February 2013

Attend IWCE 2013

Attend IWCE 2013 – for free!

By: Stacey Orlick, Show Manager, IWCE

IWCE 2013, taking place March 13-14 (Conference: March 11-15) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is the authoritative annual event for communications technology in the working world. Over 7,500 technology buyers from a diverse group of industry professionals from government, public safety, transportation, utilities and other enterprises gather together at IWCE to see the latest in effective and efficient communications systems. IWCE provides the foundation for the technology, operations, engineering and governance for your communications technology networks, systems and services.

The technology world is changing rapidly!  With the first steps towards a true nationwide broadband network with FirstNet, LTE and machine and machine changing the way we receive data, and more sophisticated systems processing billions of pieces of data every second, technology  is altering the way we communicate, live and work.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the IWCE Exhibit Hall has over 330 companies demonstrating the hardware, networks, applications, interoperability and integration that drive your communications systems.  The Product Showcase in the center of the two halls showcases some of the most innovative products in the industry.  On Wednesday evening, join us for food, drinks and networking as the IWCE annual Networking Reception takes place right on the exhibit floor!

Visit www.iwceexpo.com/register and use code H8 to register for FREE exhibit hall admission!

The College of Technology on Monday and Tuesday offers 3 full-day workshops and 22 half day workshops for IT professionals, decision makers and engineers in the communications community. Get a good foundation, as you discuss topics like technology from both the RF and the IT viewpoints, test & measurement, backhaul, LTE layering, TETRA and P25, small cells and IP.  Training classes also take place on early in the week with LTE Voice Options and Operations and the NIMS/ICS All-Hazards Specific Communications Unit Leader (COML) Course.

Short courses and super-sessions on Wednesday through Friday in the IWCE Conference program provide time for learning as well as attending the exhibit hall. In addition to a track dedicated to discussing FirstNet, learn from experts in Next-Generation Communications , Interoperability and Collaboration , Spectrum and Signal Optimization , Planning and Preparation , and industry specific courses for Public Safety , Critical Infrastructure (Utilities and Transportation) and Enterprise.

One of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time, Keynote Speaker Rob O’Neill, Team leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL Team Six), 2004–2012, brings us leadership lessons from “Zero Dark Thirty.”  With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists. He was one of the quiet professionals performing the most difficult tasks in the most difficult circumstances, serving his remarkable career in the shadows and keeping America safe in the process.

Thursday morning brings us an update on FirstNet: Redefining Nationwide Broadband, directly from Board Members, as they share the progress they’ve made on working toward a nation wide broadband network.  And Friday begins with a final free General Session, From LMR to LTE: Pathway to the FutureDealers can discuss Selling in the New Millennium on Wednesday afternoon, and the Lunch and Learn on Thursday examines the possibilities of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Technology Options and Policy Considerations.

Other special events include a Job Fair on Thursday afternoon, a special session in Spanish and Portuguese, Comparando tecnologías digitales – Elija sus comunicaciones de próxima generación, and several partner events including the Wireless Innovation Forum Meeting, SATCOM Certification classes, NPSTC’s Meeting and ETA Certification Testing… IWCE is the place to be!

IWCE connects the working world to mobile voice, video and data solutions.    Visit www.iwceexpo.com for more information or to register.  Use code H8 for discounted conference registration or free exhibit hall admission.