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Event: August 24 - 27, 2020
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IWCE 2020 Thought Leaders


Mr. David Adams

Director of Business Development


Dr. William Bailey Jr.

Safety Compliance/Training Facilitator
Dave Tomasch Inc.

Chris Baker PE

FirstNet Authority

Mr. Brad Barber

Director of Operations
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Mr. Mike Barney

FirstNet Advanced Solutions Team Regional Director

Heath Beach

Kaleo Partners

Mr. Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Chief Engineer
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Cheryl Boyer

Electrical Engineer
Sinclair Technologies

Bryan Brake

Infosec Education Foundation

Mr. Tom Brinkoetter


Chuck Brooks

Managing Director/VP
eITPrep Educational Technologies Group

Mr. Billy Bob Brown Jr

Branch Chief, Priority Services, ECD
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Mike Brownson

Director, IBW Business Development
Westell Technologies

Glen Brynteson


Mr. David Buchanan

Director of Consultation
FirstNet Authority

Mr. Brian Buntz

Content Director
IoT Institute

Scott Burk

Industrial IoT Solution Specialist
Encore Networks

Mr. Rick Burke

Managing Partner

Dennis J. Burns

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

Mr. Terry Burnworth

Pyramid Architecture/Engineering & Pyramid Consulting


Ms Cindy Cast

Radio Systems Manager
Radio Communication Services Div. Miami Dade County

Edward Chow

Manager, Civil Program Office
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Peter Clemons

Managing Director

Jeff Cohen

Chief Counsel
APCO International

Sam Colley

Pod Group

Tom Crabbs

Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
State of Virginia

Mark Crosby

President and CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Budge Currier

9-1-1 Branch Manager, Public Safety Communications


Justin Daniels

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

Mark Davidson

IoT Solution Architect
Cisco System, Inc.

Mr. Andy Davis

Senior Resource Manager
Motorola Solutions

Margo Deckard

Co-Founder and COO

Drew Delaney

Director of Business Development
The Public Safety Network

Ritesh Desai

Director of MCPTT Services
Southern Linc

Mr. David Diaz

Innov8 Technologies

Mr. Charles Dowd

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

Mr. James Downes

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

Dr. Ashutosh Dutta

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


Mr. Todd Early

Asst. Chief
Texas Department of Public Safety

Scott Edson

Executive Director

Mr. Jeremy Elder

Director, Integrated Platforms
L3Harris Technologies

Mr. Adam Eldert

Director, Communications Technologies Division
Fairfax County Government

Mr. Dan Elliott

Director, National Sales - Canada
Waterford Consultants LLC


John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

Mr. Nicholas Falgiatore

Senior Technology Specialist
Mission Critical Partners

Matt Fanelli

Director of Strategy
Skyward, A Verizon Company

Thad Fink

Director of Sales
Unimar Inc.

Ms Laurie Flaherty

National 911 Program Manager
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Mr. John Foley

Managing Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Brian Fontes

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Curtis Franklin Jr.

Senior Editor
Dark Reading

Craig Fugate

Senior Advisor at BlueDot Strategies
Former FEMA Administrator


Thomas Gagnon

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

Michelle Geddes

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

Frank Ghassemi

Chief Instructor
Golden Eagle Academy

Cheryl Giggetts

Principal Consultant
CTA Consultants

Mr. Dino Giordano

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

Chris Goetz

Director of Technical Development
STI-CO Industries

Anna Gomez

Attorney at Law

Red Grasso

Program Director, First Responder Emerging Technologies
North Carolina Dept of Information Technology

Mr. Tony Gray

Chief Executive

Mr. Robin Grier

Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College

Grant Guillot

Adams and Reese LLP

Mr. Keshav Gupta

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


Mr. Joe Hanna


Ms Bobbi Harris

Smart Water, Smart City LLC

Mr. Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

Don Henry

VP of Sales/Public Safety Program Manager
Comba Telecom

Kelly Hill

Executive Editor
RCR Wireless

Brian Hobson

Director of State Plans
FirstNet Authority

Greg Holcomb

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

Mr. Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.

Adam Hostetter

Director of T&M Sales
SAF North America, LLC

Tiffany Hudgins

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

Travis Hull

Sr. Public Safety Products Advisor, Products and Applications,
FirstNet Authority


Donny Jackson

IWCE's Urgent Communications

Jeffrey Johnson

Western Fire Chiefs Association

Mr. Tom Johnson

Chair of the DMR Association Technical Working Group
DMR Association


Kevin Kay

Director of State and Local Program
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation

Kody Kerwin

Public Safety Communications Specialist
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Mr. Chris Kindelspire

Director Electronic Ops
Grundy County 911 / Sheriff's Office

Mr Sridhar Kowdley

Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Next Generation First Responder Program


Andrea Page Lee

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

Mr. Rex Lee

Privacy & Data Security Consultant/ Technology Journalist
My Smart Privacy

Mr. Ray Lehr

Senior SME
Lafayette Group

Curtis Levinson

MetTel, Inc.

Russel Lindsay

Senior Product Manager

Mr. Josh Lober


Jim Lockwood

Aero Wireless Solutions

Mr Chris Lombard

Captain Communications/Special Operations
City of Seattle Seattle Fire Department

Drew Ludwick

Director, Network Services

Mr. Harald Ludwig

TCCA Technical Forum Chair

Mr. Earl Lum

EJL Wireless Research

Mr. Cuong Luu

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


Dr. Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University

Mr. Tom Mahon

Senior Radio Project Consultant
Wireless Consulting, Inc.

Mel Maier

Captain - Emergency Communications and Operations Division
Oakland County (MI) Sheriff's Office

Mr. Jeffrey Marani EMT-P, COML

Sr Manager, IT Field Communications
American Medical Response

Steve Marzolf

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

Jason Matthews

Lake County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Mr. Andy Maxymillian

Principal Consultant
Blue Wing Services

Mr. Steve Mazur

Director of Government Business Development
Digi International

Stephanie McCall

Show Director

Kevin McGinnis MPS, EMT-P

Communications Technology Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials

Michael McMenamin

Three Birches Lane, LCC

Mr. Patrick McNerney

3D Design & Engineering

Ross Merlin

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

Kelli Merriweather

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

Susan Metcalfe

Potomac Law Group

Mr. Christopher Miller CETsr

Heartland Community College

Ed Mills

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

Josh Miner

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

Yuki Miyamoto

Federal Program Officer
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Mr. Doug Mohney

Space IT Bridge/Cidera Analytics

Mr. Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates Consulting LLC

Patrick Moreno

Product Marketing Manager
Zyxel Communications

Tyrell Morris MBA CPE

Executive Director
Orleans Parish Communication District (New Orleans 9-1-1/3-1-1)

Vernon Mosley

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


Scott Neal

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

Mr. Stephen Nichols

Project 25 Technology Interest Group

David Nolan

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


Mr. Michael Paddock

Grants Office, LLC

Roger Paje

Senior Product Manager

Mr. Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants

Mr. Rich Pang

Director, Government Product Development

Niki Papazoglakis

Mobility 4 Public Safety

Edward Parkinson

Executive Director
FirstNet Authority

Captain Guy Patterson

Operations Commander
Cranford Police Department

Chris Pearson

5G Americas

Bob Plaschke

Managing Director
JARP Consulting

Ryan Poltermann

Principal Investigator and Innovation Architect

Mark Poulin

Vice President, Technology and Engineering

Derek Prall

American City & County Magazine

Bill Purcell

Fire, Police, Homeland Security Specialist
Sytech Corporation


Nancy Rainosek

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

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications

Mr. Mark Reynolds

Associate Director IT
University of New Mexico

Mr. Dusty Rhoads

Branch Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Mr. Randy Richmond PE

Standards & Regulatory Specialist
Zetron, Inc.

Mr. William Rockwell GISP

GIS Coordinator
Village of Vernon Hills

Wes Rogers

Communications Specialist
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Ms Susan Ronning P.E., PMP

Principal Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Mr. Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC

Mr. David Rudawitz

Advisory Board - Critical Infrastructure
NVIS Communications, LLC

Mr Keith Rutledge

Director, Edgepoint
Compass Edgepoint


Prakash Sangam

Founder and Principal
Tantra Analyst

Ms Ashley Schultz

Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Mr. Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Michael Sherwood

Director, information Technologies
City of Las Vegas

Scott Shtofman

Operations Strategist and Policy

John Shubin

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

Mr. Rick Smith

Fire Capt/COML
Chumash Fire Dept.

Mr. Fernando Sommariva

Director of Engineering
Fiplex Communications, Inc.

Lisa Soucy

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

Norman Speicher

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

Mr. Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC

Mr. Don Stabler

Battalion Chief
Cordelia Fire District (retired)

Mr. Paul Steinberg

Senior Vice President - Technology
Motorola Solutions

Ken Stewart

AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation

Mr. Brad Stoddard

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


Shawn Talmadge

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

Cale Teeter-Gregg

VP, Federal Sales

Richard Tenney

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

Allen Tharp

Senior Manager - Business Systems Network and Planning
Xcel Energy

Mr. Alan Tilles

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

Paul Timm

Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates

Mr. Eric Toenjes

National Market Manager, Wireless Solutions

Pablo Tomasi

Principal Analyst

Joshua Turner

Wiley Rein LLP


Mr. Edmond Vea

CTO /Solutions Architect
NGA 911 Inc.


Jonathan Washko MBA, FACPE, NRP, AEMD

Assistant Vice President, Center for EMS / SkyHealth / Centralized Transfer Center / Emergency Telehealth Center
Northwell Health

Mr. John Wehmann

900 MHz Transition Consultant

Charles Werner

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

Shelley Westall

Broadband Program Director
Washington State Public Works Board

Rhett Westerman

President and CEO
Deep South Communications, LLC

Dan Wills

Program Analyst
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Mr. David Witkowski

Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
Joint Venture Silicon Valley


Mr. John Yaldwyn

4RF USA, Inc


Adam Zayor

Chief Executive Officer
FlyGuys, Inc.

Karen Ziegler

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

Kelsey Ziser

Senior Editor
Women In Communications/Light Reading Network

Teryn Zmuda

Deputy Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Economist
National Association of Counties

Jeremy Zollo

Director, Enterprise Strategy Division
FirstNet Authority