Blue Light 

Innovation Summit

Innovation summit in Northern England, hosted in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary,  designed to connect, inspire and showcase the best innovation projects and initiatives across blue light services.

Who is this for?

This summit will bring together senior Blue Lights Services professionals across the police, fire, ambulance emergency and local governments to address digital transformation, the future of technology in Blue Lights Emergency Services and its vital role in the sector. 

Blue Lights Innovation Summit: North

02.10.2018 I Lancashire

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8:30 am Registration, networking and breakfast

9:00 am Opening remarks

9:25 am Keynote speaker: Rob Flanagan, Lancashire Constabulary

9:55 am Keynote speaker, TBA  

10:30 am Coffee and networking break

11:00 am Panel discussion

11:50 am Lunchtime and networking

1:20 pm Keynote speaker: Jason Dunning, DWF Law

1:50 pm Innovation Workshop

2:45 pm Closing remarks

3:00 pm Networking

4:00 pm Event close

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Blue Lights Innovation Summit: North

Date TBC I Lancashire

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8:30  am Registration, networking and breakfast

9:00 am Introduction and opening remarks from Lancashire Police & Idea Drop

9:10 am Keynote speaker: Attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce  

9:30 am Innovation and transformation can be driven from across all levels in the force 

09:50 am Panel discussion - Doing more with less by innovating in Blue Light Services

10:30 am Coffee and networking break

10:50 am Innovation Workshop with Martin Wilson

11:35 am The latest innovation in Blue Lights: Forensics Academy & Alexa bulletins  

11:50 am Closing remarks from Owen Hunnam

11:55 am Networking  and lunch

1 pm Event close

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27 June 2018 - London
02 October 2018 - Lancashire

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About the event

This conference will bring together representatives from across the police, fire, ambulance and local governments with an aim to demonstrate the best innovation practices and showcase how innovative ideas and technology are helping blue light services on a practical day-to-day basis and directly influencing efficiency discovery, demand reduction, improved victim experience and other key metrics. 

Innovation is a hot topic at the moment. At a time when blue light services are facing wide-scale pressure to do more with less, a close look at innovation is required in order to make policing and blue light services more effective. 

Delegates will enjoy a carefully curated programme of talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities throughout the event.

Blue Lights Innovation Summit

About the event

This half-day conference will bring together representatives from across the police, fire, ambulance emergency and local governments with an aim to demonstrate the best innovation practices and showcase how innovative ideas and technology are helping blue light services on a practical day-to-day basis and directly influences workforce efficiency. 

Innovation is a hot topic at the moment. At a time when blue light services are facing a lot of pressure to do more for less, a close look at innovation is required in order to make policing more effective. 

Delegates will be enjoying talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities throughout the event.

Confirmed speakers for 2018

Martin Wilson

Former Head of Innovation at Kent & Essex Police

Rob Flanagan 

Innovation Manager, Lancashire Police

Rob Jones

Chief Supt, 
Metropolitan Police

Network and meet like-minded innovation experts from across blue light UK services

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Hands-on innovation workshop led by industry experts 


Participate and influence the debate


Discover the latest Innovation case studies and their impact

Why Attend? 

Upcoming Events

27th of June, 2018

8:30 am -
1 pm

London

We have limited amount of tickets - please apply to attend. 

Or for more information email indre@ideadrop.co

2nd of October, 2018

8:30 am -
4 pm

Lancashire

Jason Dunning

Principal Consultant, 
DWF Consulting 

Mike Gibney

Director of Workforce and Innovation,
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

James Bennett

Strategy Directorate,
Home Office 

Elena Noel 

Co-Chair MPS Anti Knife Crime Forum, Community Engagement Expert on BME issues

Owen Hunnam

Co-founder and CEO, 
Idea Drop