تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

14 – 17 March 2022 Dubai Exhibition Centre Expo 2020United Arab Emirates

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The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a fall in crime rates around the world. Whilst some forms of crime declined, other forms, such as cybercrime and money laundering, have emerged and heightened elsewhere. In addition to enforcing lockdown protocols, law enforcement agencies are now tasked to solve a multitude of crime forms augmenting the reliance on digital technologies for real-time criminal intelligence and faster response to crime incidents.

Despite these challenges, law enforcement units are equipped to adapt to the changing threat landscape and mitigate next generation crime through novel cross-border partnership models, forward-looking training programmes and enhanced community relations. Taking place from 14 – 15 March 2022, the WPS Crime Prevention Conference will gather global leaders from the law enforcement ecosystem to strategise and lay the foundation to creating a safer and more secure world.

CONFERENCE THEMES INCLUDE
  • International cooperation
  • Cybercrime
  • Law enforcement during pandemics
  • Financial crimes
  • Human trafficking
  • Women in law enforcement

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome remarks by Dubai Police

Conference Room A

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Welcome remarks by Dubai Police

Conference Room A

09:15 - 09:30

Rethinking safety, security, and sustainability: policing in the post-pandemic era

Keynote | Conference Room A

With public health and economic sustainability critical priorities for governments, how will policing, law enforcement, and security agencies respond to the structural trends that will shape the public safety and security context of the next decade? What should be the relationship between the police and other agencies and actors involved in public safety and security? How should police and law enforcement agencies be governed and held to account?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session that will highlight the role of leadership and international cooperation in building back better self-sustaining and secure societies.


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Rethinking safety, security, and sustainability: policing in the post-pandemic era

Keynote | Conference Room A

With public health and economic sustainability critical priorities for governments, how will policing, law enforcement, and security agencies respond to the structural trends that will shape the public safety and security context of the next decade? What should be the relationship between the police and other agencies and actors involved in public safety and security? How should police and law enforcement agencies be governed and held to account?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session that will highlight the role of leadership and international cooperation in building back better self-sustaining and secure societies.


09:30 - 10:15

Future of law enforcement: Bolstering partnerships and operational competencies to mitigate evolving crime

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

New types of crime, advanced digital technologies, and the changing role of the police and other law enforcement agencies are raising fundamental questions about the future police operating model. In the face of the expanded scope, increased variety, and more complex nature of the public safety and security challenges, how can law enforcement agencies equip themselves with the right mix of policies, intelligence, partnerships, and people to stay ahead of criminals?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session that will underline the importance of long-term planning, the significance of forward-looking intelligence-sharing to fight international crime, and the importance of partnerships among global police forces.


Panelists:

Jürgen Stock

Secretary General

INTERPOL

Commissioner Luís Carrilho

United Nations Police Adviser

DAC Jim Wee

Executive Director

ASEANAPOL

Col. Mubarak Said Al Khyeli

Director General

GCCPOL

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IconMonday 14 March 2022

Icon09:30 - 10:15

Future of law enforcement: Bolstering partnerships and operational competencies to mitigate evolving crime

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

New types of crime, advanced digital technologies, and the changing role of the police and other law enforcement agencies are raising fundamental questions about the future police operating model. In the face of the expanded scope, increased variety, and more complex nature of the public safety and security challenges, how can law enforcement agencies equip themselves with the right mix of policies, intelligence, partnerships, and people to stay ahead of criminals?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session that will underline the importance of long-term planning, the significance of forward-looking intelligence-sharing to fight international crime, and the importance of partnerships among global police forces.


Jürgen Stock

Secretary General, INTERPOL

Commissioner Luís Carrilho

, United Nations Police Adviser

DAC Jim Wee

Executive Director, ASEANAPOL

Col. Mubarak Said Al Khyeli

Director General, GCCPOL

10:15 - 10:30

Why the world needs fresh thinking on the challenges to public safety and security

Keynote | Conference Room A

Fast-changing crime patterns pose a major challenge to existing police and judicial systems, making it critical for law enforcement agencies to rethink and reform public safety and security in a way that encompasses and benefits all aspects of protecting societies. How will the digital revolution, greater global interconnectedness, and the rise of new socia
challenges impact the global fight against crime?

Attendee Insights:

An important session for attendees to gain insights on the evolution of transnational crime and the roadmap to transforming law enforcement and reorganizing the way we combat crime globally.

