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8th 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.

24-25 November 2020 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

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Police Force/Government Agency/ NFP Rate available // See Pricing Details Below


The Police Technology Forum will take place on the 24-25 November 2020 at the Hyatt Canberra.  Now in its 8th year, the forum is the annual platform for discussion on the developments in technology and innovation that is shaping law enforcement in Australia and abroad.

The forum will gather industry representatives ranging from government officials, senior law enforcement members, academics and technology providers to discuss emerging trends and latest capabilities that enable our police forces to become better equipped to tackle increasingly sophisticated levels of crime.

With the easing of restrictions and the continual improvement in the Australian situation regarding COVID-19, we have rescheduled the Police Technology Summit to 24-25 November 2020 at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. All registrations have been transferred to the new date. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email


Rob Cochrane

Chief Information Officer, New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Mick Thiesfield

Operation Manager, Joint Operation Unit, Security and Counter Terrorism Command, Queensland Police Service

Dr. Isaac Kfir

Deputy Director - Defence, Strategy & National Security. Head Counterterrorism Policy Centre, ASPI

Linda Cavanagh

Manager – Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node, The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber)

Angela Wallace

Intelligence Analyst, Crime and Corruption Commission

Dr John Coyne

Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement. Head of the North and Australia’s Security, ASPI

LTCOL Damian Eaton

Director Modernisation - Training and Standards, Joint Military Police Unit

Professor Clive Williams MG

Centre for Military and Security Law, The Australian National University

James Smart

Partner, Maddocks

Rajiv Shah

Consultant - Cyber, Intelligence and Security Industry, MDR Security

Simon Woolley

Team Leader - Asia Pacific Technical Forensic Specialist, Cellebrite


9:00 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair


9:10 am

  • Achieving 90% trust and confidence; how is technology being used to meet this goal?
  • Delivering services utilising the benefits of modern, innovate technologies
  • Ensuring access to the policing services for anyone, anywhere

10:30 am

Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:00 am

  • How is technology being used by extremist to further their cause?
  • What technology is at the Police’s disposal to tackle extremism?
  • Monitoring extremism

12:20 pm


1:20 pm

  • New opportunities in technology and skills for law enforcement
  • The diversity of cyber skills and talent, such as ‘ethical hackers’
  • The benefits of crowdsourcing talent and information for law enforcement

2:40 pm

Address from Elbit Systems of Australia

Yoav Harel, Vice President, Elbit Cyber Intelligence

3:20 pm

Afternoon Tea and Networking

3:50 pm

  • How are criminals innovating and using technology to avoid detection?
  • How is the CCC advancing its intelligence capabilities?
  • Monitoring and tracking organised crime and corruption in the digital age

4:30 pm

  • Highlighting recent advancements in mobile data access and AI advancements designed to assist Law Enforcement professionals to gain investigative insights – faster than ever before!

5:10 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:20 pm

Networking Drinks

9:00 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair


9:10 am

9:50 am

  • Practical tips around pre contract negotiations and contract formation
  • How Police can ensure their functions and powers are appropriately outsourced to third parties under technology contracts
  • How Police ensure they will achieve value for money in technology projects
  • Termination rights in a Police technology context
  • Recent changes in law including the ipso facto and unfair contracts laws

10:30 am

Morning Tea and Networking Drinks

11:00 am

Artificial intelligence and robotic: Current capabilities and shortcomings and what the future might look like

Dr Feras Dayoub, Senior Lecturer – Robotic and Autonomous Systems, Queensland University of Technology

11:40 am

  • Protecting investigators from constant exposure to traumatic material
  • Ensuring data is controlled and secure
  • Maximising productivity

12:20 pm


1:20 pm

  • How is drone technology currently being used in policing?
  • Developing the use of drones
  • Challenges of operating drones

2:00 pm

  • Building an integrated intelligence picture using a common operating platform
  • Working collaboratively across multiple agencies

2:40 pm

2020 Technology Trends - Implications for Policing

Professor Clive Williams MG, Centre for Military and Security Law, The Australian National University

3:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:30 pm

End of Conference and Afternoon Tea




Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2695+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1895+GST

when & where

24 - 25 Nov 2020

Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave
Yarralumla ACT 2600
02 6270 1234

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