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Monday, August 24

10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  PAT
  • Monday, August 24, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. An break for lunch is built into the schedule.All times are EDT.  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...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.


Monday, August 24

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

  • Session Number:  VWR
  • Monday, August 24, 11:00 AM - 11:05 AM
Speaker
Stephanie McCall

Show Director
IWCE


Monday, August 24

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Session Number:  VKEYM1
  • Monday, August 24, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Monday, August 24

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Session Number:  VKEYM2
  • Monday, August 24, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hear Chief Johnson share firsthand knowledge on how FirstNet and public safety broadband has transformed the wireless ecosystem. He will also address the technology opportunities and challenges that are just out of view to most in public safety, but may become vital tools in the near future.   
Speaker
Jeffrey Johnson

CEO
Western Fire Chiefs Association


Monday, August 24

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Session Number:  VKEYM3
  • Monday, August 24, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Monday, August 24

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Monday, August 24, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EDT.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used in fiber optic communication networks. All of this is with a focus on fiber to...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade


Monday, August 24

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

  • Session Number:  TTM1
  • Monday, August 24, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. PUT YOUR DESCRIPTION HERE

Monday, August 24

12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Session Number:  VEH1
  • Monday, August 24, 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monday, August 24

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Session Number:  TTM2
  • Monday, August 24, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. PUT YOUR DESCRIPTION HERE

Monday, August 24

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It’s a veritable alphabet soup – ECCs, EOC, Fusion Center…. Whether you call them Real-Time Response Centers (RTRC), Real-Time Crime Centers (RTCCs), Joint Operations Centers (JOCs) or something else, the adoption of broadband brings massive connectivity, and more accurate information for analytics and AI, location information, location-based call routing, alerting,...
Speakers
Keshav Gupta

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

Mark Reynolds

Associate Director IT
University of New Mexico

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
Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University

Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

  • Session Number:  VM11
  • Monday, August 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
As the world has changed significantly in the past four months, so has response communications and operations. 911 operators are being tasked to answer basic questions that normally would not come to them. Public Safety is being stretched so thin and facing monumental tasks. Local governments are dealing with a...
5G is the biggest buzzword in the industry, mentioned in virtually every commercial or article referencing the telecom industry, as well as in other sectors. As with other transitions to a new generation of wireless technology, 5G promises faster data rates. But 5G also is designed to provide other performance...

Monday, August 24

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Session Number:  TTM3
  • Monday, August 24, 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. PUT YOUR DESCRIPTION HERE

Monday, August 24

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Session Number:  TTM4
  • Monday, August 24, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. PUT YOUR DESCRIPTION HERE

Monday, August 24

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
Thomas Gagnon

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

Shawn Talmadge

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

Charles Werner

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

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

Federal Program Officer
National Telecommunications and Information Administration

  • Session Number:  VM21
  • Monday, August 24, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2020 has been a hell of a year, and it’s not over yet! Budgets across all organizations are being slashed as the world is affected from the pandemic, hurricane/tornado/wildfire season, to the protests to both re-open and for civil rights. Our economy and policies are being tested like never before....
Speaker
Bill Wolpin

Editorial Director/Associate Publisher
American City & County


Monday, August 24

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Session Number:  VKEYM4-5
  • Monday, August 24, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Monday, August 24

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Since the 911 system in the US was established in the 1960s and based on voice over landlines, a nationwide upgrade to IP-based NG911 technology is a key deployment for our future. This change would provide better location awareness for both citizens and public safety, as well as provide capabilities...
Speaker
Chris Moore

Principal
Brooks Bawden Moore, LLC

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
Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy

Curtis Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc. and Cybersecurity Advisor to NATO

Agencies are still trying to solve interworking between two LMR systems, much less the more complicated connections between LMR to LTE/Push-to-talk over Cellular (PoC), interoperability of any of these with either FirstNet or an antiquated 911 system, and between PoC systems which cross different carriers Not to mention data sharing...
Speaker
Adam Eldert

Director, Communications Technologies Division
Fairfax County Government

  • Session Number:  VM31
  • Monday, August 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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...
Speaker
Shelley Westall

Broadband Program Director
Washington State Public Works Board


Monday, August 24

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Session Number:  VGSM
  • Monday, August 24, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Monday, August 24

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Monday, August 24, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Tuesday, August 25

10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  PAT
  • Tuesday, August 25, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday. A break for lunch is built into the schedule.All times are EDT.  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...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.


