BLPN

BLPN 2023

7th - 8th November, Horwood House, Milton Keynes

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

07 November 2023

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Main Room

    Registration

  • 9:00 am - 9:10 am

    Main Room

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Chris Bigland

    Deputy Chief Fire Officer
    Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

    Welcome to the Blue Light Partnership Network!

  • 9:10 am - 9:55 am

    Main Room

    Panel Discussion: Harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning in emergency services

    Chris Bigland

    Deputy Chief Fire Officer
    Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

    Michael Dickson

    Chief Executive
    Scottish Ambulance Service

    Jason Hogg

    Chief Constable
    Thames Valley Police

    Chris Reynolds

    Chief Information Officer
    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

    Our opening keynote panel will explore the dynamic synergy between cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies and the swift, targeted response of blue light services.

  • 10:00 am - 10:20 am

    Main Room

    Enabling cross-team communication

    Matthew Hodgson

    Chief Executive Officer
    Element

    Secure decentralised communications for critical services. Effective communication between partner organisations should be decentralised to ensure interoperability, data sovereignty and security.

  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am

    Main Room

    Dragons' Den

    Our signature ‘Dragons’ Den’ session provides each solution provider with an opportunity to deliver a short pitch, explaining why they are here and how their services can help tackle some of the sector’s ongoing challenges.

  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 12:05 pm - 12:25 pm

    Main Room

    West Midlands Police: how automation improves policing operations to better serve the community

    Gregg Hudson

    Mobility and Automation Manager
    West Midlands Police

    Ryan Bartlett

    Emergency Services Lead, UKI
    UiPath

    Join this fireside chat with West Midlands Police (WMP) to find out how automation is used to improve operational efficiency and experience for staff and citizens alike. Software robots have been deployed across shared services, IT and d...

  • 12:25 pm - 12:45 pm

    Main Room

    The role of AI in delivering efficiency & automation for emergency services

    Tom Ball

    Account Manager
    Juniper Networks

    The network is the life blood of emergency services operations. It must be reliable and secure, to assure positive experiences for all users, devices, and critical services. Join this session to learn how AI can streamline network operat...

  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    Main Room

    Virtual Presentation: Building a customer-centric, collaborative culture

    Ann Millington

    Chief Executive
    Kent Fire and Rescue Service

    Kent Fire and Rescue Service have successfully embedded a programme of transformational change over the last seven years centred around the words “customer” and “colleague”. In this session, Ann Millington will share how this has...

  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

    Main Room

    Networking Lunch

  • 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

    Main Room

    Balancing the increase in expectations against financial challenges

    Chris Bigland

    Deputy Chief Fire Officer
    Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

    In this immersive roundtable discussion, we will invite all participants to share their valuable experiences around addressing the escalating public expectations for quality and speed of service from emergency services, against the backd...

  • 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

    Main Room

    Factoring net zero and sustainability into capital projects

    Mark Price

    Digital, Data, Sustainability and Project Executive
    West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service

    An insightful session on integrating sustainability and achieving net zero goals in capital projects for police, fire, and ambulance services. Explore innovative strategies for a resilient and eco-conscious future

  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    Main Room

    Inclusive culture and leadership

    Jayen Parmar

    Deputy Head of Digital, Data and Technology
    College of Policing

    Through real-world examples of successful diversity initiatives, we will showcase the positive impact of embracing inclusivity in emergency services. Join Jayen Parmar to hear about effective strategies for cultivating an inclusive cultu...

  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 4:50 pm - 5:35 pm

    Main Room

    Driving efficiency, productivity and value for money across the emergency services

    Chris Bigland

    Deputy Chief Fire Officer
    Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

    Michael Dickson

    Chief Executive
    Scottish Ambulance Service

    Nikki Leaper

    Assistant Chief Constable
    Devon and Cornwall Police

    A fireside chat between senior colleagues from police, fire and ambulance services to share strategies to enhance efficiency, boost productivity, and maximise value for money across the tri-sector.

  • 5:35 pm - 5:45 pm

    Main Room

    Chair's Closing Remarks

  • 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

    Main Room

    Hotel check-in/Free time

  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Main Room

    Drinks reception and Networking dinner

    Networking sessions – throughout the event we host a networking lunch as well as a dinner and drinks reception to give you ample opportunity to connect with your peers and suppliers over the learnings from the event. Dinner is served i...

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BLPN 2023

7th - 8th November, Horwood House, Milton Keynes