Watch Interview with Prithu Prakash - PSBN Technology Advisory Group Co-Chair and BRIC Champion
June 26, 2015

Watch as CATAAlliance's Chief Business Officer, Kevin Wennekes, interviews Prithu Prakash, Director Business Development, Public Safety & Security for General Dynamics Canada in a discussion on Mr. Prakash's personal involvement as Co-Chair on the federal government's Technology Advisory Group: Security & Operations for the advancement of the public safety broadband network, as well as General Dynamic's interests in the Bridging Research and Interoperability Collaboration initiative (BRIC).

Key Quotes:

Regarding PSBN Technology Advisory Group

"We outlined what the security impacts would be using open standards: using how technology processes the particular types of government organizations would adhere to. And the second one was  the processes themselves, the operations. And we teased out about 16 different use cases that were relevant here in Canada and in the US. "

Regarding BRIC:

"As a vendor, looking at this, it's beautiful. Because whatever fails; we get value. Whatever succeeds; we get value. And in the process we move that paradigm forward making life a little bit safer - the social benefit -  and saving a little bit more money from the public safety budget as we use technology as a tool to move forward."

View the 10-minute interview here:

Upcoming Interviews

Join Live Broadcast - Norm Taylor on Global Cybercrime in Policing Study

Watch CATAAlliance's Chief Business Officer Kevin Wennekes as he speaks live with Norm Taylor, Program Director and co-founder of the CACP Executive Global Studies Program as he relates details on research results emerging from a nine-country global study into the most effective roles for police within collaborative, public-private frameworks for addressing cyber crime at national and local levels. Mr. Taylor is also serving on the National Policing Cybercrime Summit (more below) steering committee and will be facilitating the planned Bear Pit, which will serve as the Summit's critical wrap-up and strategy-setting session.

To view this live broadcast, tune in Monday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m. EST using this link:

Airports' Adoption of the Public Safety Broadband Network: Opportunities and Challenges: Live Interview with Dan Elliott

Join CATAAlliance's Chief Business Officer Kevin Wennekes as he interviews Dan Elliott, Manager, Communication Systems - Integrated Operations Control Centre, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, on how Canadian airports can benefit from access to the Public Safety Broadband Network and the unique opportunities and challenges their operating environment presents in adopting it.

To view this live broadcast, tune in Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. EST using this link:

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National Policing Cybercrime Summit

Summit partners, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, are pleased to announce the launch of Canada's inaugural National Policing Cybercrime Summit (NPCS) as a timely and mission critical response to help address the ever-changing nature and pace of cyber policing in Canada. Also gain from their personal insights into the challenges facing law enforcement agencies in their battle against cybercrime.

The NPCS is taking place October 19-20, 2015, in Toronto.

To learn more about the NPCS including confirmed speakers, sponsorship opportunities, and to register, visit:

Early Bird rates end August 31 - register now!

Watch this video interview with Summit partners for more details:

Public Safety Broadband Network - Related Videos

View CATAAlliance's  developing series of videos related to the advancement of a National Public Safety Broadband Network in Canada.

You can view other interviews featuring noted public safety leaders covering a wide range of topics on Kevin Wennekes'  YouTube channel.

Also recently launched,  a complete compilation of over 40 public-safety related videos with more being added each week.