Opening General Session

Monday, August 14
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center
Mile High Ballroom

Open to all conference attendees and exhibitors. Badge needed for admission.

APCO will make a major technology announcement at the end of the Opening General Session. Stay tuned!

Keynote Presentation

General Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.)
CEO and President, IronNet Cybersecurity; Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (2010-2014) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (2005-2014)

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Securing a Nation Amid Change
With advanced degrees in both physics and electronic warfare, an unprecedented tenure as head of the NSA, and over 40 years of top-level experience as a leader, General Keith Alexander is among the most influential figures in national security to date.

A colossal undertaking given the rapidity of change and the vulnerabilities that change brings—specifically when policy, technology and ways of thinking or looking at the world lag behind—Alexander’s methodology is more than fit for the task. It is multipronged, highly complex, comprehensive, and largely straddles his efforts to protect the nation from cyber attacks.

A critical figure in developing and advocating the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative and leading USCYBERCOM, Alexander’s approach to national security helped to bridge the gap between agencies and focus the efforts of the government in ways that not only paralleled but jumped ahead of the trajectory. An agent of change who truly understands its impact, Alexander has transformed the way we think about new domains of warfare and security.

In a detailed discussion of critical import to countless members of the public and private sectors, Alexander examines the nation’s current state of affairs, what’s on the horizon, and offers solutions about what we can do to stay ahead of the curve to protect America’s most vulnerable targets and secure our nation for future generations.

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Public Safety Awards Program Winners:

Telecommunicator of the Year
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Radio Frequency (RF) Technologist of the Year
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Information Technologist of the Year
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Trainer of the Year
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Line Supervisor of the Year
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Communications Center Director of the Year
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Team of the Year
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Technology Leadership Award Winners

Technology Leadership Award – Large Agency
Technology Leadership Award – Small Agency

View this year’s winners and nominees