Conference Sessions 2018

Whether you want the latest news on the progress of the Emergency Services Network, or the inside track on cutting-edge digital communication solutions, then BAPCO 2019 is the place to be. For a taster of what took place this year please see the 2018 conference programme below.

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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.