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Welcome to the IWCE 2023 Conference Agenda! View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by Track and Format. Please note that two weeks prior to the event you will be able to build your personal agenda via the Swapcard mobile app.

IWCE does not pre-register for the individual conference sessions so seating is first-come, first-served (with the exception of the ETA Education Forum). You may switch between sessions with the proper access pass.

Mar 27 Monday | 9:00 am

DAS Code Compliance (DASC)

Speaker: Ira Wiesenfeld  (IWA Technical Services, Inc.)

Location: N243

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Fiber Optics 1-2-3

Speaker: Phil Shoemaker  (Light Brigade)

Location: N238

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

General Communications Technician, Level 1 (GCT1)

Speakers: Chris Miller  (Heartland Community College), Matt Lunati  (IWA Technical Services, Inc.)

Location: N241

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS)

Speaker: Jay Thompson  (Tactical RF)

Location: N237

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Practical Antenna Basics - Making Sense of RF Propagation in Everyday Communications Systems

Speaker: Bill Bailey  (ETA International)

Location: N239

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Wireless Networking Technician (WNT)

Speaker: Eric Ingram  (UMass Global)

Location: N236

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Mar 27 Monday | 10:00 am

Avoid Alert Fatigue: Best Practices for Emergency Communications

Moderator: Edward "Ted" Lawson  (CISA)

Panelists: Nikki Dallas (Cassingham)  (Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security), WIlliam Chapman  (Oregon Interoperability Executive Council), Jay Kopstein  (New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Policy and Governance, Situational Awareness

Format: Panel Session

Beyond Equal Access: Why Real-Time Text is Superior to Traditional Text-to-911

Moderator: Christy Williams  (NCT9-1-1)

Panelists: Tommy Tran  (NCT911), Tony Parrott  (Solacom), Mike Hooker  (T-Mobile)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: 911 and Dispatch

Format: Panel Session

Do It Once, Do It Right: Engineering in Public Safety DAS

Speaker: Dominic Villecco  (V-COMM Telecommunications Engineering)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Power Session

How Embracing RoIP Technology Can Provide Remote-Work Alternatives

Speaker: Jean-Paul Maas  (Omnitronics Inc.)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Cloud Connectivity, 911 and Dispatch

Format: Power Session

Site Deployment and Tower Strategies: Rural vs. Urban Considerations

Moderator: Chris Godwin  (RF Solutions LLC)

Panelists: Nick Falgiatore  (Mission Critical Partners), Brad Barber  (Federal Engineering Inc.), John Bramfield  (Public Safety Towers)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: System Resiliency, Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

Mar 27 Monday | 10:45 am

Global Insights- Progress on Critical Broadband in Government and Critical Industries

Speakers: Kevin Graham  (The Critical Communications Association(TCCA)), Tero Pesonen  (TCCA)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Broadband

Format: Power Session

The Need for Top Down Enterprise Cybersecurity and Privacy Strategy

Speaker: Rex Lee  (CyberTalk TV/My Smart Privacy)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Cybersecurity, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Mar 27 Monday | 11:15 am

Interconnected Critical Networks - Voice, Video and Data Interoperability

Moderator: Dick Mirgon  (Public Safety Broadband Technology Association)

Panelists: Roman Kaluta  (JPS Intereroperability Solutions), Walt Magnussen  (Texas A&M University), Reinard van Loo  (Frequentis)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Interoperability, System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

Public-Safety Spectrum Issues

Moderator: Michael McMenamin  (The Digital Decision)

Panelists: Robin Cohen  (Enterprise Wireless Alliance), Dan Munsey  (San Bernadino County Fire)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: LMR

Format: Panel Session

Sharing is Caring! Radio System Governance - The Ins and Outs of Making it Work

Moderator: Susan Ronning  (ADCOMM Engineering LLC)

Panelists: Steve Hronek  (Comsec Associates, Inc.), Raymond Edey  (ICI System Authority), Ron Polluconi  (WCN (WCCCA, C800 Group, City of Newberg)), Mike Worden  (Okanogan County Sheriff's Office), Tim McDowell  (Washington State DOT HQ Transportation Operations)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Policy and Governance, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Mar 27 Monday | 11:30 am

A Paradigm Shift in Alarm Processing: Premise to Central Station to ECC to Law Enforcement

Speakers: David Holl  (PPVAR), Bob Finney  (PPVAR)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: 911 and Dispatch, Situational Awareness

Format: Power Session

Uplink Radio Performance: Critical to Ensuring In-building and Outdoor Communications

Speaker: David Adams  (PCTEL)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: In-building Wireless, System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Mar 27 Monday | 1:30 pm

Drones and Robots Give First Responders a Much-Needed Edge

Moderator: Bill Schrier  (Seattle Police Department)

Panelists: Douglas Spotted Eagle  (Sundance Media Group), Captain Ted Kalnas  (Los Angeles Fire Department), Walt Magnussen  (Texas A&M University)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, Situational Awareness

Format: Panel Session

LMR Noise Floor Issues - Updates

Speaker: Joe Blaschka  (CEJA Engineering Co)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: LMR, System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

NG911: What Does the Future Hold?

Speakers: Jay English  (NTIA), Mike Dame  (NTIA)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: 911 and Dispatch

Format: Power Session

Program Management and Planning for the Lifecycle of a Project

Moderator: Joe Hanna  (Directions)

Panelists: Cheryl Giggetts  (CTA Consultants LLC), Neil Horden  (Horden Technology, LLC), Molly Kovaka  (Adcomm Engineering, LLC)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

Words Matter: Voice is Still the 'Killer App'

Moderator: Donny Jackson  (IWCE's Urgent Communications)

Panelists: Chief Harlin McEwen  (Public Safety Communications Consultant), Margo Deckard  (Lynk Global, Inc.), Andrew Seybold  (Andrew Seybold, Inc.), Justin St. Arnauld  (Verizon)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Broadband, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Mar 27 Monday | 2:15 pm

New Generation IoT and Hybrid Critical Incident Management

Speaker: Graeme Hull  (SWISSPHONE LLC)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, In-building Wireless

Format: Power Session

Simplify CJIS Security Compliance with a Zero Trust Framework

Speaker: Simon Hill  (Certes Networks)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Cybersecurity, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Mar 27 Monday | 2:45 pm

Broadband Connectivity - The Satellite Option

Panelist: Joel Schroeder  (Intelsat)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Satellite, Broadband

Format: Panel Session

SAFECOM, NCSWIC - Partners in Adopting New Emergency Communications Technology

Speakers: Gerald Reardon  (Cambridge Fire Department), Brad Stoddard  (NCSWIC Governance Committee), Billy Bob Brown  (CISA)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Interoperability, Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

Situational Awareness: Location/Mapping/IoT/Data/Video

Moderator: Donny Jackson  (IWCE's Urgent Communications)

Panelists: Edward Parkinson  (RapidSOS), Dan Munsey  (San Bernadino County Fire)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Broadband, Situational Awareness

Format: Panel Session

Mar 27 Monday | 3:00 pm

How 5G is Making Cities Safer, Smarter, and More Efficient

Speaker: Leslie Barnes  (Qualcomm)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Resilient First Responder Notifications Via ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV

Speakers: Fred Engel  (PBS North Carolina), Red Grasso  (North Carolina Department of Information Technology, FirstTech Program)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: System Resiliency, LMR

Format: Power Session

Mar 27 Monday | 3:45 pm

Dynamic Interoperability for Complex Multi-Agency Responses

Speaker: James Teel  (BK Technologies)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Interoperability, Broadband

Format: Power Session

Managed Services vs. Capital Investment: Public Safety Procurement Considerations

Speaker: Terry Burnworth  (Pyramid Consulting)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Mar 27 Monday | 4:00 pm

Deployable Solutions: Connectivity Where - and When - It's Needed

Moderator: Donny Jackson  (IWCE's Urgent Communications)

Panelists: Tim O'Connell  (Rescue 42, Inc.), Graham Tait  (Hypha), Sergy Mummert  (SES Networks), Lauren Flanagan  (Sesame Solar)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Broadband

Format: Panel Session

Mapping and Public Safety: Multi-Dimensional Building Maps and Z-Axis

Moderator: Rob Clark  (NextNav, LLC)

Panelists: Jeff Bruns  (Convey 911), Rodger Mann  (RapidDeploy), Ken Murphy  (Austin Police Department, Austin Texas)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: In-building Wireless, 911 and Dispatch

Format: Panel Session

Off the Beaten Path – Connecting Public Safety in Faraway Places

Moderator: Mike Barney  (FirstNet Built with AT&T)

Panelists: Karla Jurrens  (Texas DPS), Bob LaRose  (Nextivity Inc.)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: FirstNet, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Mar 27 Monday | 4:30 pm

Predicting Cybersecurity Threats from Small Network Samples Using AI

Speaker: Eyal Elyashiv  (Cynamics)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart-X and AI

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 9:00 am

DAS Code Compliance (DASC)

Speaker: Ira Wiesenfeld  (IWA Technical Services, Inc.)

Location: N243

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Federated ICAM and Trustmark Pilot for Public Safety Information Sharing: Methodology

Speaker: Matthew Moyer  (Georgia Tech Research Institute)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Cybersecurity, Interoperability

Format: Power Session

Fiber Optics 1-2-3

Speaker: Phil Shoemaker  (Light Brigade)

Location: N238

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Flavors of Broadband PTT: How Do You Choose?

Moderator: Donny Jackson  (IWCE's Urgent Communications)

Panelists: Josh Lober  (ESChat), Bryan Schromsky  (Verizon)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Broadband

Format: Panel Session

General Communications Technician, Level 1 (GCT1)

Speakers: Chris Miller  (Heartland Community College), Matt Lunati  (IWA Technical Services, Inc.)

Location: N241

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

LEO vs. MEO vs. GEO – New vs. Old

Panelists: Rich Pang  (Telesat), Sergy Mummert  (SES Networks)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Satellite

Format: Panel Session

LMR LTE Interworking - Progress Update

Speakers: Robin Grier  (Catalyst Communications Technologies), Sridhar Kowdley  (Department of Homeland Security)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Interoperability

Format: Power Session

Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS)

Speaker: Jay Thompson  (Tactical RF)

Location: N237

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

PSAP/911 Manager: Do You Know Your Cyber Status?

Moderator: Richard Tenney  (CISA)

Panelists: Budge Currier  (California Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES)), James Jarvis  (DHS-CISA), Josh Chin  (Net Force, Converge Security Conference), Michael Gulinello  (New York Police Department, Information Technology Bureau)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Cybersecurity, 911 and Dispatch

Format: Panel Session

Practical Antenna Basics - Making Sense of RF Propagation in Everyday Communications Systems

Speaker: Bill Bailey  (ETA International)

Location: N239

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Wildfire and All-Hazards Response and Public Safety Broadband – 2022 Season Review

Moderator: Chris Baker  (First Responder Network Authority)

Panelists: Sgt. Jason Matthews  (Lake County Sheriff’s Office, FL), Kevin Nida  (First Responder Network Authority), Andy Pichs  (Douglas County, Georgia), Matt Runyan  (Cisco), Chuck Macfarland  (City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: FirstNet, Broadband

Format: Panel Session

Wireless Networking Technician (WNT)

Speaker: Eric Ingram  (UMass Global)

Location: N236

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Mar 28 Tuesday | 9:45 am

How Digital Infrastructure Can Improve Traffic Safety

Speaker: Tim Sylvester  (Integrated Roadways)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, Broadband

Format: Power Session

Interoperability as a Key Factor of Successful Delivery of MCPTX Service

Speaker: Anatoli Levine  (Softil Inc)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Interoperability

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 10:15 am

Alternative Power Options for On- and Off-Grid Sites

Moderator: Joe Blaschka  (CEJA Engineering Co)

Panelists: Lauren Flanagan  (Sesame Solar), Markus Muench  (Sunfire Fuel Cells GmbH), Alexandra Rasch  (Caban Systems), Mike Hamanishi  (Samlex America)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

Broadband PTT Use in the Field Today

Moderator: Donny Jackson  (IWCE's Urgent Communications)

Panelist: Jeffrey Marani  (Global Medical Response)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Broadband

Format: Panel Session

Can We Talk? Extend Voice Interoperability Beyond LMR to Satellite, LTE or Wi-Fi

Moderator: Jon Paul Beauchamp  (Icom America)

Panelists: Steve Hailey  (NIC4), Rachel Jones  (Savannah River National Laboratory), Toby Jacob  (Iridium)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Federated ICAM and Trustmark Pilot for Public Safety Information Sharing: Results and Best Practices

Moderator: Matthew Moyer  (Georgia Tech Research Institute)

Panelists: Eric Baker  (Texas Department of Public Safety), Niki Papazoglakis  (Mobility 4 Public Safety), Sam Dibrell  (Foundation for Trusted Identity), Joe Mandala  (Kansas Bureau of Investigation), Bill Phillips  (Nlets - The International Justice & Public Safety Network)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Cybersecurity, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 10:30 am

Proximity Location in Buildings Using SMART Technology

Speaker: Dino Giordano  (Microlab)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, Situational Awareness

Format: Power Session

The Concept of Operating Virtual

Speakers: Cheryl Giggetts  (CTA Consultants), Douglas Campbell  (City of Alexandria VA), Mark Cady  (CTA Consultants, LLC)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Cloud Connectivity, 911 and Dispatch

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 11:15 am

Perspectives on Wireless in the Healthcare Environment

Speaker: Andrew Ruschak  (Providence Swedish Medical)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Interoperability, In-building Wireless

Format: Power Session

Vehicle-Based Network: Bringing the Network with You

Speaker: Cory Davis  (Verizon)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Situational Awareness

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 11:30 am

Broadband PTT Case Studies: Challenges & Lessons Learned

Moderator: Josh Lober  (ESChat)

Panelist: Chief Harlin McEwen  (Public Safety Communications Consultant)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Broadband

Format: Panel Session

Hardening, Security and Monitoring for Critical Communications Networks

Moderator: Joe Blaschka  (CEJA Engineering Co)

Panelists: Chip Whitten  (Lyncole), Dr. Gil Kedar  (Ceragon Networks), Jesper Trier  (TX RX Systems Inc (The Combilent Group))

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

In-Building Wireless Imperative Pt 1: Evolving and Converging Technologies

Moderator: John Foley  (Safer Buildings Coalition)

Panelists: Todd Maxwell  (Samsung Electronics America), Steve Devine  (AT&T), James Potter  (L3Harris), Graham Tait  (Hypha)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

P25 New Standards, Interoperability, and Security for 2023 and Beyond

Moderator: Stephen Nichols  (Project 25 Technology Interest Group)

Panelists: Andy Davis  (Motorola Solutions), James Downes  (DHS-CISA), Jeremy Elder  (L3Harris), Scott Wright  (Connecticut Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: LMR, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 12:00 pm

Adapting Radios for the Modern World of Cloud and AI

Speaker: Kinuko Masaki, Ph.D.  (VoiceBrain)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Cloud Connectivity, IoT, Smart-X and AI

Format: Power Session

Wireless Priority Services - What Critical Infrastructure Organizations Need to Know

Speaker: Stuart Campbell  (T-Mobile for Government)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Broadband, System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 1:45 pm

In-Building Wireless Imperative Pt 2: Prioritizing School Communications

Moderator: Chief Alan Perdue  (Safer Buildings Coalition)

Panelists: Patrick Tillman  (Guilford County School), Ross Pierson  (Pierson Wireless), Melanie Jones  (Guilford Metro 9-1-1)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

P25 on Steroids: Get the Most Out of Your P25 System

Moderator: Stephen Nichols  (Project 25 Technology Interest Group)

Panelists: Cindy Cast  (Miami-Dade County.), Karla Jurrens  (State of Texas), Marcus Anderson  (Global Public Safety Communications Program Office at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA))

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: LMR, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Public-Safety Broadband Around the World

Moderator: Ildefonso De La Cruz  (Omdia)

Panelists: Kevin Graham  (The Critical Communications Association(TCCA)), Peter Clemons  (ENENSYS Technologies)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Interoperability, Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

Smart Use Cases: Streetlights, Gunshot Location, Greenhouse Gas Monitoring

Moderator: Robert Finch  (Select Spectrum)

Panelists: Uli Altvater  (Apollo Metro Solutions), Christabel Escobar  (Puloli, Inc.)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI

Format: Panel Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 2:00 pm

Maintaining Public Trust: SMS Message Capture and Retention

Speaker: Scott Bean  (Samsung Electronics America)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Understanding the Failure Scenarios of Wireless Systems

Speaker: Louis Libin  (Broad Comm, Inc.)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 2:45 pm

Broadband and LMR: The Future Secured

Speakers: Rob Butts  (L3Harris Technologies), Robin Manke-Cassidy  (Cradlepoint)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Interoperability, Broadband

Format: Power Session

What Every 911 Center Ought to Know About Livestreaming

Speaker: Sondra Wesley  (Prepared)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: 911 and Dispatch

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 3:00 pm

Broadway/BroadNet Lessons Learned

Moderator: Ildefonso De La Cruz  (Omdia)

Panelists: Pascal Beglin  (Streamwide), Robert Nitsch  (Frequentis AG)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Broadband

Format: Panel Session

By Air and By Sea: A Case Study of Public Safety Aviation and Maritime Operational Requirements for FirstNet

Moderator: Charles Murph  (First Responder Network Authority)

Panelists: Jason Day  (Texas Department of Public Safety), Peter Burke  (Hyannis Fire Department), Chuck Macfarland  (City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: FirstNet, Broadband

Format: Panel Session

In-Building Wireless Imperative Pt 3: Location, Location, Location

Moderator: Seth Buechley  (Cathedral Consulting)

Panelists: Rob Clark  (NextNav, LLC), Edward Parkinson  (RapidSOS), Eric Hagerson  (T-Mobile)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

Project 25 Questions? Ask the Experts

Moderator: Stephen Nichols  (Project 25 Technology Interest Group)

Panelists: James Downes  (DHS CISA), Andy Davis  (Motorola Solutions), Jeremy Elder  (L3Harris), Scott Wright  (Connecticut Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection), Cindy Cast  (Miami-Dade County)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: LMR, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 3:30 pm

How Inflation and Supply Chain Issues Will Impact Your Radio Project

Speaker: Nick Falgiatore  (Mission Critical Partners)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: Policy and Governance, LMR

Format: Power Session

RF Power Monitoring: Minimize Downtime and Avoid Unnecessary Maintenance

Speaker: Cheryl Boyer  (Sinclair Technologies)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Tuesday

Track: System Resiliency, Situational Awareness

Format: Power Session

Mar 28 Tuesday | 4:00 pm

Big Games in North America: What You Need to Know About FIFA 2026 & LA 2028

Moderator: Ken Rehbehn  (CritComm Insights)

Panelists: John Dundas  (DundasTech Limited), Billy Bob Brown  (CISA), David Michael  (LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games)

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

Format: Panel Session

Mar 29 Wednesday | 8:00 am

Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)

Speaker: Chris Miller  (Heartland Community College)

Location: N237

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Cybersecurity and Information Technology Specialist Training (ITS)

Speaker: Chuck Brooks  (eITPrep)

Location: N236

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Fiber Optics 1-2-3

Speaker: Phil Shoemaker  (Light Brigade)

Location: N238

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

General Communications Technician, Level 2 (GCT2)

Speaker: AJ Wiesenfeld  (IWA Technical Services, Inc.)

Location: N241

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Microwave Fundamentals (MRT)

Speaker: Bill Bailey  (ETA International)

Location: N239

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Radio Frequency Interference and Mitigation (RFIM)

Speakers: Tom Brinkoetter  (RadioSiteTest), Rob Rowlands  (Gap Wireless)

Location: N243

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Mar 29 Wednesday | 8:15 am

Demystifying the Cloud from a Critical Infrastructure End-User

Speaker: Joey St Jacques  (ACRE Operating Group)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Cloud Connectivity, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

FirstNet in All-Hazards Response: 5 Things You Need to Know

Speaker: Billy Freeman  (First Responder Network Authority)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: FirstNet, Situational Awareness

Format: Power Session

MCPTT, PTToIP, and Mobile Unified Communications for the Enterprise and Commercial Markets

Speaker: Neil Horden  (Horden Technology, LLC)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Broadband, Interoperability

Format: Power Session

Municipally-Owned Utility Case Study - Radio Replacement Project

Speaker: William Fredrickson  (Leonardo)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: LMR, System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Smart & Secure – Taking Campus Safety to the Next Level

Speaker: Robert LeGrande II  (The Digital Decision)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Power Session

Using 100% Mobile Renewable Nanogrids for Disaster Relief

Speaker: Lauren Flanagan  (Sesame Solar)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Mar 29 Wednesday | 10:15 am

4.9 GHz: What Now?

Moderator: Donny Jackson  (IWCE's Urgent Communications)

Panelist: Jeff Johnson  (Western Fire Chiefs Association)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Broadband

Format: Panel Session

Artificial Intelligence: Just Because We Can, Should We?

Moderator: Paul Bremner  (Omdia)

Panelists: Christy Williams  (NCT 911), Bryan Schromsky  (Verizon), Alan Tilles  (Law Offices Of Alan Tilles), Bart Stump  (NetWitness)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI

Format: Panel Session

Deployable Networks for Incident Management

Moderator: Niki Papazoglakis  (Mobility 4 Public Safety)

Panelists: Tim O'Connell  (Rescue 42, Inc.), John Goocher  (Nextivity), Curtis Mentz  (Verizon)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: System Resiliency, Broadband

Format: Panel Session

Future PTT Harmony Through P25 LMR-LTE Interworking

Moderator: Stephen Nichols  (Project 25 Technology Interest Group)

Panelists: Andy Davis  (Motorola Solutions), Brad Stoddard  (State of Michigan), Jeremy Elder  (L3Harris)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Interoperability, LMR

Format: Panel Session

LMR, LTE or SAT Radio? Leverage All Three for Expanded Situational Awareness

Moderator: Ken Rehbehn  (CritComm Insights)

Panelists: David Tally  (PAR Government), Todd Maxwell  (Samsung Electronics America), Glenn Williams  (Icom America)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Situational Awareness, Broadband

Format: Panel Session

School Comms and Safety Roundtable

Moderator: Robert LeGrande II  (The Digital Decision)

Panelists: Chief Gary Lewis  (City of Bexley Police Department), Brian Bittner MPS, CEM  (Penn State University | University Park), Chief Debra A. Williams  (Clark Atlanta University Department of Public Safety), Anthony Battista  (Verizon)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

Mar 29 Wednesday | 1:15 pm

Birmingham (England) v Birmingham (Alabama): Lessons from the Mega-Sport Events of 2022

Moderator: Ken Rehbehn  (CritComm Insights)

Panelists: John Dundas  (DundasTech Limited), Pam Montanari  (CISA), Ritesh Desai  (Southern Linc Wireless)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

How Utilities Are Helping Power the Private-Networking Industry

Moderator: Bobbi Harris  (Utilities Broadband Alliance (UBBA))

Panelist: Neil "Grifter" Wyler  (IBM X-Force)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI

Format: Panel Session

Interference Risks from In-Building Emergency Systems

Moderator: Cuong Luu  (Department of Homeland Security)

Panelists: Rodney Reed  (Harris County Fire Marshal's Office), Gary Schluckbier  (Epiq Solutions)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: In-building Wireless, System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

New Technologies for P25 Testing and Compliance

Moderator: Stephen Nichols  (Project 25 Technology Interest Group)

Panelists: Cheryl Giggetts  (CTA Consultants), Sridhar Kowdley  (U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate First Responders Group’s (FRG) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility.), Michael Schafer  (Compliance Testing LLC), David Adams  (PCTEL), Ian Carpenter  (Valid8)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: LMR, In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

Satellite Direct to Phone - The Whoa Moment

Moderator: Donny Jackson  (IWCE's Urgent Communications)

Panelist: Margo Deckard  (Lynk Global, Inc.)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Satellite

Format: Panel Session

Where Can I Get the Money I Need for My Project?

Moderator: Joe Hanna  (Directions)

Panelists: Terry Burnworth  (Pyramid Consulting), Shannon Day  (Grants Office LLC), Kamala Kuhn  (PS Grants)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

Mar 29 Wednesday | 2:30 pm

Bringing LMR-MCX Broadband Coverage Indoors and Underground with 3D Location-Based Services

Moderator: Kevin Graham  (The Critical Communications Association(TCCA))

Panelists: Aurélien Korsakissok  (SYNTONY), Alireza Etemadfar  (RFI)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

NG911 Funding: Will It Ever Happen?

Moderator: Charles Dowd  (New York City Police Department)

Panelists: Brian Fontes  (National Emergency Number Association (NENA)), Budge Currier  (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service), George Keleman  (iCERT - Industry Council for Emergency Response Technology, Inc.)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: 911 and Dispatch, Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

No Nonsense Security: Removing FUD and Focusing on Foundations

Speakers: Neil "Grifter" Wyler  (IBM X-Force), Bart Stump  (NetWitness)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Cybersecurity

Format: Panel Session

TETRA Update: North America, Europe and Beyond

Moderator: Peter Clemons  (ENENSYS Technologies)

Panelists: Jose Martin  (PowerTrunk Inc.), Jeff Bozec  (FEDERAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS), Gilson Navega Pozzati  (DAMM Latin America)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: LMR

Format: Panel Session

The FirstNet-Connected Officer

Moderator: Ehrin Ehlert  (FirstNet Authority)

Panelists: Officer Brock Brunson  (Chicago Police Department), Todd Durica  (Digital Forensics/IT Specialist Culpeper Police Department, VA), Todd Early  (FirstNet, Built with AT&T)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: FirstNet, Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

The Need for a Broadband Push-to-Talk Interoperability Platform

Moderator: Sridhar Kowdley  (Department of Homeland Security)

Panelists: Robin Grier  (Catalyst Communications Technologies), Joseph Boucher  (Mutualink), Jim Holthaus  (Department of Justice)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday

Track: Broadband, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Mar 30 Thursday | 8:00 am

Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)

Speaker: Chris Miller  (Heartland Community College)

Location: N237

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Cybersecurity and Information Technology Specialist Training (ITS)

Speaker: Chuck Brooks  (eITPrep)

Location: N236

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Fiber Optics 1-2-3

Speaker: Phil Shoemaker  (Light Brigade)

Location: N238

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

General Communications Technician, Level 2 (GCT2)

Speaker: AJ Wiesenfeld  (IWA Technical Services, Inc.)

Location: N241

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Microwave Fundamentals (MRT)

Speaker: Bill Bailey  (ETA International)

Location: N239

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Radio Frequency Interference and Mitigation (RFIM)

Speakers: Tom Brinkoetter  (RadioSiteTest), Rob Rowlands  (Gap Wireless)

Location: N243

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Mar 30 Thursday | 10:30 am

Are Your Radio Communications Really Secure? Why You Need Link Layer Authentication

Moderator: April O'Reilly  (CISA)

Panelists: Scott Wright  (State of Connecticut), Hermina (Nina) Boe  (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Justin Evans  (Montgomery County Hospital District), Richard Schmahl  (Ohio MARCS)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Cybersecurity, LMR

Format: Panel Session

FCC Rules and Regulations for ERRCS – They Actually Make Things BETTER!!

Moderator: Greg Glenn  (Self Employed)

Panelists: Don Henry  (Comba Telecom), Anderson Bennett  (Retired), Mathew Theisz  (DC Office of Unified Communications), Nathan Hinkle  (Collier County, Florida)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

Got Comms? Implementing Resilient Communications for Your Agency

Moderator: Sridhar Kowdley  (DHS Science & Technology Directorate)

Panelists: Don Bowers  (DHS Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency), Wynn Brannin  (New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management), Jim Fisher  (Pima County Office of Emergency Management), Red Grasso  (North Carolina Department of Information Technology, FirstTech Program)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: System Resiliency, Cybersecurity

Format: Panel Session

MCX Broadband- Conformance testing, ETSI Plugtests & Certification

Speakers: Harald Ludwig  (The Critical Communications Association(TCCA)), Fidel Liberal  (University of Basque Country)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Broadband, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

Making Smart Cities a Reality With Wireless

Moderator: Paul Bremner  (Omdia)

Panelists: Brad Barber  (Federal Engineering Inc.), John Snapp  (Intrado), Michael Sherwood  (City of Las Vegas), Alex Freylekhman  (Telrad)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, Interoperability

Format: Panel Session

NG911 Lesson Learned from Those Deploying the Systems

Moderator: Budge Currier  (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service)

Panelists: Christy Williams  (NCT 911), Travis Jensen  (Arizona Department of Administration 911 Program)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: 911 and Dispatch, Cloud Connectivity

Format: Panel Session

Mar 30 Thursday | 11:45 am

Cyberattacks on 911: Lessons Learned

Moderator: Budge Currier  (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service)

Panelists: Mark Buchholz  (Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency), Steve McMurrer  (Fairfax County Virginia 911, Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications), James Jarvis  (DHS-CISA), D. Jeremy DeMar  (Intrado – Life & Safety)

Location: N260

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: 911 and Dispatch, Cybersecurity

Format: Panel Session

Data Interoperability: The Final Frontier

Moderator: Sherri Bush  (Adcomm Engineering, LLC)

Panelists: Charles Laird  (N.C. Department of Information Technology Division of Broadband and Digital Equity), Lori Markham, MS  (SREC), Shannon Price, ENP  (Sugar Land Public Safety Dispatch), Christopher Blake Carver, ENP  (Hexagon SIG)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Interoperability, Policy and Governance

Format: Panel Session

Is There a Future for Our Current Frequency Coordination System?

Moderator: Alan Tilles  (Law Offices Of Alan Tilles)

Panelists: Robin Cohen  (Enterprise Wireless Alliance), Tim Trager  (San Bernandino County)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Policy and Governance, LMR

Format: Panel Session

Minutes Matter: Responding Quicker than Ever with Connected Vehicle

Speakers: Todd Early  (FirstNet Built with AT&T), Michael Newburn  (FirstNet, Built with AT&T)

Location: N258

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: FirstNet, Cloud Connectivity

Format: Panel Session

Utility Vendors: Which Companies Are Delivering Private-Networking Solutions?

Moderator: Bobbi Harris  (Utilities Broadband Alliance (UBBA))

Panelists: Jennie Bratten  (Ericsson), Pascal Beglin  (Streamwide)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

Why GPS Position, Navigation and Timing Signals Matter

Moderator: Michael Roskind  (CISA)

Panelists: Karen Van Dyke  (U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)), Ernest Wong  (U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)), Paul Shaw  (Defense Acquisition University), Dana Goward  (Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Situational Awareness, System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

Mar 30 Thursday | 2:00 pm

DMR Feature Evolution

Speaker: Thomas Bohn  (DMR Association)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: LMR

Format: Power Session

Incident Response: Building an Effective & Actionable Plan

Speaker: Sean Scott  (SecuLore Solutions)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Cybersecurity, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

RFP Development: How to Set the Stage for a Successful Deployment

Speaker: Susan Ronning  (ADCOMM Engineering LLC)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Using Aerial Imagery to Save Lives

Speakers: Ruth Zipfel  (EagleView), Joe Oddi  (EagleView)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Situational Awareness, 911 and Dispatch

Format: Power Session

Mar 30 Thursday | 2:40 pm

Building Safe, Sustainable Smart Cities with the Best of IoT Tech

Speaker: Steve Mazur  (Digi International (GRC))

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Interference Mitigation in 6 GHz and other Bands in the Spectrum Sharing Era

Speakers: Alan Tilles  (Law Offices Of Alan Tilles), Richard Bernhardt  (WISPA), David Witkowski  (Joint Venture Silicon Valley)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: LMR, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

RF Monitoring During Emergencies

Speaker: Raymond Chan  (Anritsu)

Location: N255

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: System Resiliency, 911 and Dispatch

Format: Power Session

The Convergence of Land Mobile Radio and Broadband: Where Are We Now?

Speaker: Nick Falgiatore  (Mission Critical Partners)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Interoperability

Format: Power Session

Mar 30 Thursday | 3:20 pm

Cybersecurity on 911: Zero Trust

Speaker: Hakeem Thomas  (Netmaker Communications, LLC)

Location: N261

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: 911 and Dispatch, Cybersecurity

Format: Power Session

High Frequency Radio Communications When All Else Fails

Speakers: Ross Merlin  (NVIS Communications, LLC), John Rosica  (NVIS Communications)

Location: N257

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: System Resiliency, LMR

Format: Power Session

Use AIOps to Improve Uptime and Reduce Mean Time to Repair

Speaker: Paige Roberts  (Vertica)

Location: N259

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Unscheduled

Bridging the Language Barrier Gap in 911 Call Processing

Speakers: Colleen Mulvihill  (Convey 911), Jeff Bruns  (Convey 911), Ken Murphy  (Austin Police Department, Austin Texas)

Location: Emerging Tech Theater

Pass Type: All Access, Expo Only

Format: Expo Theater

Department of the Air Force Enterprise IT Convergence

Keynote: Winston Beauchamp  (US Department of the Air Force)

Pass Type: All Access, Expo Only

Format: Keynote Presentation

Emergency Incident Data Object: Standardizing Incident and CAD Records

Speaker: Brandon Abley  (NENA: The 9-1-1 Association)

Location: Emerging Tech Theater

Pass Type: All Access, Expo Only

Track: 911 and Dispatch, Interoperability

Format: Expo Theater

How Should You Define Public-Safety Grade?

Speakers: Cheryl Giggetts  (CTA Consultants LLC), Mark Cady  (CTA Consultants, LLC)

Location: Convergence & Collaboration Theater

Pass Type: All Access, Expo Only

Format: Expo Theater

What Up, Doc? Social Media Deployments in the PSAP

Speaker: Terry Burnworth  (Pyramid Consulting)

Location: Convergence & Collaboration Theater

Pass Type: All Access, Expo Only

Format: Expo Theater