Public Safety Grade" is one of the most overused, misunderstood, and poorly quantified terms in the public safety sector. The term is often misused to elicit the illusion of superior quality. While it is easier to determine if something is military specification; knowing what “Public Safety Grade” is...
Speakers
Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

Harlin McEwen

Former FirstNet PSAC Chair
Public Safety Communications Consultant


Tuesday, August 25

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Hear about Virginia’s Commonwealth Link for Interoperable Communications – COMLINC, which can provide a blueprint to sustainable statewide interoperability. Hear how Virginia has reinvigorated COMLINC by implementing all 5 lanes of the interoperability continuum. Also examine how COMLINC has made a significant impact on some very critical operations.
Speakers
Tom Crabbs

Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
State of Virginia

Thomas Gagnon

Sector Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
US Department of Homeland Security

Bill Purcell

Fire, Police, Homeland Security Specialist
Sytech Corporation

Shawn Talmadge

Assistant Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Virginia Office of the Governor

Sponsored by

Look at some of the powerful new features in the ETSI DMR standards including USBD data polling which enables high volume GPS location reports on a DMR Tier 3 control channel, talkgroup subscription/attachment and data/voice encryption.
Over the past several decades, the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) threat has grown. Today's power grid and information networks are much more vulnerable to EMP than those of a few decades ago. This presentation will describe the history of the EMP threat, the main types of EMP (HEMP, SREMP, SGEMP, and...
Speaker
Kevin Briggs

Chief, Continuity Assessment and Resilience
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Sponsored by

As the world races to 5G, the wireless (and wired) infrastructure is changing dramatically. Explore the prominent role of both the telecommunications technician workforce has when building the wireless infrastructure for both America's and the world’s ambitious 5G deployment cycle. Examine the diverse technician skill-sets required to deploy and maintain...
Speaker
Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE

Using sensor integration, automated technology and intelligent response, hear how IoT can help with situational awareness, risk forecasting for future incidents, scalability and enhanced command and control solutions.
Speaker
John Manning

Architect, Public Safety & National Security
Microsoft

Communications networks are increasingly sophisticated, as LTE broadband connectivity puts applications and network-enabled devices into the hands of public safety end users. Making decisions about which services, devices and applications to add is challenging, but made less daunting when leaders can tap into public safety ecosystems that share a common...
Speakers
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

James Potter

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships
L3Harris Technologies

Sponsored by

Test and certification for mission critical broadband products and solutions will be a key aspect underpinning their deployment for public safety and other critical communications users. Conformance to 3GPP standards and interoperability with other conformant products is fundamental, and should be tested and certified by a vendor-independent body to bring...
Speaker
Tony Gray

Chief Executive
TCCA

Sponsored by

As the need to enhance in-building systems coverage has increasingly been mandated in many cities, counties across North America, many different systems designs, existing and new products and hardware have been introduced to address the compliance issues. The use of a Class A Channelized or Class B Broadband Booster are...
Speakers
Doug Ferrini

Systems Engineer
EMR Corp.

Alan Leffler N5AFL

RF Systems Consultant
EMR Corp.

Henry Wojtunik

Founder
Safe-Com Wireless


Tuesday, August 25

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  T53
  • Tuesday, August 25, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Ensuring operable and interoperable communications and real-time information sharing among responders during all threats and hazards is paramount to the safety and security of Americans.  From a small-scale incident to a significant natural or man-made disaster, responders depend on the seamless flow of voice, video, and data communications to respond...
Speakers
David Buchanan

Director of Consultation
FirstNet Authority

Michael Murphy

SAFECOM Vice Chair
US Department of Homeland Security

Serena Reynolds

NECP Policy and Grants Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Examine the regulatory hurdles and policy considerations that are shaping the telecommunications industry’s ability to use drones and, in turn, drone services companies’ ability to serve the telecommunications industry. Also discuss the developing regulatory and policy battles taking place at the state and local levels in addition to the federal...
Speakers
Matt Fanelli

Director of Strategy
Skyward, A Verizon Company

Grant Guillot

Partner
Adams and Reese LLP

Scott Shtofman

Operations Strategist and Policy
FIRST iZ

Ken Stewart

CEO
AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation

Joshua Turner

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Adam Zayor

Chief Executive Officer
FlyGuys, Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  T51
  • Tuesday, August 25, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
HPUE (High Power User Equipment) is finally here and is now available on the FirstNet by AT&T network. As we have presented in the past, HPUE enhances LTE range, coverage and data rates and is especially important for FirstNet and other Mission Critical Users. Now that HPUE is a reality...
Speaker
Bob LaRose

VP Business Development
Assured Wireless Corp

  • Room:   S231
  • Session Number:  T57
  • Tuesday, August 25, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Look at different devices used for critical messaging and compare outcomes to show that in fact some services and devices that claim to be secure and compliant are in fact not compliant. Hear about specific HIPPA and HITECH requirements and how they cannot be met, and how NDAs, employment confidentiality...
Speakers
Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy

Jim Nelson

CMA Board Member
Prism-IPX

It has been proven that there is significant value in public safety collaboration tools; however, most agencies can’t afford expensive subscription-based apps. Explore secure, low/no cost options for public safety to move away from using free, commercial apps that lack security and enterprise administration. Review a Proof-of-Concept funded by the...
Speaker
Niki Papazoglakis

Director
Mobility 4 Public Safety

At the simplest communications level, a “talk group” is a group of people that need to talk to each other, and usually, ONLY each other. When you move from a private LMR network to a public, carrier-based network like LTE, parameters need to be created, no matter who is participating...
Speakers
Robert Escalle

Senior Director of Product Management for Public Safety
Samsung Electronics America

Timothy Paul


Samsung Electronics America

With increased IoT needs but limited spectrum access and vast rural coverage, many utility organizations have relied on lower-frequency and license-exempt technologies for most of these applications, and engineering and planning of these networks is quickly becoming a serious challenge. Examine the options through Field Area Network (FAN) design, optimization,...
Speaker
John Yaldwyn

CTO
4RF USA, Inc


Tuesday, August 25

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   Pre-function Space outside the Speakers Lounge
  • Session Number:  HBR
  • Tuesday, August 25, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Tuesday, August 25

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room:   S225
  • Session Number:  EBM
  • Tuesday, August 25, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 26

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S104
  • Session Number:  w19
  • Wednesday, August 26, 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

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S112
  • Session Number:  CET
  • Wednesday, August 26, 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.  DISCLAIMER* The Associate CET (CETa) and General Communications Technician-Level 1 (GCT1) are similar courses that cover basic electronics. The CETa focuses on...
Speaker
Christopher Miller CETsr

Professor
Heartland Community College

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S102
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Wednesday, August 26, 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 during an extended lunch break.  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course is...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
COMMDEX CONSULTING

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S110
  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Wednesday, August 26, 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 certification exam...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S103
  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Wednesday, August 26, 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 during an extended lunch break.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S101
  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Wednesday, August 26, 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.  With the explosion of new digital applications in today’s communication networks microwave radio offers many advantages.  They are capable of carrying large...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S111
  • Session Number:  RFIM
  • Wednesday, August 26, 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 needed...
Speaker
Donald Huston

Technical Trainer
TX RX Systems


Wednesday, August 26

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEYB
  • Wednesday, August 26, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Speakers
Kelly Dignin

Executive Director, Integrated Public Safety Commission
State of Indiana

Todd Early

Asst. Chief
Texas Department of Public Safety

Phil Mann

Director, Public Works Department,
City of Gainesville, FL

Edward Parkinson

Executive Director
FirstNet Authority


Wednesday, August 26

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEYD
  • Wednesday, August 26, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Speaker
Reginald Jones

Senior Director of Public Sector Sales and Solutions
Samsung Electronics America


Wednesday, August 26

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEYA
  • Wednesday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Hear Chief Johnson share firsthand knowledge on how FirstNet and public safety broadband has transformed the wireless ecosystem. He will also address the technology opportunities and challenges that are just out of view to most in public safety, but may become vital tools in the near future.   
Speaker
Jeffrey Johnson

CEO
Western Fire Chiefs Association


Wednesday, August 26

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Session Number:  EH1
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, August 26

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  W13
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
When communications are virtually wiped out from hurricanes, tornados, wildfires or other natural or man-made disasters, there are alternatives to reestablish comms, even without the infrastructure. Hear about High Frequency (HF) radio, satellites/nanosatellites, Vehicular Networks Systems (VNS), tethered drones and other advances that can provide a fall back system that...
Speakers
Tony Bardo

Assistant Vice President, Government Solutions
Hughes Network Systems

Margo Deckard

Co-Founder and COO
Lynk

Britt Lewis

Senior Vice President, Direct Sales and Business Development
Inmarsat Government Inc.

Steve Marzolf

ISP Director, Integrated Services Program (ret)
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Ross Merlin

SHARES HF Radio Program Manager
DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

David Rudawitz

Advisory Board - Critical Infrastructure
NVIS Communications, LLC

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S225
  • Session Number:  W15
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
5G is being marketed and billed as an imminent game changer, but what are the realistic timelines and when will public safety see availability of the network? What specific R&D needs to be conducted? This panel will provide attendees with baseline information on who has 5G research laboratories around the...
Speakers
Edward Chow

Manager, Civil Program Office
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ashutosh Dutta

Senior Wireless Communications Systems Research Scientist
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Sridhar Kowdley

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

Cuong Luu

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

Lisa Soucy

Advanced Communication Research Group Lead
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Sponsored by

As more AHJs adopt and increasingly enforce requirements for sufficient performance of their radio networks in building, there is significant focus on "best" testing requirements. National organization regularly update their document constantly improving the requirements (NFPA 1221 and IFC 510). Following this, AHJs must adopt and adapt these to their...
Speakers
David Adams

Director of Business Development
PCTEL

John Foley

Managing Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Ken Jensen

Manager, RF Services and Technical Support
Solutelia

Sponsored by

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...
Speakers
Robert Finch

President
Select Spectrum

Cory Hohs

CEO and Founder
HAAS Alert

Kethees Ketheesan

CEO
Puloli

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates Consulting LLC

Jude Munn

Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
Verizon

Scott Poretsky

AVP Solutions Architecture
Allot

The shift from P25 and other mature technologies to broadband for public safety has enabled innovations such as body cams, sensors, drones, enhanced cyber-security, and the addition of mental health technicians into the 911 Public Safety response system. Explore some of the current innovations being deployed and the system owners...
Speakers
Todd Early

Asst. Chief
Texas Department of Public Safety

Sal Lopez

Sr. Business Development Manager
Cubic Corporation

Ed Mills

Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager/Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
Evergreen Fire Rescue/Captain

Scott Neal

Vice President - Director of Wireless Services
Mission Critical Partners, Inc.

James Potter

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships
L3Harris Technologies

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
Omdia

Sponsored by

The migration to Next Generation 911 is a complex undertaking involving a multitude of technology partners who must work in harmony to maximize the benefits of this endeavor. This iCERT based panel of industry partners will focus on the complexity of NG911 components and the need for coordination of the...
Speakers
Eric Hagerson

Principal Federal Regulatory Affairs Manager
T-Mobile

Joe Hanna

President
Directions

David Jones

ENP, Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Mission Critical Partners

Anatoli Levine

Director, Products and Standards
Softil Inc.

Timothy Lorello

President and CEO
SecuLore Solutions

Deb Rozeboom PMP, ENP, GISP

GIS Solutions Engineer
GeoComm

Dan Sawicki

Principal Consultant Business Operations and Planning
Motorola Solutions Inc

Kim Scovill

Executive Director
iCERT - the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies, Inc.

Darold Whitmer

Senior Vice President, Strategic Relationships
NGA 911 Inc.

With the proliferation of cell phones, the idea of simply replacing your land mobile radio with a device you already carry is very appealing. And with the advent of OTT options on cell phones, push-to-talk services over cellular (PoC) or PTT over LTE is even more readily available. The cumbersome...
Speakers
Frank Anderson

Founder and CEO
A BEEP, LLC

Steve Cragg

VP of Sales
Hytera America, Inc.

Sohan Domingo

Lead Solutions Strategist - Public Safety
Tait Communications

Charles Dowd

Asst. Chief (Ret) NYPD
Former Board Member, FirstNet

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Bob Plaschke

Senior Advisor to the Board
Sonim Technologies

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W19
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Exposure to RF signals is a fact of life for radio technicians. This class will inform you about the current and proposed laws related to RF exposure safety, how to prevent and minimize RF exposure to yourself and the general public, how to do RF exposure testing and how to...
Speaker
Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants


Wednesday, August 26

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC11
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Creating a step-change in safety and security through data in tomorrow’s urban environment.
Speaker
Al Pitts

Manager, Enterprise Data & Analytics, Information Technology
City of Las Vegas


Wednesday, August 26

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC12
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Hear a case study on Project Green Light from Detroit. 
Speaker
James White

Assistant Chief, Office of the Chief of Police
Detroit Police Department


Wednesday, August 26

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Ever wonder how big data can be used to support public safety?  Join us to discuss the use of big data and artificial intelligence solutions within public safety.  In addition, hear about the overall data interoperability challenge facing this unique community. Data information sharing systems are becoming more prevalent within...
Speakers
Budge Currier

9-1-1 Branch Manager, Public Safety Communications
Cal OES

Robert Dew

Chief Technology Officer
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Jonathan Lewin

Chief Information Officer
Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC

Steve Noel

Chief, West Sector, CISA
US Department of Homeland Security

  • Room:   S228
  • Session Number:  W23
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
In the past years, California has been rocked by large wildfires that have burned into communities at a record speed, and in many cases destroying the communications infrastructure in its path. Gathering intel to better equip responders with the proper radio frequencies, setting up safe communications equipment with the fire...
Speakers
Kody Kerwin

Public Safety Communications Specialist
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Rick Smith

Fire Capt/COML
Chumash Fire Dept.

