WEBINAR: From Data to Deployment: The Formula For a Successful Mobile Technology Deployment in Utilities For 2021 + Beyond

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT

This one hour webinar consists of two parts:

Part 1: Business Case Analytics – How to Model Your Next (or Evaluate Your Last) Mobile Deployment

What you will learn:

  • How to perform specific best practice calculations for your own business case for mobile devices
  • Which calculations to include in your budget to support your business case
  • How to validate your results and develop a fact-based consensus about your operation and goals.

Jason Buk is an independent industry analyst with nearly two decades of experience helping project teams analyze data. Jason demonstrates a live analytics model to evaluate your next deployment. During Jason’s section you will learn:

  • The five budget items you need to specify to get an accurate up-front cost for your project
  • In this way you can weight accessories and service costs without spoiling your bottom line
  • When should you simulate a process instead of summarizing it?
  • How to find compromises without falling into the “apples & oranges” trap
  • Quickly prove a business case by linking your assumptions, field tests and user surveys.

Part 2: The power of the FirstNet network for the utility industry

What you will learn:

  • What is AT&T First Net and Why Utilities Should Care About It
  • Why the congress created FirstNet
  • FirstNet Eligibility Requirements for the Utilities Industry

In an emergency, communication is crucial. The tragic events of 9/11 underscored this and made it clear that public safety needed a better way of communicating. So FirstNet was born to improve public safety communications across the country. Like public safety, care teams face emergencies every day. Utility workers need to be ready, equipped with the best tools and prepared to respond to a worst-case scenario as quickly and safely as possible. FirstNet is the only communication platform specifically designed with and for public safety based on their direct feedback and needs. FirstNet gives those who support first responders – utility companies like you – the ability to connect and communicate with rescue workers in real time at any time of the day or night. If a disaster strikes, you can be prioritized so you can keep lines of communication open when it matters most.



Jason Buk, Analyst, Serious Networks

Jason Buk is an independent third-party analyst with Serious Networks, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado. As a leader in analytical business case development, Jason has participated in hundreds of technology projects generating detailed customer models from real-time end-user research and public industry data.

His research includes the various effects of different devices on the workforce, ensuring vendor accountability, and reducing annual technology costs. His focus is on the mobile computing industry and the critical role data and analytics play in successful technology implementations. He also takes part in numerous selection committees, advises specialist groups and informs various awarding bodies in the public and private sector.


Doug Clark, Executive Director, FirstNet Program, AT&T, AT&T Mobility Services

Within the AT&T FirstNet organization, Doug Clark is responsible for teams working with districts / states and territories to advise on deploying FirstNet based on specific primary and extended primary first responder needs. His special focus is on LMR-LTE interoperability, mobile data communication, deployable technology and mobile security.

Doug has 20 years of telecommunications experience including business development, consulting, and other leadership roles at AT&T. In his AT&T career, he was responsible for delivering advanced connectivity solutions to public safety and government customers. Much of his focus has been on delivering wireless solutions, including mobile VPNs, fleet management, human resource management, and LMR-LTE interoperability. Doug participated in BC14 discussions early in 2009 and led the development of AT & T’s LMR-LTE interoperability strategy until he was appointed to the FirstNet team, where he built the organization in 2017.

Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and history from Ball State University and a master of science degree in information and communication science. Doug also holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He was a speaker at events such as IWCE, IACP, APCO, NENA, LEIM, NOBLE, IJIS & NASTD. He lives in Dallas with his wife and has three daughters.