The Ministry of Interior’s Innovation and Future Foresight Conference was held on 5th-6th February. Day 1 of the Conference was a great success as speakers delivered world class presentations on various crime and technology related topics.

Day 2 featured some of the finest and brightest brains in the technology and crime prevention industries from around the world. Keynote speakers from Austria and France addressed global concerns in criminal investigation and foresight modelling for future policing. Speakers from Finland, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Switzerland discussed topics related to artificial intelligence, crime, robotics, digital technological advancement and analytics.

Confronting technology

Two workshop round tables comprising speakers from France and Switzerland highlighted the important details concerning big data

The speakers are drawn from a global pool of refined industry leaders, strategists, academicians, technology experts and security analysts. Using country-specific case studies, they addressed in great detail the crime issues confronting technology and how to combat these problems using emerging technology.

Two workshop round tables comprising speakers from France and Switzerland highlighted the important details concerning big data, open data and future application in governance & policing and the future of virtual autopsy in crime scene brought the conference to an end. The conference was an excellent opportunity for The UAE’s law enforcement, government, security, and regulatory agencies, to connect with international thought leaders and experts at the conference and learn about groundbreaking initiatives.

Handle emerging cybercrimes

The Conference was vital for growing and established technology based companies looking to gain ample knowledge on how to handle emerging cybercrimes and other crime related issued. It allowed technology based companies and multinationals to learn new tricks, gain perspective on industry emerging trends and stay up to date with new crime issues affecting the global economies around the world.

Some of the ‘who is who’ in the technology industries attended the conference to learn about shortcomings in software tools

Some of the ‘who is who’ in the technology industries attended the conference to learn about shortcomings in software tools. They discovered new software capabilities, experimented with new equipment, and learnt how others have solved similar problems. This year’s conference specifically highlighted the many ways that digital disruption can be used by the government to forecast and plan future events.

Anticipated threats

Seasoned technology experts gave presentations and displayed their ongoing progress in matters of artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced analytics, and other indices of advanced future technology. Likewise security experts also reviewed the latest emerging technology in policing, patrol, intelligence, predictive crime analytics, investigation, and ICT to ensure anticipated threats are well managed and contained.

Particular focus was given to the use of the latest disruptive technologies and innovations to help secure sea-ports and airports while supporting business growth and facilitating the efficient movement of good and people across international borders.

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