Agenda

Monday, September 8th, 2014
Host Chief’s Reception

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6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Chief Constable Christopher Sims is our host. Meet SMILE Conference sponsors, speakers and fellow delegates at location TBA.
This session will not be broadcast live.

Pre-Registration

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Conference Hotel.

The agenda for the SMILE Conference in Birmingham will take shape over the coming weeks. For a sample agenda, please CLICK HERE to download the agenda from the previous conference in Tampa, FL.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
LAwS Academy Hands-on Training

 7:30 am –  8:45 am See separate tab “LAwS Academy”
This session will not be broadcast live.

Morning Sessions

9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening ceremony and host remarks

Chief Constable Christopher Sims, Chief Inspector and Emcee Kerry Blakeman, West Midlands Police; Lauri Stevens, LAwS Communications

    Day One Plenary: Engagement

    9:15 am – 9:35 am The journey so far: British policing and social media

    Ian Hopkins, DCC, Greater Manchester and Digital Media Lead, ACPO
    Session description coming soon.

    This session will be broadcast live.

    9:35 am – 10:30 am A strategic approach to social media integration in policing

    Amanda Coleman, Head of Corporate Communications, Greater Manchester Police
    Session description coming soon.

    This session will be broadcast live.

    10:45 am – 11:15 am TBD

    Dan Barton, Head of Communications, West Midlands Police
    Session description coming soon.

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11:15 am – 12:00 am TBD

TBD
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Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Panel discussion: Overcoming to barriers to success

TBD

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2:30 pm – 3:20 pm TBD

Dave Bailey
Session description coming soon.

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm Networking Break

3:40 pm – 4:30 pm Community E-Mobilization: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Public Safety and Trust

Keynote Peter Sloly, Deputy Chief, Toronto Police
Deputy Chief Peter Sloly has brought Social Media and Law enforcement to the forefront for The Toronto Police Service. Social media, cyber security and information communication technology has changed every aspect of society which has, in turn, created massive changes for policing in the internet era. Social media is now a part of core policing as well as being a critical element for police officers to improve public safety and public trust. Deputy Sloly will be discussing how the Toronto Police Service has leveraged digital/social/cyber technologies as well as discussing other challenges and opportunities within the Law Enforcement community.

This session will be broadcast live.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
LAwS Academy Hands-on Training

 7:30 am –  8:45 am See separate tab “LAwS Academy”
This session will not be broadcast live.

Morning Sessions

9:00 am – 10:50 am The ConnectedCOPS Awards, sponsored by LexisNexis

Sponsors, judges and former recipients will announce the 2014 winners of the ConnectedCOPS Awards
Winners of the prestigious ConnectedCOPS Awards will be announced in eight categories. Winners from around the world will share stories of their work.

This session will be broadcast live.

10:50 am – 11:10 am Networking Break

Day Two Plenary: Event Management

11:10 am – 12:00 am Application of OSINT for National Security and Crisis Management

Babak Akhgar, Professor and Director of CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University
Open source Intelligence (OSINT) is increasingly being used by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and public authorities in order to enhance a wide range of their functions including strategic planning, environmental scanning, investigative capability, threat assessment, situation awareness, intelligence gathering, management of public disorder, understanding public perception of feeling safe and secure and crisis response. There are numerous examples of such applications in the academic literature. For example LEAs announcements and news broadcasts during the London Olympics in 2012, FBI hostage negotiations in Pittsburgh in 2012, The murder of a British solider in the streets of London in 2013 and the abduction of Nigerian girls in 2014. Professor Akhgar will introduce the Athena project, as one of the leading LEA projects in the use of OSINT for national security and public safety. The Athena project uses new media to encourage users to contribute to citizen security in crisis situations, applying OSINT extraction protocols to identify information and meaning from a variety of disparate, structured and un-structured data sources such as the web and social media. The project aims to inform and empower LEAs and authorities through the rapid, real-time processing and conversion of multimodal data into actionable intelligence.

This session will NOT be broadcast live.

Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Panel discussion: Maintaining public order with social media

TBD
Session description coming soon.

This session will be broadcast live.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Learning Curves

Michael Brown, Inspector, West Midlands Police
Inspector Brown is known for his pioneering work handling mental issues with social media. He will present lessons learns about his own professional development as well as intelligence gathering in policing on the issue of mental health and policing, street triage and knowledge exchange. Inspector Brown will also will describe his own experience transitioning from using social media in a personal capacity to that of a professional capacity.

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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm TBD

Keynote Chief Constable Simon Cole, Leicestershire Police
Session description coming soon.

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Town Hall Meeting

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Beer, wine and h’ors deuvres. A highly spirited, open-agenda, confidential evening of questions and answers with the experts. Previous SMILErs say this is the “must-attend” session of the conference. Our moderator is Tampa Officer Derek Lang. *Delegates MUST wear their conference badges.*
This session will not be broadcast live.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
LAwS Academy Hands-on Training

 7:30 am –  8:45 am See separate tab “LAwS Academy”
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Morning Sessions

Day Three Plenary: Investigations

9:00 am – 10:00 am TBA

TBA
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10:00 am – 10:15 am Networking Break

10:15 am – 11:05 am Nice to Meet You and Here Are The Keys to My House

Glorybelle Lillie, AirBnB
The Sharing Economy is a new ecosystem built on the centuries old practice of sharing assets, such as one’s home or car. It has come on so quickly and powerfully that regulators and economists are still struggling to understand its impact. But one thing is clear: Many of these companies have people engaging in behaviors that would’ve seemed absolutely foolish as recently as five years ago, and are still considered risky by the standards of many, especially law enforcement professionals. People are hopping into strangers’ cars, welcoming them into their spare rooms, dropping their dogs off at strangers’ houses, and eating food in their dining rooms. The majority of these interactions between strangers are problem free and absolutely terrific, but as you know, human behavior is too often unpredictable and sometimes bad things happen. That’s where the Police come in! Today you’ll learn about the new Sharing Economy and how one Company, Airbnb works with Law Enforcement to help its Users and community members who are victims of crime, and bring crooks to justice.

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11:05 am – 12:00 am TBA

TBA
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Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm TBD

Nick Curry, West Midlands Police
Session description coming soon.

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm TBD

Keynote TBD
Session description coming soon.

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End of Conference