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Interoperability for Policing Working Group

Lack of interoperability of tech solutions, systems and tools is a recognised challenge in the policing sector, and indeed more widely across the ecosystem. The InterOp-Pol initiative is member-led and aims to change commercial behaviour and mindset with regards to interoperability challenges, by facilitating the development of a charter. The charter is by industry and for industry and outlines a company’s commitment to openness and interoperability.

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Working Group Members

  • Neil Beet, National Security & Public Safety Technology Expert, AWS (Chair) 
  • Robert Leach, Director, R Leach Consulting (Vice-Chair)  
  • Steve Norris, Police Market Director, Salesforce 
  • Andrews Inwards, Policing and Public Protection CTO at Fujitsu 
  • Nathalie Lester, Business Development Manager, Police Lead at Leidos UK Ltd 
  • Sharad Rathi, Police Sector Lead, HCL Technologies 
  • Phillip Ridley, Senior Business Development Consultant, 1Spatial 
  • Clare Elford, Managing Director, Clue Investigation Software 
  • Kevin McDonald, Managing Director & Chairman, Panoptech 
  • Brendan Johnson – Chair, National Standards Assurance Board, Police ICT Co 
  • Teresa Ashforth, Data Quality & Standards Lead OCiP (NPCC Data Quality Programme) 
  • John Owen - CTO, Police & Public Protection Technology, Home Office
  • Jo Farrell, Chief Constable at Durham, and NPCC Lead on Data Quality, SRO (Senior Responsible Officer) 

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