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Icon10:15 - 10:30

Why the world needs fresh thinking on the challenges to public safety and security

Keynote | Conference Room A

Fast-changing crime patterns pose a major challenge to existing police and judicial systems, making it critical for law enforcement agencies to rethink and reform public safety and security in a way that encompasses and benefits all aspects of protecting societies. How will the digital revolution, greater global interconnectedness, and the rise of new socia
challenges impact the global fight against crime?

Attendee Insights:

An important session for attendees to gain insights on the evolution of transnational crime and the roadmap to transforming law enforcement and reorganizing the way we combat crime globally.

10:45 - 11:30

Forward-looking policing strategies to mitigate transnational crime

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

Changing economic and geopolitical issues have amplified the roles and responsibilities of policing across the world. As countries advance, how are police leaders directing their forces to uphold national security, prevent crime, and enhance public trust? What are the key challenges facing the police in the post-pandemic period and what strategies are required to counter multiple transnational threats, including terrorism, the growth of international criminal networks, people trafficking, the opioid epidemic, and cybercrime?

Attendee Insights:

This high-level session will shed light on the role of leadership in policing and how governments are transforming their law enforcement agencies into multifaceted  entities that can not only safeguard national security but also advance safety and security worldwide.

Panelists:

Commissioner Luís Carrilho

United Nations Police Adviser

Dwight Henninger

President

IACP

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IconMonday 14 March 2022

Icon10:45 - 11:30

Forward-looking policing strategies to mitigate transnational crime

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

Changing economic and geopolitical issues have amplified the roles and responsibilities of policing across the world. As countries advance, how are police leaders directing their forces to uphold national security, prevent crime, and enhance public trust? What are the key challenges facing the police in the post-pandemic period and what strategies are required to counter multiple transnational threats, including terrorism, the growth of international criminal networks, people trafficking, the opioid epidemic, and cybercrime?

Attendee Insights:

This high-level session will shed light on the role of leadership in policing and how governments are transforming their law enforcement agencies into multifaceted  entities that can not only safeguard national security but also advance safety and security worldwide.

Commissioner Luís Carrilho

, United Nations Police Adviser

Dwight Henninger

President, IACP

11:30 - 11:45

Crime prevention in the future: insights on the intersection of science, technology, and law enforcement

Keynote | Conference Room A

In a world where technology is omnipresent, law enforcement agencies have become reliant on digital data to predict and prevent crime in the physical and digital worlds. How are police forces keeping up with technological advances to prevent and solve crimes and how can they attract the best minds to stay ahead of criminals?

Attendee Insights:

A must-attend session for law enforcement officials to understand the influence of technological innovation on crime patterns around the world, the evolving channels to solve complex crime in the future, and how to attract a diverse and inclusive workforce to take on digitally savvy criminals.


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IconMonday 14 March 2022

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Crime prevention in the future: insights on the intersection of science, technology, and law enforcement

Keynote | Conference Room A

In a world where technology is omnipresent, law enforcement agencies have become reliant on digital data to predict and prevent crime in the physical and digital worlds. How are police forces keeping up with technological advances to prevent and solve crimes and how can they attract the best minds to stay ahead of criminals?

Attendee Insights:

A must-attend session for law enforcement officials to understand the influence of technological innovation on crime patterns around the world, the evolving channels to solve complex crime in the future, and how to attract a diverse and inclusive workforce to take on digitally savvy criminals.


11:45 - 12:30

Innovation as an enabler of next-gen crime prevention

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

With changing crime patterns and the unpredictable security landscape, law enforcement agencies across the globe are rapidly adopting technology as a core pillar of their operations. With the numerous digital technologies available today, how are police forces embracing these solutions to innovate, prevent crime and create safer communities? As data privacy concerns remain critical, how are agencies ensuring public trust whilst employing technologies, such as predictive policing, to garner intelligence and stay ahead of criminals?

Attendee Insights:

This session will highlight the role of technology and innovation in law enforcement and what it means for the future of crime prevention and prediction.


Panelists:

Anita Hazenberg

Director - Innovation Centre Directorate

INTERPOL

Shirley Ivan

Deputy Asst. Minister and Chief Information Officer

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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Innovation as an enabler of next-gen crime prevention

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

With changing crime patterns and the unpredictable security landscape, law enforcement agencies across the globe are rapidly adopting technology as a core pillar of their operations. With the numerous digital technologies available today, how are police forces embracing these solutions to innovate, prevent crime and create safer communities? As data privacy concerns remain critical, how are agencies ensuring public trust whilst employing technologies, such as predictive policing, to garner intelligence and stay ahead of criminals?

Attendee Insights:

This session will highlight the role of technology and innovation in law enforcement and what it means for the future of crime prevention and prediction.