Don Stabler

Battalion Chief
Cordelia Fire District (retired)

2020 promises to be an exciting year for new technologies in the connected vehicle arena with 5G, WiFi6 and edge compute deployments. 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...
Speakers
Mark Davidson

IoT Solution Architect
Cisco System, Inc.

Tracy Larkin Thomason MBA, PE, PTOE, CPM

Deputy Director - Southern Nevada
Nevada Department of Transportation

Drew Ludwick

Director, Network Services
Tilson

RJ Mahadev

IoT Industry Lead
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Brett Railey

Senior Consutant
The Digital Decision

Laurie Tannous

Special Advisor on Customs, Immigration, and Border Security
University of Windsor’s Cross Border Institute

Sponsored by

As 911 rolls out more enhanced services – typically as they access or are accessed by IP-based networks – the ability to be compromised increases. Learn about the most critical threats to NG911 systems including ransomware, cryptojacking, Advanced Persistent Threats, distributed denial of service (DDoS), telephony denial of service (TDoS),...
Speakers
Hansen Chan

Senior Marketing Manager
Nokia

Curtis Franklin Jr.

Senior Editor
Dark Reading

Timothy Lorello

President and CEO
SecuLore Solutions

Richard Tenney

Deputy Branch Chief, Technical Assistance Branch
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Dan Zeiler

Director, Cybersecurity
Motorola Solutions

Broadband is changing the entire healthcare experience with new connected tools to provide the right care, at the right time and right place. The Internet of Life Saving Things provides new connected technologies that today’s Emergency Medical Services and hospitals are implementing for telehealth and telemedicine. Discuss current use cases...
Speakers
Curt Bashford

CEO
GD (General Devices)

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

Jeffrey Marani EMT-P, COML

Sr Manager, IT Field Communications
American Medical Response

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials

The move by Public Safety agencies to 700/800 MHz and/or FirstNet has resulted in the abandonment of VHF spectrum by numerous public safety entities. As this trend continues, the potential arises to re-purpose the VHF band, either create paired channels for better voice communications, or to create more robust data...
Speakers
Elan Frantz

Lead, Product Strategy
goTenna

Alan Tilles

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

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W29
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Clear line-of-sight is critical for long distance microwave point-to-point link performance. Even if the path to a remote site is visually clear, the radio line-of-sight may be affected by objects in the Fresnel zone, which is an elliptical area immediately surrounding the visual link path. This presentation describes how a...
Speaker
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S225
  • Session Number:  W25
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
While 5G is the current buzz, many services still operate at a much lower level “G” and will for a long time. The real changes will likely not be visible to the average consumer, but in the working world. From latency to reliability, manufacturing, utilities, transportation are where most countries...
Speakers
Peter Clemons

Managing Director
Quixoticity

Upkar Dhaliwal

VP, Technology & Strategy
Assured Wireless Corp

Tony Dolezal

Director
Verizon

Robert Escalle

Senior Director of Product Management for Public Safety
Samsung Electronics America

Basil Marsh

Chief Technology Strategy Officer, North America
Nokia

Prakash Sangam

Founder and Principal
Tantra Analyst


Wednesday, August 26

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  TT1
  • Wednesday, August 26, 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. Tech Talk 1:  12:00 - 12:15 pm Tech Talk 2:  12:20 - 12:35 pm Tech Talk 3:  12:40 - 12:55 pm

Wednesday, August 26

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC13
  • Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waycare Program: Leveraging advanced analytics to improve safety on the road
Speakers
John Arias

Commercial Enforcement Commander, Department of Public Safety
Nevada Highway Patrol Division Southern Command

Theresa Gaisser

Manager of Engineering
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

Alyssa Rodriguez

Director of Information Technology
City of Henderson

Paul-Matthew Zamsky

Head of Strategic Partnerships
WayCare


Wednesday, August 26

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY2
  • Wednesday, August 26, 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Speaker
Bryan Wiens

Senior Product Manager, Cloud Services
InterTalk Critical Information Systems


Wednesday, August 26

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY3
  • Wednesday, August 26, 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Speaker
Kevin Shah

Director of Product, Real-Time Services
Axon


Wednesday, August 26

2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC14
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Leveraging drone technology to optimise response to traffic incidents 
Speaker
Dan Scott Marek

Sergeant
Nevada Highway Patrol Division Southern Command, and Drone Center of Excellence


Wednesday, August 26

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  TM4
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Informa Tech, which produces IWCE, has many other sister properties that can help you do your job more effectively. Hear from some of the events and publications that are in our group. 
Speakers
Curtis Franklin Jr.

Senior Editor
Dark Reading

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Christopher Lycett

Senior Conference Producer
Informa Tech

Bill Wolpin

Editorial Director/Associate Publisher
American City & County


Wednesday, August 26

2:35 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  TT2
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2:35 PM - 3:30 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. Tech Talk 1: 2:35 – 2:50 pm Tech Talk 2: 2:55 – 3:10 pm Tech Talk 3: 3:15 – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, August 26

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Many PSAPs/ECCs are today utilizing analog radio technology. With cloud-architecture on the near horizon, many are left wondering how to make the most of their infrastructure budget and ensure they are providing best-in-class service to their constituency. Explore the moves to cloud architecture, the technical innovations, positive outcomes and challenges...
Speakers
Lawrence Hicks

VP Engineering
InterTalk Critical Information Systems Inc.

Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University

Steve Marzolf

ISP Director, Integrated Services Program (ret)
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Steve Raucher

CEO
RapidDeploy

Keith Rutledge

Director, Edgepoint
Compass Edgepoint

A SCSI approach focuses on encouraging active resource sharing for organizations with national security, emergency preparedness, and public safety missions.  Once established, these systems can expand and grow to include other technologies, capabilities, and subscribers across all levels of government, while employing and enhancing operability, interoperability, resiliency, and security. Of...
Speakers
Jennifer Cory

Program Manager
US Department of Homeland Security

Dusty Rhoads

Branch Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Brad Stoddard

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

Russell Sveda

Radio and Spectrum Program Manager
U.S. Department of the Interior

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  W31
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
While FirstNet is transforming the public safety marketplace, it continues to identify and promote ways to enhance public safety communications and better connect communities. This session highlights recent developments in public safety innovation and discusses future technologies and opportunities to advance FirstNet.  Bring your ideas and ask your questions.
Speakers
Jonathan Lewin

Chief Information Officer
Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC

Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor
FirstNet Authority

Sponsored by

Coverage analysis really hasn’t changed on the LMR side (not since narrowbanding) but on the LTE side, we are learning everyday as we move into 4G and 5G. Local governments, first responders, and public utilities will all be taking advantage of small cell wireless deployments in the coming years. There...
Speakers
Robert Dew

Chief Technology Officer
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

Adam Nelson

Senior Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W39
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Ten years ago, analyzing an antenna mount was virtually unheard of. We have come a long way since then, and not many architecture and engineering firms find that the majority of their work consists of analyzing antenna mounts. Take a walk through the reasons why we analyze mounts and discuss...
Speaker
Luke Ferguson PE

Applications Engineering Manager
Valmont Site Pro 1

Sponsored by

Since ETSI has organized the first MCPTT Plugtests in 2017 (in Sophia Antipolis, France), three more Plugtests (in College Station, Texas and Kuopio, Finland) have followed so far. With every Plugtests the number of participating vendors & observers increased, as well as the number of test cases and executed test...
Speaker
Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair
TCCA

Managing a telecoms network in a critical infrastructure environment is a very demanding task and as NERC and FERC enhance and extend the CIP requirements this task will only get more difficult. Learn about a simulator tool that can extend a physical environment of up to 100,000 devices, which can...
Speakers
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Chief Engineer
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Bobbi Harris

CEO
Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Dwight Linn

CEO
FAE Telecom

Diya Olalekan Isiaka

Remote BTS monitoring and management
Infrasivion Limited

The U.S. is on the cusp of a big change in wireless telecommunications because Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum will be open to municipalities, utilities, campuses, building managers, companies and more. Access to spectrum has been the primary challenge for many industries to develop their own fully managed LTE...
Speakers
Mark Gibson

Director of Business Development
Comsearch

Sal Lopez

Sr. Business Development Manager
Cubic Corporation

Paul Pishal

Sales Director - Connected Communities
Black & Veatch

Alan Tilles

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


Wednesday, August 26

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC15
  • Wednesday, August 26, 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Utilising video image detection and inductive loop detection technology to better monitor and control traffic 
Speaker
Brian Hoeft

Director of FAST (Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada


Wednesday, August 26

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY4
  • Wednesday, August 26, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Check the app or web site to find out what exciting news will be shared during the show!

Wednesday, August 26

4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC16
  • Wednesday, August 26, 4:05 PM - 4:55 PM
Enabling and maximising body-worn video, in-car devices and digital evidence management with a high-performing communications network 
Speaker
George Balasko

Auxiliary Police Commander
Parma (OH) Police Department


Wednesday, August 26

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Sponsored by

Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDAs) have become the “go to” device for public safety (ERRCS) in-building signal source. Understanding the FCC rules governing their use, proper engineering and documentation are critical parts of the process. Up-link interference is becoming more common and must be properly managed. BDAs are sometimes being used in...
Speakers
Mike Brownson

Director, IBW Business Development
Westell Technologies

Gregory Glenn

CTO
Pulse Signal Solutions

Don Henry

VP of Sales/Public Safety Program Manager
Comba Telecom

Bill Wolpin

Editorial Director/Associate Publisher
American City & County

While the industry’s focus has been on interoperable voice communications, the reliance on multimedia and data communications has grown significantly. Cloud-based interoperability solutions provide the support for multiple communications standards, including MCData and MCVideo, needed to deliver interoperable data and video communications between organizations. Apps and mobile data have become...
Speakers
Mariano Aguirre

Unified Communications Strategy Manager
Motorola Solutions

Rick Burke

Managing Partner
Televate

Sohan Domingo

Lead Solutions Strategist - Public Safety
Tait Communications

As the public safety communications community adds things like FirstNet and LTE to its communications toolbox, the changes will be more than just technical and operational. We will need to also adjust our financial planning and budgeting to fit the world we are entering. Examine the basic differences between LMR...
Speakers
Mike Barney

FirstNet Advanced Solutions Team Regional Director
AT&T

Heath Beach

Principal
Kaleo Partners

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Backhaul networks are under enormous strain today. As emergency situations are increasingly complex, heightened situational awareness has become more critical than ever. From CCTV, sensors or other sources, media data are essential complement to radio communications. On the one hand, backhaul networks need to continue to be resilient. On the...
Speakers
Hansen Chan

Senior Marketing Manager
Nokia

Greg Jurrens

Sr. Mgr – Technical Operations, Communications Services, Public Safety Technology Services
Harris County Central Technology Services

Gert Jan Wolf

Founder
MCC Resources

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  W41
  • Wednesday, August 26, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Negotiating your FirstNet contract can be a daunting experience. It is important to fully understand the financial, technical, and operational considerations of the FirstNet contract, and beware: a shorter contract is not always a better contract. Explore strategies that will help you negotiate the best FirstNet contract for your locality...
Speakers
Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Richard Mirgon

President
Richard Mirgon Consulting LLC

Alan Tilles

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

Wearable technology, such as the body-worn video cameras (BWC), body-worn sensors or smart watches, are being used more and more by first responders for everything from digital evidence collection to situational awareness, biometrics to simple data capture. Examine what options are available in wearable technology, and what data these devices...
Speakers
Will Egner

Director of Wireless Strategy
Axon

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network

Richard LeGrande

Consultant, Wi-Fiber Solution Team Member
The Digital Decision

Todd Maxwell

Senior Manager, Business Development & Innovation (Federal & Public Safety)
Samsung Electronics America

Bryce Stirton

Co-Founder & President
ResponderXLabs / Responder Corp

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S225
  • Session Number:  W45
  • Wednesday, August 26, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
What does a complete 5G network look like, capable of supporting hundreds of thousands of wireless devices at near-zero latency? The answer is a convergence and by seamlessly integrating macro towers, small cells, fiber and data centers. Explore the evolution facing the infrastructure ecosystem with the advent of 5G, how...
Speakers
John Harris

Director Mobile Solutions Federal Sales
Verizon Business Group / Public Sector

Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

Allan Tantillo

Vice President of Contracts and Procurement
Vertical Bridge

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W49
  • Wednesday, August 26, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
5G is the next generation cellular network technology.  People and advocacy groups are concerned about the radiofrequency radiation exposure of this new technology.  Concern isn't new; however, it is once again becoming more prominent.  Utilities are sharing space on their poles. And public safety professionals need to know what to...
Speakers
Miranda Allen

CEO
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)

