2014 Presentations

Monday, May 5, 2014

Keynote: FirstNet Update

TJ Kennedy, Deputy General Manager, FirstNet

A Discussion on Deployable Systems to Address FirstNet Needs

Richard Coupland, Director, Public Safety Market Development, General Dynamics C4 Systems

Randy Jenkins, Director Business Development Americas, Aviat Networks

Tech Talks

Twitter and Mashups and Apps, Oh My!
Bill Schrier, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the CIO, Washington State

FirstNet and Wearable Technologies – A Perfect Match
David McKinley, Americas Solutions and Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent and Ed Vea, Consultant

Challenges of Wireless Mesh Network Planning
Mike Meyer, Program Director, Telecommunications Division, Black & Veatch

Next Generation 9-1-1 Policy-Makers

Next Generation 9-1-1
David Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Federal Communications Commission

David Grossman, Senior Technology Policy Advisor for Representative Anna Eshoo, U.S. House of Representatives

Next Generation 9-1-1
Dorothy A. Spears-Dean, Ph.D., Public Safety Communications Coordinator, Service Management and Delivery Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) VITA

Cutting Edge Broadband Applications

Finding the Next Great App for FirstNet
Ray Lehr, Interoperability Director, State of Maryland

Mobile Solutions in Public Safety – Past, Present and Future
Jason Goldberg, Sales Director, Nowforce

An Inside Look at Mobile App Development
Charlie Jacobson, Founder & CEO, Firestop

Using Broadband in the Field – Demos & Lessons Learned

Putting Public Safety Broadband and NG 9-1-1 Capabilities in the Hands of First Responders
Walt Magnussen, Director for Telecommunications, Texas A&M

Lessons Learned: Deploying Situational Awareness Apps in Active Shooter Scenarios
Alan Kaplan, CTO, Drakontas

Public Safety LTE – Lessons Learned from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department Band 14 Trial
David Fein, Systems Engineer, Alcatel-Lucent

Rural Deployment Options for FirstNet

Rural Network Resiliency: The Partnership Between Public Safety and Networks in Rural America
Jesse Ward, Industry & Policy Analysis Manager, NTCA

Bringing the Network With You – Using Deployable LTE Networks and Satellite Service to Get Access Wherever It’s Needed
Duane Carney, VP Government Solutions, Harris

Key Features for LTE Deployments in Rural America
Douglas Sharp, Director Engineering, Oceus Networks

Deployable Coverage – Options and Challenges
Rick Burke, Partner, Televate

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Keynote: Embracing Broadband Technologies to Serve and Protect the Public

Deputy Chief Eddie L. Reyes, Alexandria Police Department

LTE Technology

LTE Technology Evolution for Public Safety
Dharmesh Tyagi, Director E2E Solutions Architect, Nokia Solutions and Networks

VoLTE: Myth or Reality
Wim Brouwer, CTO, FirstNet Team, Alcatel-Lucent

LTE for Critical Communications
Andreas Roessler, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

Rapidly Deployable Broadband Networks

Rodney Cooper, Manager, North Region, Emergency Response Team, Sprint

FirstNet and NG9-1-1 Deployment

Acquiring NG9-1-1 Video and Sharing with First Responders
Jay Malin, Managing Director, AGENT511

Operational Impacts of PSBN and NG9-1-1
Michael Weins, Director, Public Safety Information Systems Division, RCC Consultants

Next Generation 9-1-1 Considerations in FirstNet Planning
Mark Holmes, Senior Consultant, LR Kimball

Securing Your Critical Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

Francesca Schuler, Business & Technology Strategy, Motorola Solutions

Dr. Brenda Connor, Business and Solution Creation Expert, Ericsson

NPSTC Broadband Public Safety Requirements Update

Andy Thiessen, Chair, NPSTC Broadband Working Group

Harlin McEwen, NPSTC

Paul Patrick, Chair, NPSTC EMS Working Group

National Emergency Communications Plan Update

Chris Essid, Deputy Director and Eric Runnels, National Planning Section Chief, DHS Office of Emergency Communications