Today, more than 40 representatives from teams across police forces with roles in business change, communications, systems & ICT attended the Modern Digital Policing event, supported by the NEP, Microsoft and Mint Tulip.
This event is the first in a series, created to help establish a community to share best practice, tell a few ‘war stories’, and cultivate a friendly and collaborative environment for police forces making their way towards transforming the way they work.
Rhys Willis, NEP’s (National Enabling Programmes) force business change lead, presented an update on our work and focused on how important it is for each force to take every opportunity to engage across forces so that a legacy is developed to support future inter-force and cross-agency effectiveness.
Jen Nash (Enterprise Sales Manager – Public Safety and National Security at Microsoft) gave a great opening keynote that really set the context for the day, taking the group through the major issues facing Forces and related agencies, highlighting opportunities and challenges but showing clearly how the intent and progress of the NEP is already delivering transformational change.
Linda Parkinson-Hardman presented a real-world customer story based on her experiences at Dorset Council. Linda gave an insider’s account of how to drive change without resorting to a “by force” approach.
He also outlined how our use case approach to benefits demonstrates how the Office365 capabilities can create operational efficiencies in policing.
A Q&A panel discussion wrapped up the day, supported by the presenters and policing staff who have experience in this area, including Cumbria Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police.
It was a great event, and the passion and commitment from those at the event demonstrates how the transformational approaches will reap so many benefits.
To find out about future events, email the NEP team.