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11th Annual Police Technology Forum

Australia’s premier law enforcement technology and networking event showcases the latest capabilities that are being trialed and developed to enable our police forces to become more effective and efficient in the face of increasingly sophisticated organised crime.

7 – 8 March 2024 | Hotel Realm, Canberra

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The 11th Annual Police Technology Conference is Australia’s premier law enforcement technology and networking event. The event will take place on the 7-8 March 2024 in Canberra, and will showcase the latest capabilities that are shaping law enforcement in Australia and abroad.

Topics and sessions to be discussed include:

  • Harnessing Technology for a Safer Society
    • Discussion on the 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy
    • Emphasis on promoting safe use of emerging technology
    • Upskilling requirements to meet growing demand in cyber security
    • Strengthening compliance for cyber security in critical infrastructure
    • Collaboration between government and law enforcement for national safety
  • Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence
    • Migration from legacy systems to modern applications
    • Empowering Queensland Police Service through advanced data analytics
    • Case study on AI for Law Enforcement & Community Safety Lab (AiLECS) by Monash University & Australian Federal Police
    • Implementation and implications of Speech-To-Text (STT) technology in the ACIC
    • Integrated digital reporting platform for ACT Policing: Concept to delivery and beyond
  • Challenges & Opportunities in Adopting New Technology
    • Exploiting social media to identify technological and socially engineered attack vectors
    • Leading transformational change through uncertainty
    • Cultural evolution and navigating change within the police force
  • Case Studies and Advancements in Technology Implementation
    • Revolutionary emergency response technology case study
    • State-of-the-art operational equipment in use by Queensland Police
    • Advancements in DNA analysis in the field of forensics
    • Exploring multifaceted benefits of police drones
    • Spatial technology journey and future prospects of SAPOL
  • Oversight & Community Engagement
    • Panel discussion on community impact, addressing concerns with privacy, discrimination, and public trust
    • Oversight of police intelligence and its complexities
    • Panel discussion on the power of multi-agency collaboration in law enforcement

View the full two-day conference agenda below.


Hilda Sirec APM

Assistant Commissioner, AFP Southern Command

Rhys Wildman

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Queensland Police Service

Garrath Chanells

Acting Chief Superintendent, Queensland Police Service

Rohan Smith

Commander, Enterprise and Policing Systems, AFP

John Atkin

Acting Commander, Digital Transformation, NT Police, Fire & Emergency Services

Paul Daly

Superintendent Police Air Wing, WA Police Force

Dr Jodie Ward

Adjunct Associate Professor, Centre for Forensic Science, UTS & Program Lead, National DNA Program for Unidentified & Missing Persons, AFP

Peter Whowell

Executive General Manager Corporate, ACT Policing

Matthew McCarthy

Chief Inspector, State Intelligence Command, NSW Police Force

Laura Wheeler

Senior Consultant, Phillips Group

Melanie Boardman

Change and Communications Lead, CED Program, Victoria Police

Nicholas Moss

Manager, Data Services, Queensland Police Service

Nathan Wheeler

Senior Investigator, Queensland Police Service

Chris Graves

GIS Analyst, South Australia Police

Scott Mellis APM

Cybercrime Operations, AFP


Professor & Co-Founder / Director, GoodSAM

Will St. Clair

Software Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

Lyria Bennett Moses

Professor, UNSW Faculty of Law and Justice, Director, UNSW Allens Hub for Technology Law and Innovation

Dr Campbell Wilson

Co-Director, Monash University/Australian Federal Police AiLECS Lab

Janis Dalins

Co-Director, Monash University/Australian Federal Police AiLECS Lab

Clive Williams MG

Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU

Kathryn King

General Manager Technology & Strategy, eSafety Commissioner

Nathan Heeney

Chief Information Officer, AFP

Kate Chambers

Commander Northern District, Tasmania Police

Lenka Bednarikova

Data & AI Practice Lead, Telstra Purple

Tim Rutherford

Chief Information & Technology Officer, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Benjamin Lamont

Chief Information Security Officer, AFP

Anne-Louise Brown

Director of Policy, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

Professor Chad Whelan

Professor of Criminology & Deputy Director Centre for Cyber Resilience and Trust, Deakin University

Craig Lawton

Head of Modernisation, AWS

Dan Newland

General Manager APAC, GraphAware

Leighton Freene

Group Executive – Federal, Defence & Emergency Services, Kinetic IT

Narita Néron

Manager - Service Delivery, Kinetic IT

Dean Wealands

Detective Sergeant, Cybercrime Operations, AFP




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when & where

07 - 08 Mar 2024

Hotel Realm, Canberra
18 National Circuit,
Canberra ACT 2600
(02) 6163 1800


Secure your accommodation at the Hotel Realm with a 15% discount* off the best available flexible rate for the duration of the Conference.

Bookings can be made online :
Enter the booking code: EVENT

* Rooms and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking, we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.

For further details on accommodation, please view the Hotel Realm accommodation information – click here.


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