Brenda Myers

Chief Customer Officer
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)


Wednesday, August 26

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   EXPO FLOOR
  • Session Number:  NR
  • Wednesday, August 26, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 27

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S112
  • Session Number:  CET
  • Thursday, August 27, 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.  DISCLAIMER* The Associate CET (CETa) and General Communications Technician-Level 1 (GCT1) are similar courses that cover basic electronics. The CETa focuses on...
Speaker
Christopher Miller CETsr

Professor
Heartland Community College

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S102
  • Session Number:  R56
  • Thursday, August 27, 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 during an extended lunch break.  STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE CLASS. The Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) Workshop course is...
Speaker
Michael Barton CETsr

Senior Engineer, Motorola R56 Audit Team
COMMDEX CONSULTING

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S110
  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Thursday, August 27, 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 certification exam...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S103
  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Thursday, August 27, 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 during an extended lunch break.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S101
  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Thursday, August 27, 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.  With the explosion of new digital applications in today’s communication networks microwave radio offers many advantages.  They are capable of carrying large...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S111
  • Session Number:  RFIM
  • Thursday, August 27, 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 needed...
Speaker
Donald Huston

Technical Trainer
TX RX Systems


Thursday, August 27

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY5
  • Thursday, August 27, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker
John Harris

Director Mobile Solutions Federal Sales
Verizon Business Group / Public Sector


Thursday, August 27

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY6
  • Thursday, August 27, 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Benefits and Best Practices for Successful Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) The benefits of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are well-known in the infrastructure world as ways for governments to take on large-scale projects, such as the construction of highways, municipal buildings and hospitals, without taxpayers absorbing the full burden of cost.  While measurement of...
Speakers
Jayne Leighton

Director, Business Development
L3Harris Technologies

Shawn Tayler

Regional Communications Coordinator, Regional Services Division
Washoe County Technology Services

Mike Zaccagnino

Director, Telecommunications
NV Energy


Thursday, August 27

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY7
  • Thursday, August 27, 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Speaker
Chris Pearson

President
5G Americas


Thursday, August 27

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  YPA
  • Thursday, August 27, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us for our Young Professionals Awards Ceremony, honoring those in the industry that have made an impact before the age of 35. In addition, we will be presenting the Critical Communications Leader of the Year Award, Young Achiever Award from Radio Club of America as well as our scholarship...

Thursday, August 27

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Session Number:  EH2
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, August 27

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC21
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Hear the results and analytics from Wednesday's Drone Demonstrations. Understand what you can do with the data you've collected. 
Speaker
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC


Thursday, August 27

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Satellite constellations to provide global high-speed broadband have arrived. Several companies are launching hundreds of satellites over the next two years to delivery low-latency, gigabit-class broadband, with initial service expected in Canada, Alaska, and the Northern United States by 2020. Will these services provide new tools for rural coverage, or...
Speakers
Margo Deckard

Co-Founder and COO
Lynk

Josh Miner

Vice President and GM, Land Mobile Business Unit
Iridium Communications Inc.

Doug Mohney

Editor-in-Chief
Space IT Bridge/Cidera Analytics

Rich Pang

Director, Government Product Development
Telesat

Get an update to last year’s discussion on mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT), including the standards and initial services, and 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...
Speakers
Peter Clemons

Managing Director
Quixoticity

Charles Dowd

Asst. Chief (Ret) NYPD
Former Board Member, FirstNet

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Bob Plaschke

Senior Advisor to the Board
Sonim Technologies

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

There is shift in public safety that recognizes the mobile nature of the public safety workforce and the need for the technology they use to be fully accessible in and designed specifically for their mobile public safety environment. Explore the pros and cons of adding a smartphone to the arsenal...
Speakers
Alex Cooper

Director, Public Sector Strategy & Market Development
Zebra Technologies

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network

Todd Maxwell

Senior Manager, Business Development & Innovation (Federal & Public Safety)
Samsung Electronics America

Ed Mills

Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager/Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
Evergreen Fire Rescue/Captain

Niki Papazoglakis

Director
Mobility 4 Public Safety

Your agency has decided to move to FirstNet / Public Safety LTE. What’s the best option for integrating existing LMR systems into Public Safety LTE during the migration? This is a complex question, depending on many factors, yet it is pivotal to ensuring a smooth transition. This session explores the...
Speakers
Mike Barney

FirstNet Advanced Solutions Team Regional Director
AT&T

Adam Eldert

Director, Communications Technologies Division
Fairfax County Government

Roman Kaluta

Director
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.

Neal Nystrom

Director, Sales Engineering
Cubic Mission Solutions

James Renfrew

Systems Architect
Codan Communications

Low-frequency, high-risk incidents such as fires the past few years in California and other large are disasters have created many new challenges for today’s Communications and Incident Management Personnel. Local frequencies are quickly overwhelmed and as the incident escalates into a multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional incident, and communications needs also expand. When incident...
Speakers
Chris Baker PE


FirstNet Authority

Kody Kerwin

Public Safety Communications Specialist
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Jason Matthews

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

Rick Smith

Fire Capt/COML
Chumash Fire Dept.

Don Stabler

Battalion Chief
Cordelia Fire District (retired)

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH19
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Over the last few years, there has been an extraordinary effort to equip officers with body worn cameras. Yet, for every body-worn camera, there are often 20 CCTV cameras capturing the same scene. Agencies struggle with correctly processing these systems in a standards compliant / scientific manor. Based on his...
Speaker
Jim Hoerricks PhD

Managing Partner
Apex Partners Ltd.

Sponsored by

The Internet, smartphones and cellular connectivity has provided access to many wonderful things, but there is always a flip side. Now that your community’s government, your school or your organization is connected to everyone else, there is a vulnerability that may be exploited. The recent rash of ransomware attacks on...
Speakers
Sam Colley

CEO
Pod Group

Curtis Franklin Jr.

