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Wireless Tech & Policy Summit

May 24 - Washington, DC National Housing Center

Bringing together Industry Tech Leaders and Policy Leaders to talk about the opportunities and challenges found at the intersection of wireless policy and wireless technology.

Outstanding Networking and Educational Sessions!

  • Date and time: May 24 · 8am - 5pm EDT
  • Location: National Housing Center 1201 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20005


    • Brendan Carr – FCC Commissioner

    • Jim Bugel - President, FirstNet and Public Safety, AT&T [Fireside chat format]


Wednesday, May 24 – 8am to 5pm

  • Exhibit Hall open 7:30a to 5:00p
  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8a to 9a
  • Welcome – Chief Alan Perdue – SBC – 9:00a to 9:05a
  • Fireside Chat 9:05a to 9:25a – with Jim Bugel - President, FirstNet and Public Safety, AT&T

    • Moderator - Seth Buechley, SBC Founder, President, Cathedral Consulting
    • Speaker - Jim Bugel, President, FirstNet and Public Safety, AT&T

Morning Conference Sessions

  • Broadband Infrastructure Funding –  9:25a to 10:05a
    • Moderator - Prince Niyyar, CEO, Commdex
    • Speaker - David BronstonPartner, Phillips Lytle
    • Speaker - Ruynard Singleton, Executive Director, US Border Patrol
    • Speaker - Jonathan Adelstein, Managing Director and Head of Global Policy, DigitalBridge
    • Speaker - James Brunson, VP, Advanced Solutions, 5G Innovation, & Public Sector, Nokia
      • Legislative Update and Overview
      • Major agency projects ready to go!
      • Working with federal programs
  • How will we use 4.9GHz and 6GHz? 10:05a to 10:45a
    • Moderator - Alan Tilles, Attorney, Alan Tilles Law
    • Speaker - Tim Bransford, Partner, Morgan Lewis
    • Speaker - Charles F. DowdAssistant Chief (Ret); Vice President and TreasurerNYPD & PSBTA
    • Speaker - Louis Peraertz, Vice President of Policy, Wireless Internet Service Provider's Association (WISPA)
      • Policy Update
      • Public Safety and In-Building implications and opportunities
      • How will 4.9 and 6 GHz drive tech innovation
  • AM Break in Exhibit Hall – 10:45a to 11:15a
  • User Equipment Evolution – 11:15a to 11:55a
    • Moderator - Donny Jackson, Editor, InformaTech | IWCE’s Urgent Communications
    • Speaker - Steve DevineDirector FirstNet Strategy and Policy, FirstNet built with AT&T
    • Speaker - Bob EscalleSamsung
    • Speaker - John W. KuzinVice President – Spectrum Policy & Regulatory Counsel, Qualcomm Inc.
      • Policy update
      • Direct Mode and MCPTT
      • HPUE
      • Hybrid Handsets
      • Satellite to Mobile
  • Networking Lunch Break in Exhibit Hall – 12p to 1p
  • Afternoon Keynote: FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr  1:05p to 1:25p

Afternoon Conference Sessions:

  • School Safety and Wireless Communications – 1:25p to 2:05p
    • Moderator - Alan PerdueExecutive Director, SBC
    • Speaker - Pat TillmanCounty Commissioner, Guilford County Board of Commissioners
    • Speaker - Ross PiersonOwner, Pierson Wireless
    • Speaker - Mike RicheyFormer Police Asst Chief, Assistant Superintendent, School Safety and Emergency Management, Guilford County Schools
    • Speaker - Seamus Dowdall, Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties (NACo)
      • How can in-building help keep our communities safer?
      • Case Studies – After action report Discussion
      • The role of comms in school safety
      • Legislative Update
  • PM Break in Exhibit Hall - 2:05p to 2:25p
  • Noise and Interference in PS and Cellular Comms: Are networks at risk? 2:25p to 3:05p
    • Moderator - John Foley, Managing Director, SBC
    • Speaker - Mathew Theisz, RF Engineering, DC Office of Unified Communication
    • Speaker - David Adams, PCTEL
    • Speaker - Brendan DelaneyANS
    • Speaker - Michiel Lotter, CEO, Nextivity
      • Do FCC Part 20 and Part 90 rules need a refresh?
      • Do FCC rules about consumer and industrial devices need updating? 
      • Tools and strategies?
      • Is it time to up our maintenance and monitoring game?
      • Interference prevention and mitigation
  • In-Building Wireless Coverage Imperative –3:05p to 3:45p
    • Moderator - Alan Perdue, Executive Director, SBC
    • Speaker - Michelle Geddes, Chief Information Officer, City and County of San Francisco
    • Speaker - Chief Michael Baltrotsky, Assistant Chief - Technology Manager; Battalion Chief - Technical Operations, Montgomery County MD Fire & Rescue
    • Speaker - Doug McElroySenior RAN Engineer, AT&T
    • Speaker - Rich BerlinerCEO, Digital Locations Inc
      • The In-Building Wireless Dead Zone Problem 
      • Industry Current State
      • Regulatory Mandates
      • Building Owner Concerns and Best Practices: The Master Infrastructure Plan 
      • Workforce Competency - Who is Competent?
      • Adding Cellular to the in-building mix
  • Closing Remarks: 3:45p to 3:55p
  • Closing Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall - 3:55p to 5:00p