Speakers 2018

Dale Harrison, Regional Coordination Manager North West Fire, NFCC Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme

Dale has served with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for 23 years and served in Stations across the county. Before joining the service Dale was a member of the Armed Services serving in the Royal Corps of Signals.

David Jackson, Chief Superintendent – OCU Commander MetCC, Metropolitan Police Service

Chief Superintendent David Jackson is the officer in charge of the Met’s Command & Control department, a position he has held since July 2017 building on his 27 years’ experience in this policing field.

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

Stephen Webb is Director for Law Enforcement Programmes at the Home Office, which includes acting as Senior Responsible Owner for the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP), Home Office Biometrics (HOB) and National Law Enforcement Data Programme. He has been a civil servant for 25 years and has previously worked as Director of Corporate Services in the National Crime Agency, and in a number of roles in the Home Office, Northern Ireland Office and HM Treasury.

Philip Seccombe TD, Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire

Philip Seccombe was born in Birmingham and was educated at Rugby School before going onto study Estate Management at The Royal Agricultural College. A chartered surveyor by trade, Philip has a strong grounding in public life, having been a Conservative councillor on Stratford-on-Avon District Council between 2002 and 2017.

In addition, Philip also served with the Territorial Army (now Army Reserve) for 25 years, commanding his Regiment and reaching the rank of Colonel. He received the Territorial Decoration (TD) for his long service. He still maintains his military connections as chairman of the West Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and as chairman of the Warwickshire Army Benevolent Fund.

Philip was elected at Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire in May 2016. His term of office runs until May 2020.

His key priorities are to ensure that police are properly equipped, trained and motivated to protect the public and bring offenders to justice, while maintaining high visibility among local communities and strong support for victims of crime. He has also pledged to cut red tape and find new efficiencies enabling frontline policing to be boosted.

Wayne Brown, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade

Wayne Brown is in his 26th year of service with London Fire Brigade and is currently Deputy Assistant Commissioner within the Operational Policy department.

Wayne is responsible for supporting service delivery by ensuring the appropriate plans, procedures and equipment needed to resolve incidents as efficiently and effectively as possible are available. This includes the specification of safe systems at work, training and equipment, other essential partnership liaison and operational policy on rescue, firefighting, hazardous material, Respiratory Protective Equipment, Immediate Emergency Care and incident communications.

Wayne attends and provides support to larger operational incidents at both Silver and Gold levels of command. Wayne has attended and taken command roles at a wide range of significant operational incidents, including some of London’s terrorist attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.

Jeff Bratcher, Chief Technology Officer, FirstNet

Mr. Bratcher spent his early career in the private sector at Motorola Cellular and Siemens Mobile in their respective cellular field deployment engineering teams in domestic and international markets. Mr. Bratcher began his federal service in 2003 when he joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) located in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to joining FirstNet, Mr. Bratcher served as Division Chief for the Telecommunications and IT Planning Division at the ITS and also served as the Technical and Operations Manager for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program. Mr. Bratcher received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a MS in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.

Peter Clemons, Founder, QUIXOTICITY

Peter Clemons has been involved in the global critical communications industry for over 20 years. He has promoted TETRA and other complementary radio technology standards in Latin America, North America, UK & Europe, Asia-Pacific region & Middle East. He is a former Director & Board Member of TCCA & remains an active member of TCCA Marketing Group, Transport Group & Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG).

Peter is Founder & Managing Director of consulting firm, Quixoticity, founded in 2012 - a member of ETSI, 3GPP, TCCA, FCS, Cambridge Wireless & eLTE Industry Alliance. As member of 3GPP & ETSI, he now spends much of his time studying critical communications requirements & solutions for future 5G standards.

Tony Gray, Chief Executive, TCCA

Tony Gray has worked in the mobile communications industry throughout most of his career of over 40 years to date. During this time he has held senior engineering, management, and consulting posts throughout Europe, the Middle East and around the world. He has worked as a consultant on a wide variety of public safety and other critical communications-related projects globally, and has recently been appointed as CEO of TCCA, the global representative body for all those with an interest in the provision of wireless communication services in mission critical or business critical environments.

