Public safety and justice agencies around the world are facing the increasingly difficult challenge of dealing with shrinking resources. In the U.S., for example, results from a survey conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Major Cities Chiefs Association show an estimated 53 percent of U.S. counties are working with fewer staff today than they were a decade ago.
As a result of having to do more with less, police are turning to technology as a force multiplier, and one of the greatest force multipliers can come from the Internet of Everything (IoE). In short, the Internet of Everything is the networked connection of people, process, data, and things. What it can do for public safety and justice agencies is to create opportunities to increase cost efficiency, improve safety and security, provide better response times, and increase productivity.
A great example involves San Antonio.
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Tags: #IACP2014, #IoE, Courts, Internet of Everything, Justice, law enforcement, police, Public Safety
I had the opportunity to attend the International Association for Court Administration (IACA) conference in Sydney, Australia last week. Congratulations to IACA for a very successful 7th conference with an amazing group of court leaders from more than 40 countries around the world.
Distinguished speakers and panels presented important court administration topics including on the first day a range of important presentations:
- Opening keynote address National Judiciaries in a Global Economy delivered by Hon. Chief Justice Robert French AC Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
- Courts Governance Structures and Court Excellence
- Succession Planning in Court Administration
- International Perspectives on Access to Justice and the Empowerment of Women Affected by Family and Domestic Violence
- The Court Administrator: Succession planning and developing future leadership
- Access to Justice for Vulnerable Groups
- Governance: The exploration of the roles of judicial officers & court administrators and how the relationship may be improved and enhanced
- Balancing Security and Access through Courthouse Design
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Tags: 21st Century Government, Connected Justice, Courts, IACA, International Association for Court Administration
Have you ever gotten a parking ticket? What about a speeding ticket? If so, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to settle that ticket your way…a more efficient way…a way that would enable you to settle it when convenient for you and that wouldn’t require you to take the day off of work to drive downtown to go to court?
Well, if you lived in San Antonio, that would be an option. Click on the image below to read the full story from News 4 WOAI out of San Antonio.
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Tags: Cities, citizen services, cloud, Connected Justice, Courts, government, multiple devices, transformation, work your way
It has been an incredible week at the IACA 2012 conference this week.
So many great conversations with leaders from around the world.
My appreciation to Jeffrey, Markus, Alice, Richard and everyone from IACA who organized and planned this impressive conference. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Eline, Paul, and Maarten from 3rd Millennium Productions and Camp Creative for producing these videos.
Jeffrey Apperson, President IACA was a great host and leader with the team of volunteers that planned and organized this conference with great success.
This week Richard Foster, President Elect IACA was sworn in as the new IACA President and shares his thoughts for the future.
I’m looking forward to seeing the IACA community in October 2014 in Syndey, Australia.
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Tags: Connected Justice, Courts, IACA, International Association of Court Administration, Justice, social media, TelePresence, video
Another very interesting day at IACA 2012 at the Peace Palace at the Hague, Netherlands with workshops on social media, innovative communications technologies in the courts.
Mr. Norman Meyer, Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New
Mexico moderated a workshop panel focused on innovative uses in court systems of social media with
- Honorable Rune Lium, Judge, Sør-Trøndelag District Court, Norway
- Honorable Ian L. Gray, Chief Magistrate, State of Victoria, Australia
- Dr. Pamela Schulz, Lecturer, Graduate Communications Programs, University of South Australia, and Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council, South Australia
The Honorable Dory Reiling, Judge, First Instance Court, Amsterdam, The Netherlands shared her thoughts from the workshop deploying innovating automation and communications technologies to address court administration and management.
- Moderator: Mr. Tony Lansdell, Court Technology Specialist, Melbourne, Australia
- Honorable Dory Reiling, Judge, First Instance Court, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Honorable Muhammet Polat, Judge, Ministry of Justice Department of İnformation Technologies, Ankara, Turkey
- Mr. Abdulrahim Ahmad Almudhareb, Director of IT Department, Dubai Courts, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Mr. Mark Beer, IACA Regional Vice-President, Middle East, Dubai, UAE
Gerhard Fischer, Cisco Connected Justice (EMEAR) shared his thoughts about the conference and the IACA community.
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Tags: Chief Justice, Citizens, Connected Justice, Courts, International Courts, Justice, security, TelePresence, video