Conference Sessions

Whether you want the latest news on the progress of the Emergency Services Network delivered by ESMCP itself, or the inside track on cutting-edge digital communication solutions, then book your free ticket to BAPCO 2017.

The stage is set for two days of best practice advice relevant to all areas of public safety comms - whether your business is orientated around the emergency services, or other safety-critical agencies such as Highways England. Topics include ESN, control rooms, future technology, as well as lessons learned from recent, high-profile public safety incidents.

The scope might be wide, but all sessions at the conference will have one thing in common. That is, a focus on providing practical, effectiveness-boosting advice, which visitors can take away and use in their day-to-day business.

Please note: by signing up to the conference sessions at BAPCO 2017, you will automatically become a BAPCO member. Membership is completely free, and carries a range of benefits which can be viewed here.

DAY 1 - 21st March 2017

09:15 - 10:00

Room A

Programme Update

Steve Whatson, Deputy Director, Transition & User Engagement, ESMCP, Home Office; Simon Frumkin, Managing Director – ESN, EE and Simon McCutcheon, Head of Service Governance, Emergency Services Network, Motorola Solutions.

10:15 - 11:00

Room B

Social Media in Public Safety – How Far Have We Come?

Julian Foster, Global Co-Lead for Social Media Center of Excellence, Motorola Solutions, and speaker from UK Police Force to be confirmed

10:45 - 11:30

Room A

Augmented Reality – Practical Uses for Emergency Services

Dinesh Thanigasalam, Director, Symphony AR

11:15-13:00

Room B

eCall - Are You Operationally Ready?

Andy Rooke, Director, B-APCO & John Medland, 999 Manager, BT

12:00 - 12:45

Room A

Case Study: Croydon Tram Derailment - The Challenge of Effective Communication at a Major Incident

Andy Roe, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade

13:15-14:00

Room B

Embedding new technologies into the Police Service - Body Worn Video

Ade Hutchinson, Police Lead - Mobile Technology, Metropolitan Police

13:45-14:30

Room A

BAPCO Small Business Group

Jonathan Hamill

15:00-15:45

Room A

Engaging the User

Richard Morris, Deputy Chief Constable OCiP Business Change Lead, Police and Ian Taylor Assistant Chief Fire Officer, CFOA Business Change Lead – Fire.

DAY 2 - 22nd March 2017

09:15-10:00

Room A

Transition Readiness

Steve Whatson, Deputy Director, Transition & User Engagement ESMCP, Home Office

10:15-11:00

Room B

Interoperability and Effective Communications, let’s talk to each other.

Julian Frost, Chief Inspector, Bedfordshire Police & JESIP

10:45-11:30

Room A

2020: the Next Evolution

Kim Gasson, CTO, BT Mobility Field Force Automation

11:45-12:30

Room B

Case Study: Shared/Integrated Control Rooms

Sarah Wilson, Senior Operations Manager, North West Fire Control

12:00-12:45

Room A

Public Safety in the age of Ambient Location

Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

13:15-14:00

Room B

How to Overcome the Challenges of Mobile Working

Alistair Norman, Lecturer, Information Management, Leeds University Business School & Simon Williams, Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School

13:45-14:30

Room A

Airwave: Your Service still matters

Andrew Parker, Fire National Business Relationship Manager, Airwave

15:00-15:45

Room A

Exploiting ESN

Richard Morris Deputy Chief Constable OCiP Business Change Lead, Police and Mark Nottage, OCiP