2019 Presentations

Tuesday, May 21
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Achieving Next Generation 9-1-1 Nationwide
Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International; Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Ground Truth: Perspectives of 9-1-1 Center Leaders
Moderated by Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
Panelists: Karima Holmes, Director, Office of Unified Communications, Washington, DC; Tony Rose, Chief of 911, Charles County, MD; Eddie Reyes, Director, Prince William County, VA Office of Public Safety Communications; Adam K. Thiel, Fire Commissioner, City of Philadelphia and Director, Office of Emergency Management, City of Philadelphia
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Legislative Update
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International; Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. CTO Panel 1: Getting Information Into Emergency Communications Centers
Moderated by Jay English, CTO, APCO International
Panelists: Tom Guthrie, VP of Public Safety Operations, RapidSOS; John Rennie, General Manager, NICE Public Safety; Dan Sawicki, Principal Consultant for Command Center Solutions, Motorola Solutions
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Cybersecurity and Public Safety
Moderated by Jay English, CTO, APCO International
Panelists: Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore Solutions; Dan Zeiler, Director of Cyber Security, Motorola Solutions
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. The Evolving Role of the Emergency Communications Center
David Mulholland, Administrator, Arlington County, VA, Emergency Communications Center; Glenn Archer, Executive Director, National Fusion Center Association; Nicki Tidey, Communications Consultant, Mission Critical Partners; Karima Holmes, Director, Office of Unified Communications, Washington, DC; R. Ross Coates, Chief of Public Safety Communications, Harford County, MD
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Advancing Public Safety Technology: The View from Policy Leaders (Furth)
Moderated by Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
Panelists: Marsha MacBride, Associate Administrator, Office of Public Safety Communications, NTIA; David Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC
4:30 – 4:35 p.m. Closing Remarks
Wednesday, May 22
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. The Future for 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centers and FirstNet
Randy Kerr, Sr. Public Safety Products Advisor, FirstNet; John Hunt, Sr. Public Safety Advisor, FirstNet
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. The ‘Tech to Protect’ Challenge
Ray Lehr, Retired Fire Chief; Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet; Dereck Orr, Division Chief, Public Safety Communications Division, NIST
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. CTO Panel 2: Delivering Actionable Incident Information to Field Responders
Moderated by Jay English, CTO, APCO International
Panelists: Randy Richmond, Standards & Regulatory Specialist, Zetron; Charles Werner, Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS, Walt Kaplan, Account  Manager, RapidDeploy; Stephen Okano, Chief Technology Officer, Mark43
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Leveraging the Internet of Things for Public Safety (Burns)
Leveraging the Internet of Things for Public Safety (Schrier)
Moderated by Jason Karp, Co-Founder, The Public Safety Network
Panelists: Dennis Burns, Business Development Manager, Advanced RF Technologies; Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet
12:00 – 12:05 p.m. Closing Remarks