Police ICT Summit 2017

18/01/2017 - 19/01/2017

We are delighted to to say that our second Police ICT Summit, which this year was hosted jointly by The Police ICT Company and the National Police Technology Council, was a great success.

It brought together senior stakeholders from Policing, the Home Office and other policing bodies, as well as key partners from industry – present and future – to look at what we are doing, together, to deliver transformational reform.

We and other participants tweeted up a storm during the two days – if you’d like to look back at some of the key tweets, you can do so on our Storify page.

This is a video summary of the two days. If you’d like to see other videos from the Summit, you can find them on our YouTube playlist.

There has also been a wide media coverage of the Summit.

Police Professional talked to our CEO Martin Wyke, NPTC Chair Neil Roberts and PCC Katy Bourne in December, followed by an interview with Commissioner Dyson earlier in January. Post-Summit, they produced a supplement providing extensive coverage of the Summit, which discusses the event’s most influential speeches in greater detail. All articles available only with a paid subscription.

Policing Insight kicked off their coverage with an article about our digital future, and at the event itself, they live-blogged day one and day two. After the Summit, they summed up with a summary of the challenges faced by The Police ICT Company and a few thoughts on the Summit itself. Note that all but the last article require a paid subscription to the Policing Insight website.

The Police Oracle also wrote about The Company and our role between Policing and the commercial world, and the Kable discussed our approach to standardised technology procurement.

The APCC mentioned the event in its Red Box Briefing:
“This two-day summit was hosted jointly by the NPTC (National Police Technology Council) and the Police ICT Company. It was attended by over 300 attendees from across the policing family including government and the HMIC. Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex, said that it was “extremely encouraging to meet delegates representing a wide section of the policing and security sectors and to hear their positive contributions”. Meanwhile, Martin Wyke of the Police ICT Company, stated that it was great to see stakeholders from policing, government and industry “joined-up in wanting to deliver transformational reform together”.

Emergency Services Times logoFinally, Emergency Services Times lauded the success of the Summit. Read the EST article for a summary of the two days, a list of highlighted speakers and to find out what our CEO Martin Wyke found most exciting about the event.


Ian Bell, Director of ICT for Cambs, Herts & Beds

Ian Bell

Enabling Programmes Director, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex

Katy Bourne

Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex

Ian Dyson, City of London Police Commissioner

Commissioner Ian Dyson

City of London Police

Dave France, Director for Crime, Policing and Fire Group IT, Home Office

Dave France

Director for Crime, Policing and Fire Group IT, Home Office

Claire Head

Claire Head

Programme Manager, Cumbria Constabulary

Stephen Kavanagh

Stephen Kavanagh

Chief Constable, Essex Police and Chair, NPCC Digital Policing Board

Paul Lander

Paul Lander

Managing Editor, Police Professional

Julia Mulligan

Julia Mulligan

Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

Neil Roberts, CIO for Surrey & Sussex Police and Chair of the NPTC

Neil Roberts

CEO, Surrey and Sussex Police and Chair, NPTC

Sara Thornton

Chief Constable Sara Thornton

Chair, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Richard Thwaite

Richard Thwaite

Managing Partner, Chaucer Consulting

Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire

Paddy Tipping

Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire

Stephen Webb

Stephen Webb

Director, Law Enforcement Programmes, Home Office

Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Technology Officer at The Home Office

Sarah Wilkinson

Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer at the Home Office

Sir Tom Winsor

Sir Thomas Winsor

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Martin Wyke

Martin Wyke

CEO, The Police ICT Company

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"The collective energy and enthusiasm applied by members of the team was truly appreciated and their hard work certainly paid off. I know from professional experience just how much effort is required to organise an event of this size so please do pass on my personal thanks and huge congratulations to everyone for a job very well done."

Katy Bourne, Chair, The Police ICT Company Board

"Thanks again for the Summit – it was genuinely one of the better events of its type that I’ve been to and we were clearly very pleased with the Accenture coverage!"

Allan Fairley, Managing Director Health & Public Services at Accenture

"The second Police ICT was an excellent event. For me it was the best police conference I’ve ever attended and there is a palpable change in the approach to collaboration and use of technology which is fantastic and will soon pay dividends in the fight against crime."

Simon Gordon, Chairman, Facewatch

"...a huge thank you to you and all who presented a brilliant summit. I have been to a lot of these events over the years and it was refreshing to see a “joined-up” event with a real purpose that I felt we could all get behind. It was so informative and for the first time joined up the dots - well done to all."

Graham Dickinson, Consultant, SCISYS UK Limited