Safer Buildings to Exhibit and Present a Special Program at Connect (X)

Posted on April 24, 2019
Connect (X) – Orlando, FL May 20-23

The Safer Buildings Coalition has an exciting program on tap for Connect (X) in Orlando, Fl. The program includes presentations by Safer Buildings Coalition leadership and key industry leaders, and a keynote address by SBC Founder and Treasurer Seth Buechley.

SBC Partner Program at Connectivity Expo (Connect X): Schedule for 5/21 
Location: Manatee Spring I-II

2:30 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • John Foley, Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

2:35 pm Keynote Address: If You’re in the Wireless Business, You’re in the Public Safety Business. And Business is Good!

  • Seth Buechley, Founder, Safer Buildings Coalition

3:00 pm They Said it Wouldn’t Happen: LTE is Replacing LMR Faster than Expected

This panel provides an update on Public Safety LTE deployments such as FirstNet, and how applications and economics are driving municipalities, counties and other jurisdictions to accelerate the augmentation or replacement of traditional push-to-talk Land Mobile Radios with LTE enabled smartphones.

  • Moderator: John Foley, Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition
  • Chief Alan Perdue, Executive Director - Safer Buildings Coalition
  • Robert Escalle, Vice President - Public Safety Market Segment at Sonim
  • Ryan Burchnell, Director Strategy & Policy - FirstNet Built by AT&T
  • Norman SpeicherProgram Manager / Computer Scientist, Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders - DHS

3:45pm Break

4:00pm All Eyes on Florida Public Safety: In-Building Wireless Connectivity Requirements

Florida AHJs discuss the drivers that are propelling the state to the forefront of Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) implementation.

This roundtable features a real-world discussion of radio communications, data communications and more occurring at the community level.

  • Moderator: John Foley, Managing Director - Safer Buildings Coalition
  • Jon Pasqualone, Executive Director - Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association
  • Gary Gray, Assistant Telecom Mgr./ Radio Systems Mgr. - City of Fort Lauderdale 
  • Daniel McAvoy, Deputy Chief / Life Safety Management - Osceola County Fire Rescue

4:45pm Successful by Design: Best Practices in ERRCS System Design

Finally! a session that goes Deep into the weeds of ERRCS best design practices. This session features some of the top minds from the SBC Codes and Standards technical work group discussing Radio Frequency engineering and in-building design. 

  • Moderator: John Foley, Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition
  • Michael Orendain, Area Director – Optical Telecom
  • Don Henry, Vice President, Public Safety Program Manager – Comba Telecom
  • Gary Gray, Assistant Telecom Mgr./ Radio Systems Mgr. - City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Greg Glenn, Sr. Director RF Engineering – SOLiD
  • Kevin Persing – Western Regional Manager – Cobham Wireless

5:30pm Closing Remarks and Networking 

About Connectivity Expo (Connect X)


Connectivity Expo is designed to serve all elements of the expanding and evolving wireless ecosystem – from the macro structures that stand high above the ground and the miles and miles of fiber networks below the ground to the technology driving the ongoing network densification in our cities and the technology embedded in our cars.

Connect (X) is dedicated to bringing together the buyers and sellers of connectivity solutions and will showcase the latest innovative technologies and the vital infrastructure that are driving the future of communications.