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08:00 08:30 (30 mins)

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Arrival and Breakfast Briefing

Delegates and VIPs will be served breakfast during a TCCA welcome and industry briefing. Attendees can expect to hear an overview of the industry and the important role the TCCA are playing.

08:30 08:45 (15 mins)

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What will the future look like for public safety?

  • How will the development in LTE and IoT positively impact public safety?
  • How will technologies affect the workforce?

08:45 09:35 (50 mins)

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An international agenda: the world roadmap towards public safety broadband

  • What can the Middle East learn from developments in Europe?
  • What impact will FirstNet have on the US emergency services?
  • What will the Korean Police Agency look like in 2018?

09:40 10:00 (20 mins)

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From TETRA to broadband

  • How will LTE-enabled technologies positively affect results for emergency response?
  • Is broadband essential in disaster situations?
  • Will public safety broadband applications save money?

10:00 10:45 (45 mins)

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Networking break with official opening ceremony

A senior VIP from Dubai will be welcomed to officially open the exhibition

10:45 11:05 (20 mins)

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A look at the timelines – when will LTE be completely public safety-ready?

  • A review of the standards work and outcomes from release 13
  • What can we expect from release 14 in Q1 2017?
  • What are the implications for public safety and possible investment?

11:05 11:50 (45 mins)

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Open debate: The argument for and against the MVNO model to deliver public safety broadband

  • How can operators guarantee a reliable and resilient network during an emergency?
  • Going forward, can operators satisfy the future requirements of public safety as well as the demands of the consumer?
  • Is a private LTE network a nice but unnecessary expense?

11:50 12:10 (20 mins)

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Understanding and exploring the need for continuous collaboration

- How has the industry evolved to enable a more collaborative approach?

- What have been the tangible benefits to date?

12:10 12:30 (20 mins)

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TETRA; an adapting marketing - what’s next for PMR?

- Can TETRA provide the current needs of the end user?

- Offering more to public safety beyond reliable voice

12:30 12:50 (20 mins)

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Healthcare – how can radio communications assist in hospitals?

12:50 13:20 (30 mins)

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The move towards hybrid networks

This TCCA-led panel will discuss the implementation strategies for hybrid networks, looking at the implications of different business models and operator approaches. The critical communications landscape is evolving, and its market needs to be clear on the most effective way of utilising the increasing wide choice of technologies. The roundtable will start in the conference room at 1pm and will be open to delegates and VIPs.

  • Ahmad Alwajih - Managing Director, International Gulf Engineering Consultancy Bureau
  • Mladen Vratonjic - Chairman, TCCA
  • Tony Gray - Board Member, TCCA
  • Dr Fahad Mushayt - CEO, Bravo
  • Phil Kidner - CEO, TCCA
  • Dr Barbara Held - Director of Operations, BDBOS

13:20 14:30 (70 mins)

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Lunch break and opportunity to visit the exhibition

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

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Making the future of Public Safety a reality today

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

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How will control rooms operate effectively in light of increased amounts of data?

  • Effective use of Data in a TETRA or TETRA/LTE Critical Comms environment: Now & Next
  • What’s available now: workflow automation, safety & security
  • What’s coming next: applications levering combined TETRA and LTE networks

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

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Tactilon Dabat Developer Program

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

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Saudi Arabia public safety case study

- How has Saudi Arabia approached communications for public safety?

- What have been the challenges?

- What are the next steps going forward?

15:20 16:20 (60 mins)

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Technologies that are changing government operations

17:00 19:00 (120 mins)

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Networking Party

After the opening day of discussion, demos and networking, delegates, VIPs, speakers and sponsors will be able to establish new relationships and build on current relationships