Dr. Alison Brooks, IDC
As Research Director Smart Cities Strategies, Public Safety, Dr. Alison Brooks specializes in public safety-related research for the global Smart Cities Strategies program at IDC. Ms. Brooks has held a number of positions with IDC over the past 10 years, previously working as IDC Canada’s Director of public sector research. Dr. Brooks’ research will focus on the digital transformation of public safety within Smart Cities. Research will explore digital evidence management, intelligence-led policing, Real-time Crime Centers, advanced analytics and visualization, and mobile crime-fighting solutions.
Distributed ledger technology (DLT) offers considerable promise for organizations tasked with tracing criminal activities, preventing corruption, and inviolably securing the chain of custody of transactions and assets. This session offers an in-depth analysis of these issues, highlights stakeholders that need to be involved, and presents the steps smart public safety organizations must follow to leverage blockchain technology. Learn how DLT addresses critical pain points for public safety organizations, including how it: