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Top 5 at 5x5: Unleashing industry’s power of collaboration and innovation

By: The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR)

Are you ready to unlock the power of innovation and collaboration? Look no further than the highly anticipated 5x5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit, brought to you by NIST PSCR and the FirstNet Authority. This event is set to revolutionize the way innovators from industry approach public safety communications and technology. With a lineup of influential speakers, keynotes, hands-on demos, and invaluable networking opportunities, 5x5 promises to be a transformative experience. 

Whether you're a developer, an engineer, or a forward-thinking entrepreneur, this is your chance to be part of something extraordinary. Don't miss out—register now and secure your spot at the forefront of innovation.

  1. Hear from the FirstNet Authority CEO leading one of the nation’s largest public-private partnerships 
    Joe Wassel recently took the helm of the FirstNet Authority, which oversees FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network. FirstNet is built through a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership with AT&T. Joe will reflect on his first 100 days as CEO and lay out what’s next for the network. 
  2. Advancing business and commercializing public safety innovation after PULSE Accelerator
    Gain firsthand insights from alumni of the PULSE Accelerator, PSCR’s business accelerator program, who have achieved remarkable advances in their businesses and public safety communication technology innovations. Learn valuable lessons and strategies for growing your business, bringing products to market, and fostering networking opportunities. Also, explore opportunities for Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and collaboration prospects with PSCR, the FirstNet Authority, academic institutions, industry groups, or other federal agencies for business growth and technology commercialization.
  3. Attend a fireside chat on Secure Information Exchange
    Join leaders in Secure Information Exchange from PSCR and the FirstNet Authority as they discuss significant achievements in enabling the public safety community to securely access, consume, and exchange information. Learn more about the important work conducted by both agencies, including lessons they’ve learned from public safety, challenges to overcome, and opportunities for the future. Continue to learn about Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) in additional 5x5 sessions: Public Safety ICAM Successes and CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) ICAM Modernization. 
  4. Build connections with 5x5 attendees
    Participate in one-on-one conversations with fellow leaders in the public safety innovation community and build your network. 5x5 offers a collaborative and supportive environment that fosters expertise sharing, meaningful conversations, and potential collaborations, providing a valuable experience for all participants.
  5. Experience emerging technologies from NextGen Interactions and FirstNet
    5x5 will offer more than 50 live demos. Here are two examples that industry professionals should check out:

    HazVR: Air monitor training platform for firefighters
    HazVR is a hazmat air monitor training tool that allows students to practice air monitoring as if they are in actual incidents. The virtual live-action training can be used in classroom settings in tandem with traditional training material. This demonstration includes realistic meter response, visualizing dangerous gases like carbon monoxide and chlorine, and after-action reviews and metrics to objectively determine proficiency. 

    FirstNet, Built with AT&T Communications Vehicle
    The FirstNet Communications Vehicle provides the unique ability to deploy FirstNet network coverage over a one-mile area and to approximately 50 active FirstNet users via satellite. Both a coverage solution and a command vehicle, it provides basic accommodations to support incident response and operations. Attendees can explore this valuable asset—from the inside and out—and learn more about the larger FirstNet deployables fleet.

Check out these exciting sessions and more at 5x5, held in San Diego, California, June 28-30, 2023. 5x5 is a unique opportunity to join forces with public safety professionals, academia, government officials, and industry leaders in a collaborative effort. Be part of the movement that is revolutionizing public safety—register for 5x5 today and be prepared to shape the future of public safety communications technology.

Released May 31, 2023, Updated June 6, 2023