Saturday, February 28, 2009

Public Safety Communications Conference Program

Tuesday I will talking on "Community Warning Systems - Balancing Technology and Reliability" at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Australia 2009 Conference in Sydney. The conference topics have been changed at short notice to address some early lessons learnt from the recent and ongoing Victorian bushfires. The Conference & Exhibition program was supplied in hard to read PDF, so here it is converted to HTML:

2009 Conference Workshops

Leadership in Public Safety

when every second counts”

Time

CONFERENCE FORUM/WORKSHOPS SUMMARY

Sunday 1 March 2009

1400 - 1600

International - Global Alliance

Location: Star City Casino, Sydney

Monday 2 March 2009

0930 - 1230

National Fleet Forum

Location: VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Tuesday 3 March 2009

1100 - 1330

Expert Advisory Panel

Location: VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Tuesday 3 March 2009

1430 - 1700

Future Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering Forum

Location: VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Wednesday 4 March 2009

1130 - 1320

Chief Information Officers Forum

Location: VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Wednesday 4 March 2009

1430 - 1700

Local Government Emergency Response & Enforcement Forum

Location: VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Wednesday 4 March 2009

1600 - 1700

Commercial Advisory Group

Location: VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

TBA

Transitions in Leadership: New Heights - New Challenges - See Registration desk for details

For enquiries regarding any of the forums or workshops please call APCO Australasia on 1300 796 668.

By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only

Booking Essential

Booking Essential

Booking Essential

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times

2009 Programme Schedule

Leadership in Public Safety

when every second counts”

Monday 2 March 2009

Time

National Fleet Workshop

0800

0930 - 1230

For Today’s Conference Forums and Workshops, Please refer to page 1 of the Conference Programme Schedule

Registration & Information Booth Open (situated outside entrance to Exhibition Area)

National Fleet Managers’ Vehicle Technology & Safety Workshop (Session 1) - Bookings Essential (Meeting Rooms 1 & 2): Click Here for further details

Opening Address: Deputy Chief Charles Beck — Los Angeles Police Department

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE OPENING CEREMONY & KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS - ATP Theatre

1400

1500 - 1700

Welcome to the 2009 APCO Australasia Conference: - Event MC - Mr Peter Morris

Welcome address:

Des Bahr - Chief Executive Officer, APCO Australasia

Gary Starr - Managing Director - Government & Public Safety, Motorola Australia (2009 Event Partner)

Official Opening of Conference: Tony Pearce, Director General - Emergency Management Australia

Keynote Panel Presentation – Australia’s Worst Natural Disaster

A Panel presentation about Australia’s multi-agency response to the worst Natural Disaster

in Australia’s history - Victoria’s Bushfires 2009

Those who were there give a first hand account of how they managed this unparalleled firestorm.

Senior Emergency Services experts will take an in-depth look at these unprecedented events.

Panel members include;

Tony Pearce, Director General, Emergency Management Australia

Superintendent Rod Collins, State Emergency Planning & Response Division, Victoria Police

Chief Superintendent Grant Pitman, Past District Disaster Coordinator, QLD Police Service

Craig Lapsley, Director Emergency Management Branch, Department of Human Services

Trevor White, Director – Operations, SES Victoria

Paul Holman, Operations Manager - Emergency Management, Ambulance Victoria

Geoff Conway, Deputy Chief Officer, CFA Operations Directorate

Kevin Brame, Deputy Fire Chief, City of North Las Vegas

Jessica Block, Research Associate, San Diego State University

EXHIBITION OPENING / VIP RECEPTION - Main Exhibition Hall

1700

1730

2000

Exhibition Viewing area open

VIP Reception and Official Opening of the Exhibition

Welcome Address: Des Bahr - Chief Executive Officer, APCO Australasia

Barry Borzillo - CEO, Tenix Solutions - 2009 VIP Reception Sponsor

Official Opening of Exhibition: Commissioner Andrew Scipione APM - NSW Police Force

Exhibition Viewing & Reception area closed

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times

Tuesday 3 March 2009

Time

0730

0830

For Today’s Conference Forums and Workshops, Please refer to page 1 of the Conference Programme Schedule

Registration & Information Booth Open

Exhibition Area Open

0830 - 0930

Keynote Presentation - New skills required for today’s policing

Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Hallowes — Head of Strategic Operations, UK Police

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

Workshops/Forums

0930 - 1000

The use of technology to assist Bush Fire Management, including GIO Spatial Visualization

(Emergency Management)

Jessica Block, Research Associate -

San Diego State University

Command Support Approach - Achieving a common operational picture across single / Multi Agencies (Information Management)

Jeremy Azis, Managing Director - Vector Command / Roy Thompson - Commander, Metropolitan Fire Service

South Australia

The 2007 Surrey Fire, Canada - Dynamic resource relocations for balancing emergency coverage throughout service area.

(Emergency Management)

Chief Eric Dutton (Ret.)

1000 - 1030

Field testing Police Technology for the future

(Critical Infrastructure)

Grant Pitman (Acting Chief Superintendent), QLD Police Service

Intergrated Command & Control Communications System

(Information Management)

Ranjan Bhagat — General Manager - Zetron

Emergency Warning Systems – Balancing technology with Practicality

(Emergency Management)

Tom Worthington - Adjunct Senior Lecture, Australian National University

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea (Served in Exhibition area)

1100 - 1130

National approaches to information sharing solutions for law enforcement agencies, for a safer Australia

(Information Management)

Ben McDevitt — Chief Executive Officer, CrimTrac

Connecting first responders - Satellite Technology - East Coast launch

(Telecommunications)

Michael Butler - President, Inmarsat

Ensuring Reliability and Accuracy of Technology used by Police

(Information Management)

Inspector Ron Phillips — NZ Police Callibration Services

Expert Advisory Panel

By Invitation Only

Time - 1100 - 1330

Location - VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Note - Lunch Provided

1130 - 1200

Towards a National Emergency Warning Framework

(Future Technologies)

Dr Renato Iannella , Principal Scientist, National ICT Australia (NICTA)

Communication, Localisation and Risk Management Systems for Mining and Remote Operations - A Resource for Emergency Response

(Mining)

Dr Eleonora Widzyk-Capehart - CSIRO

Making First Responder Interoperability a Priority

(Interoperability)

Inspector Lance Valcour —

Canadian Police Research Centre


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times

Tuesday 3 March 2009

For Today’s Conference Forums and Workshops, Please refer to page 1 of the Conference Programme Schedule

Time

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

Workshops/Forums

1200 - 1230

Resourcing volunteers - is technology a help or hindrance ?

(Essential Services)

Trevor White - Director - Operations, Victoria State Emergency Service

Bush / forest fire fighting – international research project in germany

(Future Technologies)

Steffen Minolts - GSW- Consulting

2006 Australian Police Deployment to East Timor

(Interoperability)

Inspector Ged Griffin - Victoria Police

Continued-

Expert Advisory Panel

By Invitation Only

Time - 1100 - 1330

Location - VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Note - Lunch Provided

1230 - 1320

Lunch (Served in Exhibition area)


1320 - 1400

Keynote Presentation - The Next Generation Wireless Broadband Network and its application to Public Safety in Australia

Mike Wright — Executive Director - Wireless Engineering & Operations, Telstra Corporation

1400 - 1430

Strategic direction of NSW Fire Brigades

(Emergency Management)

Commissioner Greg Mullins — New South Wales Fire Brigades

Network Centric Emergency Operations - The Application of Defence Network Centric Warfare Research to Emergency Services

(Telecommunications)

Craig Phasey - Auspace Business Development Manager

Situation and Threat Assessments & Early Warning Systems

(Community Safety)

Professor Subash Challa - Melbourne University

1430 - 1500

Ambulance/Pre Hospital response to Australia’s worst natural disaster - Victorian Bushfire ‘09

(Emergency Management)

Paul Holman - Operations Manager (Emergency Management), Ambulance Victoria

Sea Piracy - Current trends & issues

Dr. Sam Bateman — Maritime Policy Centre, Wollongong University

Enhancing Coverage via Rebroadcast Repeaters

(Telecommunications)

Leo Doherty — RF Industries

Future Surveillance and Intellegence Gathering Forum

Time - 1430 - 1700

Location - VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Note - Afternoon Tea Provided

1500 - 1530

Afternoon Tea (Served in Exhibition area)


1530 - 1600

Community Resilience in Health and Recovery Operation during the Victorian 2009 bushfires - Are we prepared for the future?

(Emergency Management)

Craig Lapsley — Director - Emergency Management Branch, DHS Victoria


The use of Biometrics to assist the fight against crime

(Future Technologies)

Professor Subash Challa - Melbourne University

Radio over IP: Applications and trends

(Telecommunications)

John Florenca - CEO, Omnitronics

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times

Tuesday 3 March 2009

For Today’s Conference Forums and Workshops, Please refer to page 1 of the Conference Programme Schedule

Time

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

Workshops/Forums

1600 - 1630

Health Emergency Management Communications

(Chemical)

Dr. John Moloney — Manager, Field Emergency Management Program, DHS Victoria

Real Time Video over narrow band channels - case studies

(Information Management)

Stephen Ayres — Lockheed Martin

Advances in public safety in-Vehicle computing technology

(Telecommunications)

