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Day 1 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024

8:00
Registration Opens
8:45
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs
9:00

Fireside Chat

Artificial Intelligence, Generative AI and the Evolution of Law Enforcement
9:30

Roundtable

Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: AI and ML – Real Life Applications for Everyday Integration and Efficiencies
10:15
Exhibit Hall and Networking
10:45
Connection is the Lifeline: Global Progress on Delivering Mission Critical Broadband Capability to Frontline Policing
11:30
The Real Life of Implementing a Real Time Operation Center
12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:30
AI for Redaction & Transcription Software: Implementing the Next Step in Body Worn Camera and Digital Evidence Management Systems
2:15
Cloud Storage and Security: Transitioning from Onsite DEMS to Cloud Storage and the Impact on Interdepartmental Coordination
3:00

Demo

Heightening Cybersecurity by Strengthening Firewalls and Security Fabric
3:15
Exhibit Hall and Networking
3:45
Drones: Scaling, Enhancing and New Applications for Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV) over Land, Sea and Air
4:15
Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: Evolving Cyber Investigations, Security and Solutions
5:00
Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs, Conference Adjourns Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

8:30
Registration Opens
9:00
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs
9:05
Future Thinking: How to Think about Tech Now for the Future of Policing
9:35
Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: Budgeting for Technology Advancements, Sustainable Funding Models, in a Modern Policing World
10:30
Exhibit Hall and Networking
10:45
Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: Implementing Technology for Increased Citizen Engagement and Public Trust
11:30
Connected Officer Showcase: Newest Innovations, Apps and Solutions to Connect Information to Officers Fingertips
12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:15
ALPR: Lessons Learned During the Early Implementation of Automatic Licence Plate Recognition
2:00
NG 9-1-1 Rollout: Real World Applications and Lesson Learned During Implementation
2:45
Open Q&A: Top Challenges and Opportunities for Tech
3:15
Closing remarks from the conference co-chairs
Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024

8:00
Registration Opens
8:45
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs

Ron Anderson
Chief Information Technology Officers
Edmonton Police Service

Paul VandeGraaf
Chief of Police
Cobourg Police Service

9:00

Fireside Chat

Artificial Intelligence, Generative AI and the Evolution of Law Enforcement

This session will examine the cross-border national security concerns and potential for how artificial intelligence and generative AI is can be used and monitored.

  • Strengthening capabilities that safeguard the nation
  • Accelerating advancements in science and technology to ensure a more resilience
  • Conducting basic and applied research to better understand the vast potential and risks of AI as it intersects with government needs and capabilities
  • Advancing the application of AI across government department including missions and priority initiatives
  • Safeguarding critical infrastructure and other systems against the increasingly sophisticated threat of adversarial artificial intelligence (AAI)
  • Developing AI expertise and competence across our workforce

9:30

Roundtable

Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: AI and ML – Real Life Applications for Everyday Integration and Efficiencies

Danny G. Smyth
Chief of Police
Winnipeg Police Service
President
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Ron Anderson
Chief Information Technology Officers
Edmonton Police Service

Discover what is compelling police leaders to adopt certain AI and ML applications, and not others. Topics will include:

  • The use of contemporary AI in policing
  • Sifting through large amounts of information
  • How are departments using AI and ML in everyday situations such as writing policy, code, RFP

10:15
Exhibit Hall and Networking
10:45
Connection is the Lifeline: Global Progress on Delivering Mission Critical Broadband Capability to Frontline Policing

Anthony Odoardi
Deputy Chief
Peel Regional Police

Confirmed Representative
The Critical Communications Association (TCCA)

This session will delve into the international and Canadian progress to enable mission critical broadband capability for police, emergency services& other critical industries.

  • Examining what insights have emerged in respect operational, technical, security & legal & regulatory considerations associated with migration to mission critical broadband PTT, data & video (MCX)
  • Analysing how the international MCX open standards & certification evolution are supporting end user functionality requirements, interoperability, security across the end-to-end eco-system

11:30
The Real Life of Implementing a Real Time Operation Center

Gain critical information about how to implement a Real Time Operation Center.

  • Obtaining grant funding
  • Stakeholder engagement including discussions with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner
  • Mapping timelines for implementation
  • Leveraging the platform capabilities
  • Overcoming challenges and concerns

12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:30
AI for Redaction & Transcription Software: Implementing the Next Step in Body Worn Camera and Digital Evidence Management Systems

David Lust
Executive Director, Information Technology Division
Edmonton Police Service

  • Automatic and manual redaction
  • Comparing text-based video editing tools to redact words, video images and audio
  • Applying redaction to specific timeframes Redaction and transcription software
  • Disclosure best practices

2:15
Cloud Storage and Security: Transitioning from Onsite DEMS to Cloud Storage and the Impact on Interdepartmental Coordination

