26 November 2020 2pm – 5pm Conference Online

**Online booking has now closed for this event, please contact [email protected] if you would like to join**

2020 has been a year filled with many challenges, and we have seen the tremendous efforts of colleagues across our blue lights and justice system in their response to these challenges raised. This conference will be an opportunity to come together, share best practice and learnings, showcase digital innovation, understand the challenges and look ahead to 2021 and what this might look like for our justice and emergency services. You can view the conference agenda below. 

Are you an engaged techUK member or stakeholder and what to connect with colleagues across the blue lights and justice space? Are you interested in hearing from public safety leads and tech suppliers from best practice and case studies to challenges and learning from 2020? Then join us for this this half day virtual conference (formally the JES Reception) to hear more about some excellent initiatives, from interoperability across Policing and the National Digital Policing Strategy, to our work in Digital Justice and Place-based approaches to the delivery of critical public safety services. 

We are delighted to welcome delegates from across the blue lights and justice space to get involved in some excellent breakout room discussions with members and stakeholders, question our panellists and also sit back, listen and enjoy the afternoon (with a cup of tea or beer!). We want you to make the most of this afternoon and therefore are providing a number of opportunities for delegates to get involved with the whole day wrapping up with some virtual networking.  

Event details: 

Date: Thursday, 26 November 

Timings: 14:00 - 17:00 

Location: Online 


techUK members - Free 

Non-members - £50+vat 

Public Sector delegates - Free 

Contact [email protected] if you require any help to book your ticket. 

Event platform 

We will be hosting the Justice and Emergency Services Conference on the Hopin platform. If you have not used the platform, you can already register and set up your profile on Hopin here. In advance of the event we will send you a link to access the Justice and Emergency Services conference, this link will go live once the conference starts. 

You can view a video here, that gives you a quick overview of the Hopin delegate experience


Justice & Emergency Services Conference 2020





  • Georgie Henley, Justice & Emergency Services (JES) Programme Manager, techUK
  • Allan Fairley, JES Committee Chair, UK Police & Justice Managing Director, Accenture


Keynote Address

  • Stephen Kavanagh, QPM DL, Executive Director of Police Services at INTERPOL


National Digital Policing Strategy Update 

  • Ian Bell, Chief Executive, Police ICT Company
  • Wayne Parkes, NPCC National Enabling Programme Director and Chair of National Police Technology Council (NPTC)
15:00  Break 


Breakout sessions (delegates attend one breakout session)


Breakout 1: Interoperability across Policing 

  • Teresa Ashforth, Data Quality & Standards Lead, Home Office
  • Neil Beet, Business Development Manager, National Security & Public Safety, Amazon Web Services
  • Jo Farrell, Chief Constable, Durham Constabulary

  • Brendan Johnston, National Standards Lead, Police ICT Company

  • Robert Leach, Director, R.Leach Consulting

Breakout 2:  Digital Justice 

  • Dr Natalie Byrom, Research Director, The Legal Education Foundation
  • Tom Read, Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO) at Ministry of Justice
  • Natalie BallSenior Industry Solutions Executive, Public Safety and National Security - Microsoft UK

Breakout 3:  Collaboration & Placed Based Working 

  • Richard Battams, Senior Project Manager, Staffordshire Commissioners Office for Police, Fire, Rescue and Crime
  • Apollo Gerolymbos, Head of Data and Analytics, National Fire Chiefs Council
  • Richard Duffield, Head of Customer Insights, GeoPlace
  • Chris Ullah, Solutions Expert, Blackberry


Closing Remarks



17:00 Close 


Sponsorship opportunities 

This event provides a significant platform for sponsors to raise your profile amongst industry and public sector leaders through online and event-driven promotion (social media, newsletter, advertising and speaking opportunities at the event).

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