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Workshop Agenda
Monday, January 27, 2020

8:00 to 9:00 am – Registration and Breakfast 

9:15 – 9:30 am – Welcome, Introduction and Winter Institute Introduction – Dr. Walt Magnussen, Texas A&M University ITEC  

9:30-10:15 am – Responder in the Sky – UAS Update – Dr. Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University

10:15 – 10:30 am – Networking Break

10:30am – 11:00 pm – Dr. Walt Magnussen will discuss the results of the past Institutes, planning for this year’s institute and expected learning outcomes.

11:00 – 11:45 pm – The Need for Collaboration Tools – Niki Papazoglakis, M4PS; Jared Vandenheuvel, Texas DPS; Jeff Newbold, Texas TDEM

11:45 – 12:30 pm – Open Source Chat – Matthew Hodgson

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:15 pm – Making ITSL a part of the Winter Institute – Tommy Gonzales, Texas DPS; Josh Glover, Harris County; Joey Clements, Harris County

2:15 – 3:00 pm – McPTT Update – Fidel Liberal

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Networking Break

3:30– 4:15 pm – Bringing ICAM to Life Charlotte, FirstNet Authority 4:15 – 5:00 pm – Emergency Communications in Texas Jeff Newbold, Texas TDEM

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

8:00 to 9:00 am – Registration and Breakfast 

9:00 – 9:45 am – FirstNet Experience Center – Jacqueline Miller-Waring

9:45 – 10:30 am – Towards Public Safety 5G – Dr. Walt Magnussen, Texas A&M University ITEC

10:30 – 10:45 am – Networking Break

10:45 – 11:30 am – Data Sharing – Robert Dew, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ECD

11:30 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:30 pm – IoT Now that it’s here, what do we do with it?  Jonathan Cree, Pacific Northwestern National Labs; and Sridhar Knowley, DHS Science & Technology

1:30 – 2:15 pm – Using FirstNet to Provide Legacy Backhaul – Greg Jurren, Harris County, Texas

2:15 – 2:30 pm – Networking Break

2:30 – 3:15 pm – Bringing in the National Guard – Lt. Reinhardt 

3:15 – 4:15 pm – NG 9-1-1 Getting Critical Information from Citizens to First Responders – Brandon Abley, NENA; Fabricio Valez, Nokia; and Dr. Walt Magnussen, Texas A&M University ITEC

4:15 – 5:00 pm – Imminent Peril – Amy Haukeness, FirstNet Authority

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Dinner and Networking – The Ice House on Main, Bryan, Texas

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 am – Registration and Breakfast 

9:30 – 10:30 am – Wrap-up Session – Panel discussion

10:30 am – 12:00 n – Winter Institute Exercise – Meet the participants.

Winter Institute Exercise Master Agenda – First Responders only

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

8:00 am – Setup

1:00 pm – First Responder Training

Thursday, January 30, 2020

7:00 am – First Responders arrive on site

8:00 am – Scenario 1 begins

11:30 am – Lunch on site provided by ITEC

1:00 pm – reset for Scenario 2

1:30 pm – Scenario 2 begins

4:00 pm – End of day for first responders

4:30 pm – Day 1 debrief

Friday, January 31, 2020

7:00 am – First Responders Arrive on site

8:00 am – Scenario 1 begins

9:30 am – VIP demonstrations

11:30 am – Lunch on site

1:00 pm – Debrief Winter Institute led by Clint and Walt

3:00 pm – optional vendor demonstrations and PSCR Grantee discussions Friday

Friday, January 31, 2020

3:00 pm – Tear Down

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