Rob Thompkins - Vice President, Data911 - St. Louis USA

Continued -

Future Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering Forum

Time - 1430 - 1700

Location - VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

1630 - 1700

Remote Video Surveillance on 3G, What Works, What’s Promising

(Telecommunications)

Dan McLeod — President, CrimePoint

Mobile Personal Communications - The State of the Art

(Future Technologies)

Alan Whitehead — Research In motion

Future integrated communications despatch systems

(Emergency Management)

Richard Stacey — Gibson Quai (UK)


Time

2009 APCO Australasia Gala Dinner - Grand Harbour Ballroom, Star City

1800 - 1830

1830 - 2330

Pre-Dinner Drinks

2009 APCO Australasia Gala Dinner

Located at the Grand Harbour Ballroom,

Star City - 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW, Australia

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be represented at the Gala Dinner

by The Hon. Bob Debus, Minister for Home Affairs.

Gala Dinner MC - Mr Peter Morris

Entertainment - Matt Hollywood - Comedian Magician - Vegas Show

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times

Wednesday 4 March 2009

For Today’s Conference Forums and Workshops, Please refer to page 1 of the Conference Programme Schedule

Time

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

Workshops/Forums

0830 - 0900

Operational Command - Major Deployment Exercise

(Border Security)

Roger Batch — Manager, Operational Readiness - Australian Customs Service

CyberTerrorism & CyberSecurity, Table Top Exercises

(Training)

James Cavanagh - Knowledge Transfer Agent, The Consulant Registry

The development of an Electronic MECC system to support local government disaster management

(Emergency Management)

Jan Wandek, Managing Director of Aussoft

0900 - 0930

Terrorism & Counter Terrorism Trends in the Region

(Counter Terrorism)

Commander Wayne Buchhorn — Australian Federal Police

Spatial industry trends and the im­pact of new CRC research initiatives on ESO’s

(Spatial Information)

Graeme Kernich — CRC Spatial Info

Remote Area Mass Casualty Incident

(Emergency Management)

Dr Rob Visser — Royal Flying Doctor Service

0930 - 1000

Italian Interpolice Tetra Project (PIT)

(Information Management)

Captain Mario Bianco

Use of Location Intelligence by ESOs

(Spatial Information)

Michelle Martin - Manager Business Development (NSW) - ESRI Australia

Firefighting at the Coalface - CFA response to Morwell Open Cut Fire- September 2008

(Mining)

Greg Flynn - Operations Manager, Region 10, Country Fire Authority

1000 - 1030

Morning Tea (Served in Exhibition area)

1030 - 1130

Keynote Presentation - Utilising Technology in LA Policing - The LAPD Strategic Plan

Deputy Chief Charles Beck — Los Angeles Police Department

1130 - 1200

Lifelong learning for ESOs

(Training)

Dep. Fire Chief Kevin Brame — City of North Las Vegas Fire Department (USA)

Global Trends in Public Safety Spectrum Standards

(Telecommunications)

David Lum - Director, Asia\Pacific Product & Support Operations, Motorola

Hand Held Mobile Satelite Broadband Technology

(Spatial Information)

Henrik Jacobsen — Managing Director, Applied Satellite Technology Australia

Chief Information Officers Forum

By Invitation Only

Time - 1130 - 1320

Location - VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Note - Lunch Provided

1200 - 1230

Lessons for Australia from Mumbai Terrorist Attack

(Counter Terrorism)

Dr Greg Barton - Herb Feith Research Professor for the Study of Indonesia, Monash University

Challenges when combating natural disasters, ie floods, storms and tsunami

(Emergency Management)

Steve Opper - Director, Emergency Risk Management, New South Wales State Emergency Service

Smart Applications for Emergencies (SAFE) strategic project

(CCTV)

Professor Chris Scott — National ICT Australia (NICTA) Queensland Research Lab.


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times

Wednesday 4 March 2009

For Today’s Conference Forums and Workshops, Please refer to page 1 of the Conference Programme Schedule

Time

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

Workshops/Forums

1230 - 1320

Lunch (Served in Exhibition area)

Forum Continued - See Above

1320 - 1400

Keynote Presentation - The role of user-centered design in developing technologies for public safety

Bruce Claxton - Senior Director, Design Integration, Motorola

1400 - 1430

Using Police Information In the Mobile Environment

(Future Technologies)

Ian Readhead — Director of Information, ACPO Criminal Records Office (ACRO) - UK Police

National-level Best Practice for Emergency Management

(Information Management)

Mr Ron Bender - Director of Strategic Solutions - Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems

Fighting Fires with Military Hardware

(Future Technologies)

Oliver Hanfelder — Airmatic (Germany)

