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The Future of In-Building Communications – Focus on Market, Finance, Challenges, and Opportunities

Seth Buechley  (CEO, Cathedral Consulting, and Founder, Safer Buildings Coalition)

Monnie McGaffigan  (Chief Revenue Officer, ExteNet Systems)

Dan Leaf  (President, Leaf Communications, LLC)

Michael Sherwood  (Chief Innovation Officer, Information Technologies Department, City of Las Vegas)

Location: N261

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Track: In-Building Wireless

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

While carrier spending has been a long-term driver of in-building wireless investment, new financial models, new public safety requirements, and new sector entrants are bringing building and venue owners many new options for deploying solutions. Technology evolution and smart building connectivity needs will mandate smart planning, smart investing, and smart deployments.
This panel of sector experts will cover the strategic and financial playing field with an eye towards future opportunities.

Takeaway

In-Building Infrastructure: It's a Whole New Ballgame
2022 will mark a turning point in how the connected ecosystem perceives in-building wireless infrastructure. Industry and end users have traditionally segregated in-building wireless into commercial cellular (carrier), LMR (public safety), private networks (end user owned), and WiFi, each with their own physical layers, vendors, manufacturers, and stakeholders.
In truth, the evolution from stovepipe systems to converged infrastructure has been happening for several years. But common perception has put vendors and associations (even the Safer Buildings Coalition) into discrete boxes. In order to realize the full possibilities of scale, end-user value, and industry opportunity, it is essential that these perceptions transform in sync with reality to see that these perceptual lines are forever blurred. The common elements are: physical layer infrastructure, expertise, service providers, and money.

This Power Sessions series, moderated by the Safer Buildings Coalition, invites leadership from end-users, FirstNet by AT&T, neutral host providers, public safety officials, and market experts to examine the business, technical, regulatory, and market impact of the new in-building wireless paradigm. If you are in the in-building wireless space, understanding these reality-shifts is essential to properly plan for 2022 and beyond: you cannot miss this series!