A series of monthly Webinars featuring noted public safety leaders.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), in collaboration with the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC), invite you to participate in a series of monthly Webinars featuring noted public safety leaders.
Upcoming Session:Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 1PM EST
Exclusive LMR Study Results
Discuss the findings of IDC's CPRC-funded study on Land Mobile Radio spending and the implications for interoperability amongst first responders.
Who Should Attend?The executive Webinars are of interest to First Responders, public safety and security government executives, and the vendor community that serve them.
Complimentary for CATA members, annual research subscribers, or currently enlisted First Responders
(subject to confirmation of status)
All Access Pass: $195
All past webinar recordings and access to the remaining webinars in the series.
Per Session: $45
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."
Upcoming Session:Join us April 26 for a webcast to discuss the findings of IDC's CPRC-funded study on Land Mobile Radio spending and the implications for interoperability amongst first responders.
Co-hosted by Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the CPRC, and CATA’s VP Research, Kevin Wennekes, hear Alison Brooks, PhD, PMP, Research Director, Public Sector for IDC Canada, and Eldon Amoroso, O.O.M. Senior Director, Support Services Division London Police Service (Ret’d) and currently Consultant for Birch Forest Projects, discuss highlights from a recently completed national study on the funding and acquisition of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems within the public safety sector.
“In short, the study confirms that a sizeable amount of LMR technology, C$1.75 Billion to be specific, will be refreshed or replaced by 2016,” says Alison Brooks. “And while procurement consolidation is further advanced than previously thought, there is still a lot of opportunity to coordinate and advance interoperability pan-nationally in Canada. Lastly, another key finding to emerge from the study was that the First Responder community and government stakeholders need to continue to advocate for the allocation of spectrum to meet the existing realities of digital data flow in the 21st century."
This is a vital webinar to participate in if you are considering a new radio system or an upgrade of your existing system, or a vendor/manufacturer selling into this vertical.
Register online at: http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/pswebinar.html
Past Public Safety Perspectives Series Sessions:January 20, 2012 - Public Safety: Trends, Perspectives & Opportunities
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February 29, 2012 - First Responder Buyers Group & Peer Networking
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March 28, 2012 - Insights into the Strategic Direction of RCMP’s Technology Investments
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