INNOVATE - Hosted by Axon Canada

FEB 26–27 2020 | Vancouver Canada

Join us in Vancouver


Come and learn how Canadian agencies, both large and small, are employing cutting- edge technology in policing.

Innovate 2020 is a FREE conference that brings together public safety partners from across Canada to talk about the everyday challenges being faced and it welcomes leaders from:

  • Police
  • Justice
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Other public safety providers (Corrections, Sheriffs, Conservation)
  • Government agencies (Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal)
  • Private sector security
  • Academic and research institutions


This unique event will have experts from public safety to speak on new technologies such as:

  • The new Axon Body 3 (with Live Streaming)
  • Fleet 2 and our exciting Fleet 3 with ALPR (available late 2020)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethics and Privacy
  • Digital Evidence Management
  • Sharing Evidence with the Crown and other partners/community
  • Axonʼs VR empathy training
  • TASER 7


This event immediately follows the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Information and Communications Technology Committee Summit.

More information about speakers and the event agenda will follow soon.
Register at the link below.

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900 W Georgia St,, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6, Canada


12:30 - 13:00: Registration - Saturna Ballroom

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch at hotel - Saturna Foyer

14:00 - 14:05: Welcome And Opening Remarks
Vishal Dhir, Managing Director Canada & LATAM, Axon

14:05 - 14:45: Keynote Address - The Future of Public Safety
Rick Smith, CEO & Founder, Axon Inc

14:45 - 15:30: AI Policing & Technology - A Community Perspective
Mecole Jordan, Senior Program Manager, The Policing Project, Chicago

15:30 - 15:45: Break

15:45 - 16:30: Cyber Security & the Cloud - What Canadian Public Safety Officials Need to Know
Adrienne Vickery, Sergeant, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Jenner Holden, Chief Information Security Officer, Axon

16:30 - 17:15: Empathy Based Virtual Reality - A Canadian Case Study
Roger Wilkie, Deputy Chief, Halton Regional Police Service
Dave Tutte, Staff Sergeant, Halton Regional Police Service

17:30 - 19:00: Welcome Reception 
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 15th Floor




08:00 - 08:30: Welcome Coffee - Saturna Foyer

08:30 - 09:15: Beginning With The End in Mind - Best Practices in developing A Digital Evidence Management Program
Dave Goodbran, Sergeant, Barrie Police Service
Adam Hassan, Sr Sales Engineer, Axon

09:15 - 10:00: TASER 7 - CEW Program and Rollout
Sgt. Darrin Sutcliffe, Sr. Master Instructor, Toronto PS/TASER

10:00 - 10:30: Digital Transformation in Public Safety
Kirk Arthur, Global Public Safety Lead, Microsoft

10:30 - 10:45: Break

10:45 - 11:45: Panel: Balancing Community and Officer Safety While Ensuring Privacy and Ethical implementations - Not a Zero Sum Proposition
Moderated by Stefan Schurman, Account Executive, Axon
Mecole Jordan, Senior Program Manager, The Policing Project, Chicago
Travis Baker, Staff Sergeant, Calgary Police Service
Jenner Holden, Chief Information Security Officer, Axon

11:45 - 12:15: The Future Is Now: Live Streaming and Advanced Situational Awareness With Axon Body 3
Chyna McRae, Senior Product Manager, Axon
Josh Pepper, VP of Product, Axon

12:15 - 13:00: Advances In Digital Evidence Management - What In The World Will They Think Of Next?
Robert Murphy, Principal Product Manager, Axon
Chelsea Alexander-Taylor, LPD Transcription, Axon

13:00 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:00: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Digital Evidence Management What’ Next? 
Brandy Shaffer, Program Manager, Axon Air, Axon

14:00 - 14:30: Criminal Investigations in 2020 - Leveraging AdvancedTechnology In Digital Evidence Forensics
Dan Malo, Assistant Commissioner (Ret.), M.O.M,

14:30 - 14:50: RMS
Steve Willis, Systems Integration Manager, Axon

14:50 - 15:00: Break

15:00 - 15:45: Body Worn Cameras in Calgary - Enhancing Digital Evidence & Officer Well-Being
Travis Baker, Staff Sergeant, Calgary Police Service

15:45 - 16:15: Ask Me Anything & Closing Remarks
Rick Smith, CEO & Fonder, Axon
Vishal Dhir, Managing Director Canada & LATAM, Axon
Adam Hassan, Sr Sales Engineer, Axon






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