On November 5, 2020, Manchester Innovation & Technology Academy (Maniatech Academy) concluded the activities of the Digital Policing Conference under the patronage and in the presence of United Nations representatives.
The conference was held over two days from the 4th to the 5th of November , via Zoom platform. The main speaker at the conference was His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Hamad Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber security for the UAE Government and an Executive Adviser at the Supreme Council for National Security , In addition to many speakers and experts in the field of Digital Policing & Cyber Security such as Colonel / Ángel Gómez de Agrida Head of Geopolitical Analysis Spain – Madrid , Mr Shaun Riordan Director of the Chair for Diplomacy and Cyberspace of the European Institute for European Studies and a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Clingendael Institute, as well as author of several books related to Cyber Diplomacy , Prof. Mohammed Hammoudeh, Professor in Future Networks and Security, Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor Rami Qahwaji, Professor of Visual Computing, University of Bradford – UK , Mr. Rabih El-Haddad Manager of UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy and International Law Programme , Mr. Ray Romano Diplomatic Security Service Deputy Assistant Director at the Cyber Threat, and Investigations department within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in the US. Ms. Bonnie Butlin Fellow of (ISC)2 Award Winner 2020, and Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum (Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF) and known as “Canada’s First Lady of Security” around the world. ) Mr. Patrick Ghion Member of The Board Of Advisors at Trust Valley Head of the Forensic Section of Geneva State Criminal Police , Prof. Michael McGuire Senior Lecturer in criminology (university of surrey ) ,Mr. Julien Chesaux Cyber Security Analyst .
In the beginning , Dr. Wissam Steitie , managing director of Maniatech Academy, gave the opening speech, welcoming the attendees and stressing the importance of this conference in: defining the concept of digital policing through the crime prevention department, and responding to it, understanding the challenges associated with technological innovations, and how police forces can overcome these challenges, Applying digital technologies in a local context within the police force and changing the administration to improve the success rates of applying modern technologies .
In addition to the main themes of the conference, including: Introduction to the latest challenges faced in the sectors of ; Police, and security, challenges in the areas of cyber security, artificial intelligence , and technological tools to address major challenges, enabling ethical, responsive, and responsible digital police services , in addition to a presentation of the best practices of artificial intelligence , These important themes were discussed over a period of two days, whether in keynote speeches or panel discussions and workshops, as they were well received by the audience, who varied between the various government security and police sectors in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and other Arab countries in addition to Canada, Switzerland, the United States of America, Britain and others.