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Los Angeles All Hazards-All Stakeholders Summit 2012

October 04, 2012 | The LA Hotel Downtown

Event Agenda

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8:00 am      Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 am      Welcome Remarks

Marty PastulaMarty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media



9:05 am      Local Perspective

James Featherstone
General Manager, Department of Emergency Management, City of Los Angeles


9:30 am      Keynote

Garry Briese
Local Program Integrator, Denver Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program

Outside Our Assumptions: The Black Swans in Our Future
People have a tendency to not see what they don’t want to see, not hear what they don’t want to hear, and not think about things they don’t want to think about.

These are the “predictable surprises” that could have been part of our preparations for an ever-changing world.  Nothing stays the same…ever.  Recent evolutions in the doctrine and operations of emergency management and homeland security—often driven by financial grant incentives—are in question.  Sustainment, metrics, and impact are just some of the questions stemming from this evolution.

This presentation will focus on four inter-related mega-themes which demonstrate the complexity of what awaits us in the years ahead.

10:05 am     Networking Break

11:00 am     

From a Picture to a Platform: Enhancing Situational Awareness
Organizations worldwide are building powerful Common Operating Pictures (COPs) that provide access to a multitude of data and tools.  By sifting through the data and tools available, users start to gain visibility into their organization and operations.  However, what if in place of a single COP loaded with all of the information an organization has to offer, we focus on a common operating platform that engages users across the organization in a meaningful and mission specific way?  By aligning with common standards (NIMS/ICS) and workflows in Emergency Management, organizations can deliver mission specific maps and applications directly to the knowledge worker without the need for GIS training.  Moving our focus from a picture to a common operating platform not only enhances situational awareness, but also empowers users by providing better understanding, collaboration, visualization, and rapid dissemination of critical information when and where it is needed most.

Ryan Lanclos, Emergency Management Industry Manager, Esri

11:20 am     

Empowered First Responders, Coordinated Resources, and Continuity Planning Solutions for Public Safety--Next Gen Communications Solutions
First responders and commercial carriers all know one thing for sure – the ability to effectively deal with any emergency hinges on the ability to effectively to communicate. Understanding each other’s capabilities, goals, and requirements before an event is an important first step.

Mel Samples, Senior Industry Solutions Practice Manager, Mobility, AT&T

11:45 am

Major Jason Hioco
Civil Support Operations Planner, California National Guard

National Guard Regional Response Forces
Major Jason Hioco’s presentation will describe the capabilities of the National Guard Regional Response Forces within each FEMA region which are known as the Homeland Response Force (HRF).  He will detail what force packages or units make up the HRF and the capabilities of those force packages.  As part of the presentation, detail will be provided for how these forces can be accessed and the typical request process.  The presentation will explain how these forces fit inside of the disaster response framework and for whom they work.  Finally, it will also explain how these forces are funded in a state emergency and as part of a Federal response. 

12:05 pm      Buffet Luncheon

12:35 pm    
Gateway for Fusion of Intelligence Led Analytical Discovery

12:55 PM

Patrick Mallon
Executive Director, LA-RICS

Update on Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS)

The LA-RICS vision is based on the collective view within the LA region that interoperable public safety communications can best and most cost effectively be attained by developing a shared voice and data radio system.  By pooling frequencies and utilizing infrastructure where practical from the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, ICIS, Long Beach, and others, LA-RICS will:
•    Provide unified voice and data communications platforms for all first responders in the region
•    Eliminate the duplication of costs and effort involved in maintaining separate systems
•    Provide instantaneous communications among agencies in the event of a man-made or natural disaster
•    Support the day-to-day communications needs within individual safety agencies

LA-RICS will also provide interoperability with state and federal agencies such as the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  When complete, the system, which is governed by the LA-RICS Joint Powers Authority, will support the communication needs for the more than 34,000 first responders and local mission-critical personnel across the 4000+ square mile region.

Patrick Mallon, the Project’s Executive Director, will provide a recap of what has happened with the project over the past year and a half.  This update will include the impacts that recent legislation, both State and Federal, has had on the project.

1:15 pm      Interactive Audience Discussion

What Just Happened? New Expectations for Emergency Management Performance

Recent disasters seem to have some new serious and significant implications and expectations for emergency management, first responders and government officials.   We expect “near instantaneous” normalcy, even after a disaster; we expect public communications and electrical power systems to keep working; we expect everything now, no waiting.  We expect the “government” to provide, and we expect someone else to pay for our losses.  How have public expectations been set so high that they are nearly impossible to meet and when these expectations are not met, criticism and lack of trust become the norm?  This interactive session will explore these and other expectations and seek audience perspectives about answers for Denver and the state of Colorado.  Be prepared to engage in a lively discussion!

Moderated by:
Garry Briese

Local Program Integrator, Denver Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program

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Los Angeles All Hazards-All Stakeholders Summit!

For registration questions, contact:
Katherine Howard
Registration Coordinator
1-800-940-6039 ext. 1421  I  khoward@emergencymgmt.com

For sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Andrea Kleinbardt
Director of Sales Operations
916.932.1338 | akleinbardt@emergencymgmt.com

For speaking opportunities, contact:
Marty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media
916-932-1497 I mpastula@emergencymgmt.com