Future of public safety services campaign week


Welcome to techUK’s future of public safety services campaign week! With the recent launch of the National Digital, Data and Technology Strategy 2020-2030 for policing earlier this year, this timely campaign week will provide an opportunity for our members and stakeholders to share their visions for the future of public safety services in the UK, and how tech trends and solutions will help us get there.

The aim is to launch the techUK community vision of what the future of public safety services looks like, work through key aspects of reaching it, and deliver actions and asks that will help to shape techUK’s activities for the rest of the programme year.

The week will explore everything from the technologies making the vision a reality; to collaboration; to equipping the public safety workforce with the necessary digital skills.

You can read all the guest blogs below, and do share your comments and views using the hashtag #futurepublicsafety @techUK


Monday: Vision for the future of public safety services

Public Safety Services of the Future – what will they look like? by James Slessor, Global Public Safety Industry Lead, Accenture

Collaborative and multi-agency working in the public safety ecosystem by Richard Battams, Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office

Three police technologies to watch in 2020 by Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector, Virgin Media Business


Tuesday: Tech solutions and trends that unlock the potential

Public sector buyers should insist on interoperability from Vendors by Simon Hall, CEO, PoliceBox

Unlocking the potential of technology in public safety by Ian O’Gara, UK Public Safety Analytics Lead at Accenture

A public safety ecosystem must start with central comms by Justin Day, CEO at Cloud Gateway

Augmenting your workforce with digital workers by Natalie Coaten, Client Executive for Home Office & Police at IBM

Location Intelligence – unlock your data’s potential by Chris Gardiner, Customer Success Manager at Esri UK


Wednesday: The future of the public safety workforce

Technology can and must play a part in supporting public safety by Eyal Ben Cohen CEO and Founder, Verifile

The future skills of the public safety workforce by Zoe Lambourne, Accenture Global Public Safety Industry Consulting Lead

What skills are needed for a digitally-enabled future in public safety by Kev Linsell, QA

Tech for Good - Enabling Police Data Sharing and Exploitation with API by Mike West, MuleSoft

Predicting & preventing London’s next fire using predictive analytics by Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant at Geoplace


Thursday: Collaboration and building the public safety ecosystem

Collaborative and multi-agency working in the public safety ecosystem by Steve Norris at Salesforce

Pushing past collaboration fatigue by Bona Boraliu at Capgemini

The role of technology in building a public safety ecosystem by Emma Feggetter at Accenture

Technology is the easy bit by Chris Gledhill at PDMS


Friday: Making the future a reality: what’s needed now?

Making the future a reality: what’s needed now? by Clare Elford, Managing Director at Clue Computing

Making the vision reality: data driven policing by Jimmy Cokcerton, UK Policing Lead at Microsoft

What’s the future of the PSN? by Hayley Mckean, Marketing Executive at Nine23

What does the tech sector need from central and local government? by Allan Fairley, UK Police and Justice Lead at Accenture

How can technology enable collaborative and multi-agency working by David Petrook – Product Group Director at Gentec


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