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Monday, March 30

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
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.

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
Adam Byrd

Sales Manager for the Central Region
Advanced RF Technologies Inc. (ADRF)

Morne Erasmus

Director, Smart Cities
CommScope, Inc.

Anna Gomez

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Tracy Scramaglia

Senior Engineer - Public Works
City of San Mateo (CA)

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 priority for first responders, but what does LTE bring to enhance the current LMR...
Speakers
Mariano Aguirre

Unified Communications Strategy Manager
Motorola Solutions

Ricardo Bovo

LTE Specialist for Public Safety
Independent Consultant

Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

Michelle Geddes

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

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

Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
EBE Consulting, LLC

Murray Shaw

Vice President of Sales
MCM Technology

Scott Wiggins

Vice President
Federal Engineering, Inc.

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
Tom Cooper

Director of Sales, Public Safety
Dali Wireless

John Foley

General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

Chris Godwin

Chief Technology Officer
RF Solutions LLC

James Renfrew

Systems Architect
Codan Communications

Andrew Ruschak

Wireless Technology Consultant
Stantec

Joe Schmelzer

Senior Director of Products
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
Jay Jacobsmeyer

President
Pericle Communications Company

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
Chuck Bethea

Vice President of Engineering
Commdex Consulting

Mark Fletcher

Chief Architect - Public Safety
Avaya

Jeff Ledbetter GISP, ENP, PMP

Public Safety GIS Expert
Michael Baker International

Scott Neal

Communications Consultant
Mission Critical Partners, Inc.

Daniel Seals

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


Monday, March 30

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Tom Manley

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Mike Norin

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company


Monday, March 30

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Session Number:  R56
  • Monday, March 30, 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

  • Session Number:  DAS
  • Monday, March 30, 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
Joe Delio CETma,ms

Senior Vice President
IWA Technical Services Inc.

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.

Principal Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Monday, March 30, 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

Instructor
The Light Brigade

  • Session Number:  GCT1
  • Monday, March 30, 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...
Speaker
AJ Wiesenfeld PE

Senior Staff Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

  • Session Number:  LAS
  • Monday, March 30, 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.

  • Session Number:  PIM
  • Monday, March 30, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. Passive Intermodulation (PIM) testing is now a standard for many wireless carriers for site commissioning and certification. Discuss why PIM has become such a hot topic in some wireless circles, and learn why intermodulation is such a problem in...
Speakers
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

Humberto (Bert) Sepulveda

Applications Engineer
Kaelus

  • Session Number:  PAT
  • Monday, March 30, 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, March 30

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
Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

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

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
John Bryant

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

James Downes

Supervisory Manager
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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
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

Chief Technology Officer
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 by the two Agencies that comprise the Implementation Coordination Office (ICO)...
Speakers
Laurie Flaherty

National 911 Program Manager
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Yuki Miyamoto

Federal Program Officer
National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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...
Speaker
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
Charles Werner

Chair
DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance & Association of American Railroads Public Safety Advisory Committee


Monday, March 30

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
Adam Byrd

Sales Manager for the Central Region
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

911 Director
Howard County Indiana

Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

John Locatelli

Manager, Product Management
Avtec

Amanda Matlock

Marketing Director of Social Media
Pyramid Consulting

Barry Ritter

Retired State of Indiana 911 Executive Director
Indiana 911

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

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

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/CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Lance Johnson

Director, Strategy & Government Affairs
Anterix

Alan Tilles

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

John Wehmann

Consultant
Wireless Executive

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 Sharaf

Driver Behavior Analytics
Nokia


Monday, March 30

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
Dino Giordano

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

Joe Lesky

Director of Public Safety Solutions
C Squared Systems, LLC

Ryan Poltermann

Principal Investigator and Innovation Architect
Commdex

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...
Speaker
Peter Murray

Executive Director
Dense Networks

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....
Speaker
Cale Teeter-Gregg

Director of Public Safety
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.com, Inc.

James Downes

Supervisory Manager
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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

Richard Oldham

Radio Comms Engineering Manager
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Roger Strope

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

Andrew Thiessen

Deputy Program Manager
PSCR

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

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

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
Laurie Flaherty

National 911 Program Manager
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Chris Kindelspire

Director Electronic Ops
Grundy County 911 / Sheriff's Office

Randy Richmond

Standards & Regulatory Specialist
Zetron, Inc.

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Fabricio Velez

Head of Solution Management, Public Safety Sector
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
Michael Doerk

Marketing
Motorola Solutions

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair
TCCA


Tuesday, March 31

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

Sheikh Hafiz

VP, Product Engineering
Assured Wireless Corporation

Dennis Kohlmeier

Director of Business Development- Public Safety Markets
REDCOM Laboratories

Ed Mills

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

Przemek Adam Mroz P.Eng.

LMR Product Manager
Codan Radio Communications

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder
Virtualnetcom

Cale Teeter-Gregg

Director of Public Safety
goTenna

“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
Klaus Bender

Vice President, Engineering, Training & Standards
Utilities Technology Council

Rohit Bhanot

Head - Public Safety Practice (NA)
Nokia

Mark Reynolds

Associate Director IT
University of New Mexico

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

Eric Makovsky

Product Line Manager
L3Harris Technologies

Jeff Robertson

Senior Vice President / General Manager of Public Safety
RapidSOS

Bill Veasy

National Senior Enterprise Manager
Kyocera

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,...
Speakers
Seth Buechley

CEO
Cathedral Consulting

John Foley

General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.)

Executive Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

John Shubin

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

Paul Timm

Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates

Eric Toenjes

Program Manager, Mobility
Graybar

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
Anne O'Neil P.E., CSEP

Systems Catalyst & Strategist
Anne O'Neil Consultants LLC

Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
EBE Consulting, 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

Daniel Dan Draughn

Director Market Development, Critical Industries
Tait Communications

Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Robin Grier

President
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

Adriana Manrique

Product Developer Manager
Motorola Solutions

James Renfrew

Systems Architect
Codan Communications

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
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Jeremy Elder

Director, Integrated Platforms
L3Harris Technologies

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

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
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

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, March 31

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants


Tuesday, March 31

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Session Number:  R56
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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

  • Session Number:  DAS
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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
Joe Delio CETma,ms

Senior Vice President
IWA Technical Services Inc.

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.

Principal Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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

Instructor
The Light Brigade

  • Session Number:  GCT1
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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...
Speaker
AJ Wiesenfeld PE

Senior Staff Engineer
IWA Technical Services, Inc.

  • Session Number:  LAS
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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.

  • Session Number:  PIM
  • Tuesday, March 31, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. Passive Intermodulation (PIM) testing is now a standard for many wireless carriers for site commissioning and certification. Discuss why PIM has become such a hot topic in some wireless circles, and learn why intermodulation is such a problem in wireless...
Speakers
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest

Humberto (Bert) Sepulveda

Applications Engineer
Kaelus

  • Session Number:  PAT
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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, March 31

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Lead Construction 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

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
Jerald Fritz

EVP Strategic and Legal Affairs
OneMedia

Mark O'Brien

President/CTO
SpectraRep

Lonna Thompson

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Americas Public Television Stations (APTS) Representing public television in all 50 states and 6 territories

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

  • Session Number:  T21
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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


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
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

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

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, March 31

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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...
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
Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

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
John Beltz

IT Security Manager for Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL), Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Todd Early

TxDPS Deputy Assistant Director
Texas Department of Public Safety

William Fisher

Security Engineer
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

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/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

Harlin McEwen

Former FirstNet PSAC Chair
Public Safety Communications Consultant


Tuesday, March 31

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
Commonwealth of Virginia

Charles Werner

Chair
DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance & Association of American Railroads Public Safety Advisory Committee

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.
Speaker
Tom Johnson

Chair of the DMR Association Technical Working Group
DMR Association

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

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

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...
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

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

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, March 31

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...
Speaker
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.

  • Session Number:  T51
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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

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

Brad Welch

General Manager
TPL Systems Asia Pacific

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 Acceleration Coalition

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...
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, March 31

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room:   S230
  • Session Number:  EBM
  • Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker
Tim Lawrence

Executive Director
SkillsUSA


Wednesday, April 01

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Session Number:  5G
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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

  • Session Number:  CET
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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

  • Session Number:  R56
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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

  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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

Instructor
The Light Brigade

  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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.

  • Session Number:  RFIM
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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, April 01

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEYB
  • Wednesday, April 01, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Wednesday, April 01

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEYD
  • Wednesday, April 01, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Wednesday, April 01

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEYA
  • Wednesday, April 01, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker
Jeffrey Johnson

CEO
Western Fire Chiefs Association


Wednesday, April 01

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Session Number:  EH1
  • Wednesday, April 01, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, April 01

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.

David Rudawitz

Advisory Board - Critical Infrastructure
NVIS Communications, LLC

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
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

Vincent Sritapan

Portfolio Manager, Physical & Cyber Security, Office of Mission & Capability Support
US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate

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

General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition

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

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

TxDPS Deputy Assistant Director
Texas Department of Public Safety

Sal Lopez


Cubic Corporation

David Lucas ENP GISP

Senior Consultant
Black & Veatch

Ed Mills

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

James Potter

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships
L3Harris Technologies

Paul Scutieri

Sales Director - Connected Communities
Black & Veatch

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
Joe Hanna

President
Directions

Kim Scovill

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

Charles Dowd

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

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

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, April 01

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

Commander, Information Service Division
City of Chicago

David Mulholland

ECC Administrator
Arlington Public Safety Communications & Emergency Management

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

RJ Mahadev

IoT Industry Lead
Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Laurie Flaherty

National 911 Program Manager
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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)

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

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

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

  • Session Number:  W25
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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...
Speaker
Rohit Bhanot

Head - Public Safety Practice (NA)
Nokia


Wednesday, April 01

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY2
  • Wednesday, April 01, 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Speaker
Bryan Wiens

Senior Product Manager, Cloud Services
InterTalk Critical Information Systems


Wednesday, April 01

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
Sharif Fotouh

Managing Director
Compass EdgePoint

Lawrence Hicks

VP Engineering
InterTalk Critical Information Systems Inc.

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
Karla Jurrens

Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
State of Texas

Dusty Rhoads

Branch Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Brad Stoddard

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

Russ Sveda

Center Manager, Radio Technical Service Center
U.S. Department of the Interior

  • Session Number:  W31
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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.
Speaker
Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor
FirstNet Authority

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...
Speaker
Adam Nelson

Senior Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

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

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...
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

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Bobbi Harris

CEO
Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Dwight Linn


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
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, April 01

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

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
Michelle Geddes

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

Gregory Glenn

CTO
Pulse Signal Solutions

Don Henry

Public Safety Program Manager
Comba Telecom

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...
Speaker
Mariano Aguirre

Unified Communications Strategy Manager
Motorola Solutions

As public safety communications migrates from the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) world we have lived in for the past 50+ years to our FirstNet and LTE future, the changes will be more than just technical and operational. We will need to also adjust our financial planning and budgeting to fit...
Speakers
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...
Speaker
Hansen Chan

Senior Marketing Manager
Nokia

  • Session Number:  W41
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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
Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

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...
Speaker
TJ Kennedy

Co-Founder
The Public Safety Network

  • Session Number:  W45
  • Wednesday, April 01, 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
Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE

Allan Tantillo

Vice President of New Technologies
Vertical Bridge

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, April 01

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Session Number:  NR
  • Wednesday, April 01, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 02

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Session Number:  CET
  • Thursday, April 02, 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

  • Session Number:  R56
  • Thursday, April 02, 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

  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Thursday, April 02, 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

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Thursday, April 02, 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

Instructor
The Light Brigade

  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Thursday, April 02, 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.

  • Session Number:  RFIM
  • Thursday, April 02, 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, April 02

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY5
  • Thursday, April 02, 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Thursday, April 02

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY6
  • Thursday, April 02, 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Thursday, April 02

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY7
  • Thursday, April 02, 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Thursday, April 02

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  KEY8
  • Thursday, April 02, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Thursday, April 02

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room:   IWCE Theater
  • Session Number:  YPA
  • Thursday, April 02, 9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Thursday, April 02

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Session Number:  EH2
  • Thursday, April 02, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 02

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

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
Charles Dowd

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

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

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

Ed Mills

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

Niki Papazoglakis

Director
Mobility Acceleration Coalition

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
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
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)

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.

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 Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc. and Cybersecurity Advisor to NATO

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
Eric Back

COO
ETech

Jenine Renaud

National Director Colocations
Pyramid Network Services

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

Bobbi Harris

CEO
Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Allen Tharp

Senior Manager - Business Systems Network and Planning
Xcel Energy

John Yaldwyn

CTO
4RF USA, Inc


Thursday, April 02

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...
Speaker
Rohit Bhanot

Head - Public Safety Practice (NA)
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...
Speaker
Charles Werner

Chair
DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance & Association of American Railroads Public Safety Advisory Committee

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.

Sheryar Wahid

Virtual Edge Technology
Agile Interoperable Solutions (AGILE)

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...
Speaker
Kern Davis

Vice President: Business Development & Consulting Services
CTS

  • Session Number:  TH21
  • Thursday, April 02, 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. 
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

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Tim Chismar

Business Development Manager
3M Company

Russell Straayer

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

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
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat

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...
Speaker
Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.


Thursday, April 02

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Get a high level overview of Department of Justice missions and Wireless Communications (LMR/ROIP/Satellite) use by component (ATF, BOP, DEA, FBI, USMS). Describe the requirement for interoperability and how DOJ currently meets that requirement, including a description of the 25 Cities program/channels, our current usage and direct operation on partner...
Speaker
Robert Zanger

On detail to FBI/Operational Technology Division/Wireless Engineering and Operations Unit (WEOU)
Department of Justice/Justice Management Division


Thursday, April 02

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 about opportunities and experiences to drive communications technology now and in the future, for making more voices heard in...
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

President
ETA International

Jennifer Oldham

VP, Finance
InterTalk Critical Information Systems

Shelley Westall

Broadband Program Manager
Washington State Public Works Board


Thursday, April 02

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
Greg Albrecht EMT

Co-Founder and CTO
Orion Labs

Manlio Allegra

Co-Founder and CEO
Polaris Wireless, Inc.

Mark Fletcher

Chief Architect - Public Safety
Avaya

Carol Politi

CEO
TRX Systems

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
Klaus Bender

Vice President, Engineering, Training & Standards
Utilities Technology Council

Daniel Dan Draughn

Director Market Development, Critical Industries
Tait Communications

Bobbi Harris

CEO
Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Lance Johnson

Director, Strategy & Government Affairs
Anterix

Kathy Nelson PE

Director, Technical Product Marketing & Industry Relations
ONDAS Networks

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...
Speaker
Joe Hanna

President
Directions

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...
Speaker
Niki Papazoglakis

Director
Mobility Acceleration Coalition

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...
Speaker
Dan Elliott

Director, National Sales - Canada
Waterford Consultants LLC

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

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

Thomas Lutz

Technical Solutions Manager
Frequentis AG

Robert Nitsch

VP Public Safety
Frequentis AG

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, April 02

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

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

Dan Zeiler

Director, Cybersecurity
Motorola Solutions

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
Glenn Kennedy

VP Sales
Siyata Mobile Inc.

RJ Mahadev

IoT Industry Lead
Cisco Systems, Inc.

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)...
Speaker
Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
IHS Markit

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

Denis Boulais

National QSE Manager
CCOM Corp Pty Ltd

David Ehehalt

President / CEO
Telco Communications Antenna Site Management

Tom Mahon

Senior Radio Project Consultant
Wireless Consulting, Inc.

Jim Pelegris

Director of Technology and Business Development
Precision Power Solutions

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...
Speaker
Billy Bob Brown, Jr

Branch Chief, Priority Services
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

  • Session Number:  TH45
  • Thursday, April 02, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
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

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, April 03

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

Director of Public Safety
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
Paul Broyles

Wildland Fire Specialist, ICT1
All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association (AHIMTA)

James Johnstone

Deputy Chief
FIRESCOPE

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....
Speaker
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...
Speakers
Michael Paddock

CEO
Grants Office, LLC

Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

  • Session Number:  F11
  • Friday, April 03, 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
Gretchen Thein

Sr Product Management Consultant

Motorola Solutions

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

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

Patrick Moreno

Product Marketing Manager
Zyxel Communications

Shelley Westall

Broadband Program Manager
Washington State Public Works Board


Friday, April 03

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Friday, April 03, 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, April 03

