Wednesday, May 10, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:10 PM - 1:15 PM

At each roundtable, a government leader will be paired with an industry facilitator for an insightful group discussion.

Topics Include:

  • AI/ML
  • Cloud Migration
  • Zero Trust Architecture 
  • 5G Communications 
1:15 PM - 1:40 PM

Hear from Robert Brown,  Executive Assistant Director, S&T Branch with the FBI!

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Deployment of 5G broadband technology has the potential to dramatically improve the effectiveness of  law enforcement and public safety organizations – much the way first responders of earlier eras benefitted from the advent of fingerprinting, two-way radios, digital databases, and DNA testing. As a ubiquitous enabling technology, however, 5G’s effect on public safety could be even bigger. Compared to prevailing broadband technology, 5G’s enhanced bandwidth propels data with less latency and faster speeds – up to 20 times faster. 

Most important, perhaps, 5G’s ability to quickly move massive amounts of data could enhance emergency teams’ situational awareness – a key factor in the effectiveness of their responses and outcomes. By providing more data, from more sources, in real time, 5G is expected to be the IT backbone that will provide heretofore unavailable levels of clarity to first responders, enabling them to make reliable, evidence-based decisions.  The challenge for law enforcement groups and other public safety organizations will be to integrate networks, mobile devices, Internet of Things, and other data resources and hardware to provide first responders with a clear, comprehensive view of fast-moving emergencies.  

Potential topics include: 

  • Steps public safety organizations can take to smooth the transition to 5G
  • Real-time utilization and storage of massive data
  • Supply chain
  • Integrating data from multiple sources – cameras, Axon bodycam, traffic information, drones, IoT, crowd sourcing, etc. – to deliver actionable intelligence to first responders
  • Ensuring the security of 5G-enabled systems 
  • Use case scenarios 


2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Law enforcement agencies continue to struggle with collecting and analyzing the volume and variety of data gathered from investigations. To that end, agencies are laying the foundation to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) solutions, techniques and tools to accelerate analytics that can provide law enforcement with actionable intelligence. AI software can analyze vast quantities of data from video feeds to facial recognition data to digital forensics, as well as identify trends and patterns of behavior much faster than humans. Machine learning then enables the software to draw human-like conclusions and has the potential to help forecast future actions. The data explosion will only increase as emerging 5G broadband technology enables the movement of massive amounts of data at blazing speeds across connected networks and devices. AI/ML will help law enforcement harness and analyze data to make more informed and split-second decisions when lives are at stake.  

However, technical and ethical challenges-from methods of data analysis to algorithm bias to data privacy-can hamper the effective use of AI/ML if the solutions, techniques and tools for law enforcement are not applied in the appropriate manner. This panel will discuss law enforcement professionals’ current use of AI/ML, along with their vision of the future.        

Potential Topics include: 

  • How law enforcement can utilize 5G to deliver more data, the right data, much faster with AI. 
  • What are the data requirements? How can agencies position data for AI/ ML tools to be effective. 
  • How law enforcement can responsibly utilize AI/ML and facial recognition. 
  • How AL/ML is being utilized in other biometrics such as DNA, IRIS and fingerprint searches. 
  • How AI/ML can be utilized to search databases and prioritize data for the user since law enforcement must check multiple databases when searching an identifier. 
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM

Hear from Joe Wassal, CEO of First Responder Network Authority

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM