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2019 Public Safety Summit

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Name: 2019 Public Safety Summit
Date: October 10, 2019
Event Description:
Join government decision makers, first & second responders, educators & academia, researchers, utility sector, and other key public safety and citizen services decision makers for this two-day event at the New Republic Studios to learn about the latest in emerging safety technologies, artificial intelligence, and smart city/smart government policies to assist in being better prepared and more responsive while improving citizen services.

We have an amazing lineup of keynote talks including major universities, key government offices, and practitioners within the first-responder community.

Experience emerging technology highlighting:
  • Gun safety & Emergency Response
  • Citizen Services Use Cases
  • Facial Biometrics
  • Next Gen Fire Safety Cases
  • Public Safety & Services Cyber Security 
  • Law Enforcement and Digital Surveillance & Security
  • Safe City | Efficient City
  • Utility Services and Troubleshooting
  • Safe Schools & Campuses
  • Data, Analytics & AI
  • Search & Rescue Operations

Speakers include:
  • John Cyrier, Texas State Representative
  • Todd Kimbriel, CIO, State of Texas, Department of Information Resources
  • Chief Richard Davis, Austin Fire Dept.
  • Steve Elkins, CIO, City of Austin
  • John Miri, COO, LCRA
  • Bryan Lane, CIO, Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Tanya Acevedo, CIO, Houston Airport Systems​​ 
  • Christopher Davidson, Austin Energy
  • and more
October 9, 2019
​​8:00am - 9:00am
​Breakfast & Registration
9:00am - 9:20am
Welcome, Introductions: Texas State Representative Cyrier
9:20am - 10:00am
Bill Vadja, CIO, US Department of Interior
  • ​Critical Infrastructure cybersecurity (ICS/SCADA);
  • First Responder Communications;
  • Grant Management system information sharing;
  • Field Operations/law enforcement interoperability
  • Overview of DOI technologies and missions
10:00am - 11:00am
Panel: Public Safety Preparedness
  • John Miri, Lower Colorado River Authority, COA: Public Safety, Flood Management
  • Austin Energy, Preparation for Storms, Vegetation Use Case
  • Lisa Kent, CIO, City of Houston, Incubator for Smart City, Disaster Response Preparedness
  • Utility Representative, How Utilities Prepare for Natural Disasters
  • Dallas City Chief
  • Crowd Control/Safety for Large Events
​11:00am - 11:15pm
Networking Break & Snacks ​
​11:15am - 12:00pm
​​Demonstrations: Next Generation Public Safety Solutions
​​12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch & Networking
​1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel: Response Management
  • Police Chief Davis: Lessons Learned from the Wildfires
  • FirstNET
  • Fire Chief
  • EMS
  • Deputy CIO Public Safety Ralph Warren
  • Chief Lopez, Emergency Management, Hildago County
2:00pm - 2:30pm
State IT Supporting Public Safety
Todd Kimbriel, State of Texas CIO & Bryan Lane, Dept. of Public Safety, CIO 
​2:30pm - 3:00pm
Networking Break & Snacks
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Panel: The Gun Violence Epidemic with Active Shooter Situations: Protecting the Citizens 
with DPS, APD, County Sheriff moderated by Art Acevedo
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Industry Panel: Emerging Technologies to Watch in Public Safety
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Reception, Networking & Drone Flying ​
Immediately following, dinner on your own and free time of your own choosing.
October 10, 2019
​​​​7:30am - 8:30am
​Breakfast, Registration & Networking
​8:30am - 9:30am
Public SafetyTechnologies
Coitt Kessler, Firefighter, Austin Firefighters Association  
  • Drone Video Footage from Various Departments
  • Robots, Throwbots
  • New Technologies Related to UAVs
9:00am - 10:00am
​Center for Robotics Petting Zoo
Dr. Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University or Demonstrations Next Generation Public Safety Technology Solutions
​10:00am - 10:15am
Networking Break & Snacks
10:15am - 11:15am
​Panel: Recovery & Resiliency: Rebuilding After A Disaster & Using Data Analytics to Mitigate Future Risks
  • Mike Bell, CIO, Houston Police Department
  • Bryan Lane, CIO, Department of Public Safety
  • Governor’s Office, Rebuild Texas Fund
  • Ralph Warren, Deputy CIO, Public Safety, City of Austin
  • John Miri, COA, Lower Colorado River Authority
11:15am - 12:15pm
Smart Innovation and Infrastructure
Jessie Bounds, City of Houston Innovation Officer & Lisa Kent, CIO, City of Houston
Brian Dillard, City of San Antonio Innovation Officer
​​12:15pm - 1:00pm
Lunch & Networking
​​1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autonomous Everything
​2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roundtable:  Smart Technology, Innovation & Other Cool Stuff
  • Virtual Command and Control Using AR/VR
  • Facial Recognition
  • Video Analytics, What’s Next for Public Safety, State of the Art on OCR
  • Biometrics to Authenticate
  • IoT & Edge Computing
  • 5G
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Closing Remarks
New Republic Studios
140 Utley Road
​Elgin, Texas 78621
Date/Time Information:
October 9,2019
8:00am - 6:00pm 

October 10, 2019
7:30am - 3:15pm
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