1430 - 1500

Capture and Visualisation of Fire Ground Intelligence in the NSW RFS

(Critical Infrastructure)

Gareth Carter - Manager GIS, NSW Rural Fire Service

Public Safety Technologies in public transport

(Community Safety)

Evan Craig - Manager, Control Systems Architecture, Systems & Information Services Division - Department of Transport

Mobile Phone GPS tracking of personnel

(Future Technologies)

Michael Robson - Managing Director, Mapmates

Local Government Emergency Response & Enforcement Forum

Time - 1430 - 1700

Location - VIP Room - Level 1, Australian Technology Park

Note - Afternoon Tea Provided

1500 - 1530

Afternoon Tea (Served in Exhibition area)


1530 - 1600

Operational and Planning Challenges during APEC 2007

(Emergency Management)

Commander Peter Lennon — New South Wales Police


P25 Encryption Management - Improving radio communications security

(Information Management)

Simon Britten — Tait Electronics

Early warning systems for Major Climate Events

(Emergency Management)

John Hadnmer - RMIT

1600 - 1630

Challenge of managing a remote event - Kargaroo Island Fires

(Emergency Management)

Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Lawson — Country Fire Service, South Australia


The Future Direction of Project 25

(Information Management)

Robert Barden — Aeroflex Incorp.

Impact of VoIP on Community Safety

(Telecommunications)

James Cavanagh — Knowledge Transfer Agent, The Consulant Registry

The speakers, topics and times are correct at the time of publishing and in the event of unforeseen circumstances, Australasia APCO Ltd. reserves the right to alter or delete items from the Conference Programme. All opinions expressed by presenters at the 2009 APCO Australasia Conference & Exhibition are those of the individual, and Australasia APCO Ltd. accepts no liability from any contractual, tortious or other form of liability for loss or damage suffered by the delegate or their later substitute relying on any statement, representative advice or opinion (whether true or otherwise, written or oral).

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times

2009 Vehicle Displays

Leadership in Public Safety

when every second counts”

A selection of some of the Emergency Vehicles on display

Holden Commodore - Emergency Services Concept Vehicle (ESCV)

This project was developed based on concerns from ESO’s regarding the effect of heat, power overload and increased equipment levels and their impact on Emergency Services vehicles and occupant comfort/safety. The purpose of SAFE was to gain an understanding of the emergency driver user-interface requirements and safety issues, and develop a standard interface platform for addressing ergonomic design and safety.

Holden Commodore - LAPD Prototype Patrol Vehicle

The National Safety Agency (NSA) with the LAPD’s Deputy Chief Charles Beck will be launching the LAPDs jointly developed high-tech emergency response prototype vehicle of the future.

Holden Commodore - MFB Operational Concept Vehicle

The MFB operational concept vehicle was designed by the National Safety Agency in accordance with research conducted from the ESCV project.

Mitsubishi Pajero - Forward Command Vehicle

With communication in the field so crucial to optimise emergency management & response, NSA teamed up with several vendors to create a concept command vehicle for the Fire and Emergency Services sector. With Mitsubishi as the vehicle sponsor, a Pajero was chosen as the preferred vehicle in this project.

Where possible, NSA works with the vehicle manufacturer to leverage off a lot of the technology already within modern vehicles, including the CANBUS and GPRS to maximise the differentiation of each integration solution; however, to maximise battery life and enable non-vehicle related systems to be operational 24/7 for immediate use, this vehicle was integrated with an environmentally friendly solar power solution.

Technology was utilised from a number of vendors, encompassing areas such as communications, Intelematics, vehicle tracking, lights and warning systems, mobile data and the aforementioned power management.

AirServices Australia Aviation Fire Rescue Vehicle

The Ultra Large Fire Vehicles Mk7 are deployed across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane airports. The Vehicle is a 6x6 wheel drive, fully automatic, 33 tonne foam,water and dry chemical fire rescue tender,holding 10,200lt’s of water 1,300lt’s of foam and 225kg of dry chemical powder discharging its payload at a rate of 4,750lt’s per minute and a throw distance of 75 metres. The Mk 7 is capable of holding a crew of 5.

Holden Commodore - Unmarked Enforcement Vehicle

Developed as an ANPR unmarked enforcement vehicle by the National Safety Agency, this vehicle is currently being tested for traffic enforcement purposes.

A number of additional Emergency Vehicles and First Responders will also be on display in the Exhibition area during this event, including the latest Mining Rescue Vehicle, Parking Enforcement Vehicle, a range of Fire Appliances, Communications and Command Vehicles and a Large Urban Search and Rescue Unit.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content of the programme schedule - Please see Information & Registration for further details.

Transportation buses will be provided to and from selected hotels at specified times


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