Fourth National Digital Media Investigator’s Online Conference 

18 and 19 November

A ‘must attend’ event for all DMIs! Enjoy the conference in the comfort of your own office!

The Investigator is pleased to announce the Fourth National Digital Media

Investigator’s Conference which is now going to be an online event.

It follows the success of our previous three DMI conferences and aims to promote the status of the DMI role.

Run over two days, the event will feature best practice presentations from experts from law enforcement,

academia and industry around the digital strategy.

It will also provide DMIs with the opportunity to network and debate key issues online in dedicated

discussion sessions.

Head of Europol’s Digital Forensics Lab to speak at annual DMI Conference

The head of Europol’s Digital Forensics Laboratory at the European Cyber Crime Centre Donatas Mazeika

is to headline our Digital Media Investigators Conference to be held online on November 18 and 19.

Mr Mazeika will speak about current best practice around digital forensics at Europol and overview of

current research and development projects. He will also outline how Europol can help DMIs as well as

explain how they can contribute to the development of tools and benefit from them.

We are also pleased to announce that Tyler. A Smith, a DMI from Murfreesboro Police Department,

Tennessee will be speaking about his exclusive work around burner phones and multiple suspects.

This is the fourth Digital Media Investigator’s Conference being run by the Investigator to provide best

practice and current thinking to the DMI community. It also provides a forum for debate and contact making.


Day One

10am-10.20am:  Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

Session One – National and international context

10.20am-11.10am: Maximising continuous professional development opportunities for DMIs: an introduction

to the College of Policing Cyber Digital Careers Pathways Project, Lynda Herd and Keith Lumley, College of


11.10am-12.10pm: current best practice around digital forensics and its role in Europol investigations; an

overview of current research and an insight into how Europol can help DMIs in their investigations,

Donatas Mazeika, head of Europol’s Digital Forensics Laboratory at the European Cyber Crime Centre

12.10pm-12.50pm: Break

Session Two – Operational best practice: the DMI strategy in action

12.50pm-1.40pm: How digital evidence proved pivotal in Operation Fort – the UK’s biggest ever modern

slavery conviction, DC Lucy Brown, Digital Media Investigator, West Midlands Police

1.40pm-2.40pm: The digital strategy in the Jody Chesney Murder Investigation, DC Sami Azam

Communications Data Investigator and Trainer, Digital Intelligence, Met Police

Session Three – Operational tactics and techniques

2.40pm-3.40pm: How to make effective use of Section 49 of RIPA to deal with suspects who refuse to

provide passcodes from digital devices, DS Simon Clifford, Hampshire Constabulary Serious and

Organised Crime Unit (SOCU)

3.40pm-4.40pm: Working with multiple suspects and burner phone records, Tyler. A Smith, DMI,

Murfreesboro Police Department, Tennessee, USA


4.45pm: Day One close



Day Two

10am-10.20am: Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

Session One – Cloud Data

10.20am-11.20am: New techniques to acquire Cloud data, DS Dan Giannasi and Ryan Moulson, Digital

Investigations Unit, Greater Manchester Police

11.20am-12.20pm: Challenges, issues and opportunities around Cloud data, Jimmy Cockerton, UK Policing

lead for Microsoft

12.20pm-1pm: No phone? How to use KeyScout and Cloud Extractor to capture key data, Stuart Hutchinson,

Oxygen Forensics

1pm-1.30pm: Lunch

Session Two – Communications Data

1.30pm-2.20pm: how criminals are using secure communication networks to evade detection and how the Met has addressed this challenge, DI Adam Bryant, Communications Intelligence Unit, MO2 Digital Intelligence, Met Police

Session Three – Open Source and connected devices

2.20pm-3.40pm: Open Source intelligence exclusive! Digital Footprint and Investigation Personas workshop, Steve Manning, Vestigo Consulting

3.40pm-4.10pm: new research which looks at the digital intelligence that can be gained from ‘baby tech’ devices such as baby monitors, Dr Graeme Horsman, Senior Lecturer in Digital Forensics, Teesside University

4.15pm: Conference closes


Cost: £299.95 (GBP) + VAT per delegate, 


Timings: Each day will start at 10.00 (GMT) and finish at 16.00 (GMT)
Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address and purchase order to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%).

Important disclaimer

Please note, we respectfully ask that only delegates who have paid for a place are permitted to attend our

virtual conference. If you would like to attend as a group of more than ten delegates from the same force

then please contact us for group rates.

Please refer to the College of Police Code of Ethics 2014 for guidance. Please see page 11 section 7, which

states: ‘I will treat information with respect, and access or disclose it only in the proper course of my duties’


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