Tuesday, August 25

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Session Number:  VKEYT1-3
  • Tuesday, August 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, August 25

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Tuesday, August 25, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EDT.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used in fiber optic communication networks. All of this is with a focus on fiber to...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade


Tuesday, August 25

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Tuesday, August 25, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EDT.  The workshop will prepare attendees to challenge the new ITS certification exam from the ETA International. Each exam domain will be unpacked to provide the attendee with a complete defense in depth strategy for implementing...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group


Tuesday, August 25

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Co-Founder and COO
Lynk

Josh Miner

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

Doug Mohney

Editor-in-Chief
Space IT Bridge/Cidera Analytics

Rich Pang

Director, Government Product Development
Telesat

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...
Speaker
Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

  • Session Number:  DWS
  • Tuesday, August 25, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn new techniques for navigating the ever-changing critical communications technology landscape, and get a primer on both the business acumen and marketing solutions of the most successful sellers of communications technology solutions. Examine how to evaluate new technology product lines to add to your portfolio, and how to market yourself...
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...
Speaker
John Foley

Managing Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

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
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair
TCCA


Tuesday, August 25

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

Director of Business Development
PCTEL

John Foley

Managing Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

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...
Speakers
Brad Barber

Director of Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
Omdia

Speakers
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

Rhett Westerman

President and CEO
Deep South Communications, LLC

As LMR moves from a private, controlled system to one that operates on public networks, control changes from local operators to the carriers. There are pros and cons to this method, but it is a big change from the past. Examine who has control of what part of the network,...

Tuesday, August 25

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Session Number:  VKEYT4-5
  • Tuesday, August 25, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, August 25

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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 to overcome. In addition, examine the capabilities between...
Speakers
Adil Attlassy

CTO
Compass Data Centers

Edmond Vea

CTO /Solutions Architect
NGA 911 Inc.

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
Charles Dowd

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

Todd Early

Asst. Chief
Texas Department of Public Safety

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

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

Justin Daniels

President of the Center for Campus Fire Safety, and Fire Marshall
University of Oklahoma

John Foley

Managing Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Paul Timm

Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates

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

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.


Tuesday, August 25

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  WOW
  • Tuesday, August 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hear from effective women leaders, as they share their expertise, the successes and challenges of being at the table as “pioneers,” and how women in tech is timely and relevant. Hear how both male and female mentors have helped to shape their opportunities, and how we can each ensure a...
Speakers
Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Andrea Page Lee

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

Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Shelley Westall

Broadband Program Director
Washington State Public Works Board

Kelsey Ziser

Senior Editor
Women In Communications/Light Reading Network


Wednesday, August 26

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Session Number:  TTW1
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. PUT YOUR DESCRIPTION HERE

Wednesday, August 26

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Session Number:  VEH3
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 26

10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  5G
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
A break for lunch is built into the schedule.All times are EDT. 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 a certification that has...
Speaker
Patrick McNerney

COO
3D Design & Engineering

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  CET
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wedesday and Thursday. A break for lunch is built into the schedule.All times are EDT.  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...
Speaker
Christopher Miller CETsr

Professor
Heartland Community College

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. A break for lunch is built into the schedule. All times are EDT.  With the explosion of new digital applications in today’s communication networks microwave radio offers many advantages.  They are capable of carrying large amounts of information (voice, video,...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.


Wednesday, August 26

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

  • Session Number:  VKEYW1-2
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Wednesday, August 26

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Session Number:  VKEYW3
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Speakers
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

Chris Pearson

President
5G Americas


Wednesday, August 26

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

  • Session Number:  YPA
  • Wednesday, August 26, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Join us for our Young Professionals Awards Ceremony, honoring those in the industry that have made an impact before the age of 35. In addition, we will be presenting the Critical Communications Leader of the Year Award, Young Achiever Award from Radio Club of America as well as our scholarship...

Wednesday, August 26

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Wednesday, August 26, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EDT.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used in fiber optic communication networks. All of this is with a focus on fiber to...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade


Wednesday, August 26

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Wednesday, August 26, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EDT.  The workshop will prepare attendees to challenge the new ITS certification exam from the ETA International. Each exam domain will be unpacked to provide the attendee with a complete defense in depth strategy for...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group


Wednesday, August 26

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Session Number:  TTW4-5
  • Wednesday, August 26, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry. Tech Talk 4: 12:15 – 12:25 pm Tech Talk 5: 12:30 – 12:50 pm  

Wednesday, August 26

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Session Number:  TTW6
  • Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
These quickfire industry talks will give you the key details on emerging technologies in the industry.

Wednesday, August 26

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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
Steve Marzolf

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

Ross Merlin

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

Sponsored by

With the amazing technology evolution from LMR to LTE no matter what band, and from 4G to 5G, the timing has never been better for water, electrical, oil & gas and other utility networks to undertake legacy communication system transformation. Explore how to keep our water and electrical systems safe and secure while they modernize. And review real...
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

Drones, robots 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. Buildings and industrial industries can use them for inspections. Agriculture can use drones to check crops and herds in far-flung...
  • Session Number:  VW12
  • Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how the FirstNet Authority is implementing its Roadmap with stakeholders across public safety and the industry ecosystem. While FirstNet is transforming the public safety marketplace, it continues to identify and promote ways to enhance public safety communications and better connect communities. Review recent Roadmap developments and hear opportunities for public safety to engage with the FirstNet Authority...
Speakers
David Buchanan

Director of Consultation
FirstNet Authority

Brian Hobson

Director of State Plans
FirstNet Authority

Jeremy Zollo

Director, Enterprise Strategy Division
FirstNet Authority


Wednesday, August 26

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In the past years, California has been rocked by large wildfires that have burned into communities at a record speed, and in many cases destroying the communications infrastructure in its path. This and other large-scale area disasters have created many new challenges for today’s communications and incident management personnel. Local frequencies are quickly overwhelmed and as the incident...
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)

  • Session Number:  VW22
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2:30 PM - 3:30 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. 
Sponsored by

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

Senior Editor
Dark Reading

Curtis Levinson

CISO
MetTel, Inc. and Cybersecurity Advisor to NATO

Nancy Rainosek

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

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...

Wednesday, August 26

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

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

Chris Lombard

Captain
Communications/Special Operations
City of Seattle
Seattle Fire Department

Dusty Rhoads

Branch Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Wes Rogers

Communications Specialist
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Dan Wills

Program Analyst
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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

Director of Strategy
Skyward, A Verizon Company

Grant Guillot

Partner
Adams and Reese LLP

Scott Shtofman

Operations Strategist and Policy
FIRST iZ

Ken Stewart

CEO
AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation

Joshua Turner

Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Adam Zayor

Chief Executive Officer
FlyGuys, Inc.

Sponsored by

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 data management to look...
  • Session Number:  VW32
  • Wednesday, August 26, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Now that HPUE is a reality, hear more about High Power User Equipment options which enhance LTE range, coverage and data rates. Examine some results and benefits from real-world on-network tests for power levels on both public safety and 900MHz HPUE, how it can duplicate power from LMR as well...

Wednesday, August 26

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Session Number:  VKEYW4
  • Wednesday, August 26, 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Wednesday, August 26

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Session Number:  NR
  • Wednesday, August 26, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 27

10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  CET
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. A break for lunch is built into the schedule.All times are EDT.  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...
Speaker
Christopher Miller CETsr

Professor
Heartland Community College

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  MRT
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. A break for lunch is built into the schedule. All times are EDT.  With the explosion of new digital applications in today’s communication networks microwave radio offers many advantages.  They are capable of carrying large amounts of information (voice, video,...
Speaker
William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.


Thursday, August 27

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Session Number:  GSRH
  • Thursday, August 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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...

Thursday, August 27

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  ITS
  • Thursday, August 27, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EDT.  The workshop will prepare attendees to challenge the new ITS certification exam from the ETA International. Each exam domain will be unpacked to provide the attendee with a complete defense in depth strategy for...
Speaker
Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

Sponsored by

  • Session Number:  FTTA
  • Thursday, August 27, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All times are EDT.  This course examines ‘how fiber works’ and the fundamentals of different fibers, cables, connectors and other hardware used in fiber optic communication networks. All of this is with a focus on fiber to...
Speaker
Phil Shoemaker FOI, FOT-OSP

Senior Instructor
The Light Brigade


Thursday, August 27

12:30 PM - 1:30 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,...
Speaker
Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

  • Session Number:  DD
  • Thursday, August 27, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
At the start of this half-day of drone information, Douglas Spotted Eagle takes time to discuss how important data-capture is for sUAS (drones). He looks at post-flight analysis software, workflow, and interpretation of data, and will briefly examine the setup of sensors for best data capture, while diving deeply into...
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
Anna Gomez

Attorney at Law
Wiley

Michael Sherwood

Director, information Technologies
City of Las Vegas

Understand the differences in CAPEX versus OPEX, and how the industry shift from traditional LMR to operational LTE has also shifted the way procurement is handled. This has allowed for more competition and better pricing for the public safety agencies. Explore the difference between an objectives-based RFP (this is what...
Speakers
Terry Burnworth

President
Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting

Dan Elliott

Director, National Sales - Canada
Waterford Consultants LLC

John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Principal
Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

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, manufacturing, logistics centers, campuses, building managers, utilities, transportation hubs and potentially even public safety. While the hype behind CBRS might lead to the belief there...
Speakers
Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates Consulting LLC

Alan Tilles

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


Thursday, August 27

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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...
Speaker
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Chief Engineer
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

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...
Speaker
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications

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
Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

Jeffrey Marani EMT-P, COML

Sr Manager, IT Field Communications
American Medical Response

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials


Thursday, August 27

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sponsored by

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

Subject Matter Expert
Televate, LLC

Cindy Cast

Radio Systems Manager
Radio Communication Services Div. Miami Dade County

Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

James Downes

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

Jeremy Elder

Director, Integrated Platforms
L3Harris Technologies

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Stephen Nichols

Director
Project 25 Technology Interest Group

Del Smith

ALMR Operations Manager
Alaska Land Mobile Radio Communications System

Brad Stoddard

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

Scott Wright

Telecommunications Engineer II
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

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...
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 differences between priority access (first responders getting access over anyone else on the network) and preemption...
Speaker
Norman Speicher

Program Manager / Computer Scientist, Office of Mission and Capability Support, Science & Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security

As spectrum becomes harder to get, repurposing, rebanding and migration are happening across many bands. The VHF spectrum has been abandoned by numerous public safety entities. All public safety T-Band users are required by law to exit the T-Band spectrum by 2021. CBRS is being repurposed for private LTE network...
Speakers
Mark Crosby

President and CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Scott Edson

Executive Director
LA-RICS

Alan Tilles

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