Nate is the Chief Technical Officer at microDATA and has helped create and manage highly effective technical and operational teams. He currently oversees the company's technical development of NG 9-1-1 oriented products and services. Nate's background encompasses nearly 20 years of emergency communications experience including 9-1-1 dispatch, managing PSAP operations and design/engineering for leading edge statewide enhanced 9-1-1 systems. He has held several SDO leadership roles including the inaugural chair of the NENA VoIP/Packet Technical Committee where he organizes the effort to develop the first industry standards oriented towards NG9-1-1. He is a frequent guest speaker before many organizations including the FCC, the VON coalition, NENA and APCO.