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Axon Accelerate — Expo

May 23 - 25 2022

Phoenix, Arizona

Event Description

From the dispatcher who takes the call to the first officer on the scene. From the EMT who sustains life to the prosecutor who seeks justice. Those working in public safety are connected through the lives you save and protect. You are also connected through the tools and technologies you use. How can we learn from those around us? How can we support one another in order to do our jobs as safely and effectively as possible?

This conference will explore how to stay connected before, during and after the call.

Learn more from Cradlepoint.

May 24 at 2:30 p.m. MT — 5G: The real story and why you need it

It is hard to know what the truth is when you are getting bombarded by so much 5G messaging. Keeping Officers safe and productive requires the ability to stream of data from anywhere. Communication service providers talk a lot about 5G, but what is the real status? Is it ready for prime time? How does 5G aid in efficiencies for public safety staff? More importantly, what can I do with 5G? In this panel discussion, we will discuss the realities of 5G, why 5G is important to the public safety mission, and the advantages 5G brings to Axon Fleet 3. Don’t just believe us, listen to a joint customer and renowned Axon technologist tell you the why and how of it.

Moderator: Todd Krautkremer — Chief Marketing Officer, Cradlepoint

Todd brings to Cradlepoint over 30 years of executive experience in startup to growth-stage companies spanning mobile, networking, security, and cloud technologies. Before Cradlepoint, he was CMO at Pertino (acquired by Cradlepoint in 2015), a pioneer in software-defined cloud networking. Previous roles include COO at Red Lambda; CEO at Gearworks (acquired), where he received EY Entrepreneur of The Year nomination; VP of Worldwide Marketing at Packeteer (IPO, acquired); and VP of Marketing at Sync Research (IPO, acquired). Earlier in his career, Todd held software development and network engineering roles at AT&T subsidiaries and product management and sales roles at Siemens Communications Systems. He holds two networking-related patents, and is currently a co-founder and executive board member at the Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory (MESA), a non-profit C-level mentoring organization for emerging software companies in Minnesota.

Panelist: Ken Rehbehn — Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

As a wireless technology analyst, Ken delivers industry analysis addressing the international landscape of systems, networks, professional services, devices, and applications that provide a thriving ecosystem for public safety/industrial communications innovation. He tracks changes in mobile broadband network evolution (LTE, 5G), critical communications group voice, video & data (3GPP Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk, DMR, TETRA, and Project25), location capabilities, NG9-1-1/112, Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) spectrum issues, and public safety/industrial Internet of Things (IoT).

Blake Bullock — Sr Director & GM Fleet Products, Axon

Blake is a product leader and evangelist in mobile, automotive, Telematics and location fields with more than 20 years of experience in various product management, business development and engineering roles. He leads Axon's Fleet in-car video product line and recently launched the revolutionary Fleet 3 camera system with AI-based license plate reading (LPR) technology. Previously, he launched consumer, automotive and semiconductor products and has built and owned multiple product management teams at large and small firms. With distinguished technical achievements, including authoring and holding 11 patents, he is a sought after thought leader in industry publications and forums.