Anita Hazenberg

Director - Innovation Centre Directorate, INTERPOL

Shirley Ivan

Deputy Asst. Minister and Chief Information Officer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

14:00 - 14:15

Novel crisis response strategies for law enforcement units

Keynote | Conference Room A

The roles and responsibilities of law enforcement officers have grown during the pandemic and have put them at the centre stage of the healthcare situation. In addition to investigating criminal acts, police officers were tasked to respond to a crisis-stricken population, enforce lockdown protocols and maintain public safety and security. As countries evolve, how can law enforcement agencies keep up with unpredictability and remain prepared to respond to crises? How can the military approach to crises work in police units?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session for attendees to understand novel approaches to crisis response, emergency preparedness, and maintaining public order.


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Novel crisis response strategies for law enforcement units

Keynote | Conference Room A

The roles and responsibilities of law enforcement officers have grown during the pandemic and have put them at the centre stage of the healthcare situation. In addition to investigating criminal acts, police officers were tasked to respond to a crisis-stricken population, enforce lockdown protocols and maintain public safety and security. As countries evolve, how can law enforcement agencies keep up with unpredictability and remain prepared to respond to crises? How can the military approach to crises work in police units?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session for attendees to understand novel approaches to crisis response, emergency preparedness, and maintaining public order.


14:15 - 15:15

Strategy talks and Q&A

Conference Room A | Theme: Crime prevention in the digital era

Focused 15-minute presentations highlighting police strategies to prevent crime in the digital era followed by discussion and audience Q&A

14:15 – 14:20 | Opening remarks by session chair


14:20 - 14:35 | Strategy talk 1


14:35 - 14:50 | Strategy talk 2


14:50 - 15:05 | Strategy talk 3


15:05 - 15:15 | Discussion and Q&A

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Strategy talks and Q&A

Conference Room A | Theme: Crime prevention in the digital era

Focused 15-minute presentations highlighting police strategies to prevent crime in the digital era followed by discussion and audience Q&A

14:15 – 14:20 | Opening remarks by session chair


14:20 - 14:35 | Strategy talk 1


14:35 - 14:50 | Strategy talk 2


14:50 - 15:05 | Strategy talk 3


15:05 - 15:15 | Discussion and Q&A

15:15 - 16:00

Algorithms and criminology: enhancing precision and transparency in law enforcement and criminal justice systems

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

Growing security concerns have heightened the utilisation of machine learning, big data, and analytics as a core theme of intelligence and crime prevention. Whilst such technologies were initially earmarked for criminal risk assessment, their features have evolved over the years and, today can predict crime based on historical patterns. With the widespread use of algorithmic policing systems, how can such technologies be trained to remove algorithmic bias in crime prediction? Can fully automated intelligence networks enhance the safety and security of countries?

Attendee Insights:

An important discussion to understand the implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning for assessing risk, predicting crime, and evaluating criminal justice.


Panelists:

Mark Evans

Deputy Chief Executive - Insights and Deployment

New Zealand Police

Joroen van Vugt

Director - Strategy & Innovation

Dutch National Police (Politie Netherlands)

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Icon15:15 - 16:00

Algorithms and criminology: enhancing precision and transparency in law enforcement and criminal justice systems

Leadership panel | Conference Room A

Growing security concerns have heightened the utilisation of machine learning, big data, and analytics as a core theme of intelligence and crime prevention. Whilst such technologies were initially earmarked for criminal risk assessment, their features have evolved over the years and, today can predict crime based on historical patterns. With the widespread use of algorithmic policing systems, how can such technologies be trained to remove algorithmic bias in crime prediction? Can fully automated intelligence networks enhance the safety and security of countries?

Attendee Insights:

An important discussion to understand the implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning for assessing risk, predicting crime, and evaluating criminal justice.


Mark Evans

Deputy Chief Executive - Insights and Deployment, New Zealand Police

Joroen van Vugt

Director - Strategy & Innovation, Dutch National Police (Politie Netherlands)

16:00 - 17:00

Concurrent workshops

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Innovation in crime prevention Algorithms and predictive analytics Assessing the psychology of criminal minds
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Concurrent workshops

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Innovation in crime prevention Algorithms and predictive analytics Assessing the psychology of criminal minds

09:00 - 09:15

Tracing the roots of crime: the roadmap for law enforcement and financial institutions to strengthen anti-money laundering capabilities

Keynote | Conference Room B

The global financial industry is undergoing a rapid transformation. As criminal and terror groups look for novel channels to fund their illicit operations, regulators, financial institutions, and law enforcement agencies are consolidating their technology and intelligence capacities to assess suspicious trade patterns. How are law enforcement agencies working with financial intelligence units to identify proceeds of terrorist and crime financing? With the rise of cryptocurrencies, how are digital trading platforms supporting anti-money laundering with new compliances and policies? Together, as a community, how can countries bolster their capabilities to create a terror-free world?

