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.
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Central Square Technologies: From Chaos and Crisis to CAD-topia
Rich LaCates, Director of Product Management,Central Square Technologies

As the first responder to a 9-1-1 call, you’re often caught between chaos and crises. Could CAD be working harder so you don’t have to? Are you spending too much time gathering information that technology could provide? How can CAD do more for you now, and what will it do in the next 3-5 years?
12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m. APCO International: Right of Boom – Cyber Incident Response for Emergency Communications
Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International

Cybersecurity is a very real risk to current public safety communications centers and systems. This presentation will discuss the current threat landscape and include sector specific risk briefings. The focus of the presentation will be what happens “right of boom” in a cyber-attack.

In order to ensure that our sector is prepared the presentation will cover training, we fight like we train, and several other topics including proper selection and use of passwords, network defense in depth, and physical security. In addition, it is important to build vendor partnerships and cooperation before, during and after the attack.

Everyone has a role, what’s yours? The presentation will also cover how to respond, remediate and recover from an attack. In addition, this presentation will discuss cybersecurity options for consideration including the future of cyber in NG9-1-1, the emergency communications cybersecurity center (EC3) concept, and how you can get involved now, because later may be too late.

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: Deploying NG9-1-1 in the Cloud: The Truths, Myths & Best Practices
Stephen Ashurkoff, Director, Comtech Safety & Security Technologies

The “cloud” has great potential to increase 9-1-1 system resiliency and reduce the costs associated with hardware purchase and replacement. Learn about the drivers that influence the design and implementation of cloud-based NG9-1-1 systems and discover how public safety can get the most out of leading public cloud solutions.
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: Discover How Unified Technology Impacts Response
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.
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Dali Wireless: How to Build a Mission Critical Infrastructure for Complex Deployments Using Advanced Digital DAS Solutions
Lance Uyehara, VP, Product Management, Dali Wireless

Emergency service responders rely on infrastructure that supports rapid, high-quality communications, enabling them to collect and disseminate information. When it comes to large and complex deployments there are unique challenges which are often amplified in this expansive environment. This session will explore the benefits of a Digital DAS solution that can confront these 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.