Presentation Theater

These 30-minute and 60-minute presentations will focus on issues critical to attendees who want to stay on top of the latest industry trends and technologies.

+ APCO Government Relations Office: Advocacy Priorities for NG9-1-1 and 4.9 GHz
Monday, August 6 | 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Presenter: Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International

APCO’s Chief Counsel will provide a brief update on the goals for federal legislation to support NG9-1-1 and the association’s advocacy to preserve and expand public safety’s use of dedicated spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band.

+ Harris Corporation: Fear Not the Future
Monday, August 6 | 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Presenter: Michelle Johnson, Director, LTE Center of Excellence, Harris PSPC

Many public safety communications leaders are fearful about moving to broadband LTE—how, when, what do I need, how do I not break what I have now? This is a no nonsense talk that addresses the big questions as public safety plans for an LTE future while leveraging LMR today. The fearless future is achieved with convergence.

+ First Responder Network Authority: FirstNet Moving Forward: Innovation, Advocacy and Oversight
Monday, August 6 | 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Presenter: Jeff Bratcher, CTO and Operations Officer

Learn about FirstNet's efforts to advance the nationwide public safety network through its technology and innovation activities, its public safety advocacy efforts, and through its oversight of the network contract to ensure it delivers and evolves for public safety.

+ Motorola Solutions: Command Center Software – The End-to-End Public Safety Suite
Monday, August 6 | 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Col. James M. Wolfinbarger (Ret.), Dir. Intelligence-Led Public Safety, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Only Motorola Solutions offers a true end-to-end software suite that streamlines information flow from citizens to PSAPs and first responders to better serve and protect. From next generation core services, NG9-1-1 and CAD to real-time intelligence, analytics and evidence management, Motorola Solutions can help you improve response and productivity.

+ West: Revolutionary Wireless 9-1-1 Location Technologiess
Monday, August 6 | 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: John Snapp, VP of Technology

Finding wireless 9-1-1 callers is getting faster and more accurate using handset-initiated location. Learn how these technologies compare with existing carrier/network-initiated location, and what additional steps are needed to deliver the best location to public safety. Discover what West learned after testing Google’s ELS using live 9-1-1 call data.

+ Zinwave: The Impact of Unreliable Connectivity for First Responders
Monday, August 6 | 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Zinwave conducted a survey with the Safer Buildings Coalition along with the International Association of Fire Chiefs of first responders regarding their in-building connectivity experience. This presentation will discuss their findings about the increased usage of mobile devices by first responders and the importance of connectivity when responding to an emergency.

+ First Responder Network Authority: Partnering With Public Safety to Drive Network Innovation
Tuesday, August 7 | 10:30 – 11:00 a.m

Presenter: Dave Buchanan, Director, Public Safety Advocacy

Learn about FirstNet's ongoing collaboration and engagement with public safety to grow and advance the services, devices and apps over the nationwide public safety network.

+ Esri: Leveraging GIS for NG9-1-1 and FirstNet
Tuesday, August 7 | 11:15 – 12:30 p.m

Presentation: Mike King, Global Public Safety Manager

This presentation focuses on location challenges with NG9-1-1 and FirstNet. Esri technology is successfully deployed on FirstNet devices on a FirstNet fixed and portable network. Examples of applications for field collection, collaboration and awareness, along with a customizable operations environment displaying CAD, AVL and sensor data (IoT), will be demonstrated.

+ FirstNet Built with AT&T: FirstNet Essentials
Tuesday, August 7 | 12:45 – 2:00 p.m

Presenter: Doug Clark, Assistant Vice President

Learn the fundamentals of FirstNet including what FirstNet is and how it can work for you regardless of agency size.  The speaker will discuss network, coverage, devices, security, ICAM, apps and how to subscribe.

+ Verizon: Verizon Wireless Public Sector
Tuesday, August 7 | 2:15 – 2:45 p.m

Presenter: Michael Maiorana, Senior Vice President, Public Sector

Discover how Verizon is leveraging a second to none technology portfolio as well as the industry's best network to lead efforts at a digital transformation that will enable public safety to fully deliver on its promise to citizens.

+ RapidSOS: How Your PSAP Can Communicate With Smartphones & IoT Devices
Tuesday, August 7 | 3:00 – 3:30 p.m

Presenter: Tracy Eldridge, Public Safety Operations Lead

Reliant on smartphones and other IoT devices, citizens expect their data to be available to public safety. This session looks at how public safety can use location and other rich data from the NG9-1-1 clearinghouse in their PSAP workflow – improving response times and providing first responders with unprecedented situational awareness.