Global MSC 2014 Programme is Growing

Global MSC Conference and Exhibition 2014 on the 10th and 11th November 2014 has a growing list of high quality speakers to match an exciting programme of events, starting with Drinks Reception & Exhibition Preview with the fibre optic link up from Bristol City on Monday 10th, followed by a Gala Dinner where the first The Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award will be presented.

In honour of the late Gordon McLanaghan, The Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award has been created to acknowledge and recognise an individual who has gone above and beyond their role and responsibility. It will be awarded at the annual Global MSC Conference and Exhibition to a person who has shown creativity and innovation in producing and implementing a new, cost effective, idea or initiative that benefits the security and technology industry.

Two of the key speakers at this year’s event are Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Dr Charlie Frowd, Reader in Forensic Psychology, University of Winchester.

Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Tony was appointed Surveillance Camera Commissioner in March 2014. He has a combination of business and law enforcement expertise and is an intelligence specialist (most recently within the financial sector) and retired senior police leader. His experience spans community and business engagement, international counter terrorism and serious and organised crime.

His role is to:

  • Encourage compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice.
  • Review how the code is working.
  • Provide advice to ministers on whether or not the code needs amending.
  • Provide advice and information to the public and system operators about the effective, appropriate, proportionate and transparent use of surveillance camera systems.

Dr Charlie Frowd, Reader in Forensic Psychology, University of Winchester

Dr Frowd is an expert in applied face perception. He has spent the last 15 years investigating how to produce the most effective facial composites, images constructed by witnesses and victims of crime to allow the police to catch criminals.

Charlie’s research has led to advancements in the way eyewitnesses are interviewed, the method used to build an offender’s face and techniques for presenting composites to police and members of the public for identification.

The result is a set of techniques that enable a highly identifiable image of a face to be produced, substantially improving suspect identification rates. Identification evidence from composites is used along with other forensic evidence (e.g. CCTV and DNA) to convict offenders.

Commercially the Global MSCS exhibition is growing, and BT Redcare, NICE and DVTEL are sponsoring the 2014 event. This free to attend conference not to be missed.

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