Speakers

  • Kenny MacAskill

    Former Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Scottish Government

    Kenny MacAskill was an SNP MSP from 1999-2016 and Justice Secretary for Scotland from 2007-2014. Before that he was a lawyer in Edinburgh. Since stepping down from politics he has been writing columns for newspapers and magazines. He’s the author of several books on Scottish Politics and the Scottish Diaspora. His most recent books are the Lockerbie Bombing- the search for Justice and Jimmy Reid – A Scottish Political Journey.   

    Kenny  MacAskill

    Sessions with Kenny MacAskill :

    • Opening remarks from Chair, Kenny MacAskill: A brief history of the evolution of Scottish justice and a very modern focus on 'customer experience'.

      Setting the scene for how digital technologies are disrupting the Scottish justice system.

  • Robert Hayes

    Board Member, Scottish Police Authority

    Robert has a portfolio of Non-Executive Director & Strategic Advisory roles, supporting public & private sector organisations through complex change programmes, with a particular focus on cybersecurity. Robert spend 30 years working in senior positions in the UK Government including as Head of the UK  National Technical Assistance Centre. This was followed by ten years as a Senior Fellow of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, and latterly as Microsoft’s Executive Cybersecurity Advisor for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Robert holds a B.Sc. in Psychology, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of The City of London. He also holds the rank of Major (V) in the Staff Corps of the British Army.

    Robert  Hayes

    Sessions with Robert Hayes:

    • Expert panel: Creating a Scottish justice system fit for the 21st century.

      Scotland's justice agencies are on the cusp of a digital revolution that will see greater data sharing - and cooperation - than ever before.

    • Expert panel: Reducing reoffending and managing offenders safely and securely in the community.

      GPS geo-tagging, exclusion zones and alcohol level monitoring - alongside apps to bridge the digital divide and support the mental health of offenders.

  • Malcolm Graham

    Assistant Chief Constable, Strategic Change Police Scotland

    In August 2016, Malcolm Graham was appointed ACC Strategic Change with responsibility for Policing 2026, developing a long-term strategy for policing in Scotland. This led the unprecedented nationwide public consultation on the draft Policing 2026 Strategy for delivering sustained excellence in service and protection for the people of Scotland. The final Strategy was laid before Parliament on 20 June 2017, and ratified by the SPA Board on 22 June. ACC Graham is now taking forward the Strategy by developing the implementation plan over the next three years and is the Executive Lead for the following business areas: Strategic Planning and Development; Knowledge, Innovation, Insight and Continuous Improvement; Partnerships and Collaboration; Analysis and Performance; Understanding Demand and Productivity Improvement; Digitally Enabled Policing.

    Malcolm Graham

    Sessions with Malcolm Graham:

    • Keynote: The Digitally Enabled Policing programme - the transformation of Police Scotland

      With a £300m modernisation programme over the next 10 years, Police Scotland is about to undergo a giant tech overhaul

  • Keith Dargie

    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.
     

    Keith  Dargie

    Sessions with Keith Dargie:

    • Expert panel: Creating a Scottish justice system fit for the 21st century.

      Scotland's justice agencies are on the cusp of a digital revolution that will see greater data sharing - and cooperation - than ever before.

  • Dr Hannah Graham

    Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology University of Stirling

    Dr Hannah Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Stirling. Her research concentrates on criminal justice and the sociology of punishment, particularly areas such as technology and digital justice, probation and community justice, rehabilitation and desistance from crime, and innovation and criminal justice. Hannah was part of an international research team from England & Wales, Scotland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to undertake the first European comparative research of its kind on uses of electronic monitoring technologies as alternatives to custody in the EU (the EMEU project, 2014-2016). Hannah has written three books on criminology and criminal justice, published internationally by Routledge. She previously worked as a criminologist at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

    Dr Hannah Graham

    Sessions with Dr Hannah Graham:

    • Expert panel: Reducing reoffending and managing offenders safely and securely in the community.

      GPS geo-tagging, exclusion zones and alcohol level monitoring - alongside apps to bridge the digital divide and support the mental health of offenders.

  • Andrew Allan

    Superintendent, Digital Evidence Sharing & Criminal Jusitce, 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 led Justice System Planning Group. He is currently seconded to the SG Justice Digital and Polcy Unit as the Digital Evidence Sharing Capability Product Owner for Police Scotland.