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...
Speaker
Ricardo Bovo

LTE Specialist for Public Safety
Independent Consultant

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...
Speaker
Steve Mazur

Director of Government Business Development
Digi International

There is a rapidly growing demand for commercial, residential, indoor outdoor and everywhere seamless wireless/Wi-Fi availability. DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) and Fiber to DAS are providing a potential solution as driving forces behind this demand are new markets and strategic importance for government, such as smart cities, smart buildings, connected...
Speakers
David Diaz

Chief Technologist
Innov8 Tech

Frank Ghassemi

Chief Instructor
Golden Eagle Academy

In the ever change world of NG911, more incident information will be shared and exchanged in a faster environment. This transition will help decrease workload on PSAP staff and improve response, but with more opportunities comes new challenges. Learn how and when incident information can be shared with multiple different...
Speakers
Mark Hannah

Sr. Communications Consultant
AECOM

Diane Harris

Manager, Business Operations & Channel Strategy
Zetron, Inc.

Some sensors are relatively dumb – they provide limited but important information, but as a connected device, they don’t need a whole lot of bandwidth, and most do not report in real-time. Examine the lower-cost alternatives for utilities, manufacturing, hospitals, schools and other enterprises. Explore how 802.16s, which previously has...
Speakers
Robert Burchard

Director Business Development
ONDAS

Robert Finch

President
Select Spectrum

Brian Wollak

Senior Wireless Architect and Wi-Fi Evangelizer
Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

With a long history, Project 25 standards and products have evolved and improved. Testing technology for Project 25 equipment and networks has advanced as well. Unique software based P25 testing solutions are now available to help users in the procurement, application and maintenance of their P25 systems. A new concept...
Speakers
David Adams

Director of Business Development
PCTEL

Ian Carpenter

President/CEO
Valid8.com, Inc.

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Chris Lougee

Principal
5 x 9 Communications

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

Joseph Rey

Managing Partner
LocusUSA

With the proliferation of video surveillance systems implemented by communities, public safety, businesses and citizens alike, consider the implications of all that information. From using fixed wireless backhaul for video solutions, to cataloging and analyzing those large files for potential later use or archives, examine the issues inherent in transporting,...
Speakers
Derek Underwood

Vice President Sales, North America
Cambium Networks

James M. Wolfinbarger

Retired Chief of the Colorado State Patrol; Smart Public Safety Solutions
Motorola Solutions


Friday, April 03

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Monitoring, managing, and maintaining radio communication is paramount to public safety preparedness. The real issue lies with malfunctioning communication equipment and the historical fix it when it fails approach to radio maintenance. Even new communication systems are susceptible to failure due to poorly maintained radios. Most often, these problems remain...
Speaker
Eileen Cole

Marketing Manager
LocusUSA

Examine the use of channelized repeaters, frequency translation and control channel manipulation techniques to create innovative methods to provide coverage enhancement and in-fill for P25 P1/P2 and other networks, all within a broadband repeater budget. 
Speaker
Scott Alford

Systems Engineering Manager / Category Manager
RFI Technology Solutions

Join a "show and tell" of the various components that comprise a RF System – antennas, isolators, filters, duplexers, combiners, transmission line; jumpers, couplers, splitters, dividers, RX multicoupler, in-building system BDAs, UDAs, line taps and more. Explore the critical nature of the RF antenna system as you learn all the...
Speaker
Alan Leffler N5AFL

RF Systems Consultant
EMR Corp.

Learn about secure “micro networks” at the edge to service critical enterprise networks such as factory automation, mining, offshore drilling platforms, transportation, multi-tenant office buildings and more.  Bringing all the required capabilities of a small mobile network operator, discuss latest technological advancements and solutions to create true edge-centric secure micro...
Speakers
Keith Kaczmarek

Chief Strategy Officer
Virtual Network Communications

Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder
Virtualnetcom

Cloud-based digital evidence and record management platforms are ushering in a new era of operational efficiencies, cost savings, and reliability increases. From helping to update antiquated systems, to streamlining information across agencies, to more efficiently responding to FOIA public requests for info and court orders, the cloud offers real benefits...
Over the years, critical communications technology, implementation and regulations were led by local leaders, but with FirstNet and NG911 initiatives, siting for 5G and the need for continuous connectivity across land and sea, the regulatory, policy and technology initiatives are being driven by federal leadership. Of course, everyone wants the...