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New Orleans All Hazards-All Stakeholders Summit 2012

December 11, 2012 | Sheraton New Orleans

Event Agenda

8:00 am      Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 am      Welcome Remarks

Marty PastulaMarty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media




9:05 am     

Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Sneed
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety
Director, Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, City of New Orleans
USMC (retired)


9:30 am      Keynote

Lucien Canton

Consultant and Author of Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs
Former Director of Emergency Services, City of San Francisco

Crisis in Leadership or Leadership in Crisis?
No matter how well you prepare, performance in crisis ultimately depends on the leadership of those in charge. Yet we spend little effort on preparing those leaders to lead. Lucien’s presentation considers the human factor in crisis leadership and examines how decisions are made under pressure. He offers specific steps gained from his years of crisis management experience to help you lead more effectively in crisis.

10:05 am      Networking Break

10:50 am     

How Experience and Collaboration are Influencing Public Safety Solution Development

This presentation will share how the certain disaster response experience is shaping technology and development for the Public Sector.  It will profile disaster recovery capabilities and how collaboration with the Private Sector has spurred innovation. The presentation will also cover insights on the future technologies being explored to enhance field effectiveness.

11:10 am     

Gateway for Fusion of Intelligence Led Analytical Discovery

11:30 am     

Public Safety LTE – Next Generation Public Safety Communications

In this session you will experience the benefits of live public safety mobile broadband using video, P25 voice, tablets and live Public Safety LTE Band 14 through demonstrations focusing on several first responder day-to-day scenarios.

Fred Scalera, Director, Public Safety Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent

12:00 pm      Buffet Luncheon

12:30 pm      

Why Satellite ? Resilient Emergency Communications
Disasters across the globe – from earthquakes, to pandemics, to terrorist attacks – can strike at any time.  As demonstrated more often than not, they can seriously disable or knock out terrestrial networks, severing the lifelines of emergency response agencies struggling to remain operational and deliver critical aid.  Tony Bardo is going to discuss the importance of implementing true, alternate path communications to a terrestrial infrastructure using satellite broadband.  As a result, governments can ensure continuity of operations (COOP) when an emergency strikes. 

Tony Bardo, Assistant Vice President, Government Markets, North American Division, Hughes

12:50 pm    

Linda Landers
Disability Integration Specialist, Region IV, Department of Homeland Security
Inclusive Whole Community Planning

Linda Landers, the Region VI FEMA Disability Integration Specialist will provide a broad overview of Regional disability inclusive emergency planning initiatives to ensure the needs of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs are met before, during and after a disaster.  Participants will learn about efforts from across the Region highlighting collaborations between local and state disability services; emergency management and FEMA to ensure the whole community is involved in emergency planning.

1:10 pm

Dr. Kate McCarthy-Barnett     Deputy Mike Danner
Regional Disability Integration Specialist     Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Department of Homeland Security  

Building Bridges: Partnerships Among Emergency Management, Law Enforcement and the Whole Community

To expand upon the Federal Perspective presentation, this session will provide further guidance on creating a coordinated system of preparedness, response and recovery inclusive of partnerships among emergency management, law enforcement and the whole community. Lessons learned from recent disasters and a discussion of inclusive partnerships will provide participants with the forum to increase their knowledge of strategies, resources and emerging trends to meet the needs of the whole community.

1:40 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 New Orleans and the State of Louisiana.  Be prepared to engage in a lively discussion!      

For registration questions, contact:
Michael Shane
Registration Coordinator
1-800-940-6039 ext. 1410 | mshane@emergencymgmt.com

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

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