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Keynote Speaker

We are proud to welcome Ty Wooten, ENP as this year's keynote speaker. 

It starts with where. Every call for help to 9-1-1 begins with a simple question: “Where is the emergency?” This deceptively simple question hides a myriad of complex issues. It opens a window into some of the biggest challenges we face today, and it is where you, as GIS professionals, can literally help save lives.

Ty Wooten is the Director of Education for the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). Ty is also the principal instructor for the Center Manager Certification Program (CMCP), a 40-hour course providing the essential tools for effective management of 9-1-1 centers. Before joining NENA in 2012, Ty was the President of Public Safety Consulting & Management.

He also served as the first Director of both the Hancock County, Indiana 9-1-1 Center and the Indianapolis International Airport Communications Center. Throughout his 24+ years of experience in public safety, Ty has held various positions in law enforcement—as a firefighter, EMT, and hostage negotiator.

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