Powerwave Technologies Vice President of Government Solutions Jake MacLeod will present during the Homeland Security for Networked Industries 2010 expo, held Sept. 20-21 in Washington, D.C.
MacLeod will speak during a session titled “The Emergence Management Lifecycle: From Disaster Preparedness to Emergency Response and Rebuilding.” He will lend his experience from his work rebuilding the telecommunications network and air-traffic control system in Iraq in 2003. MacLeod’s Powerwave team, working under contract from the Department of Defense, was able to replace 12 wire centers of telephony in only 120 days.
The conference will amass infrastructure experts from the domains of telecommunications, transportation and utilities. The goals of the meetings are to coordinate collaboration efforts and communication between industry, local and government infrastructure leaders. Breakout sessions will include topics such as how to increase network security, the latest technology trends, and IT investment opportunities.
MacLeod, a 30-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, was named one of the top 10 government-contracting CTOs in Washington, D.C., by ExecutiveBiz in 2009.