A company with unique business, strategic, legal, policy, technical, and operational expertise from the impatient builders of FirstNet who are dedicated to bringing the best solutions in the world to meet the mission critical needs of public safety today and into the future.
OUR BUSINESS FOCUS
EMPOWERING PUBLIC SAFETY WITH LIFE SAVING TECHNOLOGIES
We are dedicated to helping technology and telecommunications firms develop broadband solutions to meet the needs of public safety.
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Access to key resources within the public safety, technology and telecommunications industries
Deep understanding of public safety LTE networks and emerging broadband technologies
Exposure to large-scale global broadband projects and deployments
Experiential insights into the public safety community
We offer access to key resources within the public safety and telecom industries, possess a deep understanding of public safety LTE networks and the emerging broadband marketplace, have exposure to large-scale global broadband projects, and offer flexible pricing models to meet your needs.
We don’t just invest money or services, but we create partnerships with aligned incentives. Therefore, our clients’ success is our success. We leverage our deep knowledge, expertise and experience with our portfolio companies to incubate and accelerate progress to quickly bring innovative technologies to the public safety marketplace.
Burglar/fire alarms, Video surveillance, Intrusion detection etc.
Telematics, Cars, Trucks, UAS/UAV, Watercraft
public safety networks such as...
CONTROL & ANALYSIS SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE
Body-worn video, Dashcam video, SCBA, Bomb robots, Biomonitors, Wearables
U.S. FIRSTNET, UK Emergency Services Network and South Korea SafeNet
EMS DEVICES, APPS
AED, Portable EKG, EPCR, ER Tech
Fitness wearables, Crowd-sourcing safety applications
The Public Safety Network® name and logo are the sole property of The Public Safety Network. All other names, trademarks and logos depicted herein, are the property of their respective owners.
In our effort to bring the best communications technology solutions in the world to meet the mission critical needs of public safety today and into the future, we attend and speak at numerous conferences, meetings and events in the United States and internationally.
If you would like us to speak at your event, we would love to hear from you.
Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
JUNE 2, 2020: TJ KENNEDY, "MANY COVID-19 PRACTICES, IMPACTS WILL SHAPE PUBLIC-SAFETY LANDSCAPE LONG TERM, SPEAKERS SAY"
MAY 23, 2020: TJ KENNEDY, "Public-safety speakers laud PTT over LTE ease of use, performance during COVID-19 pandemic"
MAY 6, 2020: JASON KARP, “THE CRITICAL NEED TO ACCELERATE PSMB DEPLOYMENTS GLOBALLY"
SAMSUNG / TJ KENNEDY, “HOW MOBILE-FIRST IS STREAMLINING OPERATIONAL COSTS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY”
OVERVIEW OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY NETWORK
June 1, 2018: Fairfax County ANd FirstNet-Mike Newburn
CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
Co-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
Jason Karp is one of the co-founders and principals of the Public Safety Network and the Chief Executive Officer of Allerio, a smart connectivity solution for first responders and other public safety personnel which provides a reliable communications platform facilitating the exchange of critical information and data from the field.
Jason brings nearly 30 years of legal and business executive experience in the telecom, technology, media/advertising and public safety environments, having managed within large corporations, start-ups and the federal government, including the FCC, MCI and Accenture.
Prior to starting the Public Safety Network, Jason was the General Counsel as well as a Senior Executive with FirstNet. In this capacity, Jason was responsible for interpreting the complex law that created FirstNet and developing and implementing the critical legal strategy and framework for successful deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network. As one of the founders of the FirstNet team, Jason played a key role in architecting the first of its kind strategy and business model for creating a financially sustainable wireless broadband network to benefit public safety with dedicated and enhanced communications and tools, through a public-private partnership with industry valued at more than $40 billion.
Jason received a B.S.E. with honors in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Contact Jason Karp:
Co-Founder, Public Safety Network
+ 1 571-233-3829
CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
TJ Kennedy is the Chief Executive Officer of Qumu, a publicly traded company specializing in large scale and secure enterprise video technology. Kennedy’s career in technology and public safety spans nearly 30 years.
He is one of the co-founders of the Public Safety Network, a strategic advisory firm specializing in empowering public safety with lifesaving technologies.
Prior to the Public Safety Network, Kennedy was the President of the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, an independent government authority charged with creating the first ever financially self-sustaining broadband nationwide network for public safety. He led FirstNet from a start-up inside the United States government to become a $40 billion public-private partnership (PPP) that is governing a mission critical 4G LTE network in all 50 US states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. This PPP is the largest ever in the United States and is now providing prioritized and preemptive public safety communications to law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services personnel. Prior to FirstNet, Kennedy was the President of Raytheon JPS Communications and led the Public Safety business at Raytheon Company.
As a reliable and dedicated leader, he has defined and achieved organizational excellence and created complex business strategies that have achieved incredible results while working in a political environment with diverse stakeholders.
Kennedy received his B.S. from the University of Utah and his M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. He started his career in public safety as a firefighter, state trooper and flight paramedic in Utah.
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Chief Executive Officer, Qumu
MANAGING DIRECTOR & BOARD MEMBER
MANAGING DIRECTOR & BOARD MEMBER
Victoria Lee is the Managing Director of the Public Safety Network. Her nearly 30 year career in public safety includes serving as a volunteer firefighter and working with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the First Responder Network Authority.
Victoria’s work with the IAFC included a portfolio of programs which focused on collaborative work with other national fire and emergency service organizations, such as the International Association of Fire Fighters, the National Fire Protection Association and the Congressional Fire Services Institute. She led several projects that brought together representatives from these organizations and others to develop training programs, reports and assessments, and other resources for the fire and emergency services. While at the FirstNet Authority, she worked closely with the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) and associations from all public safety disciplines. She focused on public safety consultation efforts across the U.S. and was a member of the team that developed the 56 individual state and territory network deployment plans.
Victoria is also the Director of Customer Experience for Allerio, a smart connectivity solution for first responders and other public safety personnel which provides a reliable communications platform facilitating the exchange of critical information and data from the field. With a strong commitment to public safety and focus on collaboration, her leadership and energy have resulted in several successful organizational partnerships.
Victoria received a B.A. from the College of William & Mary and a M.P.A. from George Mason University. She is based in Bend, Oregon.
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Managing Director, Public Safety Network
Director of Business Development
Director of Business Development and Advisory Services
Drew Delaney serves as the Director of Business Development and Advisory Services for the Public Safety Network. Drew has nearly 20 years of experience in wireless technology, public-private partnerships and public safety. His roles have spanned government affairs, business development, marketing, product development, and strategy with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and federal and state governments.
Prior to the Public Safety Network, Drew worked for the First Responder Network Authority on Enterprise Strategy, Products & Solutions, Contract Evaluation, and Government Affairs. He led the organization’s efforts to incorporate public safety user feedback into the development of specialty devices and IoT solutions for the FirstNet network, and helped develop the strategic direction for network reinvestment, public safety market engagement, and industry partnership development.
Drew’s experience in wireless technology and public safety began in 2005 at Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) working with Congress and the FCC to allocate spectrum to public safety and fund a dedicated wireless broadband network. He then attended the Kellogg School of Management where he interned in Mobile Advertising Sales at Google and served as a part-time Business Analyst for a mobile applications development firm.
In 2012, Drew joined a FinTech start-up as Vice-President of Government Affairs, Sales and Marketing to help developed a public-private partnership with the state of Illinois. Under Drew’s leadership, the firm streamlined payment processing at 28 agencies, signed up over 700 state government vendors, and financed over $1 billion in late payments within two years.
Drew is also the Chief Operating Officer of Allerio, a smart connectivity solution for first responders and other public safety personnel which provides a reliable communications platform facilitating the exchange of critical information and data from the field.
He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Government and American Studies and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with an MBA in Technology Industry Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. He currently resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife and three children.
Contact Drew Delaney:
Director of Business Development, Public Safety Network
Senior Technology Advisor
SENIOR TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR
David works on technology and strategy, analytical collaborations, and curating future technology for Public Safety.
"Everything is integrating now. We put user experience at the forefront of product discussions. I think the conversation has shifted—now, anytime there is a conversation about strategy - user experience, interoperability, and scalability are part of it. Will it push our mission forward? Is it making Public Safety
better, and is it beautiful as it creates value? The mission is the mission – and technology is just a tool that serves the mission. This has become my obsession."
In addition to the Public Safety Network, David also works with the Western Fire Chiefs Association because, between them, they are the most entrepreneurial group of Public Safety leaders in the United States. David also co-founded Intterra, the premier Situational Awareness and analytics platform in the Fire Service. Hatched in Public Safety by the Colorado Springs Fire Department as a Senior GIS Analyst, David was a computer nerd that was ruggedized for Fire by the CSFD. He applied tactical GIS and analysis for major incidents, operations, business and risk analysis, deploying to incidents of all kinds both in Colorado and nationally.
In his spare time, David can be found fly fishing in the Colorado Rockies or chasing waves with his wife and 3 babies (well, they’re not so little anymore...).
Contact David Blankinship:
Senior Technology Advisor, Public Safety Network