WCA LBS SIG presents: Silicon Valley Solutions for Next-Gen E911

April 7th 2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Sacramento Convention Center Complex - Room 308, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA
Register via APCO Western Regional Conference

On January 29th, 2015 the FCC voted to implement new rules for Wireless E911 which mandate that mobile operators must provide increased location accuracy for the location of wireless emergency calls. These strict new requirements will be phased-in starting as soon as two years. Also for the first time since the inception of E911; new mandates have been created which require that information on the caller’s height above ground must also be provided. These new rules are in response to numerous requests from public safety and first responders to make Wireless E911 information available to them more useful, accurate and timely.

When the first E911 rules were enacted 19 years ago, the majority of emergency calls came from landline phones. Today, more calls for emergency services come from mobile phones than landlines. Public safety and first responder leaders have pointed out that improving the location data from Wireless E911 calls can save lives, and asked the FCC to act in order to ensure the public good.

The FCC’s next-generation E911 mandates create challenges for mobile operators, network equipment vendors, and handset manufacturers. It also creates opportunities for Silicon Valley companies to provide innovative technologies which can meet the FCC’s performance metrics. Join us on April 7th in Sacramento CA when we'll review the FCC ruling and bring you a panel of experts that will outline the challenges in the FCC's ruling - and discuss possible solutions based on Silicon Valley technology.

Register now at APCO WRC 2015 to attend this event. (Please note that this is not a regular WCA event, and is not covered by our Academia Program.)

E911 Ruling Overview:
-- Richard Fuller, Head of R&D, OmniTrail Technologies

-- Hugh Fletcher, Principal, Fletcher Group Consulting

-- Shah Ullah, CEO, OmniTrail Technologies
-- Christian Gates, VP of Strategy & Development, NextNav
-- David Witkowski, Consultant, Oku Solutions

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-- Steve Statler, CEO, Give The Change and Principal Consultant, Statler Consulting LLC
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-- Marc Jorgensen, Co-Founder, MapU

January 2013 : WCA LBS SIG
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-- Moderator: Mark Evans, Founder of GeoLoco/SociaLoco conferences, Managing Director of ConvergeLabs
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-- Social: Neeraj Chawla, CEO and Founder, mPanion
-- E-911: Jan Johansson, Director, Product Management, Polaris Wireless
-- Retail: Vivian Li, VP Marketing, Retailigence

July 2012 : WCA LBS SIG
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-- Moderator: Hugh Fletcher, Head, Network APIs, Verizon Wireless
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August 2011 : WCA LBS SIG
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-- Moderator: Marc Kleinmaier, Business Development & Evangelism – LBS, Nokia EDX
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April 2011 : WCA LBS SIG
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-- Dave Chambers, Founder, Napa Winery Finder iPhone App &
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NAVTEQ Network for Developers YouTube Video (DaveTheWineMerchant)
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December 2010 : WCA LBS SIG
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-- Moderator: Raj Singh, Co-Founder of YumYum Labs and EIR at Storm Ventures
-- Ankit Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Micello
-- Jerry Luk, Co-founder, Presdo
-- Jeremy Geiger, Founder & CEO, RetaiLigence
-- Robert Schoenfield, VP of North America, Polaris Wireless
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April 2010 : WCA LBS SIG
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December 2009 : WCA LBS & Mobile SIG
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-- Tony Jebara, CTO, Sense Networks "Lifestyle Segmentation from Mobile Location and Call Data" - Presentation
-- Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, VP of Business Development, Skyhook Wireless "Good Location Matters" - Presentation
-- Leila Modarres, VP of Marketing, DeviceAnywhere "Perfecting LBS Application Development" - Presentation
-- Adam Blum, CEO, Rhomobile "Rapidly Mobilize Your Enterprise Apps to All Smartphones" - Presentation
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July 2009 : WCA LBS SIG
On Deck 2009 : LBS Apps for 2010 & Beyond
Sponsors: NAVTEQ & PARC
Handout Document: Download PDF
-- Moderator: Laura Diaz, NAVTEQ - Presentation
-- Alex Zaltsman, TourSpot - Presentation
-- Robert Hylkema, Urban Mapping - Presentation
-- Olivier Ricordel, RealEyes3D - Presentation
-- Lisa LeVasseur, Dial Plus - Presentation
-- Brian Salisbury, Networks in Motion - Presentation
-- Jonathan DeLong, ZOS Communications - Presentation
-- Robert Acker, Aha Mobile - Presentation
-- J.T. Trollman, B4UGo - Presentation
-- Shailendra Jain, Abaqus - Presentation
-- Jenny Lefferts, MADMaps - Presentation
-- Chris Nguyen, Google (Latitude)
-- Srinivas Chervirala, Orange Labs - Presentation

May 2009 : WCA LBS SIG
Teens and their use of LBS
Streaming video and article at (compliments of DelDaix)

January 2009 : WCA LBS SIG
Location-Based Advertising : 2009 and Beyond
-- Brian Levin, Useful Networks
-- Ujjal Kolhi, RhythmNewMedia
-- Ilan Zorman, AdYouNet
-- Blair Swedeen, Placecast
-- David Turner, NAVTEQ

September 2008 : WCA LBS SIG
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-- Marv White, Chief Technology Officer, Sportvision, Determination of real-time location, orientation and velocity at sporting events
-- Dr. Martin J. Feuerstein, Chief Technology Officer, Polaris Wireless, E-911 Phase II compliance with the use of wireless location signatures
-- Bodhi Priyantha, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research, MIT Cricket and research into network embedded sensors
-- Hitesh Kalra, Chief Technology Officer, SenseIQ, Real-time asset tracking using various RFID and other Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS)
-- Ismail Guvenc, DoCoMo USA Labs, USA

July 2008 : WCA LBS SIG
On Deck : What's Next In LBS?
Sponsors: NAVTEQ and Forum Nokia
Handout Document: Download PDF
-- Moderator: Tom Tierney (NAVTEQ)
-- ZoneTag and Zurfer (Yahoo)
-- Google Maps (Google)
-- Livecast
-- GeoSpot
-- LightPole
-- SkyMail
Streaming video archive (compliments of DelDaix)

May 2008 : LBS SIG
How LBS is Enabling Auto-Based Exploration
-- David Nishijima, Toyota InfoTechnology Center
-- Chris Butler, Dash Navigation
-- Chris Wilson, TeleAtlas (and former member of Daimler-Chrysler R&D)
-- Richard Fuller, 3SI (moderator)

March 2008 : LBS & RFID SIG (joint-event)
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-- Joshua Slobin, Director of Marketing, Aeroscout - presentation
-- Peter Sidwell, VP of Sales, Trenstar - presentation
-- Richard Fuller PhD, Senior Vice President, Geotrax - presentation
-- Moderator: Beth Kahn, VP of Operations, E-Band Communications

January 2008 : LBS SIG
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-- Mor Naaman, Yahoo Inc.

October 2007 : LBS SIG
Nokia's Approach to Location-Based Services – Devices, Platforms and Solutions
-- Rick Witham, Business Development, Forum Nokia

September 2007 : LBS SIG
Fundamental Approaches to Determining Location
WCA SIG Newsletter : Naomi Morita reports on the September LBS SIG event - newsletter
-- Dr. Richard Fuller, Sr. VP, Geotrax Protection LLC (moderator)
-- Geoff Smith, VP Systems Engineering, G2 Microsystems - presentation
-- Todd Young, Director Product & Business Development, Rosum - presentation
-- Dave Reid, Director Wireless Business Development, SiRF

September 2007 : RFID SIG (in partnership w/ the LBS SIG)
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WCA SIG Newsletter : Naomi Morita reports on the September RFID + LBS SIG event - newsletter
-- Aleks Gollu, Founder & CEO, PINC Solutions - presentation

July 2007 : LBS SIG
WCA Location-Based Services SIG - What Does Location-Based Services Mean To Me? (Panel Session)
WCA SIG Newsletter : Naomi Morita reports on the July LBS SIG event - newsletter
-- Beth Kahn, VP Operations, E-Band Communications (moderator)
-- Amir Qamar, Executive Director of Technology Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets - presentation
-- Marsha Kadanoff, VP Marketing, Mobio - presentation
-- David Cole, Director of Business Development, MapQuest
-- Chris Wilson, Program Director, DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology N.A.
-- Cormac Conroy, VP Engineering, Qualcomm

June 2007 : LBS SIG
Location-based Services SIG Kickoff
-- Kris Kolodziej, Chief Technology Officer, Spime Inc. - presentation

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About the WCA LBS SIG

The WCA Location-Based Services (LBS) Special Interest Group's (SIG) mission is to promote collaboration, education and knowledge sharing within the Northern California LBS community. The LBS SIG offers personal networking, seminars, panels and workshops containing content which is valuable and relevant to the LBS community. In addition, the LBS SIG is a resource for companies, individuals and standards-setting bodies.

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