2015 Presentations

Monday, May 4, 2015

Keynote: FirstNet Update
TJ Kennedy, Acting Executive Director, FirstNet

FirstNet: The Early Builder Perspective

JerseyNet BTOP Project
Fred Scalera, Public Safety Broadband Program Manager, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness

FirstNet Early Builders: The Texas Perspective
Todd Early, Deputy Assistant Director, Texas Department of Public Safety

New Mexico LTE Update
Jacqueline Miller, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Information Technology


Tech Talks:  FirstNet Edition

After FirstNet Initial Consultation – Next Steps
Ray Lehr, Consultant, Clear Management Solutions

Public Safety LTE Technology Evolution
Patrik Ringqvist, Vice President, Wireless Networks, Ericsson

Rugged vs. Ultra-Rugged…The difference is profound
Robert Escalle, Senior Director – Public Safety & Defense, Sonim Technologies

Next Generation 9-1-1 Policy-Makers Panel

David Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

David Goldman, Chief Counsel for Communications and Technology, Minority Staff, Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

Next Generation 9-1-1 Policy-Makers Panel: National Association of State 911 Administrators
Dorothy Spears-Dean, Ph.D., Public Safety Communications Coordinator, Service Management and Delivery, Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)

Tech Talks:  9-1-1 Edition

FirstNet and NG9-1-1 Integration
Jay English, Director of Comm Center & 9-1-1 Services, APCO International

Mobile e911 Regulations and FirstNet – Driving Public Safety DAS Requirements
Raymond Weaver, Director of DAS Engineering, Advanced RF Technologies, Inc.

9-1-1 Indoor Location: Wi-Fi Technology Demo
Tim Lorello, Senior Vice President, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

9-1-1 Location Accuracy Panel: The Carrier Perspective  (no slides)
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

Next Generation 9-1-1: Upcoming Grant Program and Synergies with FirstNet
Laurie Flaherty, Coordinator, National 911 Program

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Securing Public Safety Networks: The APCO Perspective
Jay English, Director of Comm Center & 9-1-1 Services, APCO International

Cybersecurity and Public Safety Communications

Impacts of Broadband on the Emergency Communications Landscape
Rear Admiral Ronald Hewitt, Director, Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity and Public Safety Communications
Erika E. Olsen, Senior Legal Counsel, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

National Security Through Responsible Information Sharing
Michael E. Kennedy, Deputy Program Manager, Technology Program Manager-Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Cybersecurity Panel

Mark S. Adams, Director, Chief Architect Secure Mobility, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Why CyberSecurity?
Robert Myles, National Practice Manager, Public Safety & CyberSecurity, U.S., State, Local Government, Symantec

Erik Wallace, Director, Commercial Cyber Services, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

The Threat is Real Today: A cyber case study
Jay English, Director of Comm Center &9-1-1 Services, APCO International;
Erik Wallace, Director, Commercial Cyber Services, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.;
Mitch Herckis, Director of Government Affairs, NASCIO;
John Snapp, Senior Technical Officer, Intrado

LTE Technology Futures
Phil Zion, Director, Broadband Initiatives, General Dynamics Mission Systems;
Mike Thorlin, Director, Public Safety Technologies and Strategy, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Tech Talks:  Broadband Tech Edition 

Accelerating Pace of Technology
Luke Larson, President, TASER International

The Role of Security Analytics in Big Data World: How to make Big Data Actionable for Next Generation Law Enforcement Agencies
Bill Pryor, Senior Director, Public Safety and Mid-Markets, Verint

Tech Talks 

Evolving Technology to Meet Consumer and Public Safety Needs
Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President, Wireline National Operations Field Support, Verizon

A Primer on Agile Development for Public Safety
Bill Schrier, Senior Policy Advisor, State of Washington Office of the Chief Information Officer;
Brian Shepherd, Broadband Program Manager at State of Colorado, Governor’s Office of Information Technology;
J. Max Romanik, Senior Law and Policy Analyst, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security;
Christopher Webster, Senior Law and Policy Analyst, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

Public Safety Use of Mobile Networks, Devices, Apps, Security and Their User Experience
Scott Agnew, Director of Market Development – Public Safety Solutions, AT&T;
Britt Kane, CEO and Founder, Intrepid Networks

APCO’s Next Steps for Improving Public Safety Apps
Mark Reddish, Government Relations Associate, APCO International