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Culture Change and Embracing Technology: Keys to Sharing Law Enforcement Information Globally

21st century criminals are tech savvy, organized and increasingly sophisticated.  They move easily across virtual and physical borders effectively utilizing the latest communications, social media and security technologies.  Add to these the advent of artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, the dawn of 5G and the IOT and criminals and terrorists become even more resourceful.  But these technologies provide unprecedented capabilities for law enforcement as well. 

Law enforcement at every level of government recognizes the importance of advanced technologies to tracking and identifying criminals and terrorists, and ideally preventing their acts.    That said, law enforcement faces challenges that the bad guys often do not. Scarce resources for both technology acquisition and the training necessary to deploy new capabilities is a hard reality.  So, too, the traditional “reluctant to share” culture that arguably is giving way to one of “need to share,” but at what speed?  

The bottom line: law enforcement’s ability to access data wherever it is stored, connect dots and act in as close to real time is more important than ever.  Too often, data trails left in disparate databases around the world by criminals and terrorists are discovered only after the act of a crime or terror event has occurred.  And these criminal acts are escalating in both frequency and impact. 

The CES Government 2020 “Culture Change and Embracing Technology” Executive Roundtable explores these issues and brings together for a candid exchange, top law enforcement leaders from national, state and local jurisdictions in the United States and US partner nations, together with recognized and experienced technology professionals.  CES Government has extended invitations and is awaiting confirmation for participation from:


Dale McFee, Chief of Police, Edmonton Police Service (Canada)

Mike Barton, Retired Chief Constable, Durham Police (United Kingdom)

Michael DeLeon, Assistant Director, FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (United States)

Jason Henry, Unit Chief Information Sharing, DHS/ICE/Intel (United States)

Jason Harwin, Chief Constable, Cleveland Police – Drug Lead (United Kingdom)                             

Wayne Salzgaber, Director, Interpol Washington, USNCB (United States)

Donna Roy, Executive Director, DHS Information and Sharing Office (United States)

Don Conroy, Director, DHS National Targeting Center (United States)

Mike Pullen, Vice President, CGI Federal (United States)

Executive Roundtable topics and themes are announced and may be viewed on CES Government’s Website. Additional topics may be added in the coming months.

About CES Government
CES Government kicks off the year each January for those leading the digital transformation in information technology as applied to government missions. Anchored in US Federal, and with global reach, the primarily by-invitation agenda brings together the most senior government and business technology professionals, all against the backdrop of the world’s most prestigious technology showcase: CES.  partner nations. CES Government is produced by the Government Business Executive Forum.

About the Government Business Executive Forum
The Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF) is a premier network of top government and technology professionals in business and government.   As with CES Government, the GBEF is anchored in US Federal and global in its reach.  The GBEF produces an annual program of meetings, events and activities that enable substantive discussions and relationships, so vital in today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape.