September 26th 2018 | University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre



Keith Dargie

Director of IT, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Keith joined COPFS as the Director of IT in 2013.  He has extensive experience in senior IT management and executive roles held in a number of government organisations.  He has leadership responsibility for delivering and developing wide ranging IT and digital services to COPFS staff located in offices throughout Scotland and to external customers and stakeholders. Keith has developed IT and digital strategies and delivered a range of profile business transformation, corporate and legislative initiatives over the course of his career. Keith’s current priorities include implementing COPFS’ digital strategy, which aims to further digitally transform the delivery of user focused services and improve the way the organisation works. Keith is a member of the senior programme delivery board responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Justice Digital Strategy. Keith previously worked in senior IT management positions at National Records of Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.

Martin Low

Acting Director of ICT, Police Scotland

Martin joined Police Scotland in January 2015 having previously worked in various senior ICT roles at both South Lanarkshire Council and Aberdeen City Council.

Martin is Head of ICT Service Delivery at Police Scotland with responsibility for ICT Strategy, Customer Engagement, Demand Management and ICT Project Delivery.

Martin has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of ICT roles including Project and Programme Management, ICT Account and Relationship Management and as a Head of ICT.

Pete White

Founder and Chief Executive, Positive Prison? Positive Futures...

Pete White is founder and Chief Executive of Positive Prison? Positive Futures… a group of people who have been subject to punishment. The main aim of PP?PF… is to highlight and support the various ways in which people within the criminal justice system in Scotland can realise they can make positive decisions for themselves to move away from offending on their return to their families and communities. In addition to working within prisons Pete sits on Scottish Government boards and committees and is a trustee of the Howard League Scotland and Vox Liminis. He is also a member of the Executive Governance Group of the Scottish Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2014. More info at:

Andrew Allan

Superintendent Digital Evidence Sharing & Criminal Justice, Police Scotland

Andrew joined the Police in 1991 and has worked as an operational officer and leader in several Scottish Council areas.

He also has experience in the scrutiny, governance and delivery of policy and change in operational policing including work on Youth Justice with Audit Scotland and national thematic reviews of Police Use of Firearms and Serious Fraud with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Since 2014, he has worked in the Criminal Justice Services Division of Police Scotland, and has been an active participant in the Evidence and Procedure Review, Sheriff & Jury Reform and the Scottish Government Digital Evidence Sharing Capability.