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PSHSB Announces Agenda and Panelists for Location Accuracy Workshop

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Released: November 13, 2013


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DA 13-2173

Released: November 13, 2013




PS Docket No. 07-114

As previously announced, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a public
workshop on November 18, 2013 to discuss recent developments in the use of wireless technology to
contact emergency services.1 By this Public Notice, the Bureau announces the agenda and panelists for
the workshop, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-
9:30 a.m.: Welcoming and Opening Remarks

David S. Turetsky,

Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
9:45 a.m.: Overview of Technical Process for Generation and Delivery of E911 Location


Presentation: John Snapp

, Senior Technical Officer and Vice President, Intrado
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Topic 1 - Improving E911 Location Information

Moderator: David Furth

, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Presentations: Public Safety Perspectives (10:00 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.)

Karen Wong -

Assistant Director, Public Safety Communications, Governor’s Office of
Emergency Services, State of California

Lisa Hoffmann

- Deputy Director, Division of Emergency Communications, Department of
Emergency Management, City & County of San Francisco

1 See Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Workshop on E911 Phase II Location Accuracy,
Public Notice, PS Docket No. 07-114, DA 13-2079 (PSHSB Oct. 28, 2013).

Renee Hardwick

- Director, Horry County Emergency Management Department, Horry
County, South Carolina

Terry Hall -

Director of Emergency Communications, York-Poquoson-Williamsburg ECC
(on behalf of Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO))

Brian Fontes -

Chief Executive Officer, National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Presentations: Wireless Carrier Perspectives (10:35 a.m.

11:00 a.m.)

Kelly Springer -

Director of Regulatory Technology Development, AT&T Labs

Jeanna Green -

Network Development Engineer, Sprint

Ryan Jensen -

Director of Technology and Compliance, T-Mobile

Susan Sherwood -

Manager of E911 Network & Engineering Operations, Verizon Wireless
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Break

Roundtable Discussion (11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Topic 2 - Advancements in Location Information Technologies

Moderator: Timothy May

, E911 Projects Manager, Public Safety & Homeland Security

Presentations: (1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.)

Ganesh Pattabiraman -

Co-Founder and President, NextNav

Kirk Burroughs -

Senior Director of Technology, Qualcomm Engineering Services Group

Rob Anderson -

Chief Technology Officer, TruePosition

Timothy Lorello –

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, TeleCommunication
Systems (TCS)

Carol Politi -

Chief Executive Officer, TRX Systems, Inc.
2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m.: Break

Roundtable Discussion (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Audio/video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet
from the FCC's web page at The FCC’s webcast is free to the public. Those who
watch the live video stream of the event may email event-related questions to
Depending on the volume of questions and time constraints, the panel moderators will work to respond to
as many questions as possible during the workshop.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please
include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include
their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be
made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail to or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For additional information about the workshop, please contact Timothy May or Dana Zelman of
the Policy and Licensing Division of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Timothy May can
be reached by phone at (202) 418-1463 or by email at; Dana Zelman can be
reached by phone at (202) 418-0546 or by email at
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