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Thursday, October 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
NextGen 9-1-1: Advocacy and Funding

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Implementing the next generation of 9-1-1 technology is proving to be a long, slow process. But that’s okay because there are so many moving parts to this initiative that it is taking everyone a while to get monetized and motivated. Among the most important of those moving parts are NextGen9-1-1 Funding (who will pay?) and NextGen9-1-1 Advocacy (why change to NG9-1-1?) Attend this panel discussion to hear about making the changes by thought leaders and participants from several aspects of the path to Next Generation 9-1-1.

Ty Wooten, Director of Education, National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Indianapolis, IN
Ian von Essen, IVGIS Consulting, Spokane, WA
Budge Currier, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch Manager,  CalOES, Sacramento, CA

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Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo is a GIS Analyst for the Orleans Parish Communication District, the 9-1-1 Administrators for the City of New Orleans. Prior to working in 9-1-1, Kathrine spent six years in public service working as a Planning Administrator and GIS Project Manager for the New Orleans... Read More →
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Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

GIS Consultant and President, Benchmark Geospatial LLC
Keri Brennan, GISP, ENP is a senior-level GIS Consultant and President of Benchmark Geospatial.  Keri has over 27 years of GIS experience as a consultant, trainer, and product manager with a focus on providing solutions to local, state, and federal governments, especially in the... Read More →

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Budge Currier

9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch Manager, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
I am passionate about leveraging technology to save lives and reduce human suffering. As manager of CA 9-1-1 system, the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator and Emergency Support Function 2 manager I look forward to discussing integrating GIS into public safety communications... Read More →
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Ty Wooten, ENP

Education Director, NENA: The 9-1-1 Association
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Ian Von Essen

Consultant, IVGIS Consulting

Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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