Full Name
Fiona Cameron
Job Title
Head of Justice Digital and Strategy Unit
Organisation
Scottish Government
Speaker Bio
Fiona Cameron is the Programme Lead for Justice Digital in Scotland, a Scottish Government-led programme on behalf of criminal justice organisations to support system-level transformation. This includes the Digital Evidence Sharing Capability Programme (DESC) which will design and deliver a service for the capture, management and sharing of digital evidence throughout the criminal justice process in Scotland. Fiona is on loan to the Scottish Government from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, where she spent 19 years as a criminal prosecutor.
Fiona Cameron
Full Name
Keith Dargie
Job Title
Chief Information and Digital Officer
Organisation
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Speaker Bio
Keith joined COPFS as the Director of IT in 2013. He has extensive experience in senior IT management and executive roles held in a number of government organisations. He has leadership responsibility for delivering and developing wide ranging IT and digital services to COPFS staff located in offices throughout Scotland and to external customers and stakeholders. Keith has developed IT and digital strategies and delivered a range of profile business transformation, corporate and legislative initiatives over the course of his career. Keith’s current priorities include delivering COPFS’ digital strategy, which aims to further digitally transform the delivery of user focused services and improve the way the organisation works. Keith is a member of the senior programme delivery board responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Justice Digital Strategy and is involved in driving a number of innovation and improvement initiatives to digitally transform the delivery of services to users of the Scottish justice system. Keith previously worked in senior IT management positions at National Records of Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.
Keith Dargie
Full Name
Alison McLaughlin
Job Title
Head of Digital Transformation
Organisation
The Scottish Government
Alison McLaughlin
Full Name
Chief Superintendent Matt Richards
Job Title
Operational Change and Resilience
Organisation
Police Scotland
Speaker Bio
Chief Superintendent Matt Richards has management responsibility for Police Scotland’s Digitally Enabled Policing Programme, a key component of the ten-year strategy for policing 'Serving a Changing Scotland'.
Between 2017 and 2019 he was Divisional Commander for Specialist Services, giving him national responsibility for Armed Policing, Specialist Operations, dog and mounted branches, Air Support Unit, Dive and Marine Unit, Mountain Rescue, the National Hostage and Crisis Negotiator Unit and Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) teams. Matt has substantial experience commanding major events including the Hogmanay Street Party, the Edinburgh Festival, Royal residences and the visit of the President of the United States. He has also been frequently deployed as a Public Order Commander and Strategic Firearms Commander across the country. While in charge of Specialist Services he led on the extension of Taser, the RPAS (drones) Programme and changes to the Armed Policing Deployment Model.
In 2016 he was Operations Superintendent for C3 Division (force control rooms) as they were re-modelled from 6 sites to 3, having previously been the Partnership and then Operations Superintendent in Edinburgh before, during and after the inception of Police Scotland.
Chief Superintendent Richards joined the legacy Lothian & Borders Police in 1994 and was initially based in the Wester Hailes area. He has held various uniformed and detective roles up to superintendent across the service.
Chief Superintendent Matt Richards
Full Name
Amanda Smith
Job Title
Head of User Centred Policy Design
Organisation
Ministry of Justice
Speaker Bio
As Head of User Centred Policy Design at the Ministry of Justice, Amanda leads a multi-disciplinary team with the mission to help policy and operational teams to be more user focused, to test ideas early and to use techniques from digital, data and design to solve complex problems.

Amanda has over a decade of experience in digital and data; working at the intersection of people, culture and technology. She’s an experienced leader that takes an open, optimistic and inclusive approach to delivery with empathy, ethics and enthusiasm.

Amanda has advised C-Suite executives of Arup, Co-op, Deutsche Bank, Met Office Sport England, Syngenta, Thomson Reuters and the Governments of the UK, USA, Spain, Tanzania, Ukraine and Argentina, and led pan-European projects for the EU. She was the winner of the first Bloomberg WISE Open Technology award from HRH Princess Royal; and Apolitical named her in their Top 20 of their '100 future leaders: the World's most influential young people in Government'.
Amanda Smith
Full Name
Kate Wallace
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
Organisation
Victim Support Scotland
Speaker Bio
Kate Wallace joined Victim Support Scotland as Chief Executive Officer in 2017.
Kate has thirteen years’ experience of high-profile leadership positions in the public and third sectors in both executive and non-executive roles. Kate has a background in helping organisations effect change to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, and has held a number of senior leadership positions covering operational management as well as policy and analytical services.
Prior to VSS, Kate led Visualise Scotland, a service delivery charity that provides services to people living with disabilities and complex needs from across Scotland. She had previously held the position of UK Programme Director for Barnardo’s based between London and Glasgow leading a large scale transformation programme
Kate Wallace