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Webinar: Helping first responders cut through the 5G hype

Join the discussion on how 5G mobile technology will transform public safety

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Sierra Wireless

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Sponsored by Sierra Wireless

The next big thing in wireless communications is on the horizon. 5G mobile technology will soon be available, bringing the promise of compelling new capabilities to transform public safety. Providing new functionality and greater network management controls, 5G will enable diverse applications for the future of public safety.

So, what does 5G look like for first responders?

Attend this webinar and discover the future of critical mobile communications and improved applications that become possible with the advent of 5G technology, to better serve the community and protect first responders, including:

  • What 5G really means for Public Safety
  • How 5G will change existing technology and workflows
  • Preparing for 5G – what you need to know

Join the webinar on Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. EST

Meet our speakers

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Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Research VP, Smart Cities Strategies, Public Safety at IDC

As Research VP Smart Cities Strategies, Public Safety, Dr. Alison Brooks specializes in public safety related research for the global Smart Cities Strategies program at IDC. Ms. Brooks has held a number of positions with IDC over the past 10 years, previously working as IDC Canada’s Director of public sector research. Dr. Brooks’ research will focus on the digital transformation of public safety within Smart Cities. Research will explore digital evidence management, intelligence-led policing, Real-time Crime Centers, advanced analytics and visualization, and mobile crime-fighting solutions.

Ms. Brooks has spent the past 10 years with IDC carving a niche specialization in the role of IT in public safety focusing on digital evidence management in the cloud, Next-Generation 9-1-1, law enforcement information management and tri-service interoperability. Prior to joining IDC Government Insights, Ms. Brooks worked with the province of Ontario's Ministry of Government Services, advancing two of the government's I&IT initiatives.

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Mike Burridge, Director, Business Development for Public Safety at Sierra Wireless

Chief Mike Burridge (ret) is a 26-year law enforcement veteran. Chief Burridge served 22 years with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department where he reached the rank of Sheriff’s Commander. He served four years as the Chief of the Farmington, New Mexico Police Department, a 120 member CALEA accredited agency located in Northwestern New Mexico.

Chief Burridge served as the Chairmen of the IACP In-Car camera committee and Digital Video for Public Safety Advisory Panel. He currently serves on the IACP Technology and Communications Committee. He was also an active board member of the IACP TTAP (Technical Technology Assistance Program) and contributing author for the TTAP Executive Information Manual.

Prior to Sierra Wireless, Mike was the Senior Vice-President at WatchGuard Video. Mike also served as the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Mobile-Vision. In his roles at L-3, Burridge has acted as a public safety – first responder subject matter expert for L-3 Divisions wanting to bring military technology to the domestic first responder environment.

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