Register for Next Public Safety & Advanced Security Webinar led by Dan Elliot, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority: a First Responder Buyer Group & Peer Networking

February 29, 2012

Next Webinar Session (Feb. 29th at 1PM EST) Features Dan Elliot of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority on a First Responder Buyer Group: Also Download the first Webinar on a First Responder Technology Roadmap

Now  available for immediate download:  a CATA exclusive webinar recording providing insight into plans for the  launch of the First Responder Technology Roadmap from featured speaker Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC).

This unique session also includes interactive discussion surrounding other programs within the Centre for Security Science and evolving discourse on interoperability and 700 Megahertz for a public safety broadband network.

Listen as
Steve Palmer and CATA co-host Kevin Wennekes review key issues addressing First Responder technology gaps and private sector opportunities to address them. Points of discussion include:
  • Common issues affecting over 3,500 responder organizations across Canada
  • Details on multi-million dollar procurement opportunities in a sector that spends $20 billion dollars annually
  • Insights into the CPRC call for proposal and past examples of winning projects
  • Progress in the development of a "Living Lab" and new CPRC Headquarters
  • LTE Testbed being developed in Ottawa
  • Industry-Responder collaboration opportunities
  • How to build relationships within the Responder Community
This recording will be important for any Responder or corporate executive looking to leverage CPRC's extensive knowledge of and networks among Canada's 9-1-1- community.

"Getting to know us, getting to work with us, and collaborating with us in the development of new technologies or adjusting technologies for the Canadian environment should be something which is on companies' radar screens," explains Mr. Palmer in the Webinar.
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Download this exclusive CATA Webinar recording from the CATAAlliance Research Respository. As a Bonus Item, you will also receive the CPRC PowerPoint deck explaining the Technology Roadmap program.

Register for the next Webinar! Featuring Dan Elliott, Manager Radio & Wireless Telecom, for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, who will be discussing the creation of a First Responder Buyers Group, and issues impacting on the adoption and use of information and communications technologies among Canadian airports.

Date/Time: February 29th at 1:00 PM EST.

Reserve your seat online at

Fees: To access the recording or participate in the next Webinar, there is no cost for CATA members, or currently enlisted First Responders. A $45 fee will otherwise be applied as a contribution to Competitive Innovation Nation research.
About the Public Safety Perspective Series

The Public Safety Perspective Series is a continuation of CATA's "Bridging the Gap" campaign linking Canada's First Responder and Public Safety communities with the national and international vendors who seek to serve them. These teleforums allow Canadian emergency and public safety leaders an opportunity to discuss the outcomes of increased industry / research/ responder collaboration, to improve the safety of responders and our communities and enable companies to get faster to market with products and services relevant to the response / public safety community.

Future speakers will include: Michael Doucet, CIO of the RCMP; Ernie MacGillivray, Strategic Initiatives at Province of New Brunswick and member of Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management; Lance Valcour, Executive Director of the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group; and many others soon to be announced.


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