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09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
Plenary
What do we do after we have bought?
  • How can organisations streamline technology roll outs to create as little friction as possible?
  • How can you manage the challenge of scale?
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
Plenary
Costs of ICT – should we be sharing with other industries?
  • Should the emergency services be sharing or renting their assets to other verticals such as energy or transport?
  • What are the challenges or arguments against this approach?
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Plenary
Information management – the Canadian approach
  • How important is interoperability between systems?
  • How vital is it to have a national approach to information management?
11:00 - 11:45 45 mins
Main agenda
Morning refreshments and opportunity to visit the exhibition
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Back-end Innovation: Communications networks
Panel debate: Beyond 4G: what’s next and what does it mean for public safety?
  • How do we actually define 5G?
  • How will it impact public safety?
  • What investment will we need to make to realise 5G?
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Back-end Innovation: Communications networks
Approaches to broadband – are commercial operator networks a long-term viable solution?
  • Do we really need to build our own LTE networks if we can rely on commercial networks?
  • What does a mission-critical commercial network look like?
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Back-end Innovation: Communications networks
A case for pop-up networks – where does the value lie?
  • What are the use cases where pop up networks make sense?
  • Can they fit into a complete national approach?
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Front-end Innovation: Unmanned vehicles and automation
Panel debate: What is the killer app for UAVs?
  • How impactful will UAVs be on evidence-based applications?
  • Is the UAV killer app cost-saving?
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Front-end Innovation: Unmanned vehicles and automation
The evolution of the drone – what’s next?
  • Has the drone hit its ceiling?
  • High end vs the commercial drone
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Front-end Innovation: Unmanned vehicles and automation
Putting together the business case for UAVs
  • What’s the return on investment?
13:10 - 14:15 65 mins
Main agenda
Lunch break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
14:15 - 15:00 45 mins
Back-end Innovation: Communications networks
Should your effort focus on upgrading your PMR network or transitioning to broadband?
  • What is does the lifetime of PMR technologies look like?
  • Should we still be focusing on PMR upgrades?
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Back-end Innovation: Communications networks
Overcoming the challenge of in-building coverage
  • Planning your network around quickly developing areas
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Back-end Innovation: Communications networks
Making the case for dedicated spectrum
  • A look at Sweden’s approach to LTE spectrum
14:15 - 14:35 20 mins
Front-end Innovation: Unmanned vehicles and automation
Drones in the emergency services – addressing public perception
  • A case study from Seattle
  • How did public perception put a stop to technology roll out?
  • What important is public perception?
14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
Front-end Innovation: Unmanned vehicles and automation
Can drones replace humans in public safety?
  • How have firefighters used drones to assess building integrity?
14:55 - 15:40 45 mins
Front-end Innovation: Unmanned vehicles and automation
Do drones have a place in surveillance?
  • Can drones supplement more traditional forms of surveillance?
  • How have the use of tracking drones be utilised in public safety?
15:40 - 16:10 30 mins
Main agenda
Afternoon refreshment break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
Back-end Innovation: Communications networks
Addressing the need for cross-border communications networks
  • A look at cross-border communications in Scandinavia
  • Why aren’t we taking this approach to mainland Europe?
  • How can we overcome the obvious culture and legislative challenges to realise the benefits?
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
Front-end Innovation: Unmanned vehicles and automation
How have land drones supported public safety operations?
  • Do land drones go beyond large scale emergency incidents?
  • Can they be used in the health sector?