Matt Eades
Public Sector Canada
IBM

  • Implementing a security Digital Evidence Management System on a cloud storage service and replacing an onsite storage system
  • Analysing the security gaps of cloud storage and the potential increased security of stored evidence
  • Tracking chain of custody for evidence
  • Determining the capability of cloud storage for large files, and general capacity
  • Anticipating administration concerns with implementation
  • Opportunities for breaking down silos between departments

3:00

Demo

Heightening Cybersecurity by Strengthening Firewalls and Security Fabric

Confirmed Representative Fortinet


3:15
Exhibit Hall and Networking
3:45
Drones: Scaling, Enhancing and New Applications for Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV) over Land, Sea and Air

Cst. Nathan Mason
Traffic Services Unit
Peterborough Police Service

  • Usages for suspects evading arrest
  • Crime and accident scene reconstruction
  • Thermal imaging technology and mapping
  • Search and rescue capabilities above ground and underwater
  • Applications for critical incidents and large scale events
  • Benefits to larger and smaller services

4:15
Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: Evolving Cyber Investigations, Security and Solutions

Insp. Lina Dabit
OIC FP Cybercrime Investigative Team, Toronto CIT
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Scott Tod
Chief of Police
North Bay Police Service
Past Co-Chair E-Crime Committee
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Melanie Power
Manager Cyber Operations Section
Ontario Provincial Police

Matthew Hutchinson
Detective Sergeant, Intelligence Services, Cyber Support and Digital Forensics
Peel Regional Police

Confirmed Representative Fortinet


Uncover how cybercrime is evolving and the strategies police are employing to prevent, investigate and quash, from electronic crime and organized crime to anti-terrorism and national security.

5:00
Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs, Conference Adjourns Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

8:30
Registration Opens
9:00
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs
9:05
Future Thinking: How to Think about Tech Now for the Future of Policing

A look at the Canadian Department of National Defence’s capabilities with cloud computing, data centric security, digital identify and access control and how it applies to Canadian policing.

9:35
Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: Budgeting for Technology Advancements, Sustainable Funding Models, in a Modern Policing World

Ron Anderson
Chief Information Technology Officers
Edmonton Police Service

Shawn Nash
Superintendent, Operations in West Region
Ontario Provincial Police

  • Grants and sustainable funding models
  • Catching-up to criminal tech capability
  • Customizing products and services for your police agency versus buying off the shelf
  • Navigating the procurement process to acquire new tech to meet service needs

10:30
Exhibit Hall and Networking
10:45
Police Chiefs and IT Leaders Roundtable: Implementing Technology for Increased Citizen Engagement and Public Trust

Karen Meyer, M.O.M.
Bureau Commander, Chief Superintendent, Communications & Technology Services Bureau
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

Amid a downturn in public trust, police departments are finding technology is assisting to increase citizen engagement and improve relations. Discover the tools and tech that are allowing police services to increase their closure rating and increase their public approval.

11:30
Connected Officer Showcase: Newest Innovations, Apps and Solutions to Connect Information to Officers Fingertips

S/Sgt. Jeremy Ashley
Operations Division
Belleville Police Service

TJ Medlyn
Information Technology Manager, E-Services
Barrie Police Service

Discover the many ways an officer can attain efficiencies from an App to a handheld device.

  • Capturing evidence using digital notebooks
  • Connecting officer cellphones to computers, using the Mobile Officer Platform
  • Partnering with the public for crime prevention utilizing online grassroots community project CCTV registry tool called CAMSafe

12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:15
ALPR: Lessons Learned During the Early Implementation of Automatic Licence Plate Recognition

S/Sgt. Chris Watkins
Manager, Digital Evidence/ Recorded Patrol, Communications & Technology Services Bureau
Ontario Provincial Police

Technology game changer for police! Hear the lessons learned and early wins from police agencies who are now able to scan hundreds of licence plates a minute on Ontario roadways, identifying unregistered vehicles, lapsed licence plate registration, arrest warrants and stolen vehicles. The massive Ontario-wide expansion of Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) took place in October 2023. What can other provinces learn from the roll out and lessons learned for optimizing this new tool.

2:00
NG 9-1-1 Rollout: Real World Applications and Lesson Learned During Implementation

Jeff Brooks
General Manager/Paramedic Chief
Medavie Health Services (Chatham-Kent)
Former Chair Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop (CPSIW)

Tom Paniak
Senior Manager, Network Architect
Bell Canada

  • Addressing challenges arising from the nation-wide rollout
  • Incremental rollout, adding video and texting capabilities
  • Comparing the capabilities of agencies that have implemented the NG911 system while maintaining a “legacy mode” for the old system

2:45
Open Q&A: Top Challenges and Opportunities for Tech

Ron Anderson
Chief Information Technology Officers
Edmonton Police Service

Paul VandeGraaf
Chief of Police
Cobourg Police Service

Join our Conference Co-chairs and speakers as we recap the challenges and opportunities facing public safety and emergency responders, as well as the technology solutions evolving in this sector.

3:15
Closing remarks from the conference co-chairs
Conference Concludes