2015 Program

Monday, May 4, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. Welcome
8:35 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Keynote
Hear the latest updates regarding FirstNet’s progress toward implementing the nationwide, interoperable, public safety broadband network.
TJ Kennedy, Acting Executive Director, FirstNet
9:15 a.m. -10:30 a.m. FirstNet: The Early Builder Perspective
Hear public safety officials involved with early network builds describe their perspectives on planning for the FirstNet network.
Fred Scalera, Public Safety Broadband Program Manager, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness; Todd Early, Deputy Assistant Director, Texas Department of Public Safety
10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Break*
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Tech Talks:  FirstNet Edition
Quick, informative 20-minute presentations on topics addressing a variety of innovative technologies in public safety communications. These talks are designed to spur thoughtful dialogue in a fun and engaging setting.

After FirstNet Initial Consultation - Next Steps
If FirstNet keeps to the promise to complete all state and territory initial consultations by the end of 2015, that will mean it took 18 months to get through the first round of a process that will require multiple engagements. How can the process be streamlined to capture the needed public safety and state requirements and in a more efficient and participatory way? Ray will propose some thoughts he and others involved in initial consultations see as opportunities for expansion of the process. 
Ray Lehr, Consultant, Clear Management Solutions
Public Safety LTE Technology Evolution
Public safety needs mission critical performance from their LTE network. This puts unique requirements on LTE compared to consumer use in terms of reliability, coverage and availability. LTE can support mission critical communication and has advanced features already available or under development to be ready for FirstNet? deployment. In this presentation, we will discuss a wide range of unique features that enable LTE to provide high capacity, high data rate performance as well as the improved public safety user’s mission critical experience. The presentation addresses LTE evolution and technology road map, including evolution to 5G. Topics covered include Voice over LTE (VoLTE), mission critical push-to-talk, mobile broadcasting, small cells and heterogeneous networks, and their importance for public safety. 
Patrik Ringqvist, Vice President, Wireless Networks, Ericsson
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Next Generation 9-1-1 Policy-Makers Panel
 Hear from key policy-makers at the federal and state levels discuss timely issues impacting the deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1 services.
David Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission; Dorothy Spears-Dean, Ph.D., Public Safety Communications Coordinator, Service Management and Delivery, Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tech Talks:  9-1-1 Edition

FirstNet and NG9-1-1 Integration
This session will address considerations for planning for NG9-1-1, including integration of NG9-1-1 systems and centers with FirstNet and other emerging technologies and services.
Jay English, Director of Comm Center & 9-1-1 Services, APCO International
9-1-1 Indoor Location: Wi-Fi Technology Demo
The recent FCC Order on location accuracy paves the way for getting the location fix of a 9-1-1 caller when the emergency call is placed from an indoor environment.  In this Order, the carriers can now deliver a Dispatchable Location as a way to fulfill their compliance obligation.  A near-term method for providing a Dispatchable Location is tied to using Wi-Fi technology.  This live indoor location demo will show that getting a meaningful location fix for an indoor 9-1-1 call is both real and practical.  And combined with a broadband network for public safety, this location information can be sent from the 9-1-1 center to the fingertips of the first responders.
Tim Lorello, Senior Vice President, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break*
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 9-1-1 Location Accuracy Panel: The Carrier Perspective
The recent FCC Order on 9-1-1 location accuracy was a landmark decision based upon the prior efforts of the wireless industry, working with APCO and NENA, to develop a consensus proposal. Representatives from the carriers will be on hand to discuss efforts underway with multiple stakeholders to implement the Order and as well as the Roadmap and Parallel Path agreements reached with APCO and NENA.
Don Brittingham, Vice President – Public Safety Policy, Verizon; Eric Hagerson, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, T-Mobile USA; Joe Marx, Assistant Vice President – Federal Regulatory, AT&T; Ray Rothermel, Counsel-Legal/Government Affairs, Sprint Corporation; Sean Spivey, Assistant General Counsel, CCA
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Next Generation 9-1-1: Upcoming Grant Program and Synergies with FirstNet
The National 9-1-1 Office is poised to implement a next grant program to promote Next Generation 9-1-1 deployment. Hear a federal perspective of how the grant program can be structured to complement FirstNet roll-out, including options for aligning the governance structures of each such that 9-1-1 centers become the “nerve center” between the public and emergency responders.
Laurie Flaherty, Coordinator, National 911 Program
5:15 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Closing
*During breaks attendees will visit tabletop displays.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. Welcome
8:35 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Keynote
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Cybersecurity and Public Safety Communications
Erika E. Olsen, Senior Legal Counsel, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC; Other speakers TBA
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break*
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cybersecurity Panel
Industry professionals will discuss the current cybersecurity landscape and the growing need to protect an evolving public safety communications ecosystem.
Robert Myles, National Practice Manager, Public Safety & CyberSecurity, U.S., State, Local Government, Symantec; Erik Wallace, Director, Commercial Cyber Services, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session TBA
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. LTE Technology Futures
This presentation will describe progress in LTE EPC virtualization, standalone networks for field deployment, and other technologies tailored for public safety, and present two recent applications case studies demonstrating system integration in support of public safety communications.
Phil Zion, Director, Broadband Initiatives, General Dynamics Mission Systems
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Tech Talks:  Broadband Tech Edition 
Quick, informative 20-minute presentations on topics addressing a variety of innovative technologies in public safety communications. These talks are designed to spur thoughtful dialogue in a fun and engaging setting.
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break*
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mobile Apps
Scott Agnew, Director of Market Development – Public Safety Solutions, AT&T; Britt Kane, CEO and Founder, Intrepid Networks
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session TBA
4:30 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Closing
*During breaks attendees will visit tabletop displays.