    Andrew Allan

    Sessions with Andrew Allan:

    • Expert panel: Creating a Scottish justice system fit for the 21st century.

      Scotland's justice agencies are on the cusp of a digital revolution that will see greater data sharing - and cooperation - than ever before.

  • Eric McQueen

    Chief Executive, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

    Eric was appointed as Chief Executive of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) on 1 January 2013. The SCTS is a non-ministerial department that supports justice by providing the people, buildings and services needed to support the judiciary, courts, tribunals and the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland.  The SCTS has over 1700 staff and an annual expenditure of more than £150 million. Eric is a member of the SCTS Board which is chaired by the Lord President, Scotland’s most senior judge.  The Board sets the strategic direction for the organisation and delegates day to day management responsibility to the Chief Executive.  Eric is also a member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council and the Scottish Government Performance Board. Eric joined the SCTS in 2003 having spent 20 years working across a range of Government Departments throughout the UK, developing expertise in strategic planning, operational delivery and people management.  His previous posts within the SCTS include Director for Grampian, Highland and Islands and Executive Director with responsibility for all operations across Scotland. Married with three children, Eric was born in Edinburgh and now lives in East Lothian.

     

    Eric McQueen

    Sessions with Eric McQueen :

    • Expert panel: Creating a Scottish justice system fit for the 21st century.

      Scotland's justice agencies are on the cusp of a digital revolution that will see greater data sharing - and cooperation - than ever before.

  • Willie Cowan

    Deputy Director, Criminal Justice, Scottish Government

    Willie Cowan is the Deputy Director, Criminal Justice Division , in the Scottish Government.  His  role includes Criminal Justice Reform; Criminal Law and Practice; Justice Digital Strategy; Justice Systems Planning; Human Trafficking; Victims and Witnesses and Domestic Abuse.  His previous roles include Deputy Director in Marine Scotland with both policy and delivery responsibilities; Deputy Chief Executive of the (then) Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (a specialist reporting agency to COPFS), and 5 years in a senior operational role in COPFS.

    Willie  Cowan

    Sessions with Willie Cowan:

    • The potential for digital technologies to aid key priorities at the heart of the Programme for Government.

      With victims at the forefront of the Scottish Government's policy aims, this session explores how a raft of emerging projects will benefit end users of the justice system.

  • Alison McLaughlin

    Head of Digital Transformation, The Scottish Government

    Alison McLaughlin

    Sessions with Alison McLaughlin:

    • Moving out of the courtroom and onto the smartphone.

      We must be ambitious, collaborative and innovative to deliver a justice fit for the digital age.

  • Victoria Morton

    Head of Scene Examination, SPA Forensic Services

    Victoria  Morton

    Sessions with Victoria Morton :

    • Re-creating crime scenes through 3D technologies.

      The future for CSI cops.

  • Andrew Alexander

    Head of Policy, The Law Society of Scotland

    Andrew Alexander

    Sessions with Andrew Alexander:

    • Expert panel: Creating a Scottish justice system fit for the 21st century.

      Scotland's justice agencies are on the cusp of a digital revolution that will see greater data sharing - and cooperation - than ever before.

  • David Duncan Fraser

    Project Lead, Digital Evidence Sharing Capability (DESC) The Scottish Government

    David Duncan  Fraser

    Sessions with David Duncan Fraser:

    • Evidence gathering, consideration, disclosure and presentation in court.

      The DESC (Digital Evidence Sharing Capability) project will speed up the transmission of data from capture to courts, increasing efficiency and driving down costs.

  • Kate Wallace

    Chief Executive, Victim Support Scotland

    Kate   Wallace

    Sessions with Kate Wallace:

    • We have let victims down for far too long.

      If we get it right, technology can support victims through a difficult and damaging process.

  • Katharine Brash

    Director, Learning & Skills Fife College

    Katharine  Brash

    Sessions with Katharine Brash:

    • Expert panel: Reducing reoffending and managing offenders safely and securely in the community.

      GPS geo-tagging, exclusion zones and alcohol level monitoring - alongside apps to bridge the digital divide and support the mental health of offenders.

  • Rob Flanagan

    Innovation Manager, Lancashire Constabulary

    Rob Flanagan

    Sessions with Rob Flanagan:

    • 'Alexa, I want to report a crime'.

      How smart, predictive tech tools like Amazon's Alexa is helping police communicate with the public

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21 November 2018 Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh - EH2 2PQ United Kingdom

Digital Justice 2018

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