Deputy Director, Criminal Justice, Scottish Government
Willie Cowan is Deputy Director, Criminal Justice, in the Scottish Government.
His policy role includes Criminal Justice Reform; Criminal Law and Practice; Violence against Woman and Girls; Justice Digital Strategy; Justice Systems Planning; Human Trafficking; Victims and Witnesses and Domestic Abuse.
Chief Information and Digital Officer, 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.
Superintendent, Digitally Enabled Policing Programme, Police Scotland
Dave joined the Police Service 25 Years ago with an Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering from Dundee University. He considers himself very fortunate to have had an exceptionally varied career so far including leadership roles with Operational Policing, Specialist Operations and latterly leading major Business Change projects. Coming full circle and returning to the world of digital technology Dave is now the Business Lead for the delivery of the new Police Scotland Operational Information Management solution.
Police Inspector, Police Scotland and Vice Chair, Scottish Police Federation
David is Vice Chair of the Scottish Police Federation representing the views of 18,000 rank and file police officers. His experience, education and interest in ICT coupled with a solid background in Operational Policing allows him to understand and translate user requirements and technical challenges to police customer and suppliers.
Strategy and Policy, Justice Digital, Scottish Government
Jim has been a civil servant for 28 years. He joined the civil service in 1991 and this followed a 2 year stint working abroad for Nynex and Newcastle Building Society in Gibraltar. His work roles have been varied and range from policy, legislation and project work. Jim represents Criminal Justice Division on the Justice Directorate’s Equality and Diversity Group and he has a passion for developing staff, he is also a big supporter of talent programmes within the Scottish Government such as the Graduate Development Programme and the Modern Apprenticeship programme. Jim’s hobbies include football, table tennis and walking his crazy spaniel dog (Willow).
Head of Engagement, Scottish Government
Kevin is Head of Accessibility at the Scottish Government. A career as, first, developer and then user researcher has resulted in Kevin slowly reverting to a child that constantly asks ‘why’ in an effort to understand human behaviour and technology and how they clash. Kevin is a passionate advocate for and specialist in inclusion and ensuring that no one is left behind in our wild journey into the technical blue yonder.