The Public Safety Network
Jason Karp is one of the co-founders and principals of the Public Safety Network. Jason brings more than 25 years of legal and business executive experience in the telecom, technology, media/advertising and public safety environments, having managed within large corporations, start-ups and the federal government. Prior to starting the Public Safety Network, Jason was the General Counsel as well as a Senior Executive with FirstNet. In this capacity, Jason was responsible for interpreting the complex law that created FirstNet and developing and implementing the critical legal strategy and framework for successful deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network. As one of the founders of the FirstNet team, Jason played a key role in architecting the first of its kind strategy and business model for creating a financially sustainable wireless broadband network to benefit public safety with dedicated and enhanced communications and tools, through a public-private partnership with industry valued at more than $40 billion. Jason received a B.S.E. with honors in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Wednesday 1 May: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Workshop 1: The critical role of communications to ensure preparedness before, during and after disasters — what haven’t you thought of?
In 2018 alone in the US, we had 8 major hurricanes, more than 50,000 wildland fires and more than 300 mass shootings, resulting in hundreds killed and thousands injured. Now more than ever before, it is critical that public safety and the communities they serve have reliable connectivity when disasters hit. However, preparing for and responding to these disasters takes significant planning and foresight to ensure critical communications systems are able to be leveraged during such events. With the ongoing proliferation of LTE technologies for use in critical communications, first responders must coordinate their mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery responsibilities, including ongoing network connectivity and community notifications (such as evacuation alerts, shelter and aid information, etc). This preparation must take into account existing towers, network hardening, back-up power and availability of deployables to ensure connectivity will be maintained and help with network restoration. As our modern world relies more heavily on personal and professional LTE communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) for health, safety, shelter, food and water, location, and emergency response during a disaster, we need to focus on the details we don’t always initially think about to make those communication lifelines possible.
Thursday 1 May: 11.00am-11.30am
The Smart Connected Ambulance: Seamless integration from the field to the ER
A discussion of the numerous benefits associated with the development of smart connected ambulance technologies, providing ease of use, seamless sensor and monitor integration, and the ability to have improved patient care from prehospital interventions to the emergency room.