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Wednesday, 7  June

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair:  Kit Wignall – UXC Consulting

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: FirstNet – leading the way for Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Networks

TJ Kennedy — President, First Net Responder Network Authority, Washington D.C. Metro Area Wireless

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Morning Break

Technology application

Public safety and emergency management

An evolving path toward Public Safety Mobile Broadband in Australia

Luke Brown – Assistant secretary (a/g), Disaster Resilience Strategy Branch, Emergency Management Australia

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Spectrum for private LTE networks picking over the bones

Andrew May — Licensing Manager, Spectrum Engineering Australia 

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Mission-critical communications in Queensland: a success story

Craig Anderson – Director, Public Safety Communications Program | Frontline & Digital Services, Public Safety Business Agency

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Trends in LTE

Justin Wyatt — Principal Consultant, Titan ICT

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Body worn camera and digital evidence management: Queensland Police experience

Acting Inspector Wayne Hutchings — Body Worn Camera Project Organisational Capability Command, Queensland Police Service

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Lunch Break

Workshop 1

Workshop 3

LTE 101 – Its strengths, weaknesses and application

Simon Lardner – Director, Challenge Networks

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Public safety information management: challenges and opportunities

Panel: TJ Kennedy — President, First Net Responder Network Authority; Acting Inspector Wayne Hutchings — Organisational Capability Command, Queensland Police Service, Craig Anderson — Director, Public Safety Communications Program | Frontline & Digital Services, Public Safety Business Agency, Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie — NSW Police Force, Terry Daly — Program Director – PSMB, NSW Telco Authority

Moderator: Inspector (Ret.) Lance Valcour O.O.M. 

Afternoon Break

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Networking Drinks –  Open to All

ARCIA Industry Networking Dinner – Novotel Restaurant, Sydney Olympic Park

Thursday, 8 June

PLENARY: Wireless communications in NSW: today and tomorrow

Kate Foy  Managing Director, NSW Telco Authority

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Technology application

Public safety and emergency management

How digital radio is transforming NSW health

Robert Glover Solutions Specialist, Mastercom and Mathivanan Sakthivel — Director, Corporate Services, Westmead Hospital

Out of the ashes — Victoria’s operational communications pathway to the future

Laura Sexton — Program Director – Operational Communications Emergency Management Victoria

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Australian and global insights to rail, metro and light rail – plus case studies

Doug Bowden — Senior Business Development Manager – Australasia, Sepura

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Mobile broadband  some lessons from around the world

Ian Miller – Executive Officer, ARCIA

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Morning Break

Technology application

Public safety and emergency management

Broadband PTT: Standards based or propriety, why do you care?

Peter Fritz — Senior Solutions Architect, Motorola Solutions

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Drones, robots and public safety mobile broadband the future of firefighting

Superintendent Warwick Kidd – Manager, Counter Terriorism and Aviation, Fire & Rescue NSW and Station Officer Graham Tait – Systems Officer, Operational Communications, Fire &  Rescue NSW

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PTT integration user case study — more than just critical communications

Ben Cosier — Communications and Electronics Specialist, Impulse Wireless

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In vehicle communications technology convergence in the health context

Geoff Waterhouse — Radio Telecommunications Capital Works Programme, NSW Ambulance

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Integrated operations using smart connected networks

Stuart Zerbe — Director, Marketing & Strategy, Harris

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Yarra ranges emergency rebroadcast case study

Chris Stevens — Managing Director, Cart GiS

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Technology application

Public safety and emergency management

The digital wireless evolution in railway communications and signalling

Kevin Graham — Managing Director, Global Digital Solutions

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Is satellite able to fill the gap?

Neil Jamieson — Managing Director, Wireless Innovation

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Defending critical communications network infrastructure against cyber attacks

Bilal Javed — Senior Consulting Engineer, Nokia

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Afternoon Break

PANEL SESSION: Public safety mobile broadband — the way forward for critical communications in Australia

This panel session will bring together experts who will discuss public safety mobile broadband and the way ahead in Australia. This issue has been at the forefront for a number of years. Many experts, including those on our panel, believe that It is critical to develop a national strategy that outlines the way forward.

Panel members and delegates will discuss, in a facilitated session, various options and points of view on what such a strategy might entail.  This discussion will be invaluable to agencies as they move into the phase of preparing the operational guidelines and the inter-relationships between agencies and jurisdictions for this critical communications development.

Panel: TJ Kennedy — President, First Net Responder Network Authority; Luke Brown — Assistant secretary (a/g), Disaster Resilience Strategy Branch, Emergency Management Australia; Laura Sexton — Program Director – Operational Communications Program (EMOC), Emergency Management Victoria; Mark Burgess — CEO, Police Federation of Australia

Moderator: Ian Miller — Executive Officer, ARCIA

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