Attendee Insights:

An important session for attendees to understand the trends, policies and collaborative efforts of global law enforcement agencies to prevent and mitigate money laundering and terrorist financing.


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Tracing the roots of crime: the roadmap for law enforcement and financial institutions to strengthen anti-money laundering capabilities

Keynote | Conference Room B

The global financial industry is undergoing a rapid transformation. As criminal and terror groups look for novel channels to fund their illicit operations, regulators, financial institutions, and law enforcement agencies are consolidating their technology and intelligence capacities to assess suspicious trade patterns. How are law enforcement agencies working with financial intelligence units to identify proceeds of terrorist and crime financing? With the rise of cryptocurrencies, how are digital trading platforms supporting anti-money laundering with new compliances and policies? Together, as a community, how can countries bolster their capabilities to create a terror-free world?

Attendee Insights:

An important session for attendees to understand the trends, policies and collaborative efforts of global law enforcement agencies to prevent and mitigate money laundering and terrorist financing.


09:15 - 10:00

Countering financial crime in the digital era: insights on the global illicit financing market in the post-pandemic period

Leadership panel | Conference Room B

The covertness of money laundering operations makes it hard to fathom the actual value, though reports estimate it to be between 2 - 5 percent of the global GDP. With the widespread use of digital payments and cryptocurrencies increasing the rate of money laundering activities, how can law enforcement agencies and the financial industry trace the asset sources that are layered into the financial system? What should we do to prevent illicit financing today and, in the future, and how can we restrict financial fraudsters from accessing the laundered wealth?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session for delegates to learn about the evolution of financial crime and money laundering activities in the post-pandemic era and the preemptive measures that must be adopted to counter illicit financing.


Panelists:

Hennie Verbeek-Kusters

Chair

Egmont Group Of Financial Intelligence Units

Jim Lee

Chief – Criminal Investigation

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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Countering financial crime in the digital era: insights on the global illicit financing market in the post-pandemic period

Leadership panel | Conference Room B

The covertness of money laundering operations makes it hard to fathom the actual value, though reports estimate it to be between 2 - 5 percent of the global GDP. With the widespread use of digital payments and cryptocurrencies increasing the rate of money laundering activities, how can law enforcement agencies and the financial industry trace the asset sources that are layered into the financial system? What should we do to prevent illicit financing today and, in the future, and how can we restrict financial fraudsters from accessing the laundered wealth?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session for delegates to learn about the evolution of financial crime and money laundering activities in the post-pandemic era and the preemptive measures that must be adopted to counter illicit financing.


Hennie Verbeek-Kusters

Chair, Egmont Group Of Financial Intelligence Units

Jim Lee

Chief – Criminal Investigation, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

10:00 - 10:45

Cross-border partnerships to defend the cyberspace: mitigating next-generation cybercrime through technology and intelligence

Leadership panel | Conference Room B

Digital transformation has triggered a new paradigm in law enforcement. With cybercrime becoming a global priority for governments, how are law enforcement agencies coordinating efforts to identify risks, mitigate and defend cyberspace together? In the age of cryptocurrencies, how are national cybercrime units working with the private sector and utilising the dark web for threat intelligence and thwarting other criminal activities such as drug trafficking, weapons trade, and money laundering?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level discussion that underlines the evolution of cyber crime and the role of law enforcement agencies in tacking the threats together with shared intelligence, technologies and strategies.


Panelists:

Dato’ Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab

CEO

CyberSecurity Malaysia

Oskar Gross

Head of Cybercrime Bureau

Estonian Police and Border Guard

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Cross-border partnerships to defend the cyberspace: mitigating next-generation cybercrime through technology and intelligence

Leadership panel | Conference Room B

Digital transformation has triggered a new paradigm in law enforcement. With cybercrime becoming a global priority for governments, how are law enforcement agencies coordinating efforts to identify risks, mitigate and defend cyberspace together? In the age of cryptocurrencies, how are national cybercrime units working with the private sector and utilising the dark web for threat intelligence and thwarting other criminal activities such as drug trafficking, weapons trade, and money laundering?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level discussion that underlines the evolution of cyber crime and the role of law enforcement agencies in tacking the threats together with shared intelligence, technologies and strategies.


Dato’ Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab

CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia

Oskar Gross

Head of Cybercrime Bureau, Estonian Police and Border Guard

10:45 - 11:00

Global cybercrime outlook: what must be done today to secure the digital worlds of tomorrow?

Keynote | Conference Room B

With digitalisation opening new avenues for cybercriminals, how can law enforcement agencies stay up-to-date on the advances in cyber security to protect the digital space? What novel strategies and technologies are being adopted by cybercriminals to carry out their activities ranging from nation-state hacking to cyber espionage? What does the future of cyber threat intelligence look like and how can well-structured training help law enforcement agencies mitigate future cyber threats?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level discussion that underlines the evolution of cyber crime and the role of law enforcement agencies in tacking the threats together with shared intelligence, technologies and strategies.


Keynote:

Eugene Kaspersky

Co-Founder and CEO

Kaspersky

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IconTuesday 15 March 2022

Icon10:45 - 11:00

Global cybercrime outlook: what must be done today to secure the digital worlds of tomorrow?

Keynote | Conference Room B

With digitalisation opening new avenues for cybercriminals, how can law enforcement agencies stay up-to-date on the advances in cyber security to protect the digital space? What novel strategies and technologies are being adopted by cybercriminals to carry out their activities ranging from nation-state hacking to cyber espionage? What does the future of cyber threat intelligence look like and how can well-structured training help law enforcement agencies mitigate future cyber threats?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level discussion that underlines the evolution of cyber crime and the role of law enforcement agencies in tacking the threats together with shared intelligence, technologies and strategies.


Eugene Kaspersky

Co-Founder and CEO, Kaspersky

11:15 - 12:00

Policing advanced societies: technology-enabled community policing as a catalyst of crime prevention

Leadership panel | Conference Room B

Preventing crime is a complex task involving the collaborative efforts of law enforcement, criminal justice and the community. Though technology has bridged law enforcement agencies and the societies they operate in, lack of trust community trust makes it complicated to understand patterns, gather evidence, and reduce instances of violent crime. How are leading police leveraging technology to enhance community trust and mitigate crime together? How can this collaborative effort protect communities from terrorist-activities and high-profile crime such as human trafficking?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session that will highlight how leading nations have bolstered their community policing activities through technology for intelligence and to fortify preparedness to mitigate crime.


Panelists:

Krista Aas

Deputy Director General - Development

Estonian Police and Border Guard

Prof. Wesley Skogan

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Northwestern University

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IconTuesday 15 March 2022

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Policing advanced societies: technology-enabled community policing as a catalyst of crime prevention

Leadership panel | Conference Room B

Preventing crime is a complex task involving the collaborative efforts of law enforcement, criminal justice and the community. Though technology has bridged law enforcement agencies and the societies they operate in, lack of trust community trust makes it complicated to understand patterns, gather evidence, and reduce instances of violent crime. How are leading police leveraging technology to enhance community trust and mitigate crime together? How can this collaborative effort protect communities from terrorist-activities and high-profile crime such as human trafficking?

Attendee Insights:

A high-level session that will highlight how leading nations have bolstered their community policing activities through technology for intelligence and to fortify preparedness to mitigate crime.


Krista Aas

Deputy Director General - Development, Estonian Police and Border Guard

Prof. Wesley Skogan

Professor Emeritus of Political Science , Northwestern University

12:00 - 13:15

Strategy talks and Q&A

Conference Room B | Theme: Cyber crime and anti-money laundering

Focused 15-minute presentations highlighting police strategies to prevent cyber crime and money laundering followed by Q&A

12:00 – 12:10 | Opening remarks by session chair


12:10 - 12:25 | Strategy talk 1


12:25 - 12:40 | Strategy talk 2


12:40 - 12:55 | Strategy talk 3


12:55 - 13:15 | Discussion and Q&A

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Icon12:00 - 13:15

Strategy talks and Q&A

Conference Room B | Theme: Cyber crime and anti-money laundering

Focused 15-minute presentations highlighting police strategies to prevent cyber crime and money laundering followed by Q&A

12:00 – 12:10 | Opening remarks by session chair


12:10 - 12:25 | Strategy talk 1


12:25 - 12:40 | Strategy talk 2


12:40 - 12:55 | Strategy talk 3


12:55 - 13:15 | Discussion and Q&A

14:30 - 16:00

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Advanced financial crime mitigation strategies Policing the cyberworld through open-source and cross-agency intelligence Securing developed communities
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Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Advanced financial crime mitigation strategies Policing the cyberworld through open-source and cross-agency intelligence Securing developed communities

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