Previously he was engaged as Regional Business Director with P3 Group, a highly regarded global communications engineering and consulting services provider.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Tony served as a board member and director of TCCA’s Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG). TCCA is working with standards bodies including 3GPP and ETSI as well as other stakeholder groups worldwide to drive the development of common, global, mobile broadband technology standard and solutions for public safety and other critical communications users. TCCA is also engaged with global regulators to find appropriate, and as far as possible harmonised, spectrum in which future critical communications broadband networks can operate.

Andrew Richardson, Co-founder & CCO, Realsafe Technologies Ltd

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in the field of road safety, delivering innovative online and mobile solutions for the safety of all road users, primarily motorcyclists. As someone who commutes regularly by bike, his product REALRIDER® is a motorcycle App developed to keep riders safe and connected with built in crash detection technology. It's the first App in the UK to be 999 certified linking its users directly to the nearest Ambulance Service in their time of need.

REALRIDER® is integrated into 911 in Canada with roll out across Malaysia in 2018 agreed.

Martin Benke, Vice President MSSSI, Motorola UK Managed Services

Martin has more than 40 years’ experience in designing, building and operating fixed line and mobile networks in the UK, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In 2006 Martin joined Airwave as their Operations Director and following the acquisition of Airwave by Motorola Solutions took over responsibility for Motorola’s UK Managed Services including continued responsibility for Airwave and the development of Motorola's ESN (Emergency Services Network) services.

Prior to joining Airwave, Martin worked for Vodafone managing their 2G and 3G networks.

Becca Hume, Founder, TapSOS

Becca Hume is Founder of TapSOS, a smartphone app that allows people to contact emergency services in a non-verbal manner. Becca graduated from the University of Ulster in 2015 with a Masters in Multidisciplinary Design and completed British Sign Language Level 6. Becca is curious about users, behaviours and needs in order to design functional products for accessibility. Becca is a ‘Global Shaper’ - Born out of the World Economic Forum - this network of young people, under the age of 30, work together to address regional and global challenges to play an active role in shaping policy, innovation, education and more.

Yann Marston, strategic sales UK&I, Motorola Solutions UK Ltd

Yann joined Motorola as part of the acquisition of Airwave Solutions in 2016, where he had been the Director of Strategy and led the company’s response to the ESMCP bid. Over a 10-year period he had been in charge of business development in Airwave extending its market presence overseas and in adjacent sectors. More recently at Motorola he has led the development and lunch of the cloud hosted Wave™ Control Room Solution (Wave™ CRS). This mission critical offering aims to replace legacy, siloed control room systems with an integrated agile intelligence layer.

After serving 9 years in the RAF, Yann entered the ICT sector. His roles over the last 16 years have encompassed National and International aspects of sales, market and product development. Over the last 10 years he has become specialised in the identification and development of larger, complex opportunities based around public private partnerships (P3), alongside industry leading consortium partners and financial houses. His most significant success includes leading a consortium that won the selection process for a £500m+ P3 opportunity in Canada for a regional PMR network.

As a strategy and solutions expert, Yann specialises in understanding the challenges faced by public safety agencies trying to cope with exponential data growth and working with them to develop robust, cost effective, agile solutions.

Stephen Beach, smart public safety solutions manager, Motorola Solutions UK Ltd

How can UK forces be more productive within Command & Control? How can software applications enhance the ability for intelligence-led policing? These are the questions that will be addressed by Stephen Beach during the Motorola Solutions Control Room in the Cloud presentation. Stephen Beach has been driving intelligence-led policing solutions both in the United States and more recently in the UK for the past 3 years. His background includes 20 years working with public safety – specifically within Command & Control. Steve lives in London and leads Motorola’s Software Enterprise team responsible for leveraging unified communications and turning disparate data into actionable intelligence.