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Using Learning and Networking Platforms to Help Make the World Safer

Jason Trimmer is Heathrow Airport’s Infrastructure Architect, responsible for governance and developing a ten-year strategy for radio and cellular communications hardware to meet the needs of one of the world’s busiest airports.

He is a regular attendee at Critical Comms World (CCW), one of a series of events run by Informa's Knowledge & Networking division, that brings together the international community of critical communications professionals from emergency services, transport and utilities. 

Heathrow airportTrimmer comments: “CCW is the glue that holds a lot of our industry together. I can get in touch with other end users, network operators, the industry association and vendors. The atmosphere encourages us to share ideas and debate upcoming strategy."

He continues: "What I learn at CCW helps me fashion the critical communications strategy for Heathrow – and, having met people at the event, I can pick up the phone to them afterwards. Why is this so important? The communications network at Heathrow is mission-critical – it allows the emergency services to respond better. Without an industry event of this scale and style – which attracts everyone in the industry – I’d be feeling around in the dark a lot more.

"And the team at Informa listens to our views – I worked with the team to shape new aspects of the conference, and that ability to take on board feedback means the events are relevant to everyone.”