November 8-9, 2017
Hilton Dallas Park Cities

Dallas, TX

In Partnership With

Wednesday, November 08
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Wednesday, November 08, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Take a tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, including a visit to the control room to learn about the daily operations and during event days. Transportation will be provided. Departure and return at the Hilton Dallas Park Cities. Additional Cost: $20.  Select "Yes" to the Tour during the...

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Wednesday, November 08
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room:   Hilton Dallas Park Cities
  • Wednesday, November 08, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for refreshments at the Hilton Dallas Park Cities as industry leaders discuss how sensors and broadband throughout a city can be leveraged to make the jurisdiction operate better, as well as improve public safety, utilities and transportation in the area.  Learn about cutting-edge products that connect the different...
Speakers
Mr.  Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Panelist

Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor
FirstNet
Panelist

Jeffrey Hipchen

Chairman of the Board
Safer Buildings Coalition
Panelist

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights
Panelist

Mr.  Ray Lehr

Chief Public Safety Consulting
Clear Management
Moderator

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Thursday, November 09
8:15 AM - 8:20 AM

  • Thursday, November 09, 8:15 AM - 8:20 AM
Speaker
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications
Master of Ceremonies

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Thursday, November 09
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM

  • Thursday, November 09, 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Speaker
Michael Poth

CEO
FirstNet
Keynote

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Thursday, November 09
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Thursday, November 09, 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker
Christopher Sambar

Senior Vice President
AT&T FirstNet
Keynote

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Thursday, November 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, November 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
What will FirstNet mean to public safety’s existing LMR and 911 communications systems?  We will explore the technical, operational, security and financial impacts associated with FirstNet’s introduction into the public-safety-communications arena in the near term. In addition, we will examine how all these systems could change as FirstNet evolves and...
Speakers
Alan Benway

AVP for AT&T NG9-1-1 Product Marketing
AT&T
Panelist

Mr  Chris Kindelspire

LMR to LTE Working Group Chair
NPSTC
Panelist

Mr.  Neil Horden

Chief Consultant
Federal Engineering, Inc.
Moderator

Dr.  Walter Magnussen

Director TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Texas A&M University
Panelist

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Thursday, November 09
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Thursday, November 09, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

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Thursday, November 09
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

  • Thursday, November 09, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
LTE is a very different technology than the LMR systems that are used today for mission-critical voice—for instance, LTE has many more sites, uses different codecs and operates at much lower power levels than LMR. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? What technical hurdles has mission-critical push-to-talk solved...
Speakers
Ana Ossa

Associate Director Product Management, Verizon Wireless Business Products
Verizon
Panelist

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications
Moderator

Mr.  Igor Glubochansky

AVP – Mobility Product Management
FirstNet Built with AT&T
Panelist

Michael Newburn

Communications Technology Manager
Department of Information Technology, County of Fairfax, Virginia
Panelist

Michelle Johnson

Director, LTE Center of Excellence
Harris Corporation
Panelist

Mr.  Robert Escalle

Vice President – Public Safety & Defense Market Segments
Sonim Technologies, Inc.
Panelist

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Thursday, November 09
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Hear from sponsors in this rapid-fire session. 
Speakers
Mr.  Alan Tilles

Partner
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Moderator

Mr.  Josh Lober

President/CEO
ESChat
Panelist

Paul Christoforou

CEO
LOCIVA
Panelist

Travis Queen

Sr. Director of Business Development, Secure Networking and RoIP Solutions
Cubic Mission Solutions
Panelist

Mr  Yelin Jiang

Senior VP of Research and Development
Hytera
Panelist

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Thursday, November 09
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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Thursday, November 09
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Initial FirstNet service promises to be just around the corner in most states.  But how will public-safety agencies to use it? Discuss priority, preemption and the role of local jurisdictions at an incident, as well a potential paradigm shift in the use of locally owned deployable units. Also, review the...
Speakers
Mr.  Richard Mirgon


Richard Mirgon Consulting - NO
Moderator

Shing H. Lin

CTO, Public Safety Technology Services
Harris County
Panelist

Mr.  Todd Early

TxDPS Deputy Assistant Director
Texas Department of Public Safety
Panelist

Victoria Garcia

NM Deputy State Point of Contact (SPOC)
State of New Mexico DoIT
Panelist

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Thursday, November 09
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Learn what’s available during the early days of FirstNet, and how public-safety agencies can acquire these capabilities. Discuss some of the initial plans for deployable networks, applications, resiliency and cybersecurity, as well as how these new functionalities may impact public-safety operations.
Speakers
Mr.  Andrew Seybold

CEO & Principal Consultant
Andrew Seybold, Inc.
Moderator

Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor
FirstNet
Panelist

Jeff Ait

Vice President, Public Sector
MobileIron
Panelist

Mr.  Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC
Panelist

Mr.  Scott Agnew

AT&T Assistant Vice President, FirstNet Solutions
FirstNet Built with AT&T
Panelist

Mr.  William Fisher

Security Engineer
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Panelist

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Thursday, November 09
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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Thursday, November 09
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Examine what will take FirstNet and other LTE networks to the next level with a more futuristic discussion. Explore potential use cases that leverage expected developments associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, location-based services, drones, 5G, data analytics and more.
Speakers
Barry Fraser

General Manager
BayRICS Authority
Panelist

Mr.  Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL
PSCR
Panelist

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights
Moderator

Mr.  Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company
Panelist

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Thursday, November 09
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Hear from several executives as they muse over what’s been discussed early in the day, where they believe the technology is taking us, and what’s in store for the future. 
Speakers
Dale Shumaker PE

Acting President
Texas State Wireless Association
Panelist

David Wiederecht

Director, Public Safety Solutions Group
Verizon
Panelist

Mr.  Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL
PSCR
Panelist

Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications
Moderator

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Thursday, November 09
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, November 09, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Get insight on FirstNet, the states' viewpoints and other factors from leading consultants Joe Ross of Televate and Rob LeGrande of The Digital Decision. 
Speakers
Donny Jackson

Editor
IWCE's Urgent Communications
Moderator

Mr.  Joe Ross

Senior Partner
Televate, LLC
Keynote

Mr.  Robert LeGrande, II

Founder and CEO
The Digital Decision, LLC
Keynote

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