Public safety hinges on quick, clear, and consistent communication, from citizen alerts all the way to dispatching first responders. Next generation connectivity powered by 5G unlocks real-time updates and high speed communication, while advanced technologies such as XR, AI, and ML are changing the way first responders train, deploy and execute in the field. Join us for a conversation about how smart technology has become key to keeping our responders and our communities safe.
Cory has over 16 years of wireless technology leadership experience and has had the privilege of leading teams for both Verizon's Consumer and Business Groups. Currently, he serves as the National Director for Public Safety Strategy and the Verizon Response Team. His team is partnering with Public Safety and Public Sector agencies nationwide to help them stay connected, innovative, plan for the future, mitigate pain points, and prepare for times of crisis, events, and emergencies across the United States.
Grant Tietje is a program manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) where he develops solutions for first responders. As a nonprofit, federally funded, research and development center under the Department of Energy, PNNL is a leading center for scientific discovery in chemistry, data analytics, and Earth science, and for technological innovation in energy resiliency and national security. Grant has 35 years of experience as a first responder divided between paramedic, police officer, and emergency manager. Prior to coming to PNNL he was the Director of Programs at a nonprofit healthcare coalition dedicated to providing a resilient healthcare system that saves lives, time and economic resources during emergencies in Washington State.
Dr. Jerome Hauer is a leading expert in emergency response, emergency management and crisis planning. He has vast experience establishing and executing effective risk management strategies to anticipate threats, reduce vulnerabilities, and execute plans and procedures designed to support business continuity and personal safety. He has a significant track record of service in the areas of homeland security, emergency management, and medical and public health planning.
Prior to joining Teneo Risk, Dr. Hauer served as Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, which oversaw the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications.
As Vice President of Innovation Sheena drives the vision for strategic initiatives and alliances with a focus on technology, entrepreneurship and entertainment. Over the past several years, Sheena has successfully elevated the profile of the Orlando region as a tech hub, securing national media opportunities, serving as the lead on major initiatives including Rise of the Rest 8.0, FL Simulation Summit, City of Orlando Community Tech Grant and Synapse Orlando.
She led the launch of the Orlando Tech Council - a critical component of the Orlando Economic Partnership focused on accelerating and maturing the Orlando region's technology ecosystem through new programs including the regional 1st customer program Tech Connect.