A wide range of speakers and panellists shared their thoughts to stimulate the debate, including Chief Constable James Vaughan (NPCC Lead for Forensics), leading figures from policing, police and crime commissioners, members of the judiciary, industry experts, and privacy advocates.
Cyan Forensics’ CEO Ian Stevenson was delighted to be asked to speak on the subject of how policing can contribute to a healthy innovation ecosystem, that can deliver the new products and services that will be needed to deliver the ambitious change in digital forensics which is widely recognised as being required.
Separately from Ian’s contribution, we were delighted that:
- CAID’s Fast Forensics Triage project was mentioned several times as an exemplar for how disruptive new technology could be delivered. (Cyan Forensics are delivering the Fast Forensics Triage project.)
- The Home Office Accelerated Capabilities Environment received recognition for its role in enabling requirements capture and accelerated pilot projects. (Cyan Forensics is a award-winning member of the consortium that delivers ACE.)
We were particularly excited to hear about the developments at the Forensics Capability Network. This will be one of the enduring outcomes of the Transforming Forensics program, and looks set to play a major role supporting operational policing.
The event stimulated a huge amount of productive debate, with participation from all present, and this is likely to be reflected in a variety policies and initiatives in the near future.
With engagement like this from across the community, the future of Digital Forensics in the UK looks brighter than ever, and Cyan Forensics’ looks forward to being a part of the next exciting stage of the journey.
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