LIVE WEBCAST: Improving Emergency Communications Through Private Sector Innovation

Improving Emergency Communications through the Private Sector Innovation

WASHINGTON— Closing the gap between the public safety community and private sector innovators has the potential to save lives by vastly improving the way emergency responders communicate during an incident with each other, the authorities, and the citizens they serve.

To discuss the current and future technology innovations that aim to enhance emergency operations the Wilson Center and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation will convene a panel of experts from the private sector and the Department of Homeland Security. The panel will debate the methods for forging the public-private partnerships necessary for the success of a national public safety broadband network.

Panelists:               

Morgan Wright, Vice-President, Global Public Safety Segment, Alcatel-Lucent (Moderator)
Bill Maheu, Senior Director, Qualcomm
Bronwyn Agrios, Project Manager – Social Media, ESRI
Rick Zak, Director of Justice & Public Safety Solutions, Microsoft
Chris Essid, Director, Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

When:             Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where:           The Wilson Center, 5th Floor Board Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Federal Triangle Metro)

To follow the discussion on Twitter use the hashtag: #EComms
To get directions or to watch the LIVE webcast, please click here.

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