Senior Editor
Dark Reading

Nancy Rainosek

Chief Information Security Officer
State of Texas- Department of Information Resources

Carl Williams

Principal, IT Security
L3Harris Technologies

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, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells, so the actual number of access sites has increased dramatically. Deploying the sites...
Speakers
Ian Aaron

CEO
Ubicquia

Eric Back

COO
ETech

Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

Jenine Renaud

National Director Collocations
U.S. Cellular Towers

Sponsored by

Review real utility examples of use cases and drivers for private LTE broadband for utilities, including business strategies, and technology requirements as well.
Speakers
Scott Burk

Industrial IoT Solution Specialist
Encore Networks

Daniel Dan Draughn

Director Market Development, Critical Industries
Tait Communications

Bobbi Harris

CEO
Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Mark Poulin

Vice President, Technology and Engineering
Anterix

Allen Tharp

Senior Manager - Business Systems Network and Planning
Xcel Energy

John Yaldwyn

CTO
4RF USA, Inc


Thursday, August 27

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  TM5
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
The demands on first responders are complex, growing, and require new approaches to problem solving. During emergencies, first responders are often equipped with proprietary technologies that constrain their ability to communicate between agencies. Responders need access to advanced, interoperable, plug-and-play technologies that can augment their existing capabilities. For this to...
Speakers
Spencer Cox

Vice President of Engineering
SensorUp

Don Lupo

Operations Manager
City of Birmingham

Cuong Luu

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

Cory Moon

Chief
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Services Department

Jim St. John

Emergency Management Officer
Jefferson County, Alabama


Thursday, August 27

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  DWS
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn new techniques for navigating the ever-changing critical communications technology landscape, and get a primer on both the business acumen and marketing solutions of the most successful sellers of communications technology solutions. Examine how to evaluate new technology product lines to add to your portfolio, and how to market yourself...

Thursday, August 27

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC22
  • Thursday, August 27, 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
How law enforcement agencies are visualising and analysing crime incident patterns to better prevent and predict crime.

Thursday, August 27

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

It’s a veritable alphabet soup – Real-Time Response Centers (RTRC), Emergency Response Centers (ECCs), Real-Time Crime Centers (RTCCs), Joint Operations Centers (JOCs)…. A big reason for this emerging trend is the adoption of broadband bringing massive connectivity, the smart and safe cities initiative and the role of analytics and AI...
Speakers
Chris Kindelspire

Director Electronic Ops
Grundy County 911 / Sheriff's Office

Michael McMenamin

President
Three Birches Lane, LCC

Benjamin NG

CEO
AmerAsia Technologies Inc.

Dean Skidmore

Principal Consultant, Public Safety
IoT+LTE Consulting Group

Alexander Van Overveld

Head of Public Sector, Global Services Portfolio
Nokia

Using drones during a public safety incident can help keep more humans – both first responders and citizens – safe. Public safety can use them to find missing people, surveil disaster areas, provide a bird’s eye view to monitor any incident or gathering or diffuse an unknown situation. They can...
Speakers
Julie Feigl

FAA Certified UAS Pilot and Thermographer
FLIR Systems and Dejero

Nick McCarter

CEO
Chartis Federal

Derek Prall

Editor
American City & County Magazine

Kevin Shah

Director of Product, Real-Time Services
Axon

Christopher Todd

Executive Director
AIRT / DRONERESPONDERS

Sponsored by

As we collect large amounts of data from video, analytics and biometrics, the need to access that data in an immediate and actionable way is vital. Edge computing capability is emerging as an important component of any on-board technology platform. Take a deep dive into edge compute architectures and IoT...
Speakers
Jay Khalil

IoT Solution Architect
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Bob Plaschke

Senior Advisor to the Board
Sonim Technologies

Prakash Sangam

Founder and Principal
Tantra Analyst

Sheryar Wahid

Virtual Edge Technology
Agile Interoperable Solutions (AGILE)

Sponsored by

How do you weave into a successful team the various stakeholders – Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), systems integrators, consulting, facility assessment, solution design, project management, electrical, low voltage and general contracting, installation, system commissioning, NOC Integrations, monitor, maintenance, annual re-certification and even public safety and city leaders. This presentation will...
Speakers
Rich Berliner

CEO/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media LLC / Connected Real Estate Magazine

Bobby Brown

Telecommunications Coordinator
City of Fort Lauderdale

Laurie Caruso

CEO
Safe- Fi Technologies

Kern Davis

Vice President: Business Development & Consulting Services
CTS

Kunal Hinduja

President and CEO
ARQ Wireless

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  TH21
  • Thursday, August 27, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
FirstNet is a reality – and moving quickly to transform public safety operations and help save lives. In this session, hear from current FirstNet users on their experience with the network and how they are operationalizing public safety broadband for every day and every emergency. 
Speakers
Sally Fay

Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
State of Indiana

Jeff Lane

Chief
Gainesville Fires Rescue Department, City of Gainesville, Florida

Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

Communicating through interference and noise, especially as LTE and other broadband networks broaden, has always been an issue. Examine identifying, measuring and mitigating noise or interference problems, examine the ever-increasing noise floor at VHF and the bleedover effect on UHF, explore whether the problems lies not at the source but...
Speakers
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Chief Engineer
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Rick Burke

Managing Partner
Televate

Tim Chismar

Business Development Manager
3M Company

Russell Straayer

CEO, Data Comm for Business, Inc.
Data Comm for Business, Inc.

Gert Jan Wolf

Founder
MCC Resources

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH29
  • Thursday, August 27, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Explore two overlapping areas involving 5G and smart cities. The first is to imagine the possibilities of 5G applications and smart cities. What will it be liking “living on the edge” in a smart city? How will these networks benefit cities and their constituents? A few areas to note would be...
Speaker
Patrick McNerney

COO
3D Design & Engineering

With MCPTT and PoC, end-to- end control no longer resides with the agency. The chain of components – COTS nature of broadband, and different device types, operating systems, accessories and carrier software – create a slew of configurations for public safety. Who takes responsibility for testing these configurations? Who makes...
Speakers
Scott Bean

Senior Director for Federal Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community
Samsung Electronics America

Ritesh Desai

Director of MCPTT Services
Southern Linc

Peter Gundersen

Director, Mission Critical Applications
Ericsson

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Allison Pemberton

Client Partner Public Safety | Great Lakes Market
Verizon

As regions and states continue to buildout shared systems, it is critical that all system owners and users have an approved set of policies to govern the operation, maintenance and technical aspects of the collective system.  While many focus on the top-level technical standards, such as P25 and LTE, it...
Speakers
Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Charles Laird

Program Specialist
NC Dept of Information Technology - FirstTech

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  TT3
  • Thursday, August 27, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. Tech Talk 1: 11:45 – 12:00 pm Tech Talk 2: 12:05 – 12:20 pm Tech Talk 3: 12:25 – 12:40 pm Tech Talk 4: 12:45 – 1:00 pm

Thursday, August 27

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  TM6
  • Thursday, August 27, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
The United States Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security will discuss the Shared Communication Systems and Infrastructure (SCSI) approach to building and maintaining interconnected interoperable networks among federal, state, tribal and territorial agencies.  These networks leverage governance, common policies, shared resources and enhanced security to improve communications...
Speakers
Brandon Diemer

Electronics Engineer
BLM - National Radio Communications Division

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, US Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Dusty Rhoads

Branch Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Roger Strope

P25 CAP Advisory Panel Vice Chair
Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri Interoperability Center

