Government & Industry Programme


Opening Address (takes place in Government Zone)

Sir Mark Sedwill, National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office

Outlook from the National Security Adviser

Sir Mark Sedwill, National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office

Counter-Terrorism Policing

Lucy D'Orsi, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

A view from the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism

Richard Alcock, Chief Operating Officer, OSCT

Tackling Crime In Custody - Crime in prison has evolved. As technology advances, so too, do the opportunities to undermine the security of our prisons. Organised criminal networks amass huge profits through the illegal supply of illicit items into prisons. How we react, and develop our response to technological innovation is just one of the fundamental challenges facing our business today.
The ability to prevent, detect and prosecute these individuals is vital in preserving the security of our prisons and the safety of the public. HMPPS is determined to build a service with the capability to act swiftly and effectively when such threats are identified.

Claudia Sturt, Director, Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service

Science, Technology, Analysis and Research at the Home Office - It is hard to over-estimate the role of science, technology, analysis and research (STAR) in modern policing and security contexts. The ever increasing technological breakthroughs of the online world gives rise to challenges and opportunities to ensure public safety, while physical threats can be countered by the use of innovative science and analysis approaches. The presentation will give examples of the use of STAR across the Home Office, with case studies from policing, the border and national security contexts.

Professor John Aston, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office

DHS Science and Technology’s Role in Addressing the DHS Counter-Terrorism Mission - This session will outline how the DHS Science and Technology Directorate provides Department operators, staff and decision makers with the tools, technology and knowledge they need to aid and enhance their mission essential tasks, and how the partnership with Her Majesty’s Government enhances the Directorate’s ability to do so.

William N Bryan, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department for Homeland Security

Technological Support to Policing - Modern technology provides us with new tools in the fight against crime and in assisting our mission to protect the vulnerable from harm. This session will reflect the changes in policing that we are witnessing, managing and driving; an update on how we are harnessing the power and efficiencies of body worn video cameras; the opportunities that technology around ground breaking data analytics present to us; and the continued work on global law enforcement, which is vital not just for international policing but policing here in the UK

Andy Marsh, Chief Constable, Joint International Policing Hub

Immigration Enforcement: cutting the size of the illegal population and the harm it causes

Stephen Kershaw, Director for Strategy, Transformation and Partnerships , Immigration Enforcement

Delivering high-impact science and technology to support and shape government security, defence and resilience - Dstl is the UK’s leading government agency responsible for delivering high-impact science and technology in support of the UK’s security, defence and prosperity. Having joined Dstl as Chief Executive in January 2018, Gary will set out the crucial capabilities Dstl delivers, often in partnership with suppliers, industry and academia. With the imminent integration of CAST into Dstl, he will also highlight the opportunities this will deliver and set out Dstl’s commitment to continuing to support science and technology for policing and security.

Gary Aitkenhead, Chief Executive, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Exhibit in 2019