Registration over tea and coffee
Introduction to the Cambridge Wireless Security & Defence SIG by Guy Kenyon of Kenyon Consulting
Welcome from our partner, John Ames of ICT KTN
Welcome from our joint lunch sponsor, George Matich of Selex ES
Welcome from our host, Antoine Grenier of Deloitte
Replacing Airwave with the Emergency Services Network (ESN); Gordon Shipley, ESMCP Programme Manager – Home Office, ESMPC
The Emergency Service Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is attempting to procure a national critical voice and broadband data service for police, fire and ambulance services. The current service, Airwave, is expensive and only supports narrow-band data so ESMCP will go to the telecommunications market in 2014 to invite proposals for ESN from late 2016 as Airwave contracts begin to expire. 4G LTE isa serious contender for ESN.
The Role of Information and Communications Technology for Public Safety Communications; Euros Evans, CTO of Airwave
This presentation will provide a view on how mobile communications and technology will continue to be a critical enabler to support front line public safety users. It will highlight the critical service capabilities needed to deliver mission critical voice and data communications, along with consideration for spectrum and the role of standards bodies and industry vendors.
Lunch and Networking
he Stan ar s Environment for Next Generation Systems; David Chater-Lea, Chairman ETSI TC TETRA and Critical Communications Evolution (TC-TCCE) WG4 Motorola Solutions UK
As communications technologies evolve to provide new services and applications to Public Safety users, it is important that the standards environment keeps pace so that users can procure equipment that meets harmonised standards, so can be competitively procured and will be fully interoperable when in service Harmonised spectrum is equally important. The presentation will give an update of the current standards and spectrum environment for Broadband services for Public Protection and Disaster Relief, and the expected timescales for standards to be complete to enable equipment providing new services to be available.
Technology Acquisition through Academic and SME Relationships; George Matich, Chief Technologist (Communication & Network Systems) of Selex ES
This presentation will include a short introduction to Selex-ES Ltd, who are a globally defence
solutions provider, and will be followed by an overview of the scope of our interactions with UK
Academia and the UK SME community. The talk will include several case studies illustrating the
scope and nature of specific interactions in both domains from concept studies, through development, and finally production equipment supply. The talk will then conclude with a summary of what we need and expect from these interactions.
Coffee/Tea & Networking
Critical Network Service Requirements for the Mobile Mission of Emergency Services; Mark Adams, Director – Chief Architect Secure Mobility, Northrop Grumman
The Emergency Service Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has the challenge ahead of it to define the performance, operational, and security requirements that will assure the successful deployment of the next generation of communications for the emergency services within the UK. This session will focus on the process undertaken by the U.S. Emergency Services in defining the
requirements for their nationwide network called FirstNet. The session will discuss important
requirements identified by the requirements process, lead by the U.S. National Institute of Standards
(NIST), with a focus on the critical network services identified as a result of the activity. These critical
functions were deemed by the user base to be necessary for providing agencies confidence in any
future systems ability to meet their operational needs.
Overview of Today’s Presentations; Tony Antoniou, Chief Executive, BAPCO
Tony will reflect on the day’s presentations and offer his thoughts from the customer’s perspective
Open Forum chaired by Guy Kenyon of Kenyon Consulting
With all speakers and joined by Cate Walton, Technical Lead at the Home Office
Event Close & Complete Evaluation Forms