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Wednesday, 23 November

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Paul Davis — Events Director, WFevents followed by the Chair: Kit Wignall — UXC Consulting

a & Coffee

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Big sky, big bandwidth, big data, and a REALLY big computer

Kevin Vinsen Research Associate Professor International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

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Morning Break

Public safety & emergency management – Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

From pre-hospital to out of hospital, the past, present and future of mission-critical communications

Ryan Lovett — Technology Evangelist, IT Manager – Australian & New Zealand College of Paramedicine

Smart mobility

David Cooke — Assistant Department Manager, Microwave and LTE, NEC Australia

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Improving the visibility and reliability of bus services within the public transport sector using digital two-way radio

Glen Norris — National Business Development Manager, The Orion Network, Robert Glover — Solutions Specialist, Mastercom and Nicholas Yap — General Manager, ComfortDelGro Cabcharge

Lunch Break

Building a carrier-class FWB networks to support ITS applications – a regional Australia focus

Roy Wittert — Regional Sales Director (Aust, NZ & Pacific Islands), Cambium Networks and Eddie Stephanou – Regional Technical Manager, Cambium Networks

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Afternoon Break

Cyber warfare in the utilities — the art of protecting critical infrastructure

Dr Suresh Hungenahally — Chief Information Security Officer and Cyber Security Lead, CommTel Network Solutions

PANEL SESSION: Public safety information management: the art of the possible

Panel members: Phil Kidner — CEO, TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA), Inspector Trevor Gould — Business Manager, Policelink, Queensland Police Service, Bill Schrier — Senior Advisor, FirstNet, Charles Emer – NSW State Emergency Service

Networking Drinks – Exhibition Hall

ARCIA Annual Industry Gala Dinner – MCEC

Thursday, 24 November

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair: Kit Wignall — UXC Consulting

a & Coffee

PLENARY: When disasters occur, emergency responders converge to help the trapped and injured

Station Officer Graham Tait — Systems Officer, Operational Communications, Fire & Rescue NSW

a & Coffee

PLENARY ADDRESS: The mobile network evolution unlocking brilliant new ways to connect

Crispin Blackall — Director, Global Enterprise Product Engineering, Networks, Telstra Operations

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a & Coffee

Morning Break

Public safety & emergency management – Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

Panel Session: The role of critical communications in motor sport

Dave Reynolds — V8 Supercar driver, Erebus Motorsport, Barry Ryan — Team Manager, Erebus Motorsport and Jason Owen — Manager ‒ Event Communications, Gearhouse Broadcast Australia

Lunch Break

Public safety and emergency management – Stream 1

Stream 2

P25 standards and systems development update

Kit Wignall — Regional Practice Lead,  Communications Consulting, UXC Consulting

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Cyber resilience — addressing the changing communications landscape of wide area industrial communications

Bradley Yager — Director of Process Automation Offer & BD, Schneider Electric and Peter Clissold — Schneider Electric

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Disruptive technologies — evolutionising the digital future

Michael Hallowes  Director, Government, Enterprise & Emergency Management, Early Warning Network

Evolving DMR standards deliver new customer benefits

John Graham — DMR Association Marketing Working Group Chairman, Tait Communications

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PANEL SESSION: Public safety mobile broadband — the way forward for critical communications in Australia

This panel session will bring together members who will discuss public safety mobile broadband and the way ahead in Australia. This issue has been at the forefront for a number of years. Many experts, including those on our panel, believe that it is critical to develop a national strategy that outlines the way forward.

Panel members and delegates will discuss, in a facilitated session, various options and points of view on what such a strategy might entail.  This discussion will be invaluable to agencies as they move into the phase of preparing the operational guidelines and the inter-relationships between agencies and jurisdictions for this critical communications development.

Panel members: Bill Schrier — Senior Advisor, FirstNet, Garry Kerr — Project Manager – Frontline Integration, Public Safety Business Agency and Steven Tsikaris — Executive Manager, Infrastructure Commercial Contracting, Commercial Division, Department of Treasury and Finance

Moderator: Ian Miller – Executive Officer, ARCIA

a & Coffee

Conference Closes