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. 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. 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. From Chaos and Crisis to CAD-topia
Rich LaCates, Director of Product Management, CentralSquare 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. 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. The focus of the presentation will be what happens “right of boom” in a cyber-attack. This presentation will discuss the current threat landscape and include sector specific risk briefings. 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.

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. NG9-1-1 and FirstNet Built With AT&T
Ryan Burchnell, Directors of Strategy & Policy, FirstNet Program at AT&T

Advancements in technology are providing enhanced capabilities that help to improve communication for public safety. FirstNet offers a robust broadband mobility solution that connects first responders in a highly secure manner to other first responders and to emergency communications centers. Hear how your agency can maximize the complementary benefits of Next Generation 9-1-1 and FirstNet to help you work faster, safer and more efficiently – especially when lives are on the line.
2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Deploying NG9-1-1 in the Cloud: The Truths, Myths and 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. Five 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. 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.
4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. How Next GEN Broadcast TV Can Improve Your Critical Communications
Jerald Fritz – Executive Vice President for Strategic and Legal Affairs

The next generation of over-the-air broadcast TV (known as ATSC 3.0) will enable the instantaneous streaming of your emergency content to both fixed and mobile devices. The unique one-to-many characteristic of broadcast signals easily delivers live video and rich media without buffering or pixilating even during emergency traffic levels that can overwhelm cellular networks.
Tuesday, August 13
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 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. 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.
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Five 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. 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. LMR to LTE: Best Practices to Ensure Ongoing Public Safety Interoperability
Stephen Devine, Director of Strategy and Policy, AT&T FirstNet Program

FirstNet, Built with AT&T, provides an update on the ongoing LMR to LTE transition in the public safety industry. We’ll discuss the many benefits associated with implementing LMR to LTE. And we’ll provide information on the variety of ways you can establish LMR To LTE transition easier for agencies operating any type of radio system.
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Top of Mind: PSAP Concerns in 2019
Mary Boyd, VP Government & Regulatory Affairs, Intrado; Brian Beckwith, Cyber Solutions Architect-Engineer, CBA Inc.; Todd Radulski, VP/GM GIS, Intrado

Experts address top concerns for emergency communications centers. Dive deeper into cybersecurity issues and discover advanced reporting and analysis tools. Learn how spatial command and control brings you the future of GIS map-based call management today.