9 March 2021 10am – 12.30pm Webinar Online

Registration is now closed. If you wish to attend this event, please email [email protected]

*this session will take place via Microsoft teams. If you have registered to attend, you will receive the joining details on Monday 8 March by 15.00hrs. 

techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services, and Tech & Innovation Programmes have teamed up to deliver this session focusing on new transformative technologies shaping policing including cloud computing, intelligent automation and artificial intelligence.

This session will focus on the practical application of these technologies, barriers to adoption but also those use-cases in which these technologies have been successfully embraced. 

With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic now, more than ever, we are seeing UK Public Sectors from health to policing undergoing change through digital transformation – and at pace! We have seen the pressure on our emergency services and the ongoing challenges being faced by our blue lights but, more broadly speaking, the continuous change in crime landscape. With this, it is clear policing needs to evolve and adapt to this change and deliver a more secure and fast approach to responding to the evolving situation and these changes. How can Intelligent Automation, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence support policing?

We see Intelligent automation having the capacity to revolutionise business services across a variety of industries through driving optimisation, enhancing digitisation and building resilience. Cloud technology offering substantial benefits to forces from cost savings to rapid deployment, and artificial intelligence used as a tool for crime prevention through, for example – predictive policing. Clearly, huge value and huge potential for the use of these technologies, but what are those challenges and what more can we do or learn about the use of these technologies?

Sign up and join us for this session where we will hopefully answer all these questions!

Welcome & Introductions Georgie Henley | Laura Foster, techUK
Blue Prism Leon Stafford, Police, Defence & Criminal Justice Lead
West Midlands Police Helen Davis, Assistant Director, IT & Digital
Amazon Web Services (AWS) John Pittaway, Sales Manager for UK Public Sector | Mike Riordan, UK Policing Account Manager
Q&A All
Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics Professor Tom Kirchmaier, Director of Policing and Crime
Gemserv Kaveh Cope-Lahooti, Senior Consultant
National Enabling Programme Wayne Parkes, Programme Director
Q&A All


This event will be part of techUK's Intelligent Automation Campaign as part of the tech and innovation programme. You can learn more about the campaign here


Georgina Henley

Georgina Henley

Programme Manager, Justice and Emergency Services, techUK

Georgie joined techUK as the Justice and Emergency Services Programme Manager in March 2020.

Georgie is dedicated to representing suppliers by creating a voice for those who are selling into blue lights and the justice system, but also by helping them in navigating this market. Georgie is committed to creating a platform for collaboration, from engaging with industry and stakeholders to understand the latest innovations, to the role tech can play in responding to a range of issues our justice and emergency services are facing 

Prior to joining techUK, Georgie managed a Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) in Westminster. She worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and London borough councils to prevent and reduce the impact of crime on the business community. Her work ranged from the impact of low-level street crime and anti-social behaviour on the borough, to critical incidents and violent crime.

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Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Programme Manager for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

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