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Save the Date for IWCE 2024 in Orlando, FL: March 25-28, 2024. Join our Mailing List for Updates!

Drinks, Bites & Insights

Location: N251

Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Monday, Quick Pass Tuesday, Quick Pass Wednesday, Quick Pass Thursday, ETA Training, Expo Only

Track: Broadband, Situational Awareness

Format: Networking

Vault Recording: TBD

Join us for Drinks, Bites & Insights in the General Session room on Tuesday afternoon where you can grab a drink, take a seat and learn about the opportunities and challenges for wireless communications supporting upcoming mega-sports events taking place in North America: LA28 Olympic & Paralympic Games 2028 + FIFA World Cup 2026 + Super Bowl 2024.

Large-scale mega-sporting events bring a unique set of challenges and risks, but the safety of attendees and participants hinges on planning, procurement, and operations. With FIFA World Cup 2026 and LA 2028 looming, what should North American radio dealers, mobile service providers, the FCC, Industry Canada, and public safety officials know about spectrum planning and radio operations? At this IWCE session, Qualcomm's Leslie Barnes will reflect on what 5G means for the future of these competitions. After Leslie paints a picture of the art of the possible, Ken Rehbehn will interview David Michael, CIO at LA 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games, IOC/FIFA communications/spectrum consultant John Dundas, and Billy Bob Brown, Jr., Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, DHS about the opportunities and challenges accompanying these massive projects.