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Tuesday, 11 April

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

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: On-the-fly communications, supporting emergency responders during major disasters

Station Officer Graham Tait – Systems Officer, Operational Communications, Fire & Rescue NSW

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Morning Break

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RFUANZ 2017 AGM

NZ Police Digital Transformation: the evolution of Police mobile strategy and the future technology road map

Superintendent Rob Cochrane — Director: Mobility & Innovation, Mobility Team — PNHQ, New Zealand Police

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RFUANZ 2017 AGM

CASE STUDY: Improving the visibility and reliability of bus services within the public transport sector using digital two way radio

Glen Norris – National Business Development Manager, The Orion Network and Mark McKenzie – Group Service Delivery Manager, Transdev NSW

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RFUANZ 2017 AGM 

Implementation of a DMR network for Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Chris Stevens – SLSA Lifesaving Communications Advisor, Surf Life Saving New Zealand

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RFUANZ 2017 AGM

RFUANZ 2017 AGM

Lunch Break

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Workshop 1

Technology trends for mission-critical dedicated networks

Nilesh Joshi – General Manager, Supply and Solutions, CommTel Network Solutions

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Building a radio network from the ground up – an independent session on planning required to deliver a private land mobile radio networkUsing Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s Experience as a case study

Chris Stevens – SLSA Lifesaving Communications Advisor, Surf Life Saving New Zealand

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Watercare’s Ethernet backhaul network

Phil Josephs – Business Manager/Director, Agile Networks

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Seamless smart city network modelling for LoRA Mesh and LTE networks

Yahya Khaled – Spectrum Engineer, ATDI

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Afternoon Break

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Workshop 2

Terrorism, natural disasters and lessons from Europe — how technology must support change

Matt Wroughton – Business Development Manager, Excelerate Technology

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LTE 101 — It’s strengths, weaknesses and application

Simon Lardner – Director, Challenge Networks

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Broadband PTT: Standards based or propriety, why do you care?

Peter Fritz – Senior Solutions Architect, Motorola Solutions 

Networking Drinks – Exhibition Hall – OPEN TO ALL

RFUANZ Gala Dinner & Excellence Awards
6.30pm Pre-dinner drinks – Sign of the Nations
7.10pm Dinner – Te Marae

Wednesday, 12 April

PLENARY: Social media engagement in disasters

Caroline Milligan – Associate Director of Emergency Management, Crest Advisory

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Morning Break

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Going the distance: Super-long microwave linking the Pacific Islands and New Zealand

Aaron Prior – Senior Sales Engineer, Aviat Networks and Richard Malley – Regional Sales Manager, Aviat Networks

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Powerco digital network upgrade

Aaron Gayton – Infrastructure and Support Manager, Powerco, Phil Marsh Network Operations Manager, Powerco and David Johnston – Executive Manager Business Development, Power Division, Broadspectrum

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Tackling interference issues in the field with real-time spectrum analysis

Lex Grubner – Managing Director, RF Test Solutions

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Case studies in transforming wired and wireless consumer broadband into enterprise-grade networks

Gavin Wilson – Managing Director, Cradlepoint Asia Pacific *replacement Grant Finer

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Panel session: Update from Radio Spectrum Management on the RSM work program for the past year

RSM representatives: Jeff Hicks —Manager RSM Licensing, Len Starling — Manager RSM Policy & Planning, Fadia Mudafar — Manager RSM Compliance

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Lunch Break

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Ravensdown health and safety network solution

Scott Heywood – Director, Logic Wireless

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Defending critical communications network infrastructure against cyber attacks

Bilal Javed – Senior Consulting Engineer, Nokia

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Future of cyber warfare – protecting critical infrastructure

Dr Suresh Hungenahally – Chief Information Officer & Cyber Security Lead, CommTel Network Solutions NZ Limited

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Using digital LMR to meet users’ needs in rural New Zealand

Scott Bensemann — Director, Teletronics

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Afternoon Break / Exhibition Closes

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Workshop 3

Creative world-class connectivity solutions for New Zealand

Ken MacRaild – Regional Sales Manager (APAC) – Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless and Steven Stephanides – Head of Sales & Business Development, Panorama Antennas 

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Technology to shift the safety/risk paradigm

Monique Princen – Owner, Tenaz Communication Consultancy

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Radio frequency protocols for Internet of Things

Jonathan Brewer – Consulting Engineer, Telco2 Limited

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Technology to shift the safety/risk paradigm

Cont’d.

Conference close