Russell Sveda

Radio and Spectrum Program Manager
U.S. Department of the Interior

Robert Zanger

Attorney/Advisor—Interoperability Programs Manager
US Department of Justice/Justice Management Division, on detail to the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Wireless Engineering and Operations Unit


Thursday, August 27

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  WOW
  • Thursday, August 27, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Hear from effective women leaders, as they share their expertise, the successes and challenges of being at the table as “pioneers,” and how women in tech is timely and relevant. Hear how both male and female mentors have helped to shape their opportunities, and how we can each ensure a...
Speakers
Susan Freeman

CEO
Freeman Means Business

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Andrea Page Lee

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

Teresa Maher KD9DCV

President
ETA International

Jennifer Oldham

VP, Finance
InterTalk Critical Information Systems

Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Shelley Westall

Broadband Program Director
Washington State Public Works Board


Thursday, August 27

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC23
  • Thursday, August 27, 1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
Delivering a mission-critical network in a public safety environment  Upgrading network infrastructure to meet tomorrow’s data requirements

Thursday, August 27

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC24
  • Thursday, August 27, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Panel discussion: Improving situational awareness and safety for first-responders with automated speech recognition technology
Speakers
Mark Gabriele

Project Manager
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Cuong Luu

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

Stanley Wurzburger

Captain
Howard County (MD) Fire Department


Thursday, August 27

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Situational awareness tools with map data, indoor and outdoor personnel location, as well as integration of physiological and hazmat sensors using IOT protocols, can now deliver enhanced common operating pictures for on-scene and remote commanders. 3D mapping and location systems deliver a clear view of maps – and real-time personnel...
Speakers
Karl Kessenich

Executive Director of Business Development
Polaris Wireless

Carol Politi

CEO
TRX Systems

Steve Raucher

CEO
RapidDeploy

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
Omdia

Sponsored by

With the amazing technology evolution from LMR to LTE no matter what band, and from 4G to 5G, the timing has never been better for water, electrical, oil & gas and other utility networks to undertake legacy communication system transformation. Wireless technologies have proved to be reliable and tried and...
Speakers
Daniel Dan Draughn

Director Market Development, Critical Industries
Tait Communications

Bobbi Harris

CEO
Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Mark Poulin

Vice President, Technology and Engineering
Anterix

John Yaldwyn

CTO
4RF USA, Inc

There has been a long running, but reinvigorated discussion at the FCC regarding interoperability. This panel will explore the current policy discussions at the FCC regarding a ruling requiring interoperability between FirstNet and other service providers. The Boulder Regional Emergency Telephone Service Authority (BRETSA) has been actively pursuing this item...
Speakers
Don Brittingham

President
Northern Lights Consulting

Ritesh Desai

Director of MCPTT Services
Southern Linc

Eric Hagerson

Principal Federal Regulatory Affairs Manager
T-Mobile

Joe Hanna

President
Directions

Chris Kindelspire

Director Electronic Ops
Grundy County 911 / Sheriff's Office

ICAM (Identity Credential and Access Management) is one of the most challenging issues that must be resolved for public safety to securely scale the adoption of mobile broadband technologies. Recently four major government agencies met to agree upon a common ICAM plan, although they had all been tackling different aspects...
Speakers
Todd Early

Asst. Chief
Texas Department of Public Safety

Niki Papazoglakis

Director
Mobility 4 Public Safety

Norman Speicher

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

Today’s organizations are faced with a virtual tsunami of technological change about the way the they have traditionally communicated. FirstNet, PSBN Canada, NG911, LTE , 5G, cybersecurity, CAD, and in-building wireless all require investment. Traditional solutions have been capital rich and box solutions that do not easily integrate together. Learn...
Speakers
Dan Elliott

Director, National Sales - Canada
Waterford Consultants LLC

John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Principal
Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

Kelly Hill

Executive Editor
RCR Wireless

Sponsored by

Explore two important areas: how to maximize and monetize the value of your towers and the transition to small wireless facilities. This discussion is informative for both the private and public sectors. Attend and hear from an expert in the area of tower valuation, how operations relate to value, the...
Speakers
Bob Duchen

Vice President
River Oaks Communications Corp.

Tom Duchen

President
River Oaks Communications Corporation

Thomas Engel

Director
Strategic Tower Advisors

Sponsored by

Wireless communications has an ever increase set of solutions available.  This presentation outlines where NXDN fits in that spectrum of solutions, NXDN’s unique benefits, and examples of where it is being used currently. 
Speakers
Mark Behrends

Sr. Strategic Sales Manager
Icom America, Inc.

Jason Brennan

Product Manager, Communications Division
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles can be a valuable tool to many different industries. The tower industry can use them to surveil towers and measure RF payload on towers. The Buildings and industrial industries can use them for inspections. Agriculture can use drones to check crops and herds in far...
Speakers
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

Jonathan Daniels

CEO
Praxis Aerospace Concepts

Thomas Lutz

Technical Solutions Manager
Frequentis AG

Robert Nitsch

VP Public Safety
Frequentis AG

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH39
  • Thursday, August 27, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
The growth of wireless deployment and bandwidth demand means more fiber backbones will be needed. We will review how fiber works, the key components in the backbone and basic fiber testing needs. This is a good primer for anyone working with wireless technology but new to fiber optics.
Speaker
Lee Kellett

General Manager
Light Brigade


Thursday, August 27

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC25
  • Thursday, August 27, 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
How intelligent mobility is improving road and pedestrian safety across Nevada Carlos Cardillo, PhD, Director, Nevada Center for Applied Research
Speaker
Carlos Cardillo PhD

Director
Nevada Center for Applied Research


Thursday, August 27

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   S227
  • Session Number:  TM8
  • Thursday, August 27, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
In 2018, SAFECOM—the nation's leading program producing emergency communications guidance and policy—conducted a survey through which thousands of emergency responders provided vital information on America's emergency communications capabilities and gaps.  Survey results indicated that, despite a need for greater coordination across organizations that make decisions on cyber-related mitigation projects, very...
Speakers
Ralph Barnett

SAFECOM Program Lead, Office of Emergency Communications
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Mark Hogan

Director of Asset Management, Asset Management Department
City of Tulsa, Oklahoma

George Perera

Captain
Miami-Dade Police Department


Thursday, August 27

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   Safe Cities Theater
  • Session Number:  SC26
  • Thursday, August 27, 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Optimising emergency response with drone technology
Speaker
Lindsay Stromgren

Assistant Fire Chief
Amherst (MA) Fire Department


Thursday, August 27

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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 NG911 systems, the market has opened up to multiple vendors with similar and differing equipment and services. This has allowed for more competition and...
Speakers
Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

Jeff Cohen

Chief Counsel
APCO International

TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network

Now that mobile technology is ubiquitous, 911 center technology has become antiquated and does not work as well as 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,...
Speakers
John Manning

Architect, Public Safety & National Security
Microsoft

Michael McDonald

Senior Software Solutions Specialist
Motorola Solutions

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials

Kelli Merriweather

VP/Treasurer, NASNA, and Director
Texas Council on State Emergency Communications

Laxman Singh Rana

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

Examine the pain points that some fleet vehicle organizations have today with in-vehicle broadband communications, and how Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) can help to address in-vehicle broadband. Explore key considerations for commercial, public sector, first responder in-vehicle broadband communications, the pitfalls to avoid, and how these organizations are deciding on...
Speakers
Philip Bockrath

Vice President of Wireless Technology
Clever Devices

RJ Mahadev

IoT Industry Lead
Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • Room:   S233
  • Session Number:  TH48
  • Thursday, August 27, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Following the September 2019 CBRS initial commercial deployment, the stage is set for new private LTE network deployments serving manufacturing, logistics centers, transportation hubs, and campuses. Significant benefits come when data communications shift from inefficient Wi-Fi networks to deterministic LTE networks. Learn how the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)...
Speakers
Drew Ludwick

Director, Network Services
Tilson

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates Consulting LLC

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
Omdia

Sponsored by

Project 25 has a large established base of over 2,300 systems on the air today offering mission critical PTT communications to public safety and government agencies nationwide. As the new FirstNet broadband data system rolls out; many radio users and technologists question what type of mission critical PTT interoperability and...
Speakers
Cindy Cast

Radio Systems Manager
Radio Communication Services Div. Miami Dade County

Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

Jeremy Elder

Director, Integrated Platforms
L3Harris Technologies

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

Power, physical security, serviceability and resilience.... Discuss alternative energy and hybrid power systems and security for wireless sites – whether a tower in a field or a small cell on a rooftop, a cell on a street light or something mobile. Also examine the concerns surrounding RF exposure for your...
Speakers
Benjamin Afton, CSP, CHST

ESH&S Manager - Telecom Division
Black & Veatch Corporation

David Ehehalt

President / CEO
Telco Communications Antenna Site Management

John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Principal
Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

Tom Mahon

Senior Radio Project Consultant
Wireless Consulting, Inc.

Alex Saucedo

Director of Sales
GenCell Energy

Whether it’s a cybersecurity incident, a natural or man-made disaster or sometimes even a local event, when an incident occurs, it is likely to cause a significant overload on the public telecommunications infrastructure and could likely diminish federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government and private sector’s response. Discuss the...
Speakers
Billy Bob Brown, Jr

Branch Chief, Priority Services
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Steven K. Miller

CTO
The Digital Decision

Vernon Mosley

PTS Area Representative (PAR) Regions I & II
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Sponsored by

Wireless data and voice communications are critical tools for our daily lives, and we expect our access to it to be fast, robust, and available everywhere and all the time. Our usage of mobile devices for voice and data is exponentially increasing, and is exceeding the existing system’s ability to...
Speaker
David Witkowski

Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH49
  • Thursday, August 27, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Data-capture is the core value in sUAS (drones). In this session look at post-flight analysis software, workflow, and interpretation of data. Briefly examine the setup of sensors for best data capture, while diving deeply into the use of software to provide actionable data post-flight. This session is valuable to anyone...
Speaker
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC


Friday, August 28

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Festivals, concerts, and sporting events require constant partnership between public safety agencies and private security organizations. Far too often, we’ve seen how a lack of reliable and interoperable communication between agency partners has resulted in greater tragedy during unplanned emergencies. In this webinar, you will learn how to build a...
Speaker
Cale Teeter-Gregg

VP, Federal Sales
goTenna

The complexity of communications and information technology management required at an incident has expanded significantly since the establishment of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS).  As new technologies rapidly emerge, which can share real-time decision support information from sensors, systems, processes, and applications, effective incident management...
Speakers
Tiffany Hudgins

Branch Chief, NIMS Implementation (Acting)
FEMA National Integration Center

Chris Lombard

Captain
Communications/Special Operations
City of Seattle
Seattle Fire Department

Dusty Rhoads

Branch Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Wes Rogers

Communications Specialist
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Dan Wills

Program Analyst
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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....
Speakers
Tim Chismar

Business Development Manager
3M Company

Chuck Phillips

Senior Business Development Manager
Kyocera

Is your city struggling to pay for its next IoT deployment? Join us to learn about the current grant landscape for smart transportation and smart public safety initiatives for local government entities. Our conversations will include funding for a variety of tech projects, including smart streetlights, connected intersections, and enhanced...
Speaker
Michael Paddock

CEO
Grants Office, LLC

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S232
  • Session Number:  F11
  • Friday, August 28, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
As today’s commercial networks offer greater broadband capability to public safety, the discussion of who is in charge is important. With a carrier-based system, “Bring Your Own Device” or a managed service plan, so much of your network and backhaul are no longer within your control. Examine how this will...
Speaker
Michael McMenamin

President
Three Birches Lane, LCC

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  F19
  • Friday, August 28, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Emerging Terabit Optical Wireless (TOW) technology allows new spectral bands with a bandwidth exceeding 540 THz to exceed the data carrying capacity of existing cellular and WiFi technologies due to a significantly larger spectrum. This session examines the current mobile capacity of the RF spectrum in respect to 5G small...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

  • Room:   S224
  • Session Number:  F15
  • Friday, August 28, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Connectivity has become as important as roads and bridges. The problem is that a “broadband gap” currently exists, with rural areas having lower than average connectivity, and some remote areas have limited to no connectivity altogether due to the high cost of building networks for relatively few customers. Hear options...
Speakers
Joe Hickey

President & CEO
ROCK Networks

Kelly Hill

Executive Editor
RCR Wireless

Patrick Moreno

Product Marketing Manager
Zyxel Communications

Shelley Westall

Broadband Program Director
Washington State Public Works Board

David Whiting

Senior Consultant, Public Safety SME Local Fire
The Digital Decision


Friday, August 28

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S110
  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Friday, August 28, 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 certification exam...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group


Friday, August 28

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Hear the main advantages of a Private LTE network for mission critical applications, including a privately owned and hybrid (carrier operated) network´s advantages. Review of the most important points to take into consideration when evaluating and existent two-way radio communication system, as you consider moving from a private LMR network...
Speakers
Graeme Hull

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

Jane Mack-Crane

Verizon Customer Service Team/Nokia Product Manager & Business Development
Verizon

Michael McMenamin

President
Three Birches Lane, LCC

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
Omdia

Sponsored by

Information and communications technology has enhanced and unified our critical urban infrastructure such as transportation and electrical distribution grids. All the while the demands and reliance on critical infrastructure have grown, where now a glitch can put lives at risk and trigger chaos. Explore solutions to maintain communication with the...