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Wednesday, 2 May 2018 DAY ONE

Welcome and opening remarks: Corey Weir – Chairman, RFUANZ

OPENING ADDRESS: Update on Radio Spectrum Policy issues

Len Starling — Manager RSM Policy & Planning, Radio Spectrum Management

PLENARY: First Responder Network Authority update

Jeanette Kennedy — Government Affairs, First Responder Network Authority, Washington DC

PLENARY: New Zealand’s nationwide critical communication investment

Replacement speaker: Murray Milner — Principle Consultant, Milner Consulting

10.20AM – 11.00AM – MORNING BREAK

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11.00am-11.30am
LMR’s position in the changing New Zealand communications landscape
Andrew Miller — CEO, TeamTalk

11.30am-Noon
Mobilising Police for the future
Superintendent Rob Cochrane 
— Director: Mobility & Innovation, Mobility Team, PNHQ, New Zealand Police

Noon-12.30pm
Unifying critical communications
Jon Rackham — General Manager – Public Safety, Tait Communications

11.00am-12.30pm

RFUANZ 2018 AGM

12.30PM – 1.30PM – LUNCH BREAK

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3.00PM – 3.30PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

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3.30pm-4.00pm
Internet of Things: why we should care
Logan Caulfield
— Manager – Communications, CSE Genesis

4.00pm-4.30pm
Is satellite able to fill the gap?
Neil Jamieson — Managing Director, Wireless Innovation

4.30pm-5.00pm
The future for critical messaging
Brad Welch
— General Manager, TPL Systems Asia Pacific

3.30pm-4.00pm
Best practices with cybersecurity
Simon Probert
— Regional Sales Manager, Palo Alto Networks New Zealand

5.00PM – 6.00PM – NETWORKING DRINKS – sponsored by NEC

6.30PM –

6.30PM – LATE – RFUANZ GALA DINNER & EXCELLENCE AWARDS
St Matthew-in-the-City

Thursday, 3 May 2018 — DAY TWO 

PLENARY: Next-Generation Critical Communication Programme — a sector approach

Chris Goldsmith — Programme Manager, New Zealand Emergency Services

10.15AM – 11.00AM – MORNING BREAK

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11.00am-11.30am
Planning for support of electronics is more than a cost-saving strategy
Roger Hurst 
— Director, Loop Technologies

11.30am-Noon
A case study on next-generation networks for mission-critical services
Nilesh Joshi 
— General Manager – Supply & Solution, CommTel Nework Solutions New Zealand

Noon-12.30pm
The evolution of interference and modern methods of emitter location
Lex Grubner
— Managing Director, RF Test Solutions

12.30PM – 1.30PM – LUNCH BREAK

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1.30pm-2.00pm
Future-generation networks
Graeme Stanley — Director Public Safety Solutions, Motorola Solutions

2.00pm-2.30pm
Public safety mobile broadband global trends and system interoperability
Sohan Domingo — Business Development Manager, Nokia

2.30pm-3.00pm
Using facial recognition technology to enhance telco sites and public spaces
Richard Malley — Account Executive, NEC New Zealand

3.00PM – 3.30PM – AFTERNOON BREAK – EXHIBITION CLOSE

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3.30pm-4.00pm
Mapping situational awareness — integrating big data into an operational dashboard
Chris Stevens — Managing Director, CartGIS

4.00pm-5.00pm
Panel session: Critical communications in 2025 — where will we be?

Panel: Chris Goldsmith — Programme Manager, New Zealand Emergency Services, Murray Milner — Chair WGRN GB, Milner Consulting Ltd, Jeanette Kennedy — Government Affairs Manager, First Responder Network Authority, Hamish Duff — President, ARCIA

3.30pm-5.00pm
WORKSHOP 3: Critical messaging in the modern world

Brad Welch — General Manager, TPL Systems Asia Pacific and Malcolm Briggs — Managing Director, CDI Tellen

5.00PM – CONFERENCE CLOSE