Mission Critical Partners is hosting the Conference for Advancing Public Safety (CAPS), a three-day virtual event from June 16-18, that will feature some of the leading names in mission-critical communications. CAPS offers a cross-section of topics ranging from Next Generation 911 to wireless communications, to data, IT and networks, and more. Each three-hour track is composed of four engaging 45-minute discussions—including educational sessions and client and vendor roundtables— that attendees have the option to select from.
David Furth is the Deputy Chief of the Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. He is responsible for overseeing policy issues pertaining to public safety and homeland security including public safety spectrum and licensing, E911, Emergency Alert System, and CALEA. Mr. Furth served as Acting Bureau Chief from January to July 2009.
Brian Fontes currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Emergency Number Association, a position he has held since June 2008. As CEO, he is responsible for all aspects of the Association. His primary objectives are to ensure that Americans have access to reliable 9-1-1 service, 9-1-1 centers have state-of the art technologies and well-trained professionals, and sufficient funding is available so that the 9-1-1 system can best serve those who call upon it as their first voice of hope.
O’Brien has served on Anterix’s board of directors since 2012,and became chief executive officer in April 2018. The co-founder of Nextel, O’Brien served as the national wireless carrier’s chairman from 1987 to 1995. He was recognized as New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year (1987) and voted RCR’s Person of the Year twice, first in 1993 and again in 2006. He is a member of the Washington, DC, Business Hall of Fame and is a Radio Club of America Fellow. O’Brien was as “one of the top U.S. wireless innovators of all time” by Fierce Wireless in 2008.
Gabe, ECC Systems Manager for the Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center, VA brings a unique perspective to telecommunicator wellness. He was working in the ECC during the civil unrest that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 2017. He will discuss the impact it had on telecommunicators and how they have been able to learn and move on from that experience.
One of the firm’s co-founders, Murray currently is focused on helping MCP clients and the public safety communications sector, as well as the communities they serve, realize improved emergency response outcomes. He will draw on three decades of experience in public safety to explore the essential elements of effective leadership, and why it provides the foundation for industry transformation.
Reilly brings a wide range of technology expertise to his current role. He has spearheaded the development of high-quality and innovative services to serve the law enforcement, fire/rescue, emergency medical services and 911 sectors for three decades. He will examine the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on public safety agencies and personnel.