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 2018.

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 that you must be a BAPCO member to book onto conference sessions. Membership is completely free for Public Safety Employees and £100 for Commercial Membership, and carries a range of benefits which can be viewed here.

DAY 1 - 20th March 2018

09:15-10:00

Room A

Programme Update - Emergency Service Network

Stephen Webb, director, Law Enforcement Programmes at the Home Office

10:15-11:00

Room B

Emergency services collaboration and communication

Philip Seccombe, Warwickshire Police & Crime Commissioner, chair of the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group

10:15-11:00

Room A

Delivering the ESN solution

Simon Frumkin, managing director - ESN, EE; Mick Rhodes, programme director, User Services Emergency Services Network, Motorola Solutions; Richard Morris, Business Change Lead - Police; Michelle Williams, Business Change Lead - Wales; Jim Bilsland, Business Change Lead - Scotland; Damien Smethurst, NW regional programme director, Cheshire Police

11:30-12:15

Room A

Critical mobile broadband communications standards & solutions: a progress update

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

11:30-12:15

Room B

Police use of Drones

Andrew Hamilton, drone unit manager, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset Police

13:15-14:00

Room A

Global best practice - future emergency services networks

Peter Clemons, founder, Quixoticity

13:15-14:00

Room B

Control Rooms in the Cloud

Yann Marston, strategic sales UK&I , Motorola Solutions UK Ltd; Stephen Beach, smart public safety solutions manager, Motorola Solutions UK Ltd

14:15-15:00

Room A

Panel discussion: working with the future technologies

Chaired by Robin Davis, director, Actica Consulting; Andrew Hamilton,drone team manager, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset Police; Tony Gray, CEO, TCCA; Peter Clemons, founder, Quixoticity; Stephen Webb, director, Law Enforcement Programmes, Home Office

15:15-16:00

Room A

Alton Towers Smiler crash. An incident commander's view

Dale Harrison, regional coordination manager North West (fire), NFCC Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme

DAY 2 - 21st March 2018

09:15-10:00

Room A

Innovations in Public Safety communication to 5G and beyond - The Samsung journey to the Winter Olympics 2018

Nick Ross, head of Public Safety, Samsung Electronics UK

10:15-11:00

Room A

Review of the Technology and Key Lessons Learned from FirstNet, the US LTE Network for Public Safety

Mike Poth, CEO, FirstNet

10:15-11:00

Room B

Cyber security: response to the WannaCry cyber-attack and the future plan

Indi Singh, head of architecture and cyber security, NHS England

11:30-12:15

Room A

Broadmap To Broadway: steps towards procurement of European interoperable broadband for public safety

David Lund, coordinator of BroadMap, board member, Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE)

11:30-12:15

Room B

Going beyond voice and emergency alerting apps

Andrew Richardson, co-founder & CCO, Realsafe Technologies Ltd; Becca Hume, CEO, TapSOS; Andy Rooke, vice-president, BAPCO

13:15-14:00

Room A

Advancing public safety in the twenty first century with smart data

Matt Bishop, policing chief technology officer, Microsoft

13:15-14:00

Room B

Long Range Search and Rescue – Case Study: The Clyde Challenger

Matt Leat, HM Coastguard Staff Officer Technical Infrastructure

14:15-15:00

Room A

Panel discussion: 'What does 4G LTE technology really mean for public safety and users?'

Chaired by Peter Prater, executive, BAPCO; Mike Poth, CEO, FirstNet; Manfred Blaha, president, Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE); Steve Whatson, deputy programme director, ESMCP; Tunde Williams, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa field and solutions marketing, Motorola Solutions

15:15-16:00

Room A

Case Study: Grenfell Tower fire

Dominic Ellis MBA MIFireE, Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade.