Olympic Safety and Security Programme

Tuesday 13 December 2011

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Steve Whatson

Steve Whatson is the Director of ICT (Information Technology and Communications) for the Olympic Games and Corporate Projects working for the Directorate of Information within the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

The remit of this Olympic post is the provision of all IT and Communications technology required for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games for the security services (Police, Fire, Ambulance etc.) The ICT required for the Olympics includes the provision of a National Olympic Co-ordination Centre, Olympic Intelligence Centre, international Liaison Unit, VIP Protection Control Office, Strategic Co-ordination Centre, 22 forward Command Posts, additional CCTV, ANPR and a nationwide upgrade to the Airwave emergency services mobile radio network.

Corporate Projects undertakes IT Projects and Programmes across the entire MPS estate, such as Transforming HR and SAP ERP Projects both of which have been rolled out successfully over the past year. Corporate Projects are currently developing capability in other corporate tools such as SharePoint and Documentum. When these are fully implemented, later this year, the MPS will have a Corporate platform which will meet 80% of the MPS IT needs going into the future. Corporate Projects have also recently rolled out a new MPS Website and have also started work on replacing the ageing MPS Intranet platform.

About the Speaker:

Steve joined the MPS in 2008, having been specifically recruited for the Olympics, prior to this he spent 14 years as a founding director of a Software consultancy (Infomatrix Ltd) based in Cambridge specialising in radio communications and software development both for public and private sector companies. He has over 20 years experience in IT, specifically software development and various forms of radio communications. He has extensive experience in running large scale projects and has undertaken work for a variety of companies including London Buses (TfL), Selex Communications and Simoco.

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