Issue: techUK is ideally placed to help Government and policing develop a better and clearer view of innovative market capabilities, and to help its members explore new public sector markets.
Outcomes: A supplier day with the Home Office promoted better engagement between tech buyers in the Home Office and the supplier community, and provided members with an opportunity to understand the Home Office’s new tech strategy, its approach to market engagement, and its pipeline of programmes. Additionally, techUK has hosted similar briefings on the various Digital Policing programmes.
Throughout 2017 techUK worked to foster new markets for technology within the sector. techUK’s Cloud Clinic highlighted how cloud computing could help transform policing and encouraged police IT staff to explore how their Force might begin to look at cloud adoption. A conference on Multi-Agency Collaboration for Public Safety encouraged better data sharing and analytics between local agencies.
Together with the relevant national policing leads, techUK convened a roundtable to discuss Crime Fighting and the Internet of Things, which explored the challenges and opportunities that the IoT presents to law enforcement, and encourage police to start thinking about what they need to do now in order to prepare. This roundtable discussion informed our subsequent paper, Policing and the Internet of Things, which contains a series of recommendations to help police to embrace the opportunities associated with the IoT.
The Digital Policing and Public Safety session at the Public Services 2030 conference connected digital leaders from policing and the Home Office with disruptive tech and the very best in emerging technologies. And as the event partner for the European Justice Summit, techUK used the keynote speech to evangelise the potential of tech to transform the justice system.