Events & Discussions: Past events

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Intelligent Defence – Maximising Smart Power and Public Value

Thursday 14th March 2019

One Whitehall Place, Whitehall Court, London, UK

In 2018 Cityforum, with the encouragement of the then CDS and the active support of the Vice Chief and DCDC, conducted a programme of conclaves, papers and a major round table on ‘Intelligent Defence and Smart Power’.

In the first half of 2019 Cityforum is mounting another programme of work in this field that will also seek to make a public value case for defence, just before deliberations on the next comprehensive spending review take shape. This round table is the first of two top l [...]

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Policing the Nation – meeting the digital and societal challenges

Tuesday 5th February 2019

45 Maple Street, London, UK

Taking place at the BT Tower, 45 Maple Street, London W1T 4JZ, the fourth in our series of People in Policing Round Tables, Policing the Nation – meeting the digital and societal challenges will revisit the Peel principles in a digital environment and will look in some detail at the implications of the next Comprehensive Spending Review. Confirmed to participate are: Ms Cressida Dick Commissioner Metropolitan Police, Ms Sara Thornton Chair National Police Chiefs’ Council, Ms Lynne Owens Dire [...]

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Police National Contact Management Round Table

Wednesday 5th December 2018

45 Maple Street, London, UK

Taking place at the BT Tower, 45 Maple Street, London W1T 4JZ, this inaugural Cityforum policing round table Reimagining police public contact – technology, people and public confidence takes place on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Policing, as we all know, is facing unprecedented pressures in the face of ongoing austerity, increasing demand and a rapidly changing societal and technological landscape. Change has become the new norm. But, in order for change to be p [...]

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Cityforum Intelligent Defence Series Report Released

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Cityforum is delighted to be publishing the full report of the 2017/18 Intelligent Defence Series developed in close consultation with UK MoD, DCDC and the assistance of the US NSA. The Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and the Commander Joint Forces Command keynoted the final round table and the preparation is under way for a further series in 2019.
The Chairman of Cityforum, Marc Lee who has followed defence for many years, since he was at the Financ [...]
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Fourth Digital Policing Summit

Monday 12th November 2018

BT Centre, Newgate Street, London, UK

Following on from the success of Cityforum’s last Digital Policing Summit, and the release of the associated Digital Policing Report, we are delighted to announce that our Fourth Digital Policing Summit will take place on Monday 12 November at BT Centre, London EC1A.

The Annual Digital Policing Summit is now regarded as a significant [...]

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10th Cyber Security Masterclass and Summit

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Central London, United Kingdom

Cyber threats demand of governments, agencies and corporates the ability to work at sharply increased pace to offer protection from the explosive increase in the dangers countries face from the exponential increase in the volume and speed of attacks delivered by a highly variegated set of opponents.

Three leading US security officials make key contributions to this forum, the tenth in the annual Cityforum series with NSA; Mr George Barnes, Deputy Director, NSA and Mr Rob Joyce, S [...]

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