Whether your force is kickstarting or looking to continue its digital transformation journey, the Node4 Group is ready and waiting to shine a light on the many ways data and technology can impact the day-to-day lives of your officers, analysts and police staff.
Join us at Policing First 2023, a free, immersive, day-long event uniting police and technology professionals through one shared goal: to bring about tech-led transformation that helps deliver change that truly matters.
DISCOVER TECHNOLOGY THAT ADDRESSES YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES
Forget tech for tech’s sake – we’re here to showcase the tangible benefits a data and digital-first approach can bring to your force.
SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HAS IN STORE
Take a look the ways up-and-coming technologies might soon be helping shape frontline policing.
GAIN A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO SOME HOT TOPICS
From AI to cybersecurity, we’ll be delving into some of the most talked-about tech trends and ‘ones to watch’ for 2023 and beyond.
HEAR FROM EXPERT SPEAKERS WITH HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Keynote talks with police professionals and tech pros will highlight digital transformation from both perspectives.
DIGITAL POLICING: THE VISION
with Sir Craig Mackey (Former Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police)
Sir Craig will be highlighting the importance of police digital transformation and setting the scene for the day ahead.
THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL FORENSICS
with Detective Sergeant John Price (Team Leader, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, West Midlands Police), Dan Hamilton (Account Technology Strategist for UK Policing, Microsoft), and Jason Downes (Transformation Director for UK Policing, risual)
Digital evidence has catapulted in recent years – but data can play a critical role in helping investigators solve crimes committed via smartphones and other devices. This Q&A session will see the panel delve into relevant challenges West Midlands Police faced, and the impact the UK’s first cloud-based digital forensic solution is having on police and the public.
THE AI REVOLUTION: WHAT’S IN IT FOR UK FORCES?
with Kevin Ingrey (Chief Technology Officer, Tisski)
The rise of artificial intelligence has been impossible to miss, but how exactly can new-age AI bring fast and effective change for police forces? AI aficionado, Kevin Ingrey, will be sharing some of the best ways to use OpenAI and ChatGPT to deliver maximum impact, and showcasing what Microsoft Copilot can do.
GETTING TO GRIPS WITH BIG DATA/I-LEAP APP LAUNCH
with Julian Boneham (Data Practice Director, Node4), Chris Higgins (Power Platform Developer, Tisski) and Cos Bellis (Senior Solutions Architect, Tisski)
With enhanced reliance on digital technology comes higher quantities of data; knowing exactly how to handle that data to derive the most value is key. Expert, Julian Boneham, delves into data-related challenges and the skills forces need to use data to their advantage. Attendees will also get an exclusive look at I-LEAP, a new app set to give officers real-time access to Interpol data.
MODERN POLICING: THE FIGHT AGAINST CYBER CRIME
with Andy Bates (Node4 Security Practice Director)
Cyber security extraordinaire, Andy Bates, will be taking a look at cyber security challenges most commonly faced in the policing sector, and offering up valuable insight on how forces can protect their information networks.
POWER APPS ON THE FRONTLINE
with Chris Higgins (Power Platform Developer, Tisski) and Cos Bellis (Senior Solutions Architect, Tisski)
Join Power Platform pro, Chris Higgins, and expert architect, Cos Bellis, as they demonstrate how Microsoft Power Apps are developed to make information capture easier and more intuitive for frontline officers, and how forces can keep the data they collect on the platform safe and secure.
As well as expert speaker slots, we’ll have interactive pods where you can take a deeper dive into technologies that can support frontline officers, help you deliver a seamless citizen experience and more.
With the acquisition of Tisski, risual and The Nav People, the Node4 Group has not only grown in size, but greatly expanded the range of technology and services it can deliver.
From the beat to the back office, we’re experienced in delivering tech solutions that streamline ways of working, save time and resource, and enhance the citizen experience for the police forces that adopt them.
Combine these solutions with cloud and flexible IT managed services, and our complete portfolio puts us in a prime position to help your force tick all the right boxes on your journey towards digital transformation.
Technology is an everchanging landscape and we know how challenging it can be to keep up with digital demand. That’s why we’re here – with the knowledge, skills and passion to support you every step of the way.
Located in Milton Keynes off Junction 13 of the M1, anyone using a Sat Nav should use Sherwood Drive MK3 6DS as their end destination.
Bletchley Park is a few minutes on foot from Bletchley train station. London Northwestern Railway offer direct services from London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Milton Keynes.
WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT START AND FINISH?
Arrival, drinks and networking will begin at 9.30am. The event will begin at 10am and we’ll be wrapping up at 4.35pm. Take a look at the full agenda for details on each session.
CAN I ARRIVE BEFORE 09:30AM?
Bletchley Park opens its doors at 9am – please note that any arrivals before this time won’t be granted early access to the venue.
DO I NEED TO SIGN IN WHEN I ARRIVE?
When you’ve reached Bletchley Park, please make your way to the ‘group bookings’ door, where a member of the events team will be waiting to meet you. We’ll then register your attendance in the events suite.
IS LUNCH PROVIDED?
Yes, lunch and other refreshments will be provided on the day.
IS THERE A TRAIN STAITON NEAR BLETCHLEY PARK?
To help reduce impact on the environment, we encourage car sharing and use of public transport where possible. Bletchley Park is a two-minute walk from Bletchley station.
DOES BLETCHLEY PARK HAVE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS?
The venue has two electric charging points available. They work with both Charge Master and Polar Plus systems.
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE MY CAR REGISTRATION NUMBER?
Owing to Bletchley Park policy, anyone arriving by car will need to have given their registration number before arrival. This was a mandatory field on the registration form, but please let us know if you’d like us to double-check your details.
CAN I CHARGE MY LAPTOP WHILST AT THE EVENT?
Unfortunately, due to venue limitations, we are unable to charge laptops, mobiles and other devices. Please make sure your devices are fully charged if you’re hoping to use them throughout the day.