Mr. Denning is an industry respected technologist with more than twenty-five years of public and private sector experience in management, strategic planning, engineering, research, and project execution. Most recently, he has been serving as the technical and operational subject matter expert to a number of public safety agencies on various technology projects ranging from mission critical voice and data communications to Public Safety Answering Point operations. Previously, Mr. Denning was the lead technology officer for Boston’s public safety agencies. He was responsible for the development of a long-term strategic plan for the City’s public safety agencies that resulted in a number of transformational technology projects, including replacement of the City’s legacy multi-agency computer aided dispatch system, deployment of a records management and field reporting system for Boston Police Department, and implementation of numerous upgrades and enhancements to the metropolitan Boston area’s mission critical voice and data networks. Mr. Denning lead the narrowbanding of the City’s missions critical convention voice system, rebanding of the City’s 800 MHz infrastructure and subscribers, merging of the City’s three site SmartNet™ simulcast system into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Statewide SmartZone™ system creating a 6 site simulcast constellation, the deployment of an ASTRO25™ Master Site for the Metro Boston UASI region, the upgrade of the 4.1 SmartZone™ system to ASTRO25™ and the deployment of an eight site Project25 Phase II TDMA 700MHz simulcast system to support local, state and federal agencies in the metropolitan Boston Area. Mr. Denning was responsible for all phases of each project and procurement including the specification, evaluation, contract negotiation and subsequent deployment. His key focus was on true interoperability and information sharing among federal, state, city and local public safety and public service responders resulting in new standards and innovative approaches for wired and wireless voice and data communications networks. Mr. Denning has been a leader in the effort to deploy a National Public Safety Broadband Network and was responsible for filing the first waiver to deploy a broadband wireless network in the public safety nationwide broadband spectrum by the City of Boston. He served as a member of the Public Safety Spectrum Trust Operator Advisory Committee, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group (RECCWG) for Region 1 and is a member of numerous working groups including the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council's Broadband Task Force, Interoperability, Assessment of Future Spectrum and Technology, Spectrum Working Groups. Mr. Denning is a prolific writer and has presented numerous papers and seminars to public safety and technology conferences and organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security. He is regularly called on as a subject matter expert and presenter at national and international conferences. Mr. Denning had the honor of serving on a Public Safety Broadband technology panel held at the White House by invitation of the Vice President of the United States. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Urgent Communications. Prior to Mr. Denning’s entry into the public sector, he was Research Scientist, Member of Research Staff and Principal Engineer at HP Labs, Intel, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has published numerous technical papers, and has secured or has pending several patents in the areas of wireless communications, sensor technologies and computer architecture. All of his inventions are currently being used in the communications, sensor and medical device sectors. Mr. Denning is a member of numerous professional and philanthropic organizations including the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the National Emergency Number Association.