Public Safety: Trends, Perspectives & Opportunities: Register for this important Webinar today
January 13, 2012

Join the Launch of a Monthly Series of Webinars Featuring Recognized Public and Private Security Sector Leaders

Friday, January 20th, 2012 1PM - 2:00 PM EST

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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), in collaboration with the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC), cordially invites you to participate in the first of a series of monthly Webinars featuring noted public safety leaders.

You will benefit from engaging in a conversation with national and international audiences on issues ranging from communications interoperability, First Responder buyers group, technology adoption, and procurement, among many other subjects.

The series will be officially launched January 20th with featured speaker Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the Canadian Police Research Centre. Points for discussion will include plans for the February launch of the First Responder Technology Roadmap.

"The Canadian Police Research Centre will be leading a number of important initiatives this year and it will be important to discuss these with a broad audience of public safety stakeholders," says Mr. Palmer. "With plans including the launch of a First Responder Technology Roadmap, a living lab in Regina and other programs within the Centre for Security Science and the evolving discussion on interoperability and 700 Megahertz for a public safety broadband network, there will be much to discuss at this and the other planned webinars. "

The Public Safety Perspective Series is a continuation of CATA’s "Bridging the Gap" campaign linking Canada’s First Responder and Public Safety communities with the national and international vendors who seek to serve them.

"Since the inception of the Bridging the Gap campaign in 2006, CATA has produced numerous research papers, conducted high-profile advocacy campaigns supporting the CPRC, interoperability, and broadband acquisition, and are about to launch our fifth annual Vendor Outreach Forum which provides a neutral meeting ground for these communities to converge," says Kevin Wennekes, CATA’s VP Research. "We see this program as a means to offer a consistent, on-going conversation between our major events and address the topical issues of the day."

Adds Mr. Palmer: "Ultimately, these webinars will allow Canadian emergency and public safety leaders an opportunity to discuss the outcomes we are looking for of increased industry / research/ responder collaboration, to improve the safety of responders and our communities and enable companies to get faster to market with products and services relevant to the response / public safety community."

Who Should Attend?
This executive Webinar will be of interest to First Responders, public safety and security government executives, and the vendor community that serve them.

Webinar Details:
Date: January 20th, 2012
Time: 1pm to 2pm (EST)
Speaker: Palmer, Executive Director, Canadian Police Research Centre (BIO)
Topic: CPRC Projects for 2012

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There is no cost for CATA members, annual research subscribers, or currently enlisted First Responders. A $45 fee will otherwise be applied. Participants will be provided with a local dial in number and access code, and also receive a recorded MP3 of the session.

About the Public Safety Perspectives Series:
The Public Safety Perspectives series will feature noted public safety speakers each month, with a line-up of guest speakers already confirmed including Michael Doucet, CIO of the RCMP;Dan Elliot , Manager Radio & Wireless Telecom, Operations & Customer Experience at Greater Toronto Airports,Ernie MacGillivray, Strategic Initiatives at Province of New Brunswick and member of Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management; and many others soon to be announced.