Title: Public Safety Network Transformation and Enhanced Situational Awareness

Time: On demand

Duration: 60 minutes

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The transformation of Public Safety Networks and the move to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) based broadband have been constant topics for the past several years. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the accelerated adoption of digital solutions across the world, and in the Healthcare sector alone, we are seeing transformation that was previously considered several years away. Mobile Broadband is an essential connectivity layer that is required to enable technological innovations to make our communities safer and more resilient. Many of our First Responder networks still lack access to broadband data services that would dramatically increase their situational awareness of surrounding areas when fighting bush fires or speed up warnings to communities of approaching floods, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions.

Topics Covered
  • Learn how you can build a future-proof and secure mission-critical broadband network, that is standards-based, has a clear path to 5G, and leverages a well-established ecosystem

  • We will share how early adopter countries such as South Korea’s Safe-Net are progressing with the rollout of their Public Safety LTE network and the lessons learnt that you can leverage in developing your network

  • Hear how Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, is constantly innovating with their vision for the smart ambulance that will allow real-time diagnostic capabilities on route to the hospital

  • Examples of the latest mobile broadband technology, trials and developments such as private LTE drones networks for tsunami early warning systems

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Dr. Kenneth C. Budka
Senior Partner, Verticals at Bell Labs Consulting

Ken has served as strategic advisor to government officials and corporate leaders world-wide, helping transform public safety, transportation and other government services through the adoption of new information and communications technologies, and helping utilities, mining, rail and other vertical industries modernize their communications networks to support next-generation industrial automation applications. Ken received the Ph.D. and M.Sci. degrees in Engineering Science from Harvard University in Cambridge and the B.S.E.E. summa cum laude from Union College in Schenectady, New York.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and holds 21 patents.  

Steve Hwang
Committee Member of Safe-Net Forum, South Korea
Business Development, Public Sector, APAC

Steve manages the business development in areas of public safety, smart cities, defense and government-driven broadband initiatives for Nokia in APAC. He has a successful sales and business development career with over twenty-three years leading end-customer engagement, and partnership with MNOs / SI companies in public sector as well as commercial mobile network business sector. He has been successfully driving the campaign & boosting mission-critical technology and building-up ecosystem, and having strategic alliance with industry partners and telco operators. Steve holds bachelor’s degree in computer science from Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea.

Shady Makhlouf
Head of Government and Cities MEA, Nokia Enterprise

Shady leads the Government & Cities Segment business for Middle East and Africa (MEA) region at Nokia. He has been a proponent on early Mobile Broadband transformation for key customers in MEA. Shady has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Barbara Noonan
Head of Government and Cities APAC, Nokia Enterprise

Barbara's extensive global career has successfully driven sustainable business value across the Government Sector, Safe Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Clean-Tech, Telecommunications and Software sectors in Asia Pacific, Europe and America. She currently leads the Government and Cities business in the APAC region and has won significant public safety broadband projects and collaborated with the Finnish Government on innovative safe smart cites programs to drive adoption of critical communications infrastructure. Based in Singapore, Barbara has an Executive MBA from The National University of Singapore, Master of Commerce from University of New South Wales Australia and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Australia.