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16 July 14:00-14:30 Mick Neville, Detective Chief Inspector (DCI), Metropolitan Police Service's Caught on Camera.
Catching Criminals with Images - the Scotland Yard experience
DCI Neville will describe the practical issues regarding gathering and viewing CCTV to identify offenders and put evidence before the courts. He will also discuss the value of human recognition abilities against facial recognition software. He will give a glimpse into the future, as to what systems may be used to identify offenders in the years to come.

DCI Mick Neville has extensive investigative experience, particularly relating to CCTV evidence. He served in the Royal Military Police and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1989. In 1999 the Commissioner commended him for solving a large number of robberies of banks, building societies and Post Offices, utilising CCTV images and informants - and this was start of his CCTV journey. As a Dedicated Informant Controller in south London, he introduced a successful system of using sources to identify suspects in CCTV images. He was the Senior Investigating Officer for the fox hunting demonstration, which occurred in Parliament Square. Much use was made of video and CCTV evidence, and he introduced systems to use victims of offences to view footage. His BSc (Hons) in Policing and Police Studies included research into street crime. He set up the VIIDO (dedicated police "Forensic Image" units) and Met Circulation Unit systems, which continue to make massive improvements in the detection of volume and violent crime using CCTV and other forensic images (from mobile phones, cameras etc). He has also worked with businesses to improve their use of CCTV. He was in charge of images on Operation Withern - the investigation into the disorder and rioting across London in August 2011. He famously described the use of CCTV in UK as "an utter fiasco" but has since been instrumental in turning the use of images, including CCTV into the "Third Forensic Discipline". His current role is as head of the Central Forensic Image Team and Met Circulation Unit at New Scotland Yard. This includes the recently set up Area Ident Teams, which have TREBLED the identification rate of suspects "caught on camera". His messages include that courts, not CCTV Control Rooms, are "end users" and that with forensic images people and processes are more important than technology. Furthermore, (in these days of austerity) he sees the use of CCTV as a cheap and effective way to target serious and volume crime and to target prolific offenders. He has addressed conferences across the world on Forensic Images.
17 July 10:55-11:20 Dr Chris Mann ThruVision's founder
Advances in Passive Stand-off Imaging in the Millimetre and Sub-millimetre wave Region

Chris has spent many years developing Terahertz technology and it is from this he has gained knowledge and experience across a wide variety of disciplines. He is best know as technology founder of ThruVision Ltd now part of Digital Barriers Plc. In order to tame and then commercialise this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, new design, fabrication and manufacturing methodologies have had to be developed. As Scientific Advisor to the ThruVision team he plays a leading role in the advancement of both product and technology portfolios all aimed at tackling some of the most demanding security requirements.

17 July 09:45-10:05 Hannah Baldwin, IET's Head of Marketing
Empowering the global engineering and technology community with high value information solutions

Hannah Baldwin has worked in the publishing industry for 15 years, specialising in marketing strategy and business development for digital solutions and technologies in academic, public and corporate library sectors. Being Head of Marketing at the IET puts her at the heart of the vibrant, ever changing, mostly fun and always challenging information industry, and having the opportunity to engage with and support how people access and use content and technology in all walks of life is a privilege that Hannah relishes, and is something she is dedicated to improving.

17 July 13:45-14:20 Tony Porter Surveillance Camera Commissioner
Are the public blind to who and what is watching them?

The Commissioner will give an overview of his role focussing on the need for surveillance camera systems to support communities rather than spy on them. How consultation and transparency is paramount when installing systems to ensure members of public know what they're for, how they're used and what the technology is. He will discuss how systems such as CCTV can aid the detection and resolution of crime and the issues that are facing the industry such as austerity measures affecting local authorities, aging systems and emerging technology.

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