October 2018 Presentations

Wednesday, October 31
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
Derek K. Poarch, Executive Director and CEO, APCO International
8:35 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Keynote Address
U.S. Representative Mike Doyle
8:55 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. APCO’s Vision for NG9-1-1
Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International; Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 9-1-1 Practitioner Perspectives
Gary Thomas, Assistant Chief, 9-1-1 Coordinator, Allegheny County (PA) Department of Emergency Services; Frank Jannetti, Director, Mercer County (PA) Department of Public Safety; John Haynes, Deputy Director of Emergency Services for 9-1-1, Chester County, PA; John Grappy, Director, Erie County (PA) Department of Public Safety; Jeff Parish, Director of Public Safety, Lawrence County, PA
Moderated by Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Funding NG9-1-1
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Tech Talks (3)
Revolutionary Wireless 9-1-1 Location Technologies
Christian Militeau, Director, Technical Standards, West Safety Services
NG911 Clearinghouse: A PSAP’s Secure Source of Lifesaving Data From Millions of iPhones & Connected Devices
Jeff Robertson, Public Safety General Manager, RapidSOS
Preventing Contraband Cellphone Use in Prisons
Eric Hagerson, Principal Manager, Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile USA
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Latest on FirstNet’s Efforts to Improve Public Safety Communications
Dave Buchanan, Executive Director of Public Safety Advocacy, FirstNet
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Developments in 9-1-1 Location Accuracy
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
Closing Remarks
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
Thursday, November 1
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Cybersecurity Risks, Case Studies, and Options for Public Safety Communications
Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Tech Talks (2)
The 7 Cybersecurity Challenges of ESInet
Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore
Leveraging IoT for 9-1-1
Doug Kesser, Director, Safety and Security Technologies, Comtech
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A Local Perspective on NG9-1-1
Gary Thomas, Assistant Chief, 9-1-1 Coordinator, Allegheny County (PA) Department of Emergency Services; Matt Brown, Chief, Allegheny County (PA) Department of Emergency Services

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Improving Emergency Alerts
Greg Cooke, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

Wade Witmer, Deputy Director, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Program Management Office, FEMA

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Trends in Public Safety Spectrum
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Identifying and Mitigating Cyberattacks
Megan Bixler, Technical Program Manager, APCO International
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Emerging Technologies – Regulatory and Legislative Developments
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations, APCO International
Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up
Derek K. Poarch, Executive Director and CEO, APCO International