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March 16, 2015

Motorola Solutions Announces Speakers at IWCE 2015

Motorola Solutions Announces Speakers at IWCE 2015
LAS VEGAS – March 16, 2015Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) will share its thought leadership throughout numerous speaking engagements during the weeklong event. Motorola Solutions experts will participate in a variety of panels addressing key public safety topics. The speaker session details are below; all speaking times are Pacific Standard Time.
Monday, March 16: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Developing Apps for the Enterprise and Critical Communications
  • James Wolfinbarger, Intelligence-Led Public Safety Solutions Consultant, Motorola Solutions
Applications on mobile devices, whether on a smartphone or two-way radio, are becoming more prolific, providing services that previously were not available. Learn concepts of applications and application development, what tools are available today and which mobile applications are useful in an enterprise or critical environment.
Monday, March 16: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Project 25 Foundations and System Technology Updates for 2015
  • Andy Davis, Senior Resource Manager, Motorola Solutions
Gain a deeper understanding and updated awareness of the established P25 standards, the matching equipment capabilities, and the continued evolution of system technologies and interfaces. Direct references to the completed P25 standards as published are emphasized to provide a full comprehension of the completed P25 phases.
Monday, March 16: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Next-Generation Command and Surveillance Centers
  • Thomas Gross, Director, Command Center Solutions, Motorola Solutions
Command and surveillance centers are the hub of many communications systems. Explore new technologies for the center itself such as big data and video storage concerns, solutions for real-time analysis and analytics and new options for dispatch consoles such as CSSI and DMR. Also review the potential of virtual dispatch centers that use high-speed IP access to connect virtually instead of physically.
Monday, March 16: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Next-Generation Wireless Networks: 4G, LTE and Broadband
  • Gary  Schluckbier, Director, Secure Systems, Motorola Solutions
With the national broadband plan now a reality, review all the major 4G and broadband options, while discussing availability, build out, cost, applications, access and partnerships.  4G wireless networks promise an unprecedented opportunity for agencies and other organizations to improve their effectiveness and communications capabilities. But what makes a network 4G?  How does broadband make it all work?  What is hype and what is real?   And when will it all become a reality?
Wednesday, March 18: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Concern
  • Gary Schluckbier, Director, Secure Systems, Motorola Solutions
Cybersecurity threats are rising every year at an alarming rate and becoming very disruptive to day-to-day operations. Organizations can’t afford to wait for something to happen; they need to be proactive in addressing potential threats. From patient health records to corporate espionage to public safety data, understand how to analyze strengths and weaknesses of your enterprise’s Cybersecurity system and tools. Review identity management, known vulnerabilities, malware and Denial of Service (DOS) attacks as you analyze and predict the security level of your system.
Wednesday, March 18: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - A New Era in Manufacturing
  • Glen Davis, NA Automotive Systems, Motorola Solutions
As global competitiveness increases, domestic US manufacturer’s face new challenges operationally that today’s digital radio platforms address in compelling ways. Explore the top trends in manufacturing technology, learn about the top 3 concerns manufacturers have that digital radio answers, and identify digital radio sales opportunities in the manufacturing space.
Wednesday, March 18: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - A Communications Strategy That Makes Sense for Critical Utilities
  • Mike Koch, Energy & Utility Principal, Motorola Solutions
With critical utilities in need of upgrades to existing networks, new solutions are available to increase coverage and efficiency for mobile users in need of clear voice and data connections. Review the challenges utilities face as they modernize their communication systems, move from analog to digital systems and enable modern grid functionality such as distribution automation, charging electric vehicles and integrating renewable energy sources.
Wednesday, March 18: 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. - Next-Generation Push-to-Talk Roundtable: Cellular, Satellite, Wireless LAN and LTE
  • James  Mustarde, WAVE Product Marketing Manager, Motorola Solutions
LTE, Wireless LAN, satellite, commercial broadband and managed cloud services can extend the reach and value of two-way radio systems. Examine carrier-deployed LTE PTT, satellite-based PTT‘s reach, extending LMR PTT into an organization’s wireless LAN and cellular applications for interoperability for workforce and fleet management. Cover key topics about converging networks, including standards, infrastructure, devices, applications, cost, delivery mechanisms, performance, reliability and ecosystem.
Wednesday, March 18: 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Estudios de Caso: TETRA, LTE y P25
  • General Antonino dos Santos Guerra Neto, Chief of IT and Communication of Brazilian Army 

Thursday, March 19: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – General Session
Manufacturers/Carriers Roundtable: An Industry’s Perspective on Everything Wireless
  • Rishi Bhaskar, Vice President, Motorola Solutions
Join leading manufacturers and carriers as they share their viewpoints on the changing landscape in communications technology. Hear the industry’s perspective on FirstNet, its RFP, LTE, the Cloud, Cybersecurity and other issues in this no-holds barred discussion.
Thursday, March 19: 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. - An Update on P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP)
  • Andy Davis, Senior Resource Manager, Motorola Solutions
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the latest news about the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP), where P25 equipment suppliers formally demonstrate their compliance with the suite of P25 standards. CAP provides assurance the P25 equipment you are purchasing meets P25 standards for performance, conformance and interoperability. P25 CAP enables better planning for agency interoperability and procurement in addition to assured interoperability between competing manufacturers. 
Thursday, March 19: 9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. - Latest Advances in Firefighter Communications
  • Mark Krizik, Principal Staff Engineer, Motorola Solutions
Firefighting is a tough job. Unfortunately, many line-of-duty Death Reports (LODD) and Near Miss reports point to communications failures as one of the causes. While operational issues play another role, technology has improved to the point that a number of advances are now available to improve firefighter safety. Additionally, a number of industry standards groups, and government funded research projects, are working on advances to push the envelope of firefighter safety even more. Examine hardened radios and accessories, in-building communications, body vitals telemetry and firefighter location technologies.
Thursday, March 19: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Wearable Technology for Critical Infrastructure, Public Safety and the Enterprise
  • Bert Van Der Zaag, Senior Manager User Experience Design, Motorola Solutions
Networked sensors, devices and monitors, better known as “wearable technology” has gone beyond public safety use in the past few years. Broadband and cellular have created some very interesting new wearable technologies, from biometric trackers that the NFL uses to Google Glass. Examine how these and other wearable technologies can be used by critical infrastructure, public safety and enterprises to track motion, location, biometrics and environmental conditions, and even for two-way alerting.
Thursday, March 19: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - M2M Communications and the IP Transition for Utilities
  • Mike Koch, Energy and Utility Principal, Motorola Solutions
Utilities are at a crossroads. At the same time that they face increasing demands for communications to support smart grid and cybersecurity requirements, they are challenged by the threat that as part of the IP Transition carriers will discontinue providing analog circuits that currently provide communications connectivity to many of their substations and other mission critical assets. In turn, this has forced utilities to find communications alternatives, including unlicensed broadband services. The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) has been working through its Smart Networks Council (SNC) and with The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and its Public Safety Related Applications Task Force (PSRATF) to develop solutions for utilities and carriers to manage the IP Transition. Assess the options for utilities to find alternatives, and review the work of the SNC and the PSRATF as they discuss next steps for going forward.
Thursday, March 19: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - The Future of Drones in Public Safety
  • Ryan Seick, Product Manager, Motorola Solutions
Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) or drones have been successfully used by the military for years, for investigations and surveillance. And recently big name tech companies have made high-profile investments in UAS technology. Address practical legal, regulatory, and technical questions including the process for getting authority to use UAS and how does an agency deploy/integrate drone control in its communications infrastructure, as well as public sentiment toward drones.
Thursday, March 19: 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - An International Roundup of Next-Generation Communication
  • Francisco Urdaz, Motorola Solutions

Friday, March 20: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Next-Generation Smart Devices for Public Safety
  • Bruce Oberlies, Motorola Solutions
The use of smart devices is a growing trend across all organizations. Discuss the different devices that can be used including smart phones, tablets and handhelds, the benefit of using public-safety grade technology or commercial- grade technology and what is the impact of having instant information in the field. Examine form factor, hardening and the economics of smart devices for public safety.
Friday, March 20: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Future of Video Communications
  • Michael Fox, Senior Director, Smart Public Safety Solutions, Motorola Solutions
Examine different aspects of utilizing video on devices, for surveillance and for situational awareness. Also evaluate the bandwidth, analytics and storage options for video files.

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