Presentation Theater

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

Monday, August 12
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. APCO International: Advocacy Priorities for APCO International
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International

APCO’s Chief Counsel will provide a brief update of the association’s top advocacy priorities.
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Verizon: Technology Innovations Revolutionizing Our Abilities to Respond
Jeffrey Schweitzer, Asymmetric Solutions Architect, Verizon Public Safety Strategy

When disasters strike, everyone has something of potential value to contribute. History shows us at that we really do create better outcomes when we all work together. The future of technology is about to redefine what we believe is ‘Us’ while offering new ways to Prepare, Respond, Recover & Rebuild.
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. APCO: Right of Boom – Cyber Incident Response for
Emergency Communications

Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International

When disasters strike, everyone has something of potential value to contribute. History shows us at that we really do create better outcomes when we all work together. The future of technology is about to redefine what we believe is ‘Us’ while offering new ways to Prepare, Respond, Recover & Rebuild.
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. FirstNet Built with AT&T: Emergency Preparedness, Response & Situational
Fred Scalera and Ryan Burchnell, Directors of Strategy and Policy, AT&T FirstNet Program

Interactive discussion of the FirstNet Response Operations Program, a key component of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Discussion includes 2018 success highlights from Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael and the California Wildfires. The panelists will answer questions from the audience.
2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ESRI: 5 Challenges of Emergency Call-Taking
Brinton Bromley, Partner Manager – Public Safety, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Chris Harvey, Product Manager, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)

This presentation will focus on five challenges and opportunities for emergency call taking: address database management to improve outdated data, aggregation of data between regional jurisdictions, strategies of capture IP-based intelligence, 3D visualization and location accuracy, and mobile capabilities for first responders.  We will include demonstrations of solutions to address these common challenges.
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Zello: How to Save Lives with Any Smart Device: Modern Push-to-Talk Apps
Bill Moore, CEO, Zello Inc.

The future of emergency communication will see fewer radios and more smart devices. Hear about how phones already replaced radios during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, when a push-to-talk app became the most downloaded in the world. Then learn about how these apps help organizations save lives and resources.
Tuesday, August 13
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. FirstNet: Investment Roadmap Update
Jeremy Zollo, Chief FirstNet Enterprise Strategy Division, FirstNet

FirstNet staff will provide an update on a Roadmap and guidance principles that will ensure investment in the FirstNet network reflects public safety feedback and priorities for their communications needs.
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Motorola Solutions: The Future is Now – Save Clicks. Save Seconds. Save Lives
Daniel J. Seals, Detective (ret.), Chief Software Evangelist, Motorola Solutions

Experience how an incident unfolds from call to case closure in an integrated, end-to-end suite maximized to help responding agencies work more effectively and efficiently. This compelling narration to the Project 43 demonstration, based from APCO’s report on “broadband implications for the PSAP,” illustrates how “future” solutions are actually available today – from Motorola Solutions.
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. ESRI: 5 Challenges of Emergency Call-Taking (repeat session)
Brinton Bromley, Partner Manager – Public Safety, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Chris Harvey, Product Manager, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)

This presentation will focus on five challenges and opportunities for emergency call taking: address database management to improve outdated data, aggregation of data between regional jurisdictions, strategies of capture IP-based intelligence, 3D visualization and location accuracy, and mobile capabilities for first responders.  We will include demonstrations of solutions to address these common challenges.
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. FirstNet Built with AT&T: Radio and Wireless Communications Technologies
Stephen Devine, Director of Strategy and Policy, AT&T FirstNet Program

FirstNet supports Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) solutions and configurations in a number of ways based on the needs of the users and the incident they support. This presentation outlines scenarios where FirstNet MCPTT can support first responders along with the varied configurations and solutions that can be leveraged.