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9.20am-9.30am: Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

9.30am-10.20am: New national guidance on extracting data from the electronic devices of victims and its implications for the digital investigation process, David Tucker, Head of Crime, College of Policing

10.20am-11.10am: Identifying offenders on mobile networks, Mobile IP Address Resolution Project (Mobile IPAR), Sam Mullahy, Home Office National Data Communications Service and PC Tom Farrell, Seconded Law Enforcement Officer Home Office

11.10am-11.30am: Break

11.30am-12.20pm: Best practice around Chapter 3, Part 3 of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) 2016 and how it affects investigators applying for communications data, Olivia Mason, Intelligence Supervisor, Communications Data Investigation Unit. West Midlands Police Regional Organised Crime Unit

12.20pm-12.50pm: How NIMBUS helps manage risks and challenges with digital data across investigations, Nikki Moscrop, Head of Law Enforcement and Government Division, BlackRainbow


12.50pm-1.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm-2.20pm: Current issues around MAC Randomisation: challenges, opportunities and best practice, Holly Duns, Digital Investigator, Digital Forensics for Law Enforcement Team, UK Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

2.20pm-3.10pm: Operation Ripon: utilising GPS data in a murder investigation, DC Richard Smith, DMI, Digital Hub, Northamptonshire Police


3.10pm-3.30pm: Layering digital data for analysis, Duanne Watkins, CEO, JTOL


3.30pm-3.50pm: Google for Cops, Claire Thomas, Customer Success Manager, Chorus

3.50pm: Day One finishes


9am-9.40am: Maximising continuous professional development opportunities for DMIs: an update on the Institute of Cyber and Digital Investigation Professionals programme, Fiona Paterson, Fiona Paterson, Programme Manager, Chartered Institute of Information Security

9.40am-10.20am: CSE Automate: a national project that will speed up the digital evidence process in CSE investigations, John Beckwith, Digital Forensic Science Capability Lead at National Police Chief’s Council Transforming Forensics Programme


10.20am-10.50am: Cyan Forensics: Rapid digital triage tools for computers and mobile phones - fast, thorough, easy to use, Bruce Wilson, Cyan Forensics


10.50am-11.10am: Break


11.10am-Noon: Using digital evidence to investigate serious and complex organised crime in the UK, Mike Andrews, National Co-ordinator, National Trading Standards eCrime Team


Noon-12.40pm: Latest cyber crime threats and trends: do you know your Phishing from your Smishing and Your Vishing? DC Patrick, Investigator, Cyber Crime Unit, West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit


12.40pm-1pm: Opportunities for DMIs for further study at University College Dublin, Rupert Bowen, Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation, UCD, with lecturer Prof. Darren Hayes, Pace University, New York


1pm-1.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm-3pm: On-scene triage training workshop: An in-depth look at how to carry out the triage of digital devices ethically and efficiently at a crime scene, Dr Graeme Horsman,


3pm: Conference closes

(The agenda may be subject to change)

National Digital Media Investigator’s Spring Online Conference 19-20 May 2021

• A ‘must attend’ event for all DMIs

Providing a voice | Celebrating the role | Championing the CPD network

• Certificates of CPD available

The Investigator is pleased to announce the National Digital Media Investigator’s Spring Conference.

It follows the success of our previous four 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 with their peers in a supportive environment.


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Cost: £295.00 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate). Industry rate: £449.99 + VAT (GBP)

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information.  If you require 5 or more delegates from the same organisation please contact us for a group discount quote. Industry delegates will be assessed on a case by case basis due to the nature of the content. Under no circumstances will a delegate be able to register using a free webmail address (ie: gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL etc).

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

The meeting link will be sent out 2 days before the event.

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 5 delegates from the same force/organisation then please contact us for group rates.

Please refer to the College of Policing 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’

Joining the event: All delegates are required to login with the name that is assigned to their email address, anyone that logs in as a guest, anonymous or a name not on the registration list will be removed from the conference. LEA/Government delegates can supply an alternative email address after their work email address has been verified if they are working from home and using their own electronic devices.