Digital Justice & Policing 2023

Accelerating The Modernisation Of Justice Services In Scotland

Date: Tuesday 07 November 2023
Venue: University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow
Timings: Conference 08:30 – 16:30

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The above ticket prices are only available until 1 June 2023, thereafter the delegate fee will increase as the early bird discounted rate is decreased

Digital and data are transforming the way we deliver justice services in Scotland, from an enhanced user experience for victims and witnesses, to better coordination of evidence between policing and the courts.

Digital Justice & Policing 2023 will bring together stakeholders from across the justice landscape, to work out the next steps for a system that is remaking itself in the digital age.

Digital Justice & Policing is the largest gathering for digital justice practitioners in Scotland, where stakeholders gather to hear how investment in technology is helping the police and courts to modernise frontline service delivery, from data-driven innovation and smart devices to cloud-based platforms.

2023 keynote speaker confirmed

Armando R. Aguilar

Assistant Chief of Police Armando R. Aguilar

Miami Police Department – Criminal Investigations Division

Assistant Chief of Police Armando R. Aguilar is the Miami Police Department’s (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Chief, where he oversees approximately 300 sworn and civilian employees. He has held senior management positions in all divisions of the MPD (Criminal Investigations, Field Operations, Administration, Internal Affairs, and the Office of the Chief of Police). Assistant Chief Aguilar has implemented offender-focused strategies which have contributed to significant reductions in violent crime and significant increases in case clearance rates. Assistant Chief Aguilar developed the MPD’s facial recognition technology policy, which has been cited as a model by several research organisations and law enforcement agencies for its conscientious approach toward balancing privacy concerns with public safety needs.

2023 Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon

Assistant Chief of Police
Miami Police Department

Head of Justice Digital and Strategy Unit
The Scottish Government

Scottish Institute for Policing Research

Chief Information and Digital Officer
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Scottish Biometrics Commissioner
Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

Detective Inspector, Cyber Investigations (North), Digital Forensics & Policy Unit
Police Scotland

Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Police Scotland

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Chief Operating Officer
Scottish Police Authority

Chief Executive
Victim Support Scotland

2023 Agenda

7 November 2023 | Session One: Transforming Justice & Policing

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & networking

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome and Chair’s opening remarks

9:10 AM – 9:25 AM

Digital evidence sharing capability, body worn video and mobile working

Technology adoption as the future of policing in Scotland

Senior Officer (TBC)
Police Scotland
9:25 AM – 9:45 AM

‘We don’t make arrests because an algorithm tells us to’

How a US police force uses artificial intelligence-driven facial recognition to assist officers in criminal investigations

AC Armando R. Aguilar
Miami Police Department
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Creating a single unified system for digital evidence

How the DESC project aims to reduce the number of witnesses having to attend court and free up police time

Fiona Cameron
The Scottish Government
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Questions from the audience

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert Panel: Technology improving justice access, experience and outcomes for victims and witnesses

Kate Wallace
Victim Support Scotland

Senior Stakeholder (TBC)
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Fiona Cameron
The Scottish Government

Keith Dargie
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Refreshments & networking

7 November 2023 | Session Two & Three: Parallel Masterclass Sessions

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

Parallel Masterclass & Knowledge Exchange Sessions

12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Lunch & Networking

7 November 2023 | Session Four: Leadership Streams

1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

How are criminal justice partners responding to the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence, data analytics and automation?

Keith Dargie
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Irakli Beridze
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Professor Liz Aston
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Digital Forensics and Investigations: Policing the new frontline with powerful assistive technologies and techniques

Victoria Morton (INVITED)
Scottish Police Authority

DI Norman Stevenson (INVITED)
Police Scotland
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Refreshments & Networking

7 November 2023 | Session Five: The Future of Justice Technology

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

A Brave New World for Justice and Policing

Ensuring New Technologies in Justice and Policing are Equitable and Command Public Trust

Dr Brian Plastow
Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

AC Armando R. Aguilar
Miami Police Department
4:25 PM

Conference Close

2022 Sponsors

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Motorola Solutions is a global leader in public safety and enterprise security. Our solutions in land mobile radio mission-critical communications, video security & access control and command center software, bolstered by managed & support services, create the most integrated technology ecosystem to make communities safer and help businesses stay productive and secure. 

Founded in 1928, Motorola has a history of innovation that has revolutionised communications. From pioneering mobile communications in the 1930s and manufacturing equipment that carried the first words from the moon in 1969, to supporting modern-day emergency response equipment for disaster relief efforts around the world, Motorola Solutions has a global footprint with solutions that demonstrate our thought leadership. 

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The CyberScotland Partnership is a collaborative leadership approach to focus efforts on improving cyber resilience across Scotland. The Scottish Governments key strategic stakeholders have come together in a formal partnership arrangement to drive the delivery of activities that will achieve the outcomes of The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland 

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Capita is a consulting, transformation and digital services business. Every day our 55,000 colleagues help millions of people, by delivering innovative solutions to transform and simplify the connections between government and citizens, businesses and customers. We partner with our clients and provide the insight and cutting-edge technologies that give time back, allowing them to focus on what they do best, and making people’s lives easier and simpler. We operate across three divisions – Capita Public Service, Capita Experience and Capita Portfolio – in the UK, Europe, India and South Africa.

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Content Guru makes engagement easy. A global leader in cloud communications solutions, Content Guru delivers off-the-shelf and bespoke customer engagement and cloud contact centre services, through its multi-award-winning storm® solution. 

Europe’s largest Customer Engagement and Experience solution, storm brings together intelligent automation, third-party systems integration, and on-demand scalability to enhance all customer communication functions. With true omni-channel engagement capabilities, which include video chat, Instant Messaging and social media, storm gives organisations the power to create consistent and seamless experiences for customers, inspiring loyalty and powering success.

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Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence, civil security and emergency services. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

The SAFE public safety unified control room solution is created in partnership with the blue light market enabling streamlined workflow and business process management. SAFE is already in operation in over 35 mission-critical control rooms across Europe and U.S.

SAFE is a truly unified platform for mission critical incident and operations management. The solution replaces legacy disparate solutions, such as C&C, ICCS, GIS, CRM and Mobile data with a single modern platform, providing a complete control room feature set within a single user interface.

SAFE empowers users to make more informed decisions, faster. The solution increases resolution at first contact, improves customer satisfaction and enables resources to operate more efficiently.

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Forensic Analytics is a market leader for digital forensics software within UK law enforcement, delivering critical solutions that transform the speed, efficiency and operational outcomes of missing person cases, criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Using intuitive interfaces, our software solutions enable users to simplify and visualise complex data sets such as communications data, handset downloads and ANPR, test hypotheses to instantly develop lines of enquiry and make informed decisions.

Forensic Analytics software (CSAS, CDAN Nexus and CellView) has a proven track record in protecting communities and keeping vulnerable people safe from harm throughout the UK where we currently assist 76% of law enforcement.

Forensic Analytics is far from just a software provider. We are a trusted partner to law enforcement by delivering accredited training courses, supplying LIMA Cell Monitor RF solutions and supporting investigations through our consultation and expert witness services.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand on the day where you can meet our local Scottish team Scott & Brian, who will be delighted to demonstrate our solutions in real time.

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Unilink Software specialises in innovative software solutions for criminal justice. With over twenty years’ experience of case management systems for Probation, custodial management systems and particular expertise in biometric applications, Unilink is the world leader in offender case management, prisons and probation, and in offender self-service applications.

Unilink continuously invests in enhancing its solutions portfolio to support all aspects of managing offenders in prisons and in the community and has pioneered many award-winning innovations including prisoner video visits, messaging, payments, links to telephony, education and controlled internet access.

All Unilink’s solutions are created with the direct input of industry professionals and based on a clear and enterprise vision of using technology to increase efficiency, enhance security and support offender rehabilitation.

Unilink’s unique knowledge and experience of the correctional domain along with its rich portfolio of proven solutions underpins digital transformation in prison and probation services across the UK, Europe (Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium), Australia and New Zealand.

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Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future. 

After over 30 years of connecting the UK, we are in a great place to help your organisation accelerate its digital future. We are investing in projects in Scotland to support innovation, from smart cities to transport, healthcare and manufacturing, to cyber-security and digital skills. 

To find out how Cisco can help your organisation accelerate its digital future contact our Cisco Scotland Team 

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The Digitally Enabled Policing Programme (DEPP), was formed to support the Joint Policing Strategy. Which aims to transform the police service over the next 10 years. The programme is divided into three work streams, Mobile Working, Bodyworn Video and Core Operational Solutions.

Mobile Working

Police Scotland have delivered digital notebooks across frontline policing and are developing and introducing new applications which will support police officers with access to vital information and how they deliver policing in their local communities.

Body Worn Video

The introduction of BWV cameras to Armed Policing in October 2021 was a significant development for Scotland. Planning is underway to deliver body worn video cameras to operational officers across Scotland.

Core Operational Solutions (COS)

Core Operational Solutions (COS) is responsible for the delivery of national applications (Crime/Case/Productions/Warrants/INSIGHT) designed to streamline the recording and management of core operational information and supporting a range of policing activity.

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Public safety departments need to respond quickly to incidents, investigate and resolve cases and deploy resources effectively. Hexagon delivers the data, insights and capabilities that support better situational awareness, decision-making and results. 

Hexagon’s end-to-end digital capabilities support public safety agencies from call-taking through response, investigation, resolution, analysis and reporting. Our solutions provide seamless coordination and communication between teams, ensuring accurate information, rapid response and the ability to better manage incidents, records, investigations and more. 

Empowering teams with the tools to improve their speed, efficiency and effectiveness is Hexagon’s priority for the public safety community. As the global leader in public safety solutions, we provide an advanced digital twin for the lifecycle of incidents that ensures accurate, current information and capabilities when and where they are needed most.