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Who’s in Charge?


Stephen Hand  (VP, Technology, Tilson)


Robert Dooley  (UAV Program Coordinator, Florida Highway Patrol)

Earl Struble  (Associate Director Verizon Frontline Crisis Response - South, Verizon)

Charles Dowd  (Asst. Chief (Ret.), New York City Police Department)

Thomas Kelley  (Public Safety Communication Technician, Nassau County Sheriff's Office)

Location: W230B

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Track: Incident Management

Topic: Critical Infrastructure, Interoperability, IT & OT, Project Management, Regulatory

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Chaos can reign during an emergency incident, particularly when a disaster disables key operational systems. Preparing plans – for communications and otherwise – can keep chaos at bay. In this discussion, examine not only your communications network needs, but how to create a dashboard with all involved parties, and the best way to work across federal, state and local jurisdictions. In addition to the cross-agency cooperation, private entities also can assist at an event. This panel will look at data and analytics, network operations, reporting, assessing, monitoring and reviewing incidents for the latest approaches and resolutions.

Key Takeaways:
Learn how to organize the interagency communications and the private and public sector PRIOR to an incident.
Understand who is the lead in each type of incident – weather vs man-made, state vs regional vs local – and set expectations amongst all potential participants.
Discover how to identify when and how your plan is working or not, and how to pivot.
Hear best practices and challenges from those that have already implemented system management.