You heard it here first! Bill Schrier – Senior Advisor for FirstNet, former CIO for the Seattle Police Department, former CTO for the City of Seattle – joins us to discuss how public safety is harnessing IoT.

And he shares how we (both citizens and public safety officials) might see public safety leverage IoT in the future. This episode is for all of us – Bill takes time to explain how citizens have an important role to play, and he doesn’t shy away from tough questions about how FirstNet, a network designed to give priority to first responders, is navigating tough questions – like what devices are considered public safety devices, whether IoT data can be prioritized, and how security and privacy come into play.

Ready for a peek into the innovations and challenges of disruptive tech in public safety? Tune in!

Bill Schrier: Currently Bill is a Senior Advisor for FirstNet; he’s a former CIO for the Seattle Police Department and was the CTO for the City of Seattle; he also chaired a state interoperability committee for the State of Washington. Bill is also a former police officer and Army officer, and he speaks across the country. Follow him on Twitter at @billschrier.

FirstNet: The First Responder Network Authority is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Authorized by Congress in 2012, its mission is to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities.