Registration, Exhibition and Refreshments
Welcome and Introduction by the Chair
Rt Hon. Henry McLeish, Former First Minister of Scotland
Session One: Digital Justice in Scotland
Our opening session will update attendees on the latest digital developments across the justice system in Scotland.
Scottish Government Address
Willie Cowan, Deputy Director, Criminal Justice Division, Scottish Government
New Technology and New Approaches in Policing - Policing 2026 Strategy
Martin Low, Head of ICT Service Delivery, Police Scotland
Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham, Strategic Development, Police Scotland
Personal Information in the Justice System
- New legislation governing the use of personal information
- The responsibilities it places on organisations
David Freeland, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office - Scotland
Connected Networks for Criminal Justice
Jeremy Habberley, UK&I Country Manager, Axon
Questions and discussion
Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking
Session 2: Breakouts
During this session, delegates will choose from a number of workshops which will focus on specific aspects of digital justice.
Workshop 1: End To End Digital Justice
A Workshop where the speakers will engage with the participants to map out the Criminal Justice information management journey from incident to disposal. Discussing where we are now in Scotland, what happens elsewhere and where Scotland would like to be.
The speakers have years of experience in delivering Motorola Pronto, a mobile data solution that not only provides Police Forces with a replacement to the existing paper notebooks and forms it also provides forces with the opportunity to streamline and digitise operational business process workflows and standardise how forces manage information in relation to operational Police scenarios, many of which lead to Criminal Justice considerations.
The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of how to streamline processes and discuss with delegates their operational priorities around managing information for a mobile workforce.
The outcome of the workshop will be to provide delegates with some clarity around the best way to achieve operational efficiencies around data-management.
Norman Dixon MBE, Senior Business Improvement Consultant, Motorola Solutions
Douglas Mason, Pronto Programme Manager, Motorola Solutions
Workshop 2: Joining Up Justice Through Enhanced Secure Digital Services
With increased emphasis placed on the need to drive efficiency, free up resources and enhance service delivery through digital, the justice community is undergoing a far-reaching period of transformational change.
Digital file transfer and collaboration is seen as a crucial tactic in delivering a connected end-to-end justice system, but it also brings with it considerable risk to data security and disruption to business process if not managed in a coordinated and structured way.
In this presentation, Egress will look at ways justice organisations can strategically support digital transformation without jeopardising the security of sensitive data or established working practices.
Caroline Howard, Public Sector Manager, Egress Software Technologies
Workshop 3: Embracing Disruptive Technologies to Innovate Criminal Justice
Building a modern digital justice system means improving accountability and visibility into all areas of performance.
Choosing to migrate to the cloud to redesign ICT infrastructure to develop bespoke applications means your service delivery will be faster and more efficient. Furthermore, if deployed correctly, cloud can improve your efficiency around critical processes such as rehabilitation, operations, capacity and resourcing. Using a single, integrated cloud platform, means you will be equipped to handle the complexity of criminal justice services.
Our session will cover how to make best use of cloud management tools to offload a few virtual machines, create new applications or migrate legacy workloads, and how to increasing data sharing, accessibility to resources, agile and mobile working and up-scaling and down-scaling to meet service demands.
Dominic Deacon, Account Director, Cloud Services, CenturyLink
First Workshop Session
Transition Between Workshops
Second Workshop Session
Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
Session three: The role of digital in delivering justice
This session will examine how technology can best be utilised throughout the justice system, from prosecution, trial and sentence.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: Driving the Digital Journey by Providing Customer Focused Digital Services
- COPFS is focusing its business delivery by adopting a ‘digital by design’ and customer centric approach for its public services. The Digital Strategy creates new opportunities to deliver innovation and transformation across the justice sector landscape.
Keith Dargie, Director of IT, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Digital Technology in Criminal Litigation
Stuart Munro, Member of the Law Society of Scotland's Technology Committee, and Director, Livingstone Brown, Practice Area Head, Criminal Litigation & Inquiries
Electronic Monitoring and Justice: Uses, Purposes and Questions
- Overview of current uses and purposes of electronic monitoring in Scottish criminal justice and selected international jurisdictions;
- Featured findings from cutting-edge comparative research on electronic monitoring in the EU, including in Scotland;
- Exploration of the interfaces of digital justice, criminal justice and social justice, raising reflexive questions
Dr Hannah Graham, Lecturer in Criminology in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Stirling University
Questions and Discussion
Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking
Session Four: Realising the Potential of Technology - Perspectives from Beyond Scotland
In the our final session, leaders and innovators from beyond Scotland will share insights into how the pioneering application of digital is transforming services.
- Digital Intelligence and Investigation
- Digital Leadership
- Digital Future – HART
Sheena Urwin, Head of Criminal Justice, Durham Constabulary
Insights into the Justice Data Lab - Utilising Information to Help Reduce Reoffending
- The Justice Data Lab: why does it exist?
- The JDL approach: how we do what we do
- Recent digital developments in the JDL
Danielle House & Rosanna White, Statisticians, Justice Data Lab, Ministry of Justice
Questions and Discussion
Summary and Conclusions by the Chair
Close of Conference