2018 Presentations

Tuesday, May 1
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome
8:35 – 9:30 a.m. APCO’s Vision for NG9-1-1
Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International; Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Innovative Approaches to 9-1-1 Call Handling Solutions
Eyal Elyashiv, Chief Operating Officer, Carbyne
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. The Future of Command and Control
Steven Raucher, CEO, RapidDeploy
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Solutions To Solve Tomorrow’s Interoperability Problems
Brandon Abley, Public Safety Communications Consultant, Televate LLC
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. CTO Panel 1: Inputs to NG9-1-1
Moderated by Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO
Panelists: Eyal Elyashiv, Chief Operating Officer, Carbyne; Doug Kesser, Director, Safety and Security Technologies, Comtech Telecommunications Corp.; Randy Richmond, Standards & Regulatory Specialist, Zetron, Inc.
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Emergency Communications and Social Media 
Karima Holmes, Director, Washington, DC Office of Unified Communications
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. The Connected Responder
David Mulholland, Administrator, Arlington County (VA) Emergency Communications Center
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45- 4:45 p.m. Next Gen Tech Policymakers
Moderated by Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO
Panelists: David Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC;  Tim Kurth, Deputy Chief Counsel, Communications & Technology Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee; Gerald Leverich, Counsel, Communications & Technology Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee; Dorothy Spears-Dean, Public Safety Communications Manager, Integrated Services Program, Virginia Information Technologies Program
Wednesday, May 2
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome
8:35 – 9:00 a.m. Keynote: FirstNet Update
Michael Poth, CEO, FirstNet
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. FirstNet Is Here!

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. FirstNet, the Internet of Public Safety Things, and Smart Cities
Scott Agnew, Assistant Vice President, FirstNet Solutions, AT&T; Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet; Ray Lehr, retired Assistant Chief Baltimore City Fire Department, Senior Consultant, LGI
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Why NG9-1-1 Might Actually be MORE Cyber Secure Than Legacy E9-1-1 Networks
Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore Solutions
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Emergency Communications Cybersecurity Center (EC3)
Moderated by Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO
Panelist: Admiral Ron Hewitt, Director, Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. CTO Panel 2: From the PSAP to the Field
Moderated by Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO
Panelists: Steven Raucher, CEO, RapidDeploy; Tony Martwick, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Strategic Partnerships, Intrepid Networks
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Recent and Upcoming Improvements to Emergency Alerts
Moderated by Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO

Panelists: John Lawson, Executive Director, AWARN Alliance.
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. 5G: Next Generation Broadband Implications for Public Safety
Scott Bergmann, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. 9-1-1 Practitioner Perspectives
Moderated by Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO
Panelists: Karima Holmes, Director, Washington, DC Office of Unified Communications; David Mulholland, Administrator, Arlington County (VA) Emergency Communications Center; Nicki Tidey, E-911 Center Director & Public Safety Communications Network Manager, Orange County (VA) Emergency Communications Center
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Advocacy Priorities for NG9-1-1 and 4.9 GHz
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO