SMEs meet the CIOs - Briefing & Pitch

The aim of this event is to provide SMEs with an opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions to leaders and decision-makers in policing IT and digital transformation services.

We will open with a short plenary session from the CIOs on their priorities, challenges and opportunities, and importantly, what they look for in SME partners and how they work with them. 

Any member of techUK is welcome to attend this first session. 

After this, we have spaces for 5 SMEs* to be involved in the pitch session. Pitch sessions will be 10 minutes each. Members will have up to 5 minutes to deliver their pitch covering their technology and current or potential use cases. Then, the CIOs will use the remaining time to ask questions or offer advice on how they see the technology working for policing. 

The agenda for the day is:

13.00: techUK welcome

13:05: Opening keynote: Andy Rowlands

13:15: Panel session: In conversation with the CIOs

  • Angus McCallum, CIO, Metropolitan Police
  • Jason Liggins, CIO, Crown Hosting Data Centres
  • Andy Rowlands, Interim CIO, National Crime Agency

13.50: Break & change to pitches

14.00-15.00: Pitches 1-5

14.00-15.15: Vox Pop recording (members)

15.15: Wrap up and finish


PLEASE NOTE: All SME pitch spots have been filled. If you would like to join the waiting list, please contact Jessica Russell.


*Criteria for SME Pitchers:

This will be done on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to register your SME, please contact Jessica Russell.

  • Must be a techUK member
  • SME defined as up to 250 staff and £50million turnover
  • Must be signed up to the Justice & Emergency Services programme and the SME programme
  • Fraser Willcox

    Fraser Willcox

    Member Relations Manager
    T 020 7331 2057
  • Jessica Russell

    Jessica Russell

    Programme Manager | Justice and Emergency Services
